Ansel Adams’s Longtime San Francisco Arts and Crafts Home Selling for $5.45 Million

Photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams’s longtime San Francisco home strike the marketplace Thursday for $5.45 million. 

The historic 4-bed room home is in the West Clay Park community, a little pocket of the metropolis nestled concerning Lake Road and the Presidio of San Francisco park.

Constructed in 1902 as an Arts and Crafts chalet-style home on what was then remote sand dunes on the outskirts of the city, the home grew to its recent type when the “grand salon annex” was built in 1929 below the route of Adams and his spouse, Virginia, who would phone it property until 1957, according to the listing with Joseph Lucier and Stacey Caen of Sotheby’s Global Realty – San Francisco Brokerage. 

Adams, who died in 1984 at the age of 82, formulated his early photographic function as a member of the Sierra Club and later labored with the U.S. Department of the Inside to photograph national parks. For his work and advocacy, which aided increase the Nationwide Park method, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Liberty in 1980.

David Duncan Livingston for Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty

His photographs normally offer for tens of thousands of pounds at auction, with a mural-sized print of Grand Teton Countrywide Park in Wyoming setting a document for the photographer in 2020 at nearly $1 million.

“Everyone in the community is aware of about this property and its previous renowned owner,” Caen reported. “The notoriety of Ansel Adams possessing owned this residence and its historical past, undoubtedly helps with the publicity and acquiring the term out to a lot more buyers.” As will its coveted spot, she additional. 

Entrance stairs, built from repurposed San Francisco sidewalk curbs, direct up to the home, which is entered through a “quaint vestibule” into a skylit lobby, the listing said. 

David Duncan Livingston for Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty

It’s the northern area of the residence that includes the first property, entire with a dining place with a wood-burning fireplace and sights of the Golden Gate Bridge a kitchen area with a seating place with developed-in bookshelves on 1 conclude and a glass atrium dining area overlooking the back garden on the other 3 bedrooms, with views out over the community, the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge and a terrace. 

The home’s 2nd owners extra the glass atrium, but the all round layout of the home stays “very shut to what it seemed like when Ansel owned the property,” Caen claimed.

David Duncan Livingston for Sotheby’s Global Realty

“My personalized beloved [part of the home] is the breakfast place and adjoining back again deck space. It is guarded, whole of attractive greenery and fairly cozy. It’s the fantastic spot to have a meal or gather with friends and showcases the architectural glance and feel of the household,” Caen included. “I am also astonished by the measurement of the grand salon, because these types of rooms are not quite prevalent.”

The more recent, light-crammed grand salon is on the south aspect of the residence, and has a towering vaulted ceiling, partitions of windows, a hearth and hardwood floors. This part of the assets is also residence to a loft-like artwork studio with a sitting down space as perfectly as the principal bed room suite. 

The property has been in the identical family—who could not be achieved for comment—for at minimum the final 20 many years, documents with PropertyShark indicate. It’s not very clear how considerably it was acquired for, or accurately when.