Inside San Francisco’s most expensive home ever with an infinity pool cantilevered over a hillside
October 29, 2018
San Francisco’s real estate market reached a new pinnacle in outrageousness.
Perched on the crest of Russian Hill, a stunning estate spread across two lots with soaring bay views is asking a cool $45 million.
The current record-holder is a newly built Pacific Heights mansion at 2712 Broadway listed for $40 million and sold for $38 million in 2017, according to public record. Just two blocks away, 2950 Broadway went for $35 million in 2013.
The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built “on spec” without commitment from a client by Troon Pacific, an S.F.-based developer. Troon purchased the property with a 1908 cottage in 2012 for $4.5 million, according to public record, and excavated the hillside to expand the building area.
Another level is devoted to entertaining with two ensuite guest bedrooms, a two-story art gallery, sport court, concert hall and a wine wall.
The four-car garage with a granite floor is reached through a tunnel from the street.
The architectural wonder sits amid a vast park-like setting that only seems possible at a country estate. A spacious lawn and garden of roses, lavender and 100-year-old olive trees are all irrigated with rainwater collected from the rooftops and decks and stored in a 12,000 gallon tank. A 40-foot-long infinity pool is cantilevered over the hillside and its water seems to pour into the bay. An outdoor kitchen and dining area with a fireplace and glass chandelier can accommodate up to 24 people. There’s a separate “wellness center” with massage, steam and sauna rooms.
“950 Lombard is that rare opportunity for a person own their own ‘park’ in San Francisco, and one that presents unrivaled views of the City and the Bay,” says listing agent Val Steele of Pacific Union. ” There has never been an offering of this kind in the City and there may never be one of this caliber again.”
The home is currently a pocket listing. This means it’s being sold privately off-market and not listed with the Multiple Listing Service. Steele also listed and sold 2712 Broadway.