2600 Jackson St
Pacific Heights | Single Family Home
5 beds | 6 baths | 6,810 sqft* | 2 cars
SOLD | $11,000,000 (39% over asking) | Represented Seller
This legendary residence is one of the last remaining un-remodeled homes fronting Alta Plaza Park in Pacific Heights. Located on a corner lot, the home’s setting is absolutely premier – fronting the center of Alta Plaza to the south and showcasing iconic San Francisco Bay views to the north and east.
The home was built in 1895 by Irving Murphy Scott as a wedding present to his daughter, who with her own daughter lived in the home for 89 cumulative years. The original brick home, with signature architecture by Ernest Coxhead, exhibits an eclectic, turn-of-the-century Renaissance style that was often referred to as Jacobean. In 1929, a Tudor Revival addition was added to the north side expanding the home’s dimensions, yet still providing for the private gardens that remain today.
The home is finished with extensive millwork and moldings, elaborate relief carvings, period lighting and myriad leaded glass windows that present dramatic Park or Bay views at every turn. Spanning four levels, the home comprises breath-taking entertaining spaces and five Bedrooms (including Guest Quarters), five full Baths, and two Powder Rooms. With 6,810 gross square feet (approximate, per graphic artist), the home is ready for the next family to enjoy or reimagine for a 21st Century lifestyle.
Beyond its five-star location fronting twelve acres of Park, the pulse of The City is ever apparent with a sense of energy, diversity and excitement that only urban living provides. Exceptional culinary experiences and boutique shopping are just a few blocks away on Fillmore and Union Streets and a tapestry of sidewalks for jogging and dog walking are just outside the front door. This is truly a rare opportunity to enjoy a legacy home that will be enjoyed for generations.
AT A GLANCE
- Circa 1895 mansion fronting the northern center of Alta Plaza Park
- Jacobean-Georgian Renaissance Revival-style with a Tudor Revival addition in 1929
- Five Bedrooms, five Full Baths, and two Half-Baths spread over four levels
- Exceptional legacy, as the commissioning family remained in the home for 89 years
- Gilded-age architecture by Ernest Coxhead, a renowned English architect of the late 19th Century, known as one of the forefathers of “The First Bay Tradition” philosophy – using local natural materials while combining traditional craftsmanship with historic motifs
- Six wood-burning fireplaces
- Enchanting flowering gardens with outlooks to the Bay and the Pacific Heights skyline
- Sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay from multiple levels
- Approximately 6,810 gross square feet including areas of unconditioned space
- Elevator access to three levels (Garage level, Garden level & Kitchen level)
- Two-car, side-by-side Garage with interior access via an elevator
- One of the last remaining un-remodeled homes on Alta Plaza
A WALK THROUGH THE HOME
A vestibule lined entirely in granite on the Pierce Street side is detailed with heavily carved ornamentation of festoons of fruit and flora as well as Corinthian columns – a fitting introduction to the Renaissance home and details that lie within. A solid mahogany entry door opens to the classic Foyer, which introduces leaded glass windows, rich hardwood flooring, and elaborate moldings and paneling, all of which continue through the home. A picturesque Garden Room adjoins the Foyer, serving as a parlor for welcoming guests and leading to the enchanting Garden with walking paths and quiet seating areas. A paneled wall integrates a fireplace beneath an inlaid oval mirror outlined with exquisite relief carvings, and a hidden Half-Bath serves as a convenient guest Powder Room. A handsomely appointed Lounge & Library are located on the Park-side of the home where a side Entrance provides an alternative entry to the Guest Quarters and home.
A grand barrel-vaulted staircase adorned with molded garlands ascends to the public rooms on the second floor, including a hidden service passageway. The Living Room showcases a grand fireplace surrounded by a series of hand-carved floral paneled walls, however it is the sweeping views across Alta Plaza Park that are the true focal point of the room – savored from the banquette seating beneath leaded glass windows on each side of the room. Period wall sconces highlight the public rooms and two hidden safes are concealed behind ornate paneling.
An oversized pocket door opens to reveal the large Formal Dining Room, exquisitely detailed with fluted pilasters and carved ornamentation around a fireplace with a hand-carved crest. Banks of windows line two walls of the room and deliver endless Bay views that infuse abundant natural light.
The adjacent sky-lit Kitchen is substantial in size and enjoys an inviting Family Area with banquette seating around a Bay window, aptly named for the Bay that is overlooks. Appliances include a gas range with a commercial-sized hood, double ovens, warming drawer, dishwasher, and refrigerator. A sizable Walk-In Pantry is near the entrance to the elevator.
A Breakfast Area with a Half-Bath adjoins the Kitchen and houses access to the rear staircase, which leads to the basement level, as well as the main staircase.
Continuing upstairs, the third level is comprised of three Bedrooms, three full Baths, and some of the best views in the home. The first Bedroom is quite grand with direct views spanning Alta Plaza Park, an intricately carved lion-head fireplace, windows on three sides, and a Balcony placing the Park at center stage. The en suite tiled Bath has period appointments with a console sink and claw-foot tub, as well as built-in storage and closet. To the North, the spacious Master Suite features a large Walