Fresh on the market is the Probert House at 940 Grove Street - the mansion turned school turned back to mansion. Designed by Albert Pissis (of Hibernia Bank fame) and William P. Moore, the house was built in 1895 for Edward Probert and stayed in the family (er, well, stayed in his wife's second husband's family) until it was converted into Franciscan nunnery. Artist Giacomo Patri moved his Patri School of Art Fundamentals into the building in 1956, where they stayed until 1966, and later the French-American Bilingual school moved in. Back in 2010 the mansion was granted entitlements to turn it back into a single-family house, but has only been partially gutted, and leaving work for a garage and roof decks, and over 9000 square feet inside, up to the future buyer. The house was up for sale back in May at $3M, but is back on the market at $3,200,000 (we're not sure where the price increase came from). If you're interested, hope you don't mind the sound of a little construction - an addition was built for the school along Steiner Street in the 1970s, and recently demo'd for the poorly named "Painted Gentleman" development project of three single-family houses.
· 940 Grove Street [Redfin]
· Certificate of Appropriateness - 940 Grove (pdf) [SF Planning]
· Painted Ladies Have New Empty Lot & Big White Neighbor Ready For Your Color Consultant [Curbed SF]