Zephyr Real Estate Agent Patricia Ryan Closes Iconic SF Firehouse 43

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 25, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) –
Zephyr Real Estate agent, Patricia Ryan, represented buyers in the
recent purchase of San Francisco’s Firehouse 43. The famed historical
structure may look familiar because it was the residence of Mia
Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) in the 2001 Top Box Office film, The
Princess Diaries.

Built in 1911, the Excelsior firehouse was originally designed for
horse-drawn fire wagons. Traces of its colorful past can be seen in
the exterior red trim and advertisements and, most significantly, two
brass fire poles. The building is perched on a hilltop with expansive
views of the neighborhood, and is located just a few blocks from
Mission Street dining and shopping. The hose tower, a small
outbuilding, provides rooftop access to further enjoy those views.

The firehouse, in operation from 1911 until 1970, was subsequently
sold at auction in 1976. Since that time, various practitioners of
the arts have called it home and have utilized the generous square
footage to their advantage. Having housed fire trucks as part of its
original function, ample parking (for at least four) comes with the

Ryan described the enthusiastic new owners as avid and skillful in
the field of DIY, with great plans for the space already underway.
Two families purchased the property jointly and are converting the
structure into two living spaces with shared outdoor space. Their
plan is to preserve as much of the original structure as possible.
“We plan to use the garage as a multi-functional community room with
pop-up art and culinary events, children’s theater and other
after-school programs,” commented one of the new owners. “The plans
all depend on coordinating the permit processes, but we are eager to
get them up and running.”

The owners are planning to install a wireless “node” atop the
Firehouse, which would provide general wireless service to a huge
portion of Excelsior due to its ideal height, and are working with
MonkeyBrains.net to that end.

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest
independent real estate firm with nearly $2 billion in gross sales
and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s
highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including
the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a
member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate
Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in
Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International;
and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council
of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, two in
Marin County, which include a brand new office in Greenbrae and a
small store-front business center in Corte Madera, and two brokerage
affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a
large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more
information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.

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Melody Foster
 Zephyr Real Estate
 San Francisco, CA
Email contact

SOURCE: Zephyr Real Estate


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