Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview
Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights preview

Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights

$27,000,000  |  2520 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115

This iconic Pacific Heights mansion embodies timeless architectural flourishes and modern amenities that artfully complement a contemporary metropolitan lifestyle: an uncommonly welcoming architectural tour de force. Five levels serviced by an elevator, elegantly suited for world class entertaining, and in proximity to exceptional schools, the Golden Gate National Recreational Area at the Presidio of San Francisco, and upscale shopping and dining within walking distance on one of the only flat blocks in Pacific Heights. This home commands sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, including Sausalito, Belvedere, Tiburon, Angel Island, and Alcatraz, plus Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow and Marina Districts. At street level, a period Art Deco ballroom – with abundant room for scores of celebrants – is complemented by a catering kitchen and wine cellar. A handsome library clubroom tucked off the grand foyer has an architecturally concealed Prohibition-era bar guaranteed to amuse any world-weary guest. Two walk-out terraces to savor San Francisco’s pristine air with Bay views, five luxurious, spacious bedrooms to flatter discriminating taste, a lavish master suite with two en-suite bathrooms and half bath, and access to a solarium with dramatic floor-to-ceiling Bay views. A top floor, walnut-paneled library with a fireplace serves as a media room. Privately located staff quarters with two bedrooms and two full baths and separate entrance. A world-class residence in one of San Francisco’s most sought-after neighborhoods.


At a Glance

  • Premier mansion in the heart of Pacific Heights
  • Spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and city views
  • Designed by renowned architects Bliss & Faville and remodeled by the heralded Albert Farr
  • Occupied by just four families since 1905: Spreckles Family (1905-1928); Schwabacher Family (1929-1972): Joseph Alioto, Jr. Family (1973-1997); current owners (1997-present)
  • 9 bedrooms, 7 full baths, and 4 half baths
  • 4 full floors above street level and subbasement, all served by an elevator
  • 1,200 square-foot Art Deco ballroom
  • 500+ square-foot carriage house, currently equipped as a fitness center
  • Approximately 12,000 square feet of living space
  • Thomas Church designed front garden, rear parterre garden with 18th century French fountain, French terrace garden with fountain off dining room and solarium
  • In proximity to the Presidio of San Francisco and Alta Plaza Park
  • Close to numerous well-regarded private schools


Summary of the Home

Main Level

  • Grand foyer
  • Formal powder room
  • Grand salon with fireplace
  • Formal dining room and adjoining French garden
  • Dining solarium with Bay views
  • Library club room and concealed bar
  • Gourmet kitchen, casual living area, and balcony

Second Floor

  • Master bedroom suite with solarium, two full baths, and a half-bath
  • Bedroom with en suite bath
  • Two bedrooms with shared bath

Third Floor

  • Two bedrooms with shared bath
  • Writer’s atelier, half-bath, and viewing terrace
  • Library/media room
  • Home office or bedroom
  • Gift wrapping room

Street Level

  • Period Art Deco ballroom
  • Formal powder room
  • Wine cellar and tasting room
  • Staff apartment with catering kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and private entrance
  • Garage parking for 2 cars with automobile lift

Basement Level and Carriage House

  • Four storage rooms, plus mechanical rooms
  • Walk-out access to parterre garden and carriage house, currently used as a fitness center

Behind the Scenes

  • Steam and hydronic boilers for heating
  • Telephone-equipped elevator to all five floors
  • Audio speakers in selected rooms
  • Wired for computer-actuated internal and external lighting
  • Security and surveillance systems
  • New electrical service in 1997
  • Bathrooms remodeled in 1997


Details of the Home – Main Level

Grand Foyer Architectural iron gates frame an ascending Carrera marble staircase to the entrance portico; grand foyer with gilded moldings highlighting a curvilinear staircase, quarter-sawn oak parquet floor throughout, architecturally concealed formal powder room, and curved staircase to ballroom Grand Salon Living room with a nearly 12-foot ceiling highlighted by gilded crown moldings and illuminated by twin Baccarat crystal chandeliers; five sets of French doors with cremone hardware, three that open onto a balcony, and wood-burning fireplace with a 19th century white statuary marble mantelpiece Dining Room Richly hued walls with gilded moldings and metal leaf ceiling; architecturally concealed storage cabinets; twin 18th century Italian teardrop crystal chandeliers, views of French garden with fountain, and access to solarium overlooking the San Francisco Bay and parterre garden with fountain Dining Solarium Entrance from the dining room, stunning architectural detail frames floor-to-ceiling windows affording Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views, and views of French garden with fountain shared with the dining room Library Club Room Barreled ceiling hallway entrance, handsomely appointed with faux-finish walnut panels and casework, coffered ceiling; two French doors with cremone hardware, and electronically activated access to an architecturally concealed Prohibition-era full bar Kitchen Newly renovated in 1997; all cherry wood cabinetry with inlays of Carpathian burl and counters of marble with backsplashes of glazed tile; island with one of two soapstone sinks; limestone floors; French doors to a viewing balcony ideal for barbecuing; open living area with wall of custom media cabinetry; adjacent butler’s pantry Appliances La Cornue range with gas and electric ovens; La Cornue flamberge rotisserie; wall oven, microwave, and warming drawer; built-in refrigerator; two dishwashers


Details of the Home – Second Floor

Master Bedroom Suite Spacious bedroom with upholstered walls, Bay views, half-bath, and adjoining solarium-style sitting room with Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views Master Bath 1 Preceded by a mirrored gallery of concealed closets, including a walk-in with Bay views; marble finishes, heated floors, and Bay views; soaking tub, shower, and private commode room Master Bath 2 Black granite and African mahogany finishes with metal leaf ceiling and heated floors, steam shower, concealed bar, Corinthian leather upholstered closet doors, and dressing room with built-in cabinetry Bedrooms 2, 3, and 4 Spacious bedroom 2 with walk-in closet and en suite marble bath with shower; bedrooms 3 and 4 share a marble bath with shower


Details of the Home – Third Floor

Bedrooms 5 and 6 Two bedrooms, both with dormer windows (one with window seating), walk-in closets, and shared marble bath with tub and overhead shower Atelier A large flexible-use room, with towering Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views, half-bath, two full closets and built-in cabinets, adjoins a glass-walled, slate terrace with panoramic views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge Library/Media Room Spacious, handsomely appointed room, with drop-down television projector and 100 inch screen, is ringed by walnut-paneled bookshelves and highlighted by a red, Italian marble fireplace Office/Bedroom and Gift Wrapping Room Two flexible-use rooms, one with Bay views currently used as an office, and one for gift wrapping, crafts, and/or hobbies


Details of the Home – Street Level

Ballroom Access from the front exterior staircase; grand in size with maple floors and Art Deco lighting and architecture; formal powder room with vestibule Wine Cellar and Tasting Room Wine tasting room is framed by 18th century French limestone wall with hand-etched glass Art Deco door opening to the wine cellar with French limestone barrel-vaulted ceiling, wine racks, and hidden wine storage space, crowned with the head of Bacchus, the god of wine, in a stained glass window Staff Apartment Living room, full kitchen (also suitable as a catering kitchen for the ballroom), two bedrooms, and two full baths; entrances from outside, rear staircase, and ballroom

  • Sold
    Status
  • 9
    Bedrooms
  • 9
    Bathrooms
  • 1905
    Year Built
  • 12,000 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Living Space: 12,000 Sq.Ft.
  • Total Area: 12,000 Sq.Ft.
  • Status: Sold
  • Year Built: 1905

Financial

  • Sales Price: $27,000,000

Exquisite Mansion in Pacific Heights

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