Pacific Heights Firehouse, Estate of the Day
Today's home is a bit of a San Francisco charmer stuffed with an art collector's unique collection. The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties column reports that this converted 1893 firehouse in Pacific Height was once owned by former California governor Jerry Brown. It is currently owned by entrepreneur John Traina who bought it from ad man Hal Riney. Traina was also married to author Danielle Steel and they raised seven children together.
Like any firehouse, this home has wide open spaces and a couple of cool fire poles. The first floor's great room connects with an upper living room that includes a pediment-topped custom bookcase which was built for the governor. The custom kitchen has stainless steel counters. The main residence has two bedrooms and an office and a guest cottage in the backyard offers another bedroom. The main home also includes an elevator and wine cellar. Traina's eclectic collection distracts a bit from the overall look of the home but if you can look past the stuffed zebra and the rhino, there's a really neat house here. It is listed at $4.4 million. More pictures are available at the property website.
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