SocketSite caught the pre-MLS sale of 610 Rhode Island, otherwise known as the Gleeson-Jeanrenaud House, or more recently the "Kronos House," after the Kronos Quartet for which Joan Jeanrenaud played, and which inspired the architecture.
This is Jeanrenaud in the NYT review: ''People never like change; they don't like anything new." That's 1989, when neighbors were calling the house a "blight on the landscape" and "the worst thing that's ever happened to this neighborhood."
In "The Joy Luck Club," the mom complains that the house cost a million dollars, but the walls are still crooked.
Then she manages to diss her daughter's marriage too: "All around the house I see the signs my daughter does not see. This is a house that will break into pieces." But enough fun — the 3-bed, 1.5-bath (really?) house is asking $2,500,000, and hits the MLS next week. (It sold in 2007 for $2,551,000.)
· 610 Rhode Island Street [Website, via SocketSite]
· 610 Rhode Island St [Redfin]
· Architectural Audacity in A-Major [NYT]
· Is that an oculus or are you just happy to see me? [Curbed SF]