San Francisco Luxury Property
rominent Italian Villa
In the Heart of San Francisco
Offered at Fifteen Million Dollars

Year Built - 1900
Major Reconstruction 2001-02
3 Stories over Lower Level
6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 2 Half Baths
Roof Terrace & Patio
Mature landscaped Garden
Elevator & 2 Garages for 4 Cars
Floor plans:



History of the House

Fanny Osborn-Stevenson, the widow of author Robert Louis Stevenson, commissioned Willis Polk to design the residence in 1893 and it was completed in 1900. Her husband always liked the corner of Hyde at Lombard Streets because of its view of the bay and connection to the Pacific Ocean and his love for the South Seas.

The original design of the house was an eclectic combination of Mediterranean Revival and Tudor styles. The richly colored tall stain glass window is still set in the graceful main staircase. It depicts the ship Hispaniola, which was prominently featured in Treasure Island, Stevenson’s masterpiece.

The House Today
The Old World charm of the house has been recently restored by the new owners, with the team of Architect Joe Farrell and Landmark Builders, and incorporates state of the art systems for today’s living.
Enjoy the ever changing colors of sea & sky and cityscape including the cruise ships & sailboats on the bay, Alcatraz & Treasure Islands, the string of pearls of the Bay Bridge & dazzling lights of the Financial District at night.

The setting and quality of the Stevenson Mansion makes for one of the finest residences in San Francisco and the bay area.

Offered at: Fifteen Million Dollars

The handsome gates open to the gracious ARCADE which looks out to the beautifully landscaped PATIO & GARDEN. Enjoy the idyllic park-like setting with the scent of blooms from the magnificent magnolia tree and sound of splashing water from the marble fountain and statue of The Three Graces. Uniquly suited for outdoor entertaining with the charming bells of the San Francisco cable car adding to “heart of the city” the ambiance.

The warm and inviting FOYER with its divine spiral staircase is evocative of the graceful architectural lines and details found throughout the house. The finest materials and craftsmanship are evident in the wood, stone & wrought iron works, neo-classical details, art glass and custom lighting.

The POWDER ROOM, ELEVATOR alcove and charming ORCHID ROOM adjoin the foyer.

The view PARLOR and MEDIA ROOM with built-in entertainment system, are perfect for the varied needs of a large household and guests.

Memorabilia of the house and its early occupants are displayed on the walls of the adjoining LIBRARY. The second floor KITCHEN is convenient for beverage and light food preparation.

Each of the three light filled BEDROOM SUITES with adjoining baths on this level enjoy bay or city views. The custom BATHS have surrounds of stone or tile work along with shower, Jacuzzi tub or deep tub. Elgant guest foyer separate the suites and also accesses the kitchen, ideal for guest privacy.

The elegant LIVING ROOM has a barrel vault ceiling, ornate fireplace and arched paned windows with dramatic northeast view. The drama of the mature trees from the garden and the sparkling water vistas add to this unique and sumptuous europeanesk salon.

The expansive DINING ROOM provides an elegant setting for candle lit dinners. It features a peaked glass roof.and views of the bay and dazzling lights of the Financial District, Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge. The setting is truly extraordinary!

Enjoy breakfast or informal dining in the adjoining sunny view BREAKFAST ROOM.

The spacious KITCHEN is ideal for the gourmet cook and large scale catering. The south facing windows provide wonderful south light and look to the verdant park across the street for a lush warm view. It features ample marble counter tops, custom cabinets and top of the line appliances, including:
Viking professional stove with 6 burners & grill
ModernAire ventilator
GE Monogram oven & plate warmer
Subzero refrigerator/freezer
2 Miele dishwashers

Convenient HOME OFFICE with built-in desk and storage system.

The pent level very private MASTER SUITE provides a wonderful space for relaxation or quiet contemplation.

The luxurious MASTER BEDROOM with ornate fireplace looks out to the Financial District, the Bay Bridge and Coit Tower and with unique privacy with the vista of the lovely park as you enter the master quarters.

The spa-like MASTER BATH features a marble surround, double vanity with large mirror, Jacuzzi tub, double shower, WC & bidet. The cedar lined DRESSING ROOM houses ample his & her wardrobe storage.

The view SITTING ROOM (or bedroom) with fireplace opens to the breathtaking view ROOF TERRACE which takes in Alcatraz & Treasure Islands, the Embarcadero piers and the TransAmerica Pyramid.

Adjoining BATH with shower.


Two GARAGES with inside access house two cars each.

AU PAIR BEDROOM & bath, presently used as an Exercise Room.

Laundry & Mechanical Rooms.

ELEVATOR to all levels.