The Feusier Octagon House in San Francisco

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image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

I love a good octagon house as much as the next person. But I did a double take when I saw this one that is currently for sale in San Francisco, CA.

The 1856 Feusier Octagon House is a study in white. White as in the color – or, ‘absense of color’, more accurately. Even the mansard roof is white.

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

This pristinely white home is one of only two surviving octagon house plans in San Francisco.

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image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

It was built from a historic book of house plans by famed phrenologist Orson Squire Fowler.

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image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

Wealthy businessman Louis Feusier purchased the home in 1875 and it remained in the Feusier family for almost 80 years until it was sold in 1954.

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

The Feusier Octagon House is currently listed for $5,200,000. It features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 5,267 square feet.

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

The Feusier House has three gloriously octagonal floors of white and off-white color palettes…

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image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

And in the event that stairs are not your forte, the home features a “see-through Willy Wonka-style elevator“.

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

Have a look at this lovely (white) bathroom with hexagon floor tiles:

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

The kitchen gets a tad more daring with some dashes of black…

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

And this bedroom has a washy-neutral-green accent wall…

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

It’s actually very soothing.

There is plenty of greenery to be seen outside on the newly constructed patio…

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

The Feusier Octagon House is known as City Landmark #36, which means that any renovations by future buyers would have to go through the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission.

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

image from: http://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Francisco/

But what’s not to love about this historic home? (Unless of course, you have an aversion to white.)

If you would like to check out some octagon homes in color, have a look at these posts:

Dazzling 1860′s Octagon House in New York State

Affordable Octagon House in Wisconsin

 

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Sources:

Redfin San Francisco Octagon House listing

Curbed Landmark Octagon House hits the market

 

 

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