AKA: Bourne, Agnes, House, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA; Columbus, Chris, and Devereux, Monica, House, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Polk and Polk, Architects (firm); Willis Jefferson Polk (architect)

Dates: constructed 1894

2 stories, total floor area: 11,450 sq. ft.

2622 Jackson Street
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115

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Building History

George Gibbs lived only two months in the dwelling before expiring, while his wife, Augusta, remained in it until 1918. The Japanese Government occupied the mansion as its West Coast Consulate thereafter until the outbreak of World War II. During the war, the Japanese government lost its property in the US and the building was given to the American Red Cross, who used it until it built its new Modernist headquarters designed by Gardner A. Dailey and completed in 1948. The Gibbs House was rezoned from a 6-unit multi-family dwelling back to a single-family residence on 11/21/1989. On08/12/1992, the Music and Arts Institute of San Francisco and the Ross McKee Foundation for Musical Arts sold the house to Mark G. Jones.

Jones sold the residence to the noted interior designer Bourne on 02/12/1993. She lived in the house from 1993-1995, and did a significant amount of renovation to it during her brief time as owner. Bourne showcased the house for charily as the 1994 Decorator Showcase house. She sold it on05/02/1995 to the writer and director Chris Columbus (born 091/0/1958) and his wife, actress Monica Devereux, whom he married in 1983. Columbus and Devereux sold the house on 10/17/2013 to Five Dragons LLC for $13.3 million.

Building Notes

According to the San Francisco County Assessor in 2016, the house occupied a lot of 8,777 square feet; it contained 16 rooms, 7 bedrooms and 6 baths. The assessed value was $12,426,415 at that time, of which the land cost $8,698,491.


The kitchen was remodeled in 1992 at a cost of $125,000. Decayed doors and windows were replaced in 1992-1993 at a cost of $25,000.

Bourne spent $162,000 on a complete seismic renovation of the residence during 1993-1994 and installed a metal chimney flue in 01/1994 for $6,000. She invested $180,000 on kitchen and bath alterations and added a sprinkler system also in 1993-1994. In late 1993-early 1994, she also made some other building alterations at a cost of $6,100.

Columbus and Devereux made alterations to the family room, a bath and a powder room in 2007, and also changed basement cabinets at a total of $35,000. In 2008-2009, they remodeled their kitchen at an approximate cost fo $100,000.

San Francisco Historic Landmark: 203

San Francisco County Assessor Number: 0585008

PCAD id: 7838