December 26, 2013

Another Year On The Market For The Madeover Herbst Manor


A wealthy art collector from Philadelphia purchased the Pacific Heights lot at 2800 Pacific Avenue for $10 in 1899 and commissioned Ernest Coxhead to build a Georgian mansion upon the site for $12,854. In 1967, the 8,120-square-foot home was purchased by the late Adrian and Lee Herbst Gruhn and dubbed the Herbst Manor.

Put on the market for $12,500,000 in 2011 following Lee's passing in 2010, the mansion was relisted for $10,950,000 in 2012 and then again for $11,995,000 earlier this year following a Decorator Showcase makeover.


Reduced to $9,650,000 in September, the price has since been cut to $8,900,000 for the Manor with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, including the master with a living green wall:


∙ Listing: 2800 Pacific Avenue (6/5) - $8,900,000 []

First Published: December 26, 2013 10:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Love that wall. Do those of you with living walls in your homes have issues with pest and insect control?

Posted by: sf at December 26, 2013 10:27 AM

Lee Gruhn was a fine and generous San Franciscan. I miss Lee and the carousel horse in the window.

Posted by: Kathleen. at December 26, 2013 5:54 PM

Lee Gruhn was indeed decent and generous and charming.

The green wall on the other hand is horrible.

Posted by: conifer at December 27, 2013 2:04 PM

An indoor living wall seems to be a little ridiculous. Understandable in a public space where the maintenance effort receives wide appreciation. But in a private bathroom?

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at December 29, 2013 11:18 PM

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