San Francisco, CA – July 16, 2020 – Damon Knox and John Eggert from Corcoran Global Living’s Upper Market office have just listed the vintage craftsman home at 1494 Plymouth Avenue. This home, designed by the legendary Ida McCain, one of the first female architects in San Francisco, is a masterpiece and one of McCain’s finest efforts.

Built in 1917, the four bedroom, 3.5 bath home is nearly 3000 square feet of elegant living space, situated on an expansive lot in the Westwood Park community. The home exhibits many of McCain’s trademark features, particularly the generous use of natural light and function.

The grand entry opens to the huge foyer, which leads to a spacious family room with generous built-ins and storage. The formal dining room adjoins the bright eat-in-kitchen and office nook, making both day-to-day living and grand entertaining effortless and pleasurable.

The remodeled master suite includes large closets and a spa bath with soaking tub, walk-in shower and a large double vanity.

The home, located conveniently near transportation, shopping and dining, is in one of the City’s most sought-after neighborhoods.

“This stately Ida McCain craftsman is a testament to the pioneering vision of one of San Francisco’s iconic female architects,” commented Knox. “The home is replete with classic appeal, grace and charm, and it’s ready for new owners.”

One of McCain’s many claims to fame, along with the limited number of architects of her gender, was her understanding of the female point of view, a feature noted in print advertisements about her work. Most women, at that time, spent the majority of their time in the home. Thus, closets and storage were among several important elements in McCain’s design.

Born in 1884, McCain relocated to San Francisco in 1915. Although never a licensed architect, she designed hundreds of Arts and Crafts bungalows and villas in the Bay Area during the 1910s and 1920s. Nothing is known about her after 1937, and the date of her passing is unknown. Her legacy, however, is alive and well at 1494 Plymouth Avenue and many other locations around the Bay Area.

“We recognize and celebrate the spirit of this trailblazing woman and her contribution to San Francisco’s history,” comment Michael Mahon, CEO and Founder of Corcoran Global Living. “With our esteemed luxury brand and unequaled marketing outreach, our associates are uniquely positioned to truly showcase this artful home and its rich history in the limelight it deserves across our broad-reaching network.”

This exceptional, historic home is listed for $2,995,000. Knox may be reached at or 415.235.8950. Eggert is available at or 415.735.8010.

About Corcoran Global Living

Founded on the principle of putting people first, Corcoran Global Living serves the California and Nevada markets with 14 strategically located offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Reno/Lake Tahoe, and the Temecula Wine region in Southern California. Corcoran Global Living is well positioned to provide exceptional service to its very loyal customer base, with over 600 dedicated, professional agents and gross annual sales in excess of $3.2 billion. With a forward-thinking leadership team and deep roots in real estate and notable private investment backing, Corcoran Global Living is poised for exponential growth into additional metro areas in the states where they operate. From luxury homes and income properties to vacation getaways and first-time homes, Corcoran Global Living has the experience, insight and expertise to achieve and surpass clients’ highest expectations. For more information, visit