An amazing estate recently went on sale in San Francisco. There is no price listed for 2901 Broadway but rumor has it that the estate could sell for as much as $75 million
. What makes this home able to compete in the rarefied air of other recent listings we have seen? Let's take a look. First of all it was designed around 1927 by famed architect Henry Clay Smith or industrialist Milton S. Ray.
The palazzo-like mansion is high on a hill with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and this is the first time it has ever been on the market.
The home has a grand reception hall and formal rooms on the main level include a living room, dining room, music room and breakfast room. The living levels have room for seven bedrooms. The east wing includes a large north facing master suite with separate dressing room that adjoins another equally large bedroom suite while the west wing is home to smaller rooms including a sewing room, guest suite and a curio room that was once used to hold a collection of eggs. The attic spans the entire house and could be converted into additional space. Below the main level are the utility room, children's library and office with full bath and room that was once home to a book collection (not to be confused with the main library which has paneled walls with built-in shelves and casement windows). The home has a private tennis court and some gardens.
But before you open up the checkbook, check out this post on the San Francisco version of Curbed
. Apparently the kitchens and bathrooms haven't been updated and the lower levels of the home are a bit of a rabbit warren. Still, this is definitely one of San Francisco's grande dames at any price
. After the jump, just imagine the echo in the main foyer.