Described as one of San Francisco’s largest private residential parcels, the gigantic 1894 built 13,500 sq. ft Queen Anne style mansion sitting on a lot totaling 26,000 sq. ft in San Francisco’s premier Pacific Heights neighborhood, is now being offered for sale asking $30 million. Boasting breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island State Park, downtown financial centers and Alcatraz Island, this legendary estate that truly represents the best of City living and makes a commanding first impression with its Queen Anne Style architecture by Emil Arminias Hermann is notably so huge that it can easily accommodate over 500 guests, and has been the host to many fabulous events, both large-scale and intimate family-friendly. However, as we have earlier seen, the luxury real estate market in Sand Francisco continues to grow while the mid-priced home market in United States is on downfall. Luxury homes are nothing new to San Francisco, last year a penthouse condo got sold for $28 million to become San Francisco’s most expensive penthouse, recently Apple’s Design Head Jonathan Ive bought a $17 million home in San Francisco's Billionaire Row where another 3-storied French limestone mansion was listed for $38.5 million to become San Francisco's most expensive home.
This truly incomparable and classy estate circa 1894 has a wonderful history. It was originally designed by architect E.A. Hermann for Captain Hermann Meyer and his wife and 8 children. This house beautifully wrapped by glorious formal gardens and terraces which also notably served as the 1984 Decorator’s Showcase, is currently owned by the former chairman of the Pacific Stock Exchange, Doug Engmann who bought it from Verdier family back in 1983.
The home is sited in San Francisco’s pinnacle Pacific Heights on almost two-thirds of an acre with a 142-foor frontage and a rear perimeter of 191 feet.
Recognized for its asymmetrical shape, round tower, and steeply pitched roof lines, this lavish home which has been masterfully renovated over the years to restore its magnificent architectural qualities while ensuring the bets of 21st century living boasts 7 bedrooms plus 1 staff bedroom, 7 full bathrooms, and 2 half-baths arranged over 4 levels.
Offering about 13,500 sq. ft of living space, the home also features a carriage house with flexible use space and high ceilings, and attached 4-car garage along with considerable off-street parking.
Providing a sense of peaceful seclusion with a setting reminiscent of a country estate, this legendary residence comprises of four levels.
The main level features a reception parlor, living room and grand family room with fireplace, formal dining room, a tremendous garden solarium with koi pond, chef’s kitchen and a butler’s pantry.
The 2nd floor features 2 bedrooms, a master bedroom suite, an office with terrace view and laundry, while the 3rd floor has 3 bedrooms spa, and recreational media room, and the lower level features car garage and other amenities.