A Unique Circa-1899 San Francisco Home Lists for the First Time in Over 50 Years

A historical San Francisco home is on the market for the first time in 53 years. The listing, which is more than a century old, sits on a corner lot in Cow Hollow with unrivaled views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and the Bay.

Although originally built in the 19th century, the shingle-style home exudes timeless beauty. Architect Newton J. Tharp designed the unique residence, which veered from the more ornate, grandiose architecture coming to life in the city at the time.

“This house was originally built in 1899 for a prominent lawyer, Alexander H. Baldwin,” says listing agent Max Armour. “From the moment you enter the property, you are charmed by the flower-filled south-facing garden. Once you’ve reached the front door, you feel like you’ve reached a different world. ”

Tharp, who became the City Architect after a 1904 earthquake, designed various public buildings around San Francisco. He is known for his aversion to Victorian architecture and preferred a more simple style, as evident in this home.

The house totals five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. A roof deck offers the best city views from the privacy of the property, while a separate garden house allows for indoor/outdoor living. The sellers, who have owned the home for over five decades, have maintained and updated the home. A large eat-in kitchen, plenty of natural light, and a two-car garage are among its stand-out features.

The historic property is listed for $8.995 million with Max Armour of Compass.