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Classic Showpiece Home Designed by Renowned Master Architect, August Nordin


Premium Inner Richmond Location:

Originally built in 1912, this masterfully designed grand home has been expertly reimagined – integrating modern enhancements while still honoring its historic pedigree. Located within one of the most desirable blocks on the East side of the Inner Richmond District. Ideally positioned between the Presidio and Golden Gate Park you’ll enjoy exceptional access to San Francisco’s most coveted green space, immersive hiking trails and Golf/Social club in addition to world class shopping, museums, diverse dining options, sporting venues & the top schools in SF.

Property Profile:

  • Designed by Master Architect, August Nordin and Built in 1912 
  • 4 bedrooms Including 1 Master En Suite
  • 2 Spacious studies
  • 3.5 New bathrooms
  • 4,329 Square Feet of living space (3,532 per county records + 797 finished Attic level)
  • 32.5’ x 75’ Lot per county records
  • Formal living room
  • Formal dining room
  • Breakfast room adjoined by mudroom/vestibule access to rear yard
  • 2 original period fireplaces
  • 4 Car parking (2 car garage parking + 2 off street parking spaces)
  • New interior and exterior paint
  • New plumbing and new electrical
  • New roof
  • New HVAC forced air with separate furnaces for main house and lower level
  • Open layout with multi-directional uninterrupted light flow throughout
  • Recessed LED and Custom Designer lighting
  • Restored period detail with Box Beam ceilings    
  • Laundry areas in both main house and lower level
  • Separate kitchen in lower level in-law
  • ~90 Walk score  
  • Original crown, baseboard, wainscot, casings and hardware
  • New and Refinished Oak flooring throughout
  • Beautifully finished outdoor living area equiped with covered entertaining space 

Front Elevation: 

Classic Revival design like the 3-part form of a Greek column:  raised brick (base) at the lower level, a middle section of the main house (column), and a cornice at the top (capital). Opulence abounds as you approach this fully detached iconic home set on a rare 32.5’ wide lot with generous setbacks allowing copious natural light flow throughout the day. This classic treasure retains its historical and charming curb appeal to this day via original accented period ornamentation, extensive window systems, sculpted box bay and steep pitched roof plus dormer design.  The main level access is designed via a fully enclosed (Portico) landing with luxuriously wide terrazzo approach, high ceiling, custom lighting and uniquely ornate open transoms.

Main Level: 

The glass inlay front entry illuminates the grand elegant foyer where you’re greeted with a feast of masterfully crafted period woodwork throughout.  Soaring box beam ceilings, 6’ wainscoting and a luxurious sweeping stairway adorned with original stained glass windows leading to the upper level. 

The generous and elegant North-facing formal Living room incorporates exquisitely restored woodwork and the original fireplace encased by period cabinetry with stained glass inlay.  

The formal stately dining room with period fireplace flows directly from the kitchen with generous north and south facing window exposure, beautifully restored period base, casings, wainscot, glass inlayed pocket doors, custom built-ins and original brass hardware.    

The all new Stylish Chef’s Gourmet Wolf/Sub-Zero Kitchen with quartz breakfast bar island is perfectly positioned as the hub of the entire main level adjoined by the Dining and Breakfast rooms plus direct access to a stylish mirrored powder room, lower level and side mudroom vestibule to rear yard access. 

Second Level:

The second level incorporates a total of 5 rooms and 2 new full bathrooms, including a Master En Suite, 2 sizable guest bedrooms plus 2 large studies. 

The expansive Master En Suite with extensive multi-directional natural light flow has been skillfully reimagined from its original 2 bedroom layout and incorporates beautifully restored oak flooring and period woodwork.  All new luxurious marble encased bathroom with 2 person shower within a frameless glass enclosure.  Huge walk-in closet thoughtfully equipped with built-ins and shelving. 

The 2 generous guest bedrooms include attached spacious studies adorned with multiple windows providing copious south/east and north natural light flow.

