Victorian house rolls through San Francisco to new address | US news

After 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, a two-storey Victorian house has a new address.

The green home with large windows and a brown front door was loaded on to giant dollies and moved to a location six blocks away on Sunday. Onlookers lined the sidewalks to snap photos as the structure rolled – at a top speed of 1mph – to 635 Fulton Street.

The house’s journey has been planned for years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The owner of the house will pay about $400,000 in moving costs. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP

The house mover Phil Joy told the newspaper he had to secure permits from more than 15 city agencies. He said the move was tricky in part because the first part of the journey involved going downhill. “That’s always difficult for a house,” he said.

Along the route, parking meters were ripped up, tree limbs were trimmed and traffic signs relocated.

The owner of the six-bedroom house, Tim Brown, a San Francisco broker, must pay about $400,000 (£285,000) in fees and moving costs, the Chronicle said.