Donna Sullivan Presents:
Exceptional Noe Valley Victorian - $1,795,000
This stunning grand two story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Eastlake Victorian is on a prime Noe Valley block, just steps to 24th Street shops and restaurants.
This classic, ornate Victorian has a wonderful detailed façade with classic gable, donuts, ornate staircase and many fine details accentuated by the attractive use of colors. The main level consists of a triple parlor with formal living room, dining room and huge friendly family room with fireplace. All these rooms have high ceilings, wainscoting, rosettes and period lighting. A spectacular mural by a renowned artist graces the family room.(see Mural tab) The thoughtfully remodeled kitchen has great style and integrates well into the classic Victorian feel. There are walls of custom made cabinets, beautiful granite, great appliances and finishes.
Upstairs are two guest bedrooms, a full remodeled bath and master suite hideaway. The two bedrooms are good size, have sufficient closet and storage space, period details, fixtures and high ceilings. The baths have attractive tile, shower over tub, heated floor and heated towel rack. The master suite is like a luxury hotel with fireplace, great light and outlooks, and a spa like bath. A walk-in custom closet rounds out the Master. There is a large linen closet, overhead storage in many rooms and access to the attic from the master suite.
A lovely lush garden with fruit trees and small deck with shade awning complete the outside space. Two car garage parking, large storage area and updated systems, with steel beams in garage. Walk to 24th Street, in a row of four historic Eastlake Stick Victorians. This is the best of sought after Noe Valley. Quintessential 1890’s Victorian home, tastefully and thoughtfully remodeled for the 21st Century.
This mural is entitled Ambos Mundo (Both Worlds) Artists: Emmanuel Montoya, Lesley Ruda, and Michael Dute
August Coppola, brother of Francis Ford Coppola and father of Nicolas Cage owned 832 Diamond Street from 1990 – 1995. Mr. Coppola, Dean of Creative Arts at San Francisco State, first commissioned “Ambos Mundo” in 1991 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Columbus Voyages. Notice the rendering of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria in the corner of the Southwest wall. The original mural is heavily focused on Aztec symbolism highlighted by the rendering of “Quetzalcoatl” along the beam running East to West and is particularly important in the history of the Spanish “discoveries” in the New World as many natives assumed the conquistadors were a representation of this god. The majority of the mural was done by Emmanuel Montoya, Lesley Ruda added to the north and south walls and Michael Dute contributed the Mission and faux beam above the fireplace.
Mr. Coppola had a special event in 1991 to unveil the mural with many city dignitaries and entertainers attending. August also made pilgrimage to the Spice Islands in 1991, as that was the destination that Columbus was searching for when he landed in America.
History of 832 Diamond Street
City records show that the water service was first installed at this location on June 8th, 1892. The water company at the time was Spring Valley Water Works. The owner of the property was H. Sollman.
With very few exceptions, county records exist only for post 1906 earthquake sales and transfers. In addition, they are incomplete for the first few years, and are comprehensive only from about 1914 onward.
The format of the records varies over the years, sometimes giving both Buyers and Sellers names, sometimes only the new owners.
The following transfers are recorded for this property:
01/18/29 Valentine & Berth Sollman to Raymond R. Sollman
09/07/37 R. R. & M Sollman to Raymond R. & Myrtel Sollman
05/14/46 to Henry Sr & Christina Haas
09/23/60 to Marie Louisa Haas
05/23/84 William G. James
05/18/87 Michael & Seelig Tennefoss
10/04/90 to August Coppola
Henry Haas is listed in City Directories as a dairy worker.
The date of June 1892 should be accepted as the date of construction. This was a period of great development in upper Noe Valley, due to the opening of the Castro Street cable car route in 1890.
CHAIN OF OWNERSHIP:
The change of ownership is well established for this house. The house was owned by the Sollman family from the time of its construction in 1892 until 1946. At that time, it came into possession of the Haas family, who owned it until 1984. Thus the house had only two owners for the first nearly 100 years of its life.
THE PEOPLE AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Two families occupy center stage in the story of this house, the Sollmans and the Haases. They are typical of the people who settled in Noe Valley.
Here, as all over the City, the two main ethnic groups in the 19th Century and early in this century were the Irish and the Germans. The two families were German origin.
Noe Valley was originally a prosperous working class neighborhood. Again, the owners and residents of this house are typical in this aspect too.
THE HOUSE AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Just as the people associated with this house personify the history of the neighborhood, so also does the house itself represent in a tangible way the history of the surrounding area and its time.
The fact of it’s very existence is related to the opening of transit lines to the area. And the intriguing reference to a rear addition in 1906 is a physical linkage to the whole story of the great earthquake and its aftermath.
Information was compiled by Historic Homes
First Open Saturday 01/19 1:00 – 4:00
Sunday 1/20 10:30 –11:30
Tuesday 1/22, 12:00 –1:30
Tuesday 1/22, 5:30 – 7:00
Saturday 1/26, 1:00 – 3:00
Sunday 1/27, 1:00 – 4:00
Tuesday 1/29, 12:30 – 2:00
Offer Date: Wednesday 1/30 by 3:00 pm
Additional Showings by Appointment:
Please call Donna for private showing: 415-370-8845
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