Located on a stretch of street nicknamed Billionaires’ Row, a neighborhood with such ilk as Oracle’s Larry Ellison and high society staples Ann and Gordon Getty, this tony and towering home appears at first glance like an old home. In fact, it’s a 2004 construction, one that, astonishingly, veers away from the ultra-minimalist aesthetics so closely associated with many new-ish SF mega-houses.
Featuring six bedrooms, seven and two half bathrooms, and an ample 11,600 square feet, 2799 Broadway starts off in resplendent fashion with a portrait hall entrance bearing marble floors and cast-stone walls, all of which leads to—glory be—a dramatic double stairway ideal for making an equally dramatic entrance.
Reaching four stories tall, the first three floors are for fun and play. Among the many billionaire-approved tomfoolery you’ll find here: wine cellar, four-car garage, library with paneled mahogany walls and empire bookcases, fireplace fitted with a custom glass mosaic, and pub and billiards room with antique bar reclaimed from a British tavern.
There’s also a slew of decorative touches, like coffered ceilings, quilted leather walls, 14 sets of French doors, and a formal living and dining room with cerulean walls (of which you may be blithely unaware) and burnished enamel. And there’s also color, lots of color.
The top floor is where you’ll find the bedrooms, including a master suite with working fireplace and walkout terrace, which, naturally, includes a spa overlooking the bay.
The home is owned by Bebo founders Michael and Xochi Birch; it’s listed for $39 million, which, if sold at asking, could make it one of the most expensive sales in SF residential history.
Its listed through Deborah Svoboda of Sotheby’s International Realty.