May 09, 2016

3800 Washington St, Presidio Heights

Landmarked derelict manse that was recently listed at $18 million.

17,895 square foot 9 bedroom 8 bath residence, built in 1902 for the Koshland family woolens magnates and later major supporters of the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. Much of the family fortune later went to establish the San Francisco Foundation. The mansion was modeled after Madame de Pompadour's Versailles chateau Le Petit Trianon.

The most recent owner Halsey Minor bought the 17,895-square-foot mansion and detached 2,618-square-foot guesthouse in 2007 for about $18 million. He never occupied the property. It was put on the market in 2012 for $25 million, but that listing eventually was cancelled. It came back up for sale in 2014 priced slightly less that $20 million. It did not sell and the price was eventually cut to $17.995 million. The property is currently listed as sold.

More about Halsey's fiasco HERE (SF Business Journal)

Interior Photos HERE

3800 Washington Street, San Francisco

3800 Washington after the 1906 earthquake