5750 Fulton Street
Exquisite restoration meets inspired modern design in this completely renovated 4 bedroom, 4 bath fully detached home. Upgrades include European oak hardwood flooring, custom arched windows, Simpson solid-core doors, custom cabinets and Silestone quartz vanities, Porcelanosa tile in the baths, kitchen and laundry, Kohler fixtures and SMART technology.
The kitchen boasts Cambria Quartz countertops and Wolf, Asko and Sub-Zero appliances. 2 bedrooms include a luxurious master suite with a lounge and Jacuzzi tub. The first floor showcases a family room and wet bar, 2 additional master suites, office, laundry room, storage and expansive backyard. Just steps from Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, and shopping and dining along the vibrant Balboa Corridor.
Features of this Completely Renovated Home
• Engineered European Oak hardwood floor throughout the
home by Monarch Planks
• Large custom arched French casement and casement
wood windows in the living room
• Marvin windows throughout the rest of the home
• Velux skylights on both levels of the home
• Simpson solid-core MDF doors throughout the home
• Porcelanosa tile throughout the home (bathrooms, kitchen
• Sinks, toilets, (Jacuzzi tub in the master), kitchen, laundry,
wet bar, and bathroom fixtures by Kohler
• Custom glass shower enclosures/doors
• Kitchen appliances:
• Sub-Zero 42” refrigerator
• Sub-Zero wine storage
• Wolf 36” gas range
• Wolf microwave
• Asko dishwasher
• Ventahood hood
• Custom cabinetry with soft-close hinges in the kitchen,
laundry, wet bar, and bathrooms
• Kitchen and wet bar counter tops featuring Cambria quartz
• Bathroom and laundry counter tops featuring Silestone quartz
• Crown molding throughout the upper level
• Custom wrought iron rail work inside and in backyard
• C.H.I. garage door and door motor with MyQ technology
• Recessed lights, and sconces throughout the interior and
• Dual zone furnace and a/c
• Smart home featuring:
• Smart dimmer switches
• Thermostats by Nest
• Smoke/CO alarm by Nest
• Doorbell by Nest
• Video camera by Ring
• Front and backyard low-maintenance landscape with
concrete patio and stonework
• Custom built fence
• Sherwin Williams paint throughout the interior and on the
Hitsorical Context and Architecural Description
During the “Roaring Twenties,” the Outer Richmond District roared with the sound of saws and hammers. After World War I, prosperity was high and the growing popularity of private automobiles allowed San Franciscans to settle in neighborhoods farther away from the congested Downtown. Block upon block of speculative houses went up across the sand dunes, turning western San Francisco into a vibrant residential district.
The house at 5750 Fulton Street was built in 1923 by carpenter Samuel F. Johnson and architect Charles J. Strothoff. The two were partners in designing and building numerous houses in the Richmond District, including the entire western blockface of 33rd Avenue, around the corner from 5750 Fulton Street. As those houses demonstrate, Johnson and Strothoff built tracts of houses identical in plan and facade arrangement but set apart by unique architectural detailing. 5750 Fulton Street, standing independently, facing Golden Gate Park, is even more unique. Its detached situation and generous lot afforded Strothoff freedom in designing ornamental detailing that is showcased within a side courtyard.
5750 Fulton Street was also unusual in that it was not sold to a buyer immediately upon completion. The first known occupant of the house was Samuel Johnnson's daughter, Marion Frances Johnson. At the time, she was about 24 years old and an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. By 1926, however, she again lived at her parent's house on Cabrillo Street, suggesting that she may have been acting as a caretaker of the Fulton Street house until her father was able to sell it.
The house was first owned by Aaron and Rose Cohen. The Cohens were Russian Jews who immigrated to the United States via Canada in 1909. Aaron Cohen was the president of the Cohen Furniture Company and the couple housed a lodger. Irene Manuck was a 19-year-old girl of Russian decent, who paid her rent by working as a stenographer for a wholesale clothing company. The Cohens lived at 5750 Fulton Street until 1936. The next owners were Milton and Mae Williams and Mae's mother, Rose Scheel. Milton Williams sold wholesale toys and, later, was the proprietor of a variety shop. The Williamses lived at 5750 Fulton Street until the early 1950s. Then from 1955 through the 1980s, the house was owned and occupied by V. Lorel Bergeron, who was a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
The house at 5750 Fulton Street is designed in the Spanish Colonial style. It has a flat front, clad with stucco, which features a recessed segmental-arch garage entry at the center of the first story. The garage is flanked by tall narrow windows that are screened by turned wood grilles, a hallmark of the Spanish Colonial style. Above, three round arched openings fitted with mulit-lite wood French doors span the second story, creating another Spanish motif; the arcade. The openings each have a decorative balconette at the bottom, ornamental ironwork being another Spanish trait. A short chimney impressed with an arched panel and topped by a red clay tile roof anchors the left side of the clay-tiled roofline, while a spiraled colonette creates visual interest at the facade's right corner. This colonette is a subtle nod to the Churrigueresque, an elaborate form of decoration dating to the Spanish Baroque period that was typically profuse in twisted and spiraled ornament.
Perhaps most interesting is the extension of the facade to the east, forming a wall that encloses the side courtyard. With an arched and iron-gated opening, turned wood grille, and red tile roofs, it is reminiscent of walls found at the Spanish Missions or those enclosing private residential courtyards in Spain. Within the courtyard, arcade window patterns continue, as do delicate spiraled colonettes. Steps elevate the visitor above the patio below, to a covered entry that is announced by more substantial Chirriguereque columns with Corintian capitals supporting a round arched hood.