A nearly 100-year-old mansion that gives a European sensibility to one of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhoods hit the market for nearly $ 17 million.
The five bedroom, five and a half bathroom residence in Pacific Heights was listed last week. Marble columns, arched windows, a wrought-iron central staircase, and a 16th-century Renaissance-style fireplace give it a Parisian feel.
“The classic French architecture of the house is reminiscent of a Parisian hotel in the Parisian style and is ideally suited for a more contemporary level of furnishing preferred by today’s leading design connoisseurs,” says the listing.
The house is 8,650 square meters and has a living room with a coffered ceiling with gold details and French doors that, as listed, lead to a sunny landscaped terrace with statues and a water feature. A staircase leads down one level to a loggia with a spa.
There is also a large dining area and eat-in kitchen with an antique stone fireplace – which now has a gas starter – and a professional La Cornue range.
Upstairs, the primary suite has a home office with a wet bar and lounge, a dressing room with boutique-style storage space, and a private bathroom with a bathtub under sky light. The additional bedrooms are on the third level, as is a second office.
A family room is on the ground floor as well as a relaxation area with a bar, a wine cellar and a catering kitchen. There is also a two car garage with an electric charger and elevator.
The house also has gallery-style lighting and plenty of space for wall art and sculptures, the listing says.
John Kirtland from Sotheby’s International Realty is representing the property. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The house was last traded for $ 8.58 million in 1999. The owner was not immediately available for comment.