The Stories Behind San Francisco's 10 Oldest Houses
Built in 1858, the Feusier House is one of just two remaining octagonal houses in SF. (via Wikimedia)

The Stories Behind San Francisco's 10 Oldest Houses


There's more than 150 years of San Francisco history living behind these doors.

Relics of old SF, these homes are markers in time, housing memories from the Gold Rush and Prohibition—you know, back when you might have had a well in your backyard and a carriage house for your horse-drawn buggy. Take a tour of the most venerable houses still standing in the city.

Atkinson-Escher House (1853)

Currently on the market for $12 million, the Italian-style villa at 1032 Broadway Street was built in 1853 by Joseph H. Atkinson as his own home, and later remodeled by Willis Polk in 1900. Today, the house atop Russian Hill marries ornate Old World details with modern luxe amenities—it even has an elevator. //

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