SOURCE: Zephyr Real Estate

Zephyr Real Estate

March 11, 2010 18:11 ET

Wurster Architectural Heritage Home on the Market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) -  New on the market this week is a 1950-era home designed by William W. Wurster. The home has undergone a remodel under the guidance of architect Craig Steely, but the good bones of Wurster's trademark architecture remain in this 1,995 square-foot classic.

Set in Eureka Valley, 4015 21st Street commands an impressive view of Twin Peaks as well as downtown from its perch on the corner of Collingwood Street. The two-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath home, along with two-car parking, exemplifies Wurster's brand of openness and space and includes a large formal dining room overlooking a private courtyard complete with a fountain. The home is timeless with its gracious proportions and natural surroundings. Amenities have been updated and upgraded to reflect the grandeur of the fun and functional floor plan. From its hardwood floors to beautiful, original paneled walls, elegance reigns. More details and additional photos are available on the property's website,

Wurster is largely associated with the Bay Area and its regional style. His simplicity and use of native materials set the standard for today's quintessential ranch-style house. He captured modern function and used the natural beauty of the surroundings in his clean yet elegant designs. A contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, the two often exchanged barbs but held one another in mutual respect. Wurster nominated Wright to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) shortly after its inception in 1945, where Wurster already enjoyed membership. Wurster's commercial triumphs include San Francisco's Bank of America building and the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

"This home really captivated me the first time I saw it. The clean, modern lines, attention to detail and the incredible architecture are just stunning," said Michael Ackerman of Zephyr Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. "We have worked diligently to bring this property to the market and showcase it in the light that it deserves. I have no doubt it will draw much attention and interest from Bay Area architecture buffs."

The single-family home is listed for sale at $1,575,000. For further details about this historic property, contact the listing agent, Michael Ackerman, at 415.695.2715 or

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