1000 Fulton Street
Built for the second archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Francisco in 1904, the Archbishop’s Mansion at 1000 Fulton Street has hit the market asking $7,950,000.
1000 Fulton Interior
Thirteen bedrooms, fourteen baths, sixteen fireplaces, and one rather sweet range hood.
1000 Fulton Kitchen
Over 20,000 square feet in total with an elevator serving the mansion’s four floors.
∙ Listing: 1000 Fulton (13/14) 20,740 sqft – $7,950,000 [MLS] [1000fulton.com]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by neighbor

    It seems difficult to make this place pencil out at $8 million.
    What are you allowed to do there? Does anyone know the possibilities and/or restrictions?
    Also, what is the structural status? Anyone know if there have been any foundation and/or structural upgrades?
    And yes, I’ve read the property website — it talks about a mid-80s renovation, but unless I missed it, it doesn’t say anything about structural improvements.
    Also, yes, I know it can be a bed and breakfast under conditional use — my question is, what else might be possible? Or, is that it forever…

  2. Posted by asiagoSF

    what the heck did the archbishop need 13 bedrooms for? it’s not like he had a wife and kids!

  3. Posted by FormerAptBroker

    Does anyone know when the Archbishop of San Francisco moved out of 1000 Fulton? When I was a little kid around 1970 I went to some kind of fundraiser for the new Cathederal (aka “McGucken’s Maytag”) at the Archbishop’s house and he was living at 2840 Broadway (that the Rosekrans family owned from 1979-2011).
    [Editor's Note: It was a mid 1960's move for the Archbishop according to the listing agent.]

  4. Posted by NeenerSF

    In the early 1990s, this house was used as a convent by the Sisters of St. Joseph. My Aunt was a Nun who lived there for a few years and I remember going there for dinners and holidays. The kitchen has definitely been remodeled since my last visit. Some of the rooms have ocean views.

  5. Posted by NeenerSF

    My mistake—I am thinking of the Archbishop’s House out on Balboa.

  6. Posted by BernalDweller

    I know that in 1997 this was a B&B. We had our commitment ceremony at the Alamo Square Inn up the street on Scott and several of my family members stayed at the Archbishop’s Mansion. Don’t know for how long it had been a B&B or when it stopped.

  7. Posted by Delancey

    It’s good to be the archbishop

  8. Posted by fred

    O Mary, conceived without sin…

  9. Posted by eddy

    Seems cheap for what you are getting.

  10. Posted by 4oceans

    No yard? No garage? 13 bedrooms and 3 parking places? And what is up with that oven hood. Is there an exhaust pipe or some sort of super duper filtration scrubber device that takes your blackened fish emissions in one end and delivers fresh flower fragrance on the other?

  11. Posted by redseca2

    Our cats want daddy to buy this one. Definitely the way to go if you are an indoor cat.

  12. Posted by neighbor

    @4oceans — The standard practice was that the stove would vent into the chimney behind it. Assuming that is the location of the original stove, there would be an empty flue available that goes to the roof.

  13. Posted by EH

    Vow of poverty…

  14. Posted by mellissa

    It was a requisite silver and lace B&B until about 4 years ago (give or take) It has a HUGE basement.

  15. Posted by Mike Sullivan

    This place used to be owned by the Joie de Vivre hotel company (maybe still is? But not listed on the company website as an active hotel).

  16. Posted by Rocco

    Joie de Vivre may have/may still own it, but there was never much “joie” in the place. It was grim. In fairness, they’ve updated the kitchen.
    Probably the most expensive SFR w/o a garage in SF, although with the right advice, one could probably put a garage under the house on the Steiner Street side and turn the current parking lot into a garden.

  17. Posted by Stucco-sux

    I never knew you could carpet a pool table and a stair case with the same material.

  18. Posted by justme

    Probably the most expensive SFR w/o a garage in SF…
    Not quite.
    [Editor's Note: 2808 Broadway Becomes Official Gold Coast Inventory At $25M.]

  19. Posted by anon

    The grand stair and stained glass dome make me think of Titanic and the Gilded Age…. want to whisper “Jack, this is where we first met” just as the whole economy sinks beneath us.

  20. Posted by GOLSF

    I lived at this location during my corporate paid relocation to SF in 2000. It was a remarkable introduction to SF! I switched rooms frequently so I got to experience each one during my month long stay. I remember they were each themed after an opera.

  21. Posted by August

    Is the money going back to the poor people that paid for it?

  22. Posted by Fergus

    Haunted.

  23. Posted by tom espy

    This became the San Francisco Boy’s Home after the Archbishop moved. It was administered by Monsignor Peter Armstrong. I don’t know when it ceased to be the Boy’s Home, probably the mid ’70’s

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