Renowned as one of the most significant properties in San Francisco, this legendary estate truly represents the best of City living.
The mansion’s ambiance is decidedly elegant — worthy of entertaining international dignitaries — yet eminently livable, with a succession of spacious rooms that flow easily from one to the other for comfortable daily living. Many fabulous events, both large-scale and intimate family-friendly, have been hosted at the residence over the years.
The home’s setting is the pièce de résistance — a pinnacle location in Pacific Heights on almost two-thirds of an acre with a 142-foot frontage and a rear perimeter of 191 feet. Glorious formal gardens and terraces wrap around the entire home, while iconic views of San Francisco Bay provide an unrivaled backdrop.
This truly incomparable world-class estate was originally designed by architect E. A. Hermann in 1894 for Captain Hermann Meyer and his wife and eight children. The home has been masterfully renovated over the years to restore its magnificent architectural qualities while ensuring the best of 21st century living.
Making a commanding first impression, the architecture reflects Queen Anne style — with its asymmetrical shape, round tower, and steeply pitched roof lines. True to its character are classical embellishments that include Ionic columns, fluted pilasters, and dentil moldings — all blended with a color palette deemed historically authentic.
Elaborate wall and ceiling moldings support layers of millwork, intricate patterns of parquetry grace the hardwood floors, and soaring windows at every turn bathe the rooms in natural light. Towering three levels above the street, the four-level, 13,500+/- square-foot floor plan is comprised of seven bedrooms, grand public rooms, numerous flexible-use rooms, plus an amazing, one-of-a-kind glass solarium.
Adding layers of privacy are gated pedestrian and auto entrances, yet beyond the sanctuary afforded within the gates, the pulse of The City is ever apparent outside with its sense of energy, diversity, and excitement that only urban living can offer. Exceptional culinary experiences, boutique shopping, parks for tennis and recreation, and a tapestry of sidewalks for jogging and dog walking are all just moments away. Providing a sense of peaceful seclusion with a setting reminiscent of a country estate, this legendary residence is a world-class destination to call home. Renowned as one of the most significant properties in San Francisco, this legendary estate truly represents the best of City living.
Main Floor of the Home
The front door with leaded glass panel opens to the classic grand foyer, which introduces the home’s architectural elegance such as moldings with dentil detail and hardwood flooring with inlaid parquetry; to one side, the carpeted staircase ascends to the upper levels
Just off the foyer, this room is perfect for more intimate gatherings; a medallion highlights the ceiling and a bay window adorns the front wall
This formal room integrates the home’s signature turret with floor-to-ceiling windows and features a fireplace with carved stone mantelpiece
Adjoins the living room allowing for overflow space when entertaining on a grand scale; pocket doors on three sides of the room, a ceiling medallion, and fireplace with carved stone mantelpiece
Richly appointed with upholstered walls above wainscot paneling, library shelves, and pocket doors at the entrance
Banquet sized, the formal dining room is surrounded with windows and multiple sets of French doors opening to the solarium and the rear grounds; hand-painted murals adorn the walls and ceiling above wainscot paneling
This dramatic one-of-a-kind, grand-scaled room is lined on three sides with floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors, and transoms and crowned with a cathedral glass ceiling; black and white marble tiles alternate on the floor and a koi pond adds allure at one end
Spacious chef’s kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry topped with Caesarstone on the perimeter and granite slab on the center island; ample space for casual dining and/or family living extends to one end where a French door opens to the vast entertainment deck; a walk-in pantry and large butler’s pantry for caterers are also featured
Three Wolf 2-burner commercial style cooktops and Wells deep fryer, all in a stainless steel countertop beneath a commercial quality vent hood; two Thermador ovens; Bosch dishwasher; KitchenAid compactor; Sub-Zero refrigerator; butler’s pantry
with ice maker, wine cooler, and refrigerator
Second Floor of the Home
Master Bedroom Suite
Private retreat with gas-log fireplace, oak floor with border of parquetry, and two walk-in closets; en suite marble bath with separate vanities, shower for two with body sprays, and private commode room
Sitting Room and Bath
Accessed from the master bedroom foyer and opening to a view terrace; customized office cabinetry with integrated workstation plus wet bar with Sub-Zero refrigerator; private bath with slate tile finishes, pedestal sink, and whirlpool tub beneath a Bay view window
This dedicated office has built-in bookshelves, a walk-in closet, and sweeping Bay views through picture windows and from the private terrace
Bedrooms 2 & 3 with Shared Bathroom
These two front corner bedrooms include one with a built-in desk curving around the turret wall; each has carpeting, a tall coved ceiling, and direct access to a tiled bathroom with tub and overhead shower
Bedroom Suite 4
East-facing views of Russian Hill and the Bay are showcased from this suite with private balcony deck and luxurious en suite bath with large shower and deck access
Third Floor of the Home
Bedrooms 5, 6 & 7 plus Bathroom
A west-facing bedroom and two front south-facing bedrooms include one with banquette seating plus a built-in desk in the front turret; servicing the bedrooms is a bathroom with Carrera marble finishes and shower
Spa Room and Bath
Devoted entirely to the spa experience, this tiled room includes a hot tub, sauna, open shower with rainspout and hand-held sprays, and a glass-enclosed room with commode and vanity
Spacious multi-purpose room overlooking the Bay views provides space for fitness, recreation, and media enjoyment complete with projection
system and retractable cinema screen
Lower Level of the Home
Service and Storage Rooms
An entrance from the driveway, half-bath, and kitchen with electric range, dishwasher, and refrigerator are well-suited to staff and catering needs; additional rooms on this level include a customized wine storage, cedar lined closet for seasonal wardrobe storage, two large storage rooms, and a crafts/hobby room
Bedroom Suite & Recreation Room
Ideal for a caretaker’s apartment, this space begins with a large recreation room with fireplace and coved ceilings and adjoins a bedroom with en suite bath; the recreation room was original living space and may be customized for personal use
Other Features of the Property