UPDATE (11/4/14): Some of the photos that originally appeared below have been removed at the request of the photos' owner.
Raw food chef Roxanne Klein and her entrepreneur/guitar-CEO husband, Michael Klein, have but their neoclassical-revival mega-manse on the market for $39 million. The couple have only owned the seven-bedroom, 16,000-square-foot home, located at 2701 Broadway, for two and a half years, having picked it up from real-estate mogul Ron Zeff for $27 million back in 2012. With that $39 million ask, 2701 Broadway is now the most expensive home for sale in San Francisco, ousting the unbuilt home at 2712 Broadway, with its theoretical price of $32 million, from the top spot. The ask is a full $12 million above the last sale price, though the present owners haven't so much as changed the paint in the au pair suite.
Built in 1910, the home underwent a restoration in 2002 by Moller Willrich Architecture and Design, under Zeff's watch. It's got white box-beam ceilings, wood wainscoting galore, and a very, very shiny indoor basketball court. Until we noticed the bed lurking behind a pair of velvet armchairs in the master suite, we thought we were in a formal living room, what with all that ornate molding, dark wainscoting, the grand marble fireplace, and ta-da Provençal-yellow palette. Not to be outdone, the master bath is bridal-boutique chic, complete with satiny white gathered window treatments and a crystal chandelier.
· 2701 Broadway [Neal Ward Properties]
· Private Properties [WSJ]
· Will the $27M Sale of 2701 Broadway Be the Most Expensive of the Year? [Curbed SF]
· Updated! The 25 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in SF
· Billionaire's Row Mega Mansion Takes a Little Off the Top [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of Billionaires' Row [Curbed SF]