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DETAILS & FEATURES The magnificent property sits on a 3-acre street-to-street lot that requires three addresses. The two-story 80 X 83 foot structure main house is a 12,000 square-foot masterpiece and holds 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. There are 7 ornately carved fireplaces throughout. Six half-moon concrete steps lead up to a grand entry portico. The original Arts & Crafts style front door opens to a magnificent vaulted entrance hall where a 30-foot tall atrium rises to the original stained glass skylight. Four massive Tuscan columns support the wraparound second floor gallery. An Italian marble fountain sits in the center of the hall. Impressive as this is, the real show stopper lies beyond: A 15-foot wide grand staircase leading up to the second floor gallery. Oak is used lavishly throughout the house—in moldings, bookcases, and doors. The doorways are over a foot thick, and the doorway openings are appropriate for huge rooms. The Mansion’s interiors display the architect’s eclectic influences, including Vienna Secessionist, Arts and Crafts, Egyptian, and even Gothic elements and his signature motif of four little squares placed on walls, at corners, and by doorways both inside and out. Off the impressive foyer, numerous sets of carved oak French doors lead to the mansion’s public rooms. The 42 ft. X 26 ft. formal living room retains many original elements including two plaster chandeliers, a massive carved oak fireplace, wall tapestries, built-in bookcases, and a box beam ceiling featuring ornate carved woodwork. The first floor also contains a generously sized dining room with box-beam ceiling and billiard room (both feature large, carved fireplaces), the kitchen, butler’s pantry, breakfast room, and modest servant’s quarters are located at the rear of the building. There a smaller, but no less impressive, portico leads to the porte-cochere and circular driveway. Upstairs, seven large bedrooms, most with en suite baths, open off of the gallery overlooking the entry hall. From the first floor, the extra wide gallery shields the bedroom doors from view and provides an extra layer of privacy to the private living space above. The 26-foot long master has views of San Francisco, a carved fireplace, inglenook, en suite bathroom, and a dressing room with skylight. The six remaining bedrooms, though smaller, are generously proportioned by today’s standards. One of the largest was converted into a library during the days when the Mansion operated as a private school for girls. Bookshelves still hold hundreds of books dating from the 1920s and ‘30s. The central bedroom on the western wall has double French doors leading out to a balcony built atop the front portico. Breathtaking views of San Francisco bay from Marin County to the South Bay lie beyond the balcony balustrades. The 3 west facing bedrooms have panoramic views of San Francisco bay. South facing bedrooms have impressive views of Oakland’s expanding skyline. The front façade overlooks one of two reflecting pools and what was once a terraced landscape designed by renowned turn-of- the century civil engineer and architect, Mark Daniels. The original terraces were planted with elaborate flower gardens, shrubbery, and redwood, eucalyptus, pine, and palm trees, many of which remain. In addition to the main house, the 3-acre property includes a detached gymnasium/dance studio, a tennis court, a cottage, and two reflecting pools, and a smaller house, all in need of restoration.
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Rajeev P. booked a music video shoot for 50 people
It was a great experience for everyone involved, thanks to the host who was an absolute professional. Steven was responsive and accommodating throughout. The location was absolutely spectacular for our needs and I would not hesitate to book again.
Jake S. booked a video shoot for 60 people
Everything was amazing, host was extremely accommodating and we had an incredible time!
Estevan P. booked a video shoot for a commercial for 35 people
Great place! Steven was a wonderful and accommodating host. The house has many different looks to utilize and there is plenty of parking. Would definitely use again.
Randall H. booked a photo shoot for 4 people
Once again, a great experience shooting at this fabulous place and the host was most accommodating in every regards.
This was the second time I've booked this place and again my photoshoot was epic. Couldn't be happier with the communication and how accommodating Steven was.
The host was very responsive, informative, and accommodating of my needs. I used the space for a photoshoot and the space is even better than advertised as there are a good number of additional rooms that also make great sets for photography. The only downsides are that not all the electrical sockets work and the house is unheated so it was rather chilly, but that of course would depend on the time of year. The host did provide a long electrical cord that could reach throughout most of a floor so the lack of live sockets is mitigated by that.