Mansions aren’t really my thing. Most of them leave me kind of cold. But when I see an historic one like this that has been so beautifully restored, I get excited. The Neoclassical Hellman Mansion in San Francisco, built in 1902, is one of them. Gorgeous. It’s on the market for $14.9 million, so take a look!
According to Homes of the Rich, “It was designed by Julius Kraft and built in 1902 by Wells Fargo Bank President Isaias Hellman as a wedding gift for his daughter.”
“It served as the makeshift headquarters of Wells Fargo following San Francisco’s great quake and fire in 1906.”
It was the site of both the 1991 and 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.
The house has 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
The grand staircase is impressive with its gleaming wood, hand-painted mural on the ceiling, and stained-glass windows.
The views from the house are pretty amazing, too:
The agent says:
“Meticulously restored, integrating modern conveniences with timeless style. A reception hall with double curved staircase announces 4 levels that grace this stunning home. Grand outdoor terraces, main and catering kitchens, 7 fireplaces, au pair suite, wine cellar and iconic views of Alcatraz, Angel Island & beyond.”
Want it? For more photos and information check the listing. (Update: it sold for $12,750,000.)
P.S. More San Francisco Beauties:
- A Grand 1890s Mansion with a Stained-Glass Dome
- The Victorian in the Movie Mrs. Doubtfire
- A Neoclassical Revival with $32 million Views