Thanks to a “plugged in” tipster, we’ve got the scoop on tonight’s coming out soiree for the uberdecadent 2090 Vallejo Street. It’s expected to be one of the open houses of the year, and it’s most definitely by invitation only (but we do have photos and links for the masses).
Designed by Clarence Tantau for a local department store mogul (think City of Paris), the home boasts an “exquisite jewel-like interior including lavish wall panels, columns, extraordinary three-dimensional moldings, impressive Frescos and opulent 24-carat gildings.” And while mention of the 1,000 bottle wine cellar wasn’t too unexpected, the private “fur storage” did raise an eyebrow or two.
By the numbers: Six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths, five fireplaces; three car side-by-side garage plus motor court for six cars; approximately 10,340 square feet as per appraiser; and asking $17,800,000. And forget the cake, 2090vallejo.com should be delivering some guilt-free voyeuristic pleasure in the not too distant future.
UPDATE (2/16): Thanks to an insider we have the post-“soiree” scoop…lots of unused champagne glasses and uneaten strawberries (looks like the crowds never materialized); while not Georgian, the ornate common area décor and detailing were indeed fabulous (and cost three million dollars to renovate); and while the pentroom could definitely benefit from a major overhaul (and is much larger than it appears in the pictures), the faux balcony and views are breathtaking. (Oh, and that “fur storage?” Well, let’s just say it looked a whole lot like the wine cellar…)
∙ Listing: 2090 Vallejo (6/7) – $17,800,000 [deckerbullock.com]