Sunset District

Sunset’s ‘Starship House’ Imperiled

Attention: The rebel base is under attack. Repeat: The rebel base is under attack

By Paul Kozakiewicz

The Starship House, an eccentric creation of artist James T. Kirk that spills out onto 46th Avenue, features a house full of various types of arts and crafts. The front yard features a “rebel base,” à la Star Wars, and inside the house is a music studio, Bat Cave and a life-size replica of the bridge of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek.

Kirk created the Sunset spectacular at 2334 46th Ave., near Taraval Street, over the past 25 years as a spot where local residents and artists can meet and let serious concerns fade away. His “batmobile” is often parked in front of the house. 

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But his mother passed away recently and a probate judge will decide how to award her estate on Dec. 7. Kirk wants to keep the house but his two sisters want to sell it.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Kirk raise money to pay an attorney and court and loan costs to make a bid on the house. As of press time, some $13,000 out of a goal of $30,000 had been raised. 

Courtesy Photo.

For more information and a video of the Starship House, go to the website at

Read more about the Starship House and James T. Kirk below.

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