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1772 Vallejo

Offered at $6,995,000

Pacific Heights

The Landmark Burr Residence

Luxury Property Highilghts
  • Built in 1875
  • Major restoration/renovation 2000-03
  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
  • Living room & front parlor/library
  • Formal dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast area, Private study
  • Guest cottage with bedroom & bath, Park-like gardens
  • Expansive top floor great room with built-in bar
  • Exercise room, wine cellar, laundry, ample storage
  • 2 car s/s garage, driveway & courtyard parking, Oversized lot: 91' x 138' with gardens
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The property is a registered City Landmark, No. 31. The mansion was built in 1875 by Ephraim Burr, one of San Francisco's earliest mayors, as a wedding gift to his son Edmund Burr and his wife, Anna Barnard. Their daughters, Alice and Marian, lived in the house until 1968.

Peter Downey of Downey Construction worked full-time for over a year to orchestrate the building and restoration of the property. The owner, with collaborative design support from Audrey Owen oversaw the interior design aspect. Their goal was ëto breathe new life into the old landmarkóto restore its charm and to create an elegant, functional home for the modern household.

The Burr Mansion is one of the most imposing Second Empire residences that survived the 1906 earthquake. The mansard roof rises with a curve above the bracketed cornice, and the sides of the roof are enriched with alternating rows of scalloped and straight-edge shingles. Its many bay windows are framed by unusual colonettes that have tall bases and Corinthian capitals.

The magic of the Burr Mansion is in the proportions. It is a rare and magnificent home for elegant entertaining on a grand scale, yet it retains an amazingly comfortable ambience with utmost privacy in its own park-like setting. The ambience of an English garden surrounds the house on three sides with patterned boxwood hedges, beautiful rose bushes and hydrangeas. Perennials and seasonal blooms add color, height and texture to the exquisite landscape. An enormous old totoki tree, a rare landmark tree by the gated entrance, and cherub fountain are the focal points of the garden, one of the finest garden settings in the City.