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Iconic 1800s mansion in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights listed at $17M

You’ve seen it from the corner of Broadway and Pierce. Now see inside.

Anna Marie Erwert | SFGATE

San Francisco residents and visitors alike have seen 2500 Broadway; after all, this Pacific Heights mansion has stood on its stately corner for more than 100 years. It’s for sale now, asking $17 million.

The 7,045-square-foot abode was commissioned in 1894 according to marketing documents and water department records. It was not originally as large as it is now: Property Shark lists the building as 5,128 square feet. “The square footage has been measured by our graphic artist and also corresponds closely with what the tax records show. I think quite a lot of square footage was added in the ’90s when it was fully renovated,” listing agent Nina Hatvany told SFGate. 

With a house this old and this grand, renovations are important but hopefully achieve modern luxury without destroying the original design. That balance has been achieved here. While attention was given to the preservation of period details such as the woodwork and wainscoting, there are very modern additions in the kitchen and bathrooms. There’s also a huge primary suite with its own dressing room and walk-in closet. 

In 2012, the property sold for half what it’s asking now, trading hands for $8.215 million. Today it will cost you twice that. 

Exterior view of home at 2500 Broadway, San Francisco
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The house, straddling a corner lot just a few blocks from the Presidio, is a Pacific Heights landmark.

There are four levels, connected by an elevator. On the top level is a lounge complete with wet bar and a huge deck overlooking the bay, which speak to modern luxury; on the bottom floor, a wine cellar and a tradesman’s entrance speak to the opulence of eras past.

Front entrance and porch at 2500 Broadway, San Francisco
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Original late 1800s details abound, including this grand entry.

Beautiful living room interior
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The living room is warmed by natural light and a fireplace.

Kitchen with slab marble countertops
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The kitchen is a modern chef’s dream with marble, Miele appliances and a breakfast area overlooking Alcatraz.

Dining room at 2500 Broadway
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A grand dining area with original dramatic ceiling flows to the stairway.

Primary suite bedroom at 2500 Broadway
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This primary suite has views of the city skyline and bay.

Spacious walk-in closet
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The suite offers a huge walk-in closet.

Spacious living room with high ceilings
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On the top level, the pentroom is a spectacular space for lounging. The work of architect Houman Sharif and designer Kendall Wilkinson shines in this renovation.

Game room with ping pong table and bar
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A game room and bar are part of the fun on this upper level.

Well-appointed deck with view of San Francisco
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A view deck off the pentroom grants iconic San Francisco views.