Fretboard-punisher and Gothic horror-film buff Kirk Hammett has put another home in San Francisco up for sale. A little over a year ago, Hammett listed a Marin County coastal residence for sale for $16 million, seeing that property into ownership past tense when he accepted an offer of $12.8 million for it this past March.
The latest of Hammett’s homes to hit the open market is the neighbor of the recently sold property. The house is from the same era—the 1920’s—but trades in the neoclassical-inflected exterior for architecture borrowed from the Mediterranean.
The home is a charmer from the outset, with gardens, period water features, and a winding path leading to a set of tile steps with pattern risers at the recessed entrance. Within, the 5,200 square foot home is loaded with original details that give it tremendous atmosphere: doors, floors, fireplaces, and exposed beams. The windows, too, have a period look, so replacements have been sensitively sourced. Torch sconces heighten the effect.
The home’s interior architecture is a reflection of the period, when artistry was less appealing than order. Lots of nook-and-cranny surprises await, then, with arches, unexpected changes in layout, and sudden views bursting into sight. The posters aren’t included…sad news for potential buyers who are Universal Horror fans. The ‘Old Dark House’ insert is an especially rare piece.
The home’s exterior is as charming, with a classic niche upper-floor terrace, tiered patio, and landscaping that highlights the mature trees, including a couple of marvelously expressive torrey pines.
Kirk Hammett and the fellas are currently planning a tour of North America.