Third Level:

Ascend to this bright, charming and delightful space, and you’ll find approximately 800 sq. ft. of cozy private living area with Custom LED lighting and multiple windows/skylights allowing natural light flow via all directions.  The perfect layout for additional bedroom, office space, gym, playroom or home theater.   The spacious mechanical room houses forced air and tankless water heating systems.

Lower Level:

The lower level is accessible via both the exterior east and south elevations.  

The spacious family double parlor Living/Family Room design are incorporated within a sizable 1bd/1ba multi-gen quarters fully equipped with a laundry closet, new stainless catering kitchen and lavish walkout garden area. 

The walkout south outdoor living retreat is enhanced with new custom decking, adjoined by a covered sitting area with custom lighting creating an unparalleled indoor/outdoor dining aesthetic.    

2 car covered parking via the north and south garage plus 2 additional off-street spaces.

The Architect:    

August Nordin, was born in Stockholm, Sweden and came to the United States in 1891 after having received a thorough training in architecture in Sweden. He started working in his father’s office in 1916 and opened his first office in San Francisco already in 1899, on Market Street.  He made a name for himself as a master architect in San Francisco because of his great taste and wit. He designed more than 300 structures in California, one of which is the Swedish American Hall (San Francisco Landmark No.267, 2174 Market Street), built in 1907, which has been - and still is - used as a meeting place for many generations of Swedish Americans. He was a member of the Swedish Club, the Swedish-America Society and was a Freemason.

Nordin designed various commercial and industrial buildings, hotels and churches, as well as many single-family residences and apartment houses. For the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915, he was appointed supervisor and assistant to the famous Swedish architect Ferdinand Boberg who was the designer of the Swedish Pavilion. The Exposition opened on February 20, 1915 and the Swedish Pavilion was dedicated the same day. For his work, Nordin was honored with the Knight of the Order of Vasa.


Other notable examples of his diverse work are 100 Carl Street (1900), flats at 1080-82 and 1086-88 Fulton (1902), the Windeler Apartments (1915) at 424 Ellis, the Cristobol Apartments (1913) at 750 O'Farrell, and the Altamont Hotel (1912) at 3048 16th Street.


You’ll be impressed to find great many styles of homes for sale in the Inner Richmond, ranging from modest stucco residences to opulent mansions. Tremendous access to Presidio Park and a vast selection of affordable shops and restaurants help create an exciting sense of wide possibilities. If you’re making a downtown San Francisco commute, the nearby Muni Metro makes the trip a breeze.

A wide array of immigrants have come to make their home in Inner Richmond during its long and storied past, including early Irish, White Russian and Middle Eastern Jews - followed by Japanese and Chinese immigrants post World War II. Today, a strong Asian influence gives the Inner Richmond its new designation as San Francisco’s “New Chinatown”.

Clement Street is the central business district where diner’s line up for the famous selection of reasonably priced international restaurants, where dim sum is king, and produce markets are stocked high with beautiful and exotic vegetables. Chinese bakeries sell BBQ pork buns, and delectable steamed meat dumplings. From Thai and Cambodian to French and Russian, local residents can indulge in a new and remarkable menu selection almost daily.

Inner Richmond has no shortage of green space options, flanked by Golden Gate Park and the Presidio. World renown museums are always near, as well as the serene Japanese Tea Garden, and the beautiful Stow Lake. And for the most breathtaking views San Francisco has to offer, the Presidio provides lucky locals with the expanse of Golden Gate Bridge at Crissy Field. Joggers and walkers won’t find a better home. And enthusiasts of water sports, including windsurfing and kite boarding are in for loads of thrills.

Families seeking larger homes for sale, will find the Inner Richmond offers meticulously maintained Edwardians with 5 bedrooms, hardwood floors, bay windows, large private yards, fireplaces and garages. Singles and couples will find newly remodeled condominiums and multi-unit homes also available. With any luck, your home will offer magical views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park.

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