Built in 1937, 127 Corbett Avenue is more than a Spanish Mediterranean duplex on a corner lot with Bay views; it’s also the home of Jane Wiedlin, a musician and actor who co-founded The Go-Go’s, the first all-female band to write and perform its own songs.
The property is newly on the market, and open houses are scheduled for Saturday, October 7, Sunday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 10.
Initially a fashion student who sold punk fashions under the name “Jane Drano,” Wiedlin’s rhythm guitar, songwriting ability and backing vocals helped The Go-Go’s rocket to international fame in 1981 with Beauty and the Beat, their debut album.
She later launched a successful solo career and branched out into acting, appearing in films like Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
On TV, she’s lent her voice to animated projects like King of the Hill, Scooby Doo, and was a cast member on VH1’s The Surreal Life. An avid animal rights activist, Wiedlin is also an ordained minister who’ll perform your wedding ceremony before strapping on a guitar and jamming with the band.
Situated on a corner lot, 127 Corbett Ave. is two homes in one: the spacious and sunny top flat has two large bedrooms with views of Twin Peaks and Eureka Valley, along with an updated chef’s kitchen with Viking and Bosch appliances and stone counters.
Large, double-pane windows admit plenty of sunshine that highlights period detail and dazzling parquet floors. With a wood-burning fireplace, 1 1/2 baths and a roomy dining room, it’s ideal for entertaining guests.
Downstairs, a one-bedroom apartment with a full bathroom, living room and eat-in kitchen has a separate, gated entryway on Hattie Street. An unwarranted in-law unit below can accommodate a variety of uses, such as a guest space or ahome office with kitchenette and full bathroom.
A storage room with a washer and dryer opens directly onto a brick patio and adjoining garden.
Corona Heights is a quiet enclave tucked into a hillside overlooking much of San Francisco. Nestled between Cole Valley and the Castro, 127 Corbett Ave. is close to shops and restaurants, multiple public and private transportation stops, and is about 10 minutes from the freeway.
This is the heart of the city, but wildlife abounds—wild parrots can be seen and heard in the afternoons, and summer attracts butterfly migrations. By day, red-tailed hawks keep a watchful eye overhead, and at night, insomniacs may catch a glimpse of a coyote.
On clear days, the view from Corona Heights Park reaches nearly 60 miles north to the white cliffs of Drake’s Bay, but when the fog rolls in, visitors have to make do with the city’s skyline and the East Bay hills. Family-friendly, many Corona Heights residents recognize each others’ children and pets by name.
Attend An Open House
Come see 127 Corbett Avenue both days this weekend from 1 to 5pm, or on Tuesday, October 10 from 12:30 to 2pm. Click here to see other open houses in San Francisco.
If you have questions about the property, contact Kevin Dunn at 415-432-2079 or email [email protected]