What a strange journey it has been for the Joseph Esherick-designed Larsen House, known for its signature "swoopy stair." The house first went up for sale just under a year ago asking $9.75 million. A buyer swooped in and bought the place in a mere six days for $2 million over its asking price, but just seven months later, the stunning cube was put back up for sale for the same $11.75 million that it had just sold for. No buyers have been as hypnotized by the curved stair as the initial purchaser, and the house has just dropped its price down to $10 million, putting it almost back where it started.
The well-preserved mid-century home was constructed in 1962 and sits at a prime Pacific Heights location on Scott Street near Broadway. It was built for modern art collector Jeanette Larsen and her husband Niels, and its sale last year was the first time that it had ever changed hands. The spiral staircase curves down 40 feet, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors let the views of the Bay pour into the otherwise black and white setting. The four-bedroom home is practically made for entertaining, with two living rooms—both with wet bars—to host guests.
· Pac Heights Pad With Swoopy Stair Makes Entrance at $9.75M [Curbed SF]
· Just-Sold Joseph Esherick Masterpiece Wants $11.75M (Again) [Curbed SF]
· 2610 Scott Street [Redfin]