Edgar A. Mathews (1860-1946)
In 1895, after working for his father, he opened his own architectural office in Oakland. Soon after, he moved to San Francisco.
Mathews favored half-timbered houses with high-pitched roofs in the English Tudor style. He clad his apartment buildings in unpainted redwood shingles. A residential building designed by Mathews typically has curved window sashes, a brick entryway, an overhanging porch, and a low wall around the lot.
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|First Church of Christ Scientist||1912||1710 Franklin Street||San Francisco||Franklin 1710||First Church of Christ Scientist|
|Gerstle House||1898||2360 Washington Street||San Francisco||Washington 2360||Gerstle House|
|Irvine House||1897||2421 Pierce Street||San Francisco||Pierce 2421||Irvine House|
|Mathews House I||1908||2980 Vallejo Street||San Francisco||Vallejo 2980||Mathews House I|
|Mathews House II||1935||1956 Great Highway||San Francisco||Great Highway||Mathews House II|
|Padre Junipero Serra Monument Base||1907||Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive||San Francisco||Hagiwara Tea Garden||Padre Junipero Serra Monument Base|
|Residence on Broadway||1901||2350 Broadway||San Francisco||Broadway 2350||Residence on Broadway|
|Residence on Broderick Street||1904||2249-2253 Broderick Street||San Francisco||Broderick 2249||Residence on Broderick Street|
|Residence on Green Street||1895||2508 Green Street||San Francisco||Green 2508||Residence on Green Street|
|Residence on Green Street||1895||2510 Green Street||San Francisco||Green 2510||Residence on Green Street|
|Residence on Jackson Street||1904||2915-2519 Jackson Street||San Francisco||Jackson 2915||Residence on Jackson Street|
|Residence on Pacific Avenue||1903||2523 Pacific Avenue||San Francisco||Pacific 2523||Residence on Pacific Avenue|
|Residence on Pierce Street||1897||2415 Pierce Street||San Francisco||Pierce 2415||Residence on Pierce Street|
|Residence on Vallejo Street||1904||2190 Vallejo Street||San Francisco||Vallejo 2190||Residence on Vallejo Street|
|Residence on Washington Street||1905||2870-78 Washington Street and 2300-2304 Divisadero Street||San Francisco||Washington 2870||Residence on Washington Street|
|Residence on Washington Street||1905||3196 Washington Street and 2100 Lyon Street||San Francisco||Washington 3196||Residence on Washington Street|
Because the facade is hidden by olive trees, we photographed the building at an angle.
These two residences exemplify the diversity of architectural styles in Pacific Heights.
Both houses turn their sides to the street to face each other.
Although this configuration is not typical in San Francisco, it is not uncommon in older residential neighborhoods where homes were designed by architects for affluent clients. Other examples are 2233 and 2255 Lyon Street by Willis Polk, 2241 Sacramento Street by Edward E. Young, and Mark Zuckerberg's home above Dolores Park.