What does the most expensive house in one of America’s most expensive cities look like?
According to Curbed SF, 2250 Vallejo, a circa-1901 mansion-turned-contemporary dream home built on one of San Francisco’s highest streets, just became the most expensive listing in the city.
Meticulously refurbished on the outside and completely recreated on the inside, the 9,095-square-foot home is a rare mix of modern luxury and historical character. It has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread out over three floors of space.
Neal Ward of Neal Ward Properties has the listing.
The building was originally built in 1901 for wealthy fish-packing mogul James Madison (no, not the president). Its outdoor facade was completely restored to its original Beaux-Arts beauty.
After being converted to housing for wounded soldiers from WWII, the home spent 50 years as an apartment building.
It was decided that the exterior would be preserved, but the interior would be completely ripped out.
The newly open floor plan allows one to sit at the dining room table and still look out over the San Francisco Bay.
The huge glass windows that look down on the city below are another new addition, and you can slide them open to walk out on to the balcony.
This spiral staircase is gorgeous, but there's no need to take it -- the mansion also has an elevator.
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