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The house was listed in September with an asking price of $12 million. Neal Ward of McGuire Real Estate has the listing.

The house was listed in September with an asking price of $12 million. Neal Ward of McGuire Real Estate has the listing.

'Sitting out on the terrace and looking at the view is incredible,' says Mr. Martin. The study, shown here, opens onto the garden where a flock of wild parrots likes to perch.

'Sitting out on the terrace and looking at the view is incredible,' says Mr. Martin. The study, shown here, opens onto the garden where a flock of wild parrots likes to perch.

The master bathroom includes two separate dressing areas. It has views of downtown, Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge.

The master bathroom includes two separate dressing areas. It has views of downtown, Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge.

The Martins say they will miss their neighbors. 'My godmother lives next door and the kids would jump over the fence and talk to her,' says Mr. Martin.

The Martins say they will miss their neighbors. 'My godmother lives next door and the kids would jump over the fence and talk to her,' says Mr. Martin.

'The inside-outside living and the terraces were magic,' says Mr. Martin. The garden wraps around three sides of the house, maximizing the views and the light. 'You feel like you're in a country house in the city.'

'The inside-outside living and the terraces were magic,' says Mr. Martin. The garden wraps around three sides of the house, maximizing the views and the light. 'You feel like you're in a country house in the city.'

It was the balance of the history, the light and the architecture that attracted Mr. Martin to the house. He also likes the micro-climate of Russian Hill.

It was the balance of the history, the light and the architecture that attracted Mr. Martin to the house. He also likes the micro-climate of Russian Hill.

Mr. Martin and his wife, Emily, a former attorney, are selling because with four young children they say they have outgrown the house. The Martins will miss the large living room fireplace. 'It made Santa Claus very believable because [our children] thought he could fit down it,' says Mr. Martin.

Mr. Martin and his wife, Emily, a former attorney, are selling because with four young children they say they have outgrown the house. The Martins will miss the large living room fireplace. 'It made Santa Claus very believable because [our children] thought he could fit down it,' says Mr. Martin.

Known as the Atkinson house, as it was originally built for a bricklayer and builder named Joseph H. Atkinson, the Italian-style villa sits within the Russian Hill–Vallejo Street Crest District, an area on the National Register of Historic Places. Architect Willis Polk remodeled the home around the turn of the 20th century and lowered the ceilings, says Mr. Martin. 'I guess that was in vogue at the time,' he says, adding that the beams in the house are rumored to have come from a ship ...

Known as the Atkinson house, as it was originally built for a bricklayer and builder named Joseph H. Atkinson, the Italian-style villa sits within the Russian Hill–Vallejo Street Crest District, an area on the National Register of Historic Places. Architect Willis Polk remodeled the home around the turn of the 20th century and lowered the ceilings, says Mr. Martin. 'I guess that was in vogue at the time,' he says, adding that the beams in the house are rumored to have come from a ship ...

Mr. Martin designed the dining room table, which is made of 19th-century Italian walnut. When he bought the house, Mr. Martin was working at a bio-tech startup, but says the process of redoing the home's interiors helped convince him to change careers and start Hedge, a design gallery in San Francisco's Jackson Square. 'I got really interested in furniture,' he says.

Mr. Martin designed the dining room table, which is made of 19th-century Italian walnut. When he bought the house, Mr. Martin was working at a bio-tech startup, but says the process of redoing the home's interiors helped convince him to change careers and start Hedge, a design gallery in San Francisco's Jackson Square. 'I got really interested in furniture,' he says.

Roth Martin was thorough in his house hunt. 'I'd been looking for two years and probably seen 150 houses. I was fairly picky about where I wanted to live,' says Mr. Martin. "This house came along and I went to see it and was blown away.' Mr. Martin paid $5.75 million in 2001 for the circa 1853 house that had been completely updated.

Roth Martin was thorough in his house hunt. 'I'd been looking for two years and probably seen 150 houses. I was fairly picky about where I wanted to live,' says Mr. Martin. "This house came along and I went to see it and was blown away.' Mr. Martin paid $5.75 million in 2001 for the circa 1853 house that had been completely updated.