See ‘sublime’ 1916 San Francisco mansion listed at $36M after multi-million renovation

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Built by renowned architect Julia Morgan, a 106-year-old San Francisco Tudor-style mansion with views of the bay has just hit the market for $36 million.

“There is no home like it, anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area,” according to the property listing. “Every square inch has been thoughtfully planned, and artfully constructed. The unrivaled attention to every detail is a testament to the extraordinary investment of time and talent that the current owners have poured into their stately home. The symmetry and balance the current owners have achieved is as unfathomable, as it is profound..”

Sitting on an unusually large quarter-acre lot in Presidio Heights, the home — 20 rooms in all — was designed in 1916 by Morgan, the pioneering female architect who is best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.

More recently, architect John Maniscalco led an incredible renovation that cost $10 million, according to Compass real estate firm. Original details, such as moldings, remain.

Karl Peterson, a venture capitalist and co-founder of, and his wife Holly Peterson bought the nearly 12,000 square-foot residence for $16.65 million in 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Other highlights of the eight-bedroom estate include:

Custom-made luxury materials, finish and craftsmanship used in the cabinetry, stone counters and bathrooms; light and plumbing fixtures, curtains and carpets

Combined gourmet kitchen, family room and al fresco dining deck with grill and San Francisco Bay and Presidio Park views

Butler’s pantry, with wine refrigeration cabinet

Formal dining room, with fireplace and adjacent breakfast nook

Grand-scale entertaining rooms

A spectacular primary bedroom suite with a deck for postcard views, wood burning fireplace and a separate clothing and dressing room

Second primary bedroom suite with wood burning fireplace

A karaoke room opening to a pickle ball court.

“The inviting home is at once grand, yet comfortable; formal, yet relaxed,” according to the listing. “There is a joy, and playful delight reflected in their every design decision, and a keen understanding of form and function in every living vignette. The end result is quite simply, sublime.”