Open House Obsession: Joseph Esherick’s Larsen House Can Be Yours For $11.75MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 2610 Scott Street, Pacific Heights
When: Sunday, May 24 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
What: Designed in 1962 for the late art collectors Jeannette and Niels Larsen by the influential Bay Area Modernist Joseph Esherick, the pristine 4-bed, 3.5-bath home has a simple plan, big volumes, and views of Alcatraz. Spread out over three floors with exceptionally high ceilings (there’s an elevator). The house also contains one of San Francisco’s most beautiful spiral staircases.
The simple, but well-organized, main floor is great for formal entertaining (probably not for kid’s parties though). This is a very adult house. Below, two views of the living room, plus the kitchen and dining room.
Upstairs, a den with a bar and knockout views, and two bedroom suites. On the lower level there’s a three-car garage plus a staff suite and a room that would make a great gym or office.
More: For many more interior and exterior images, check out the agent’s listing and exceptional dedicated site for the property. According to Lamar Anderson over at Curbed SF, the house was sold six months ago for the same amount, at an astounding $2M over the original asking price, before coming back on the market at the end of April. For more about the career of Joseph Esherick and his profound influence, this brief overview is worth a look.