February 25, 2011
2808 Broadway Becomes Official Gold Coast Inventory At $25M
The four bedroom listing count for the Gold Coast property doesn’t include the two-bedroom apartment below for staff. Other numbers: six fireplaces, five levels with elevator access to the top four, two kitchens, and one sundeck with hot tub atop the home.
In terms of parking, well, there is none. Yes, it's time to slap a parking sticker on the Bentley. Just don't forget about street cleaning, those tickets can really add up.
∙ Listing: 2808 Broadway (4/7.5) - $25,000,0000 [thegoldcoastsf.com] [MLS]
∙ Belli Would Be Fired Up As 2950 Broadway Is Reduced By $5,600,000 [SocketSite]
First Published: February 25, 2011 5:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
No worries - I hear it's pretty easy to add a garage in this part of town...
Posted by: Legacy Dude at February 25, 2011 9:12 AM
No idea if this can sell... Another drawback is the strange floor plan. The kitchen shown in the images, isn't really the main kitchen. There's a galley kitchen on the main floor off the dining room, while the eat-in kitchen shown here seems like it's on the floor below in its own separate unit. There may be 3 or 4 units in this place considering there are four "kitchens" in the plans.
And yeah, I think I even had my own thread about the Getty's crazy parking situation.
Posted by: Denis at February 25, 2011 9:28 AM
Sorry folks, but the price of entry in this exclusive part of town isn't $25M. 2808 has a tax assessment of $3M so I think they have some room to negotiate.
I never understood the connection this home shared with the 2800. It's always felt like to should be connected to 2808.
Posted by: eddy at February 25, 2011 10:00 AM
Parking is not an issue, just add "valet" to the job description of one of your servants.
Classy looking place and nice to see floorplans included in the listing.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at February 25, 2011 10:01 AM
Why are the Getty's beastly Lexus sedans always parked on the street (with the enigmatic vanity plates)? The decent to their garage seems rather harrowing, but still...
Posted by: Footie at February 25, 2011 10:37 AM
It is really $10m (comp 2500 Divis), and a very nice house at the price, value for money as the British say.
Add $5m for the address,"2808 Broadway Street"
$5m for the view,
and $5m for the neighbors.
Excellent neighbors in all four directions, interesting, intelligent, accomplished, charming, worldly, well worth it. No riffraff, no rent control.
Posted by: Conifer at February 25, 2011 12:14 PM
No riff raff. Except for those pesky kids over at 2712 Broadway.
The sellers can hold out for $25M but it's going to be a long wait. $15 to 18M tops. I'd take the Bebo house any day of the week over this place. Other than the address and view; I really don't like this home.
Posted by: eddy at February 25, 2011 1:07 PM
Connection with 2800? Duplex?
Posted by: StockBoySF at February 25, 2011 7:26 PM
These two homes were built by the Hellman family (which we all know became Wells Fargo). 2808 was for Isaias Hellman Jr's widow, while 2800 was built for her daughter and son-in-law. They were constructed in 1927 by Willis Polk & Co, though Polk himself died a few years before. All of this info is from Gables and Fables, but Anne and Arthur Bloomfield.
Posted by: Denis at February 26, 2011 12:17 AM
I'd rather have the one on Normandie Place. Much nicer looking on the inside and on a cul de sac.
Posted by: hogwash at February 28, 2011 10:53 AM
Hellman Sr. could have been the original bankster. His brother-in-law was Mayer Lehman! He was also involved in Farmers and Merchants Bank of Los Angeles, which later became part of Bank of America through a series of mergers. Of course, his banking practices were legendary for being conservative, unlike his brother-in-law's successors and his own at Wells Fargo.
Posted by: sfrenegade at February 28, 2011 3:43 PM
In Escrow FIRM.
Posted by: Eddy at July 13, 2012 7:42 PM
Posted by: SocketSite at July 18, 2012 11:45 AM