Herbst Manor in Pacific Heights was home to the late Lee Herbst Gruhn, who passed away in 2010. Think Herbst Theater and San Francisco society dame. The 5-bed, 4.5-bath, 8,1200-square-foot mansion was built in 1899 by San Francisco starchitect Ernest Coxhead. In an article published by the Napa Valley Register, author Jennifer Huffman shares her story of accidentally getting a tour of the abode in 2009 by none other than Lee Herbst Gruhn herself. Huffman describes the home as having "mirrors and gold gilt trim" on every wall, which is evident in the gallery above. Also in the gallery is a photo of the grand staircase, which has a mural that Lee painted of the Palace of Fine Arts. Property highlights include a "historically significant French salon;" dining room with gold coffered ceiling, and the ability to say you own an architectural gem that's hosted some of San Francisco's most lively characters. Asking price? $12,500,000.
· 2800 Pacific [Redfin]
· Surprise showcase [Napa Valley Register]
· What’s the deal with the Herbst family? [SFGate]