AKA: Brown, Claire, House, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Dailey, Gardner A., Architect (firm); Gardner Acton Dailey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908

2 stories, total floor area: 5,456 sq. ft.

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1283 Greenwich Street
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Claire Brown (1895-1982), who commissioned architect Gardner Dailey (1895-1967) to remodel this 1908 residence in 1939-1940, still lived in this house in 1976.

Building Notes

At its fifth Annual architectural tour on 11/21/1976, the California Historical Society toured this 11-room house. The unpublished tour booklet stated of the house: "The house is an excellent example of how Dailey could succeed in remodeling an otherwise undistinguished post-earthquake building into a modern and elegant city house. Simple woodframing at the terrace appear honest and structurally elegant, and yet unpretentious and restrained." (See Unpublished typescript, California Historical Society Fifth Annual Architectural History Tour, 11/21/1976, n.p.) The emphasis on restraint put this remodeled building squarely into the Bay Region Style.

The residence sold for $3,195,000.00 on 3/31/2010, and had land and improvements had a assessed value of $3,431,527 in 2016. In 2016, the house had been divided into two units, each having 3 baths.

San Francisco County Assessor Number: 0095024

PCAD id: 20324