The very former estate of Alexander Morrison (he passed away in 1921) and his wife has been listed. The location is ideal, with one of the best views of Mt. Tam and Mt. Baldy, yet it's in the "flats" of the historic Laurel Grove section of Ross. It's had several owners since the Morrison family left in 1928, but it's still known as the Morrison Estate because of his pedigree. For those unfamiliar, Morrison, an attorney, was the founder of a law firm, a major book collector (his collection is at the University of California, Berkeley in the "Morrison Memorial Library"), and an early member of the Bohemian Club. Being a philanthropist, the San Francisco Morrison Planetarium is named in his honor. His wife was no joke either, and was "a member of seemingly every Bay Area social club in existence at the time."
The 5-bed, 6-bed, 6,716-square-foot home is asking $9,750,000, or $1,452 per square. It's famous for its terraced gardens, and the house sits on a lot that's approximately 1.41 acres with old specimen plantings, as well as English-style gardens designed by Michael Yandle. The home was built circa 1903 in the Arts & Craft style and have been updated for all your fancy needs. Property highlights include views of Mat. Tam and Mt. Baldy from nearly every room, a lap pool and guest cottage.
· 117 Laurel Grove [website]
· 117 Laurel Grove [Redfin]