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See the Lush Backyard of This Old San Francisco Bathhouse on Sale for $4.8M

Written by Joel UmanzorPublished Sep. 20, 2023 • 6:00am
Pictures of 965 Natoma St.’s interior show a spacious dining area with wood floors and high ceilings. The property was recently listed for $4.8 million. | Source: Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

The residential property at 956-967 Natoma St. in San Francisco, pictured on Tuesday, was recently listed for $4.8 million. | Source: Joel Umanzor/The Standard

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.

Backyard at 965 Natoma St. is lush with palms, bamboo and flowering plants. | Source: Sotheby’s International Realty

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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