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Will someone please finally buy this Cow Hollow Italianate mansion asking $27.5M?

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Pre-quake villa still seeks love

The massive foyer.
Photos by Jason Wells for Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

One of three landings.

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.

A sitting room with detailed ceiling.
A dine-in kitchen.
A formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace and views galore.
Dig that Tiffany glass skylight.
A chandelier punctuates the reading room.
Master bathroom.
The facade.
Image via Google Maps