1915 Oak Street


John R Montgomery Presents: 1915 Oak Street HISTORIC QUEEN ANNE VICTORIAN HOME $2,595,000

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1915 Oak Street
The Georgiana Hawkins House

1915 Oak Street is a classic Queen Anne Victorian, built in 1894 by Philip Haver, a San Francisco contractor who was active from 1892 to 1900. The original occupants of the home were Mrs. Georgiana Hawkins and her four teenaged children. Mrs. Hawkins was widowed and worked as an adjuster at the United States Mint. Her youngest daughter, Georgia, eventually became vice-principal at Galileo High School and later purchased her siblings' interest in the house. She lived in the home until 1964.

The Georgiana Hawkins House has many distinctive features of the Queen Anne style, which was popular in San Francisco from 1880 to 1910. The asymmetrical façade displays recessed paneling, decorative garlands, and dentil molding. The front entry porch is framed by a wide arch, which is supported by non-classical columns. Above the front porch is a second-story balcony adorned with a spindle work screen. The A-frame roof line and cantilevered corner over the eastern bay window were also popular Queen Anne elements.

As the hippie culture blossomed in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood in the 1960s, 1915 Oak Street became the home of the Good Earth Commune. A colorful mural in the dining room, depicting a psychedelic nativity scene attests to the spirit of those times. The Good Earth Commune was active in the Haight Ashbury community and its members fought against the 1970s redevelopment trend that threatened the historic character of the neighborhood. Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and many others were visitors to the Georgiana Hawkins House during those years. The history of the home during this period was chronicled in the national bestseller “Season of the Witch” by David Talbot.

The warmth of the beautiful Georgiana Hawkins House speaks to the long history held inside its walls. The interior of the home retains many of its original details, in addition to thoughtful additions by subsequent owners. Typical of the Queen Anne style, the entry displays delicate original fretwork spandrels and a figural newel post lamp. The triple parlor features two fireplaces and hand screened Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper. The home is filled with well-preserved wood floors with inlay, Lincrusta, wainscoting, ceiling medallions and mosaic tile.

Several additions to the interior of the home include beautiful stained glass windows from old Saint Matthew’s church in San Mateo and a wine cellar door reclaimed from an Irish pub dating from 1897. In the breakfast room, the fireplace is surrounded by 12-panel wood doors, originally from the Old First Presbyterian Church on Sacramento Street. The home has twice been selected to be featured on the San Francisco Victorian Alliance Tour and has been highlighted in This Old House magazine.

1915 Oak Street is a stunning combination of historic architecture, period details and modern updates. This warm, spacious home lends itself perfectly to comfortable family life and easy entertaining. It is a rare and impressive gem, beautifully expressing both Victorian and San Franciscan charm.


Haight Ashbury / Cole Valley

Haight Ashbury, a leafy residential neighborhood, is filled with historic Victorian homes and sits at the edge of Golden Gate Park. The neighborhood, once the epicenter of the counter culture movement, is now home to a close knit community of families and others, who love the area for its convenient central San Francisco location and its proximity to the wonderful restaurants and shops in Cole Valley, NOPA, Inner Sunset and Haight Ashbury. 

Whole Foods, Real Foods, Falletti Foods and many boutique shops and restaurants provide easy convenience within a short walking distance.

Nearby Golden Gate Park offers many amenities such as playgrounds, a merry-go-round, running and biking trails, music festivals, and world-class museums such as the DeYoung and the California Academy of Sciences.



Open Houses:
Sunday January 17: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday January 19: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sunday January 24: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday January 26: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Offers Due:
Wednesday January 27 at 1:00pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact John R Montgomery
[email protected]



John R Montgomery

Senior Managing PartnerWest Group Real EstatecalDRE# 01329546(415) 609-4595 mobile[email protected]wgre.com

West Group Real Estate