DONA CROWDER & Peggy Economos PRESENT
Italian Renaissance Hilltop Mansion on the Gold Coast - Sold - Listed At $34,000,000
Italian Renaissance hilltop Mansion on the Gold Coast, near the Presidio, in San Francisco's prestigious Pacific Heights neighborhood. Expansive Golden Gate and North Bay views.
From its prominence at the top of the hill, this Renaissance Mansion, designed from a Palazzo in Fiesole, Italy, has breathtaking views from almost every room. Enjoy such San Francisco landmarks as the Golden Gate and Bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the Marin Headlands. This magnificent estate is imbued with the city’s colorful history and located in Pacific Heights, on the Gold Coast, near the Presidio, on the last block of Broadway. Offered for the first time, the impressive four-story residence was designed circa 1927 by award winning California architect Henry Clay Smith for industrialist Milton S. Ray.
On the main level, from the northern vestibule, an immense leaded-glass window overlooks the grand reception hall that opens to elegant formal rooms. In addition to the impressive living and formal dining rooms, other areas include a music room, breakfast room, butler’s pantry, spacious kitchen, staff rooms, rear pantry, rear stairs and separate entrances. A dramatic winding marble stairway leads upstairs to the spacious family living level and gallery. These living levels provide for seven bedrooms, five baths and a powder room. Period features such as hardwood floors, ornate plaster moldings & trim, two stately fireplaces, high ceilings, chandeliers and sconces grace the interior.
Below the two main levels, accessible by rear stairs or elevator, are the utility rooms, including a massive laundry and work space with bridge views, tennis shower and bath, lower hall, children’s library and office with full bath and the library. A mezzanine joins this level to the expansive garage and work area There is an adjoining private tennis court and courtyard garden with southern exposure and sweeping bay views.
Restoration scope and cost analysis by Ryan Associates General Contractors. Contact Eric Friedman. 415-990-9438.
Gardens, Private Drive and Tennis Court
Gold Coast, near the Presidio in Pacific Heights
Four Levels plus Attic, Mezzanine and Garage. Seven Bedrooms, Seven and one half Baths. Music Room, Library, Service Quarters
Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz and Angel Islands, North and Easy Bay
Historical Site & Architecture
Lot was previously owned by former US President Herbert Hoover's family, was built by Henry Clay Smith, prominent hilltop architect, for industrialist Milton Ray
Pacific Heights homes deliver commanding views of the San Francisco Bay and the city below with neighborhood hills rising from the Marina and running along an east-west ridge between the Presidio and Van Ness avenue. When Hollywood wants to film a chase scene, Pacific Heights is where they come for cinematic thrills.
Some of the oldest, grandest, and largest homes in the city can be found in Pacific Heights which features ample stock of Victorians, Edwardians, Mission Revival and homes in the style of French Chateaus. This is an affluent neighborhood, home to large, quiet consulates of Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Russia. Some of these former baronial mansions now serve as elite private schools. These include San Francisco High School, Drew School, Town School For Boys, Convent of the Sacred Heart (in the former Flood Mansion), and Stuart Hall High School.
Those lucky enough to live in Pacific Heights homes enjoy gorgeous parks, playgrounds, and, bounded by the Presidio, easy access to open space, and miles of hiking, running and biking. The main shopping district can be found on Fillmore Street, which runs north and south through Pacific Heights. Some of the chicest boutiques, choicest restaurants, one of a kind floral arrangements, patisseries, and designer yogurt can be found on Fillmore Street.