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In the 1800s, octagonal houses were the hottest object in architecture. That interest was piqued by the book A Home For All, in which the author, a phrenologist named Orson Squire, examines the main advantages of octagonal homes. Some of the advantages mentioned: Octagonal houses let in twice as much natural light into the house and have central ventilation, making it easier to stay cool in summer and stay warm in winter. While the octagonal living trend would wear off, some of them are still standing today. One of the last remaining octagon houses, the Feusier Octagon House in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, is for sale for $ 8.6 million.

The house, which was built in 1857 and listed as a San Fanascico Landmark in 1970, was last owned by Howard and Iran Billamn, who bought it in 1999 for $ 2.6 million. The property was later passed on to Billman’s two daughters, and I feel like it’s finally time to “pass the torch on to a new family”.

This uniquely shaped home is multi-level and has a total of 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The main level has 4 salons and opens to a staircase that leads to a beautiful lush garden. And on the lower level you will find the main kitchen and the spacious great room that leads to a shared terrace and garden. Home amenities include a 2 car garage, detached carriage house, and a dome that has been converted into an art studio.

The listing for this home is held by Janet Feinberg Schindler, Sotheby’s International Realty‚Äôs Top 25 Real Estate Agents. You can view this architectural rarity below!

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