Between 1909 and 1958, the building at 3816 22nd Street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood was Engine Company No. 44. The Mission Revival firehouse served and protected the Noe Valley area and The Castro until 1959 when the fire department sold the structure for a mere $15,000 at auction. The new owners, Mark and Beth Adams, turned it into a private residence and artist’s studio. It remained that way until 2007 when a major renovation helped turn it into the luxury home that it is today, and currently that home is for sale.
The four-bedroom, five-bath luxury home actually listed in 2015 for just under $7 million, but now it's back asking $5.75 million, which is roughly what it sold for in 2013.
The four-story residence offers over 6,000 square-feet of living space. The first floor includes a media room, wine cellar, and access to rear courtyard. The second floor is where you’ll find the kitchen with a catering area as well as the open-style living room and dining room. The third floor is home to three bedrooms and two baths, while the master suite can be found on the fourth floor. Up there you’ll also get an outdoor terrace and reading loft.
While a lot has changed since the days of being a firehouse, many of the original features remain. The brass fire pole, stable doors, and original fire bells have all been reimagined and repurposed.