April 02, 2016

2515 Scott St, Pacific Heights

2515 Scott Street, date unknown
2515 Scott Street today
12,705 square foot 8 bedroom 11 bath late Victorian come Greek Revival, neoclassical style mansion built in 1899. Designed but architect Clinton Day. Restored to a single family residence 2001-2006. Renovations included the elimination of 2 illegal units on the top floor (see 1975 photo below). The house was built for the Tubb family, a New England trading clan that settled in San Francisco during the Gold Rush. They founded a ship chandlery, a whaling fleet, a rope-cordage mill and other major businesses, and members of the family were active in civic and government life. Their Tubbs Cordage Co. building still exists as part of the Hyde Street Pier Maritime Museum, according to the book “Men of Rope: Being a History of the Tubbs Cordage Company.”

2515 Scott St in 1975
Anti-trust lawyer and wine hobbyist James Hennefer purchased 2515 Scott Street in 1999, and immediately began the process of returning the subdivided 15,000 square foot mansion back into a single family residence with the intention of sheltering an assortment of family members desiring to live in the city. Unfortunately, by the time said renovations were completed in 2006, several of those relatives were deceased. Deeming the house too large, Hennefer listed the home on two 81' x 120' lots for $19,750,000 ($1,554 per square foot). Features include redwood siding, 39 rooms, 11 fireplaces, 6-car garage, octagonal wine cellar, formal gentlemen’s parlor and bar, marble powder rooms, commercial elevator, caterer’s kitchen, chef’s kitchen, artist studio, and rooftop deck. It sold for $18 million in 2008 ($1,417 per square ft). Current estimates value the property at about $15.2 million ($1,200 per square foot).

Broker babble description: "A Grand House for Living and Entertaining: Then and Now. Prime Pacific Heights view home with a large south garden. Superb renovation of a California legacy suitable for a consulate or grand family residence with facilities for large scale entertaining."

Architectural Field Survey 1975

Renovated Pacific Heights mansion on market for $19.75 million (SFGate 2007)

Interior photos HERE Redfin