The Craigslist Inventor house in San Francisco is up for sale. Actually, this is Craig Newmark’s former home but it is where he created, developed and operated Craigslist in the mid-1990s.
This now kind of famous Craigslist Inventor house is in Cole Valley, a small neighborhood in San Francisco. It has three bedrooms and one bath. Craig Newmark bought the home in 1994 just before starting Craigslist and he lived here for six years.
The house has the original wood floors and the dining room is lovely with an awesome coffered ceiling. There are two, now decorative, fireplaces with one in the living room and one in the dining room.
A Blue Star range for the serious chef.
The craigslist story is inspiring. “Newmark was 42 years old when he started emailing a few friends about local San Francisco arts and technology events and job openings he heard about. He asked his friends to let him know of any vacancies for apartments too as there was a shortage in the area at that time. In a year’s time, his list of subscribers and the subjects they were interested in was growing. So in 1996 Newmark registered craigslist and started the website. It was a basic site that his followers wanted to be updated, but Newmark kept it simple to serve the needs of his subscribers. This is the same format we see today. Craigslist is in 700 cities and over 70 countries with 80 million ads per month. It is mostly free except for some job ads and apartment rentals and generates about $100 million a year.”
If you live in San Francisco and want to know more about this iconic home, Alexander Clark of Keller Williams Luxury Realty International, San Francisco has it listed for $1.39 million.
Craigslist Inventor House Source: Top Ten Real estate Deals
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