The 13,500-square-foot mansion at 2724 Pacific Avenue has been on the market since November 2012, and, with a $30 million asking price, has at various points over the past couple of years been the most expensive home for sale in San Francisco. Owned by former Pacific Stock Exchange chairman Doug Engmann, the property initially was set to come with three parcels of land totaling .61 acres—which made it one of the city's largest residential parcels—but that amount has now dropped to two parcels with .36 acres. The price of the estate has also dropped accordingly, with a $8.25 million chop to land at $21.75 million.
The huge Queen Anne, designed by E.A. Hermann in 1894, is still, of course, one of the most expensive homes for sale in the city, and its amenities fit the description. With seven bedrooms (plus one staff bedroom), seven full bathrooms, and two half-baths, the mega-manse can comfortably host parties for 500. The highlight of the property is a glass solarium with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cathedral glass ceiling, and a koi pond at one end. There's also a library, a deck with extraordinary views, and a carriage house that can double as a game room and a gazebo.
· Pacific Heights Mansion Lists for $30M, Is San Francisco's Second Most Expensive Home for Sale [Curbed SF]
· 2724 Pacific [Steve Gothelf]