Nineteen Thirties French Eclectic Home in San Francisco Listed for the First Time in 55 Years

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Location: San Francisco, California

Worth: $12.9 million 

Located on a flat block on the north aspect of San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood, this swish mansion stands as an distinctive instance of French Eclectic structure. 

In-built 1937, the four-story home was designed by distinguished Bay Space architect F. Frederic Amandes. Final available on the market 55 years in the past, it was as soon as dwelling to Hills Bros. Espresso Firm scion Herbert Grey Hills and his spouse Winifred.

“The house is situated on an A-plus block with spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views from all ranges,” stated itemizing agent Karen Mendelsohn Gould, of Compass. “The gracefulness and chic exterior with its wrought iron element are tremendous particular and uncommon in San Francisco. It’s actually one in every of a sort.”

The house’s lobby window faces Locust Road.

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The indoor design options parquet flooring, delicately muraled partitions and tendrilled wrought iron touches, in addition to an oval staircase and an elevator (included within the authentic design) that serve all 4 ranges. Home windows in all places present plentiful pure gentle and body vistas of the town. 

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The home has been renovated and up to date a number of occasions over time, Ms. Gould stated. The kitchen contains a four-burner cooktop island and a sunny breakfast nook and “seismic upgrades had been accomplished in 1990,” she stated.

The primary degree homes a big front room that spans the again of the house and contains a broad floor-to-ceiling bay window and a hearth. There’s additionally a library, the kitchen and a proper eating room with hand-painted wallpaper. 

The extent above homes the bed room suites and an workplace, all of which even have loads of home windows. The highest ground has one other bed room, a big household room with a hearth and full tub, a kitchenette and {a partially} coated rooftop terrace. A gymnasium is situated on the decrease degree, as are the utility rooms, a walk-in protected, laundry room, a butler’s quarters, the storage and a separate service entrance. 

“The home’s delightfulness is due partly to the moldings, curved partitions, the spacious rooms, the oval staircase with tendril particulars, and the water views,” Ms. Gould stated. “It’s heat, but ethereal and vivid. Every of the earlier homeowners had their very own sense of caprice—it’s actually idyllic.” 


The house sits on a 4,057-square-foot lot and has 6,385 sq. ft of inside area, which incorporates seven bedrooms, seven full bogs and one half lavatory.


The house has a non-public ground-level backyard screened by hedges and shaded by timber. There’s additionally a large gymnasium, a devoted supply entrance, a separate caretaker’s condo, a walk-in protected, an elevator to all ranges and a four-car storage with ultra-high overhead clearance, two balconies and a rooftop deck. 

Neighborhood Notes 

San Francisco’s Presidio Heights is a quiet and chic neighborhood whose residents get pleasure from shut proximity to procuring and eating. “There are two Michelin-star eating places inside strolling distance of home,” Ms. Gould stated. “The realm can be nice for households because it’s near many faculties and child-related actions.” 

The huge Presidio park, a part of the Golden Gate Nationwide Recreation space, is close by and gives quick access to the playgrounds, seashores, climbing trails and the Presidio Golf Course.

Agent: Karen Mendelsohn Gould, Compass

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