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 [2800pacificavenue.com]
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