By Ruth Doherty published
A history-rich San Francisco home that was once a hub for rock 'n' roll stars is on the market for $2,495,000.
Built in 1907, this property has hosted some of the greatest music acts of our time – and it's beautiful.
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Tom Donahue, an American rock and roll radio disk jockey, record producer and concert promoter, lived here in the 1960s while running KMPX and organizing several concerts, including those for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Donohue also brought Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir together with Warner Brothers to sign The Grateful Dead’s first recording contract, all at 118 Alta Street.
It’s also rumored that, at the time, the house’s walls were covered with gold records, and many famous rock stars frequented the property regularly.
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It boasts sweeping views of San Francisco’s iconic skyline, and has an open-concept floor plan with living, dining, and family rooms along with a chef’s kitchen boasting stainless steel appliances.
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The home is three storeys, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a versatile layout.
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The top floor boasts a primary suite and home office with those stunning city vistas.
The home sits beneath the Coit Tower, a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California, offering panoramic views over the city and the bay.
The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 2008.
The art deco tower, built of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard. The interior features fresco murals in the American Social Realism style, painted by 25 different onsite artists and their numerous assistants, plus two additional paintings installed after creation offsite.
Telegraph Hill, the tower's location, has been described as 'the most optimal 360 degree viewing point to the San Francisco Bay and five surrounding counties'.
The home is listed with the Payton Binnings Team at Artemis Real Estate for $2,495,000. Full property description is below.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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