Yes, the 1906 "Mack Mansion" that looms over 2698 Pacific Avenue was built by famous architects (Newsom and Newsom) and, yes, it has a history of fancy homeowners including financier Julius Mack and later the Orrick family. And yes, it's close to Billionaire's Row.
But hands down what makes this wildly expensive piece of Pacific Heights property special is its starring role as the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase house.
At nearly 11,000 square feet, the grand home still wears the many updates bestowed upon it by that annual event, including rooms and finishes exquisitely imagined by the some of the Bay Area's most elite interior designers—28 of them, to be exact.
The opulence will have you at hello thanks to an intricate white marble portico entry that's original to the home and a sculpted garden by Jarrod Baumann of Zeterre Landscape Architecture. Inside, the green vibes continue in the living room where foliage climbs upon hand-embroidered de Gournay wallpaper in a space designed by Jonathan Rachman who was inspired by the Paris salon of couturier Hubert de Givenchy.
The kitchen, once named House Beautiful''s Kitchen of the Year, was designed by Jon De La Cruz in a muted palette of black, white, and grey with a checkered floor, textured walls, baking area, breakfast room, and scullery.
All the rooms in this home are utterly unique and original. The dining room as coffered ceilings and a dazzling chandelier. In the library, black-painted built-in shelves provide a moody contrast against intricate white carvings on the mantelpiece and ceiling. There are lovely wallpapers, custom finishes, and graceful arches throughout.
There are eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms spread across four floors, and every inch is luxe with herringbone wood floors, marble finishes, spacious showers and deep soaking tubs, and an abundance of natural light. Panoramic views are to be had from the penthouse level.
The home fuses old-world charm and modern chic design. And how many of your friends can say they have seven-car motor court?
Size: 10,734 sf
Asking price: $25,800,000
// 2698 Pacific Ave. (Pacific Heights); for more information, visit goldengatesir.com.