A San Francisco property that served at various times as an earthquake shelter, a pipe organ manufacturer and a bathhouse is selling for $4.8 million.
The 3,475-square-foot property at 965-967 Natoma St. in SoMa was built in 1906. It includes a main four-bedroom house and a one-bedroom guest cottage. It is owned by Shasta Ventures partner Issac Roth and artist Jamie Emerick.
On the bottom floor of the main house, one of the two-and-a-half bathrooms is clad in slate stone and ancient Indonesian wood that is suited “for post-surf, hike, or Burning Man clean-up,” according to luxury real estate company Sotheby’s International Realty.
Additionally, according to Sotheby’s, the property offers the possibilities of “divine retreat, potential for large-scale entertaining and offering its occupants working space for artistic endeavors, collaboration, exchange of ideas and study.”
Pictures of the property’s interior show a spacious dining area with wood floors, high ceilings and a wood fireplace while the backyard—situated directly behind the cottage—is lush with palms, bamboo and flowering plants.
Both units have their own garages and decks overlooking the patio area which also contains two ponds, according to the floor plan.
The compound sits near Civic Center, Hayes Valley shopping and dining as well as the Mid-Market area.
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