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<a href="http://www.catherinekwong.com/">Catherine Kwong Design</a> got the highly coveted living room, which is the first room you see when you enter the home. Catherine's design was inspired by "Mick and Bianca Jagger&#8212;the early years." From
Catherine Kwong Design got the highly coveted living room, which is the first room you see when you enter the home. Catherine's design was inspired by "Mick and Bianca Jagger—the early years." From



In October of 2011, the home of late San Francisco society dame Lee Herbst Gruhn came onto the market asking $12.5M. The 5-bed, 4.5-bath, 8,120-square-foot abode sits on a prime corner lot in Pacific Heights. It was built in 1899 by San Francisco starchitect Ernest Coxhead, so it comes with a bit of pedigree. The home, dubbed "Mini Versailles" because of the abundance of mirrors and gold trim, sat on the market for months before it was delisted and then relisted with a lower asking price, eventually settling on $9.75M. Then it was chosen to play host to the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, where 27 of the West Coast's best design firms were invited to each reinvent a room. The Georgian mansion was then transformed with mostly interior design finishes, though some small cosmetic remodeling was done as well. The home, of course, was off the market during this time, though we're positively sure that an offer would be accepted if a tycoon were to swoop in and offer up a pile of cash. The showcase was a hit, so the home was put back on the market. Perhaps because it was still basking in the glow of the spotlight, the abode actually was listed higher for $11.995M, or $2.245M up from its previously listed price of $9.75M. Unfortunately its new duds didn't entice a buyer, because the home then took several price chops, and now sits at $8.9M. There's also a rumor of a restored 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II being thrown into the sale if an offer's made by December 31.




Master bedroom:




Family room:




Master bedroom:




Master bathroom:




Lounge:




From guest room to office:




Penthouse:




A full gallery of what the home looks like today:


[Photos by Patricia Chang]
· Your First Look at the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase [Curbed SF]
· The 25 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in San Francisco [Curbed SF]
· The Late Lee Herbst Gruhn's Mansion Returns to the Market with a Higher Asking Price [Curbed SF]
· The Late Lee Herbst Gruhn's "Mini Versailles" Hits the Market [Curbed SF]
· That Was Quick [Curbed SF]
· Rolling Out The Rolls To Move A Mansion By The End Of The Year [SockeSite]

Herbst Mansion

2800 Pacific , San Francisco, CA