SF 'Mondrian House' gets an unrecognizable paint job
One of San Francisco’s most recognizable homes isn’t recognizable anymore.
A beachfront home with an exterior paint job inspired by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian has been repainted to resemble, well, most other homes in the Sunset District. The change was first reported in a tweet.
2140 Great Highway was a favorite among art lovers and Instagram users for years while it was painted with grids and primary colors in the style of the 20th-century artist.
"The seller has kept it that way for the last 20 years," Todd Wiley, who co-listed the home in March 2019, previously told SFGATE. "He really likes art. He had some pretty unique art on the interior of the property."
The two-bedroom, one-bathroom sold in March 2019 for $2.05 million — $550,000 over the asking price. While many blocks of the Great Highway overlook sand dunes, this property's block has unobstructed views of the waves crashing on Ocean Beach. This, and increasing home values in the Sunset, were more likely responsible for the high sale price than the facade.
Even in 2019, real estate market analyst Patrick Carlisle of Compass said the Sunset had finally been discovered, especially by young people looking to buy a first home and start a family.
"In the last four years, it consistently has been among the strongest markets in the city or the strongest market," Carlisle told SFGATE.