This isn’t the first time you’ve seen this brazenly opulent home on the market.
The Italianate mansion appeared on the market over a decade ago in 2008 for $27.5 million, the same year it hosted the annual SF Decorator Showcase. After it inexplicably failed to find a buyer, the house went off the market for a few years, then reemerged in 2013 asking a slimmed down $24.8 million. It then returned in 2016 for $28.5 million where it sat for years.
Today is makes yet another reentrance onto the market asking $27.5 million.
Featuring seven bedrooms, eight full and three half bathrooms, and 16,000 square feet, 2820 Scott comes with a mezzanine with a Tiffany glass skylight, seven fireplaces, a reception hall, au-pair quarters with kitchen, a gym; five marble terraces, six cast bronze balconies, and an elevator to all floors.
But in 2019 San Francisco, it’s a hard sell. For starters, the home is unapologetically original, which isn’t something today’s freshly moneyed set prefers. Most gargantuan homes selling these days look like oversized dentist offices given a fine polish. Cold. Antiseptic. Cookie-cutter. But this circa-1905 abode comes awash in designer flourishes, from the coffered ceilings to the tiled flooring to its yellow facade.
It’s a lot of look. It’s a lot. And some of the interiors could use a refresh. But surely someone out there with a spark of imagination—and gobs of money to incinerate—would love to call this place home.
The last time this Cow Hollow mansion sold was in 2005 for $6.75 million, just before its interior restorations revamped it to its present state.
The listing is through Olivia Hsu Decker of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.