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San Francisco's Most Expensive Home Topples to Number Two

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$3 million cut brings this first-rate mansion down to second place

Dishonor fills the chic, gilded halls of 2250 Vallejo today, as the formerly reigning Most Expensive Home in San Francisco titleholder falls to number two care of a $3 million price cut.


After a stellar remodel, the Pacific Heights home landed on the market in November 2015 at $28 million. Built in 1901 by local architect James Francis Dunn for James Madison, a bigwig with the Alaska Salmon Company, the property went through several phases of its life. In addition to once housing wounded soldiers, it was also the home to former San Francisco mayor Angelo Joseph Rossi.

Fast forward to today, the updated estate, care of Los Angeles-based Paul McClean of McClean Design, now features an open floor plan (naturally), an elliptical spiral staircase with glass rails, new hardwood flooring, and—get this—an infinity-edge plunge pool on the roof with views of the bay.

This impressive home is now available at $25 million. And according to SocketSite, this brings 2820 Scott (circa 1905) to number one, "which has been listed at $28.5 million for four months." It also played host to the 2008 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.