The beautiful “Eastlake Stick” style home at 2140 Pine St. may have been built in the 1890s, but its historical claim to fame centers around the hippie era of the 1960s, according to Zephyr Real Estate agent Bonnie Spindler.
The house and several around it were all termed the “Dog House” because they were occupied by the band The Family Dog, a group of dog owners who were famous for their music and art. The group included Chet Helms, poster artists Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly and Janis Joplin.
The 2148 Pine house was the home and studio of Bill Ham, creator of the original liquid light show and the “Light, Sound, Dimension Theater,” according to Spindler.
Phoenix Renovation Design and Staging owner Siobah Lo restored the house, hiring craftspeople to re-create original architectural details that were missing or damaged, and renovating it from top to bottom. It still has the push-button electric switches peculiar to the early 1900s. It has four fireplaces, including two of Carrera marble. It has Bradbury and Bradbury hand-printed wallpaper in the kitchen and one bathroom, Anaglypta friezes in the living and dining rooms and a faux-marble claw foot tub.
Modern amenities include radiant heat in the marble-tile bathrooms and high-speed Internet wiring.
Outside, the house has wood-sash windows, gold leaf trim and gingerbreading, a cherry roof and copper guttering. It has landscaped garden, a deck and slate patio.
WHERE: San Francisco
ASKING PRICE: $2,150,000
PROPERTY TAX: $27,950*
WHAT: 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, around 3,000 square feet
AMENITIES: In-law unit with 2 bedrooms and one bath, views, architectural detail, English Lyncrust frieze in main bathroom, high-end kitchen appliances, wash house off kitchen.
AGENT: Bonnie Spindler, Zephyr Real Estate, (415) 552-9500
*Estimate based on 1.3% of asking price