We would like to tell you the Burr Mansion is on the market, if for no other reason than the remote—but still tantalizing—possibility that we could tour it at an open house. But alas, this historic home, #31 on the official Registry of City Landmarks was only available for sale for one day.
1772 Vallejo, a 5-bed, 4.5-bath Italianate mansion, was built in 1875 for Burr family. Captain Ephraim Burr later became mayor of SF, and is perhaps most famous for backing Andrew Hallidie's intriguing 1873 innovation: the cable car.
If you're even remotely decent at math, you already know the home's birthday means it survived the Great Quake of 1906, though local lore has it that the structure was knocked loose of its foundations. The repair was apparently top notch, since here it stands in 2012, in all its grandeur, having survived every intervening tectonic shift.
Today, the mansion has been restored to the kind of modern luxury the discerning San Franciscan buyer wants most: The property with its generous gardens sits on a triple lot behind a gated driveway, featuring a 2-car garage and guest cottage. Inside awaits a formal dining room, spacious living room, wine cellar, exercise room, and a top floor game room with full bar and city views.
Unfortunately, this magnificent Second Empire gem went into contract--virtually before it listed on the MLS. Estately reports that "it went on the market on a Thursday and was pending later that Friday." We have a feeling, given this alacrity, that the sellers got their asking of $6,995,000—or even a hell of a lot more.
· 1772 Vallejo[Redfin]
·Landmark Burr House Hits the Market[Huffington Post]
· The City's Most Unexpected Landmarks[CurbedSF]