A massive, newly built, Pacific Heights mansion is the most expensive home for sale in San Francisco right now, with a price of $40 million. Perched high above the bay, 2712 Broadway is a limestone masterpiece of modernity among the stately and fanciful manses that line the neighborhood’s most coveted three-block stretch known as the Gold Coast, or Billionaire’s Row.
Developer Bill Campbell of Marble Management purchased a 19th century clapboard house for a mere $7.8 million in 2009, and then demolished it in order to make way for the contemporary construction.
Now, seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four-and-a-half baths, a gourmet kitchen, two kitchenettes, a spa with a gym and massage room, a media room and two wine rooms are spread across 11,400 square feet. An elevator takes you to multiple levels as well as the top floor where a terrace includes yet another kitchen.
Floor-to-ceiling windows across the north side provide sweeping views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the tree-filled Presidio, the grassy hills of the headlands, the seaside village of Sausalito and the island of Belvedere. Non-reflective glass that costs four to five times more than typical glass was used so the view is equally stunning at night.
The home “uses solar to produce almost 40 percent of the reference energy required by the home,” Campbell said. “Rainwater is stored in underground tanks for reuse in the yard. Landscape materials have required reflectance values. Closed cell foam and blown in mineral glass are combined to form a superb insulation barrier. Cabinetry, trim, floors, and decking are all FSC certified.”
Architect Tom Taylor of Taylor Lombardo is the mind behind the home, with interior architecture care of Handel Architects, most recently known for helming The Pacific and Rowen.
Listing agents Val Steele of Pacific Union International and Tom Biss of Sotheby’s International Real Estate are in charge of the home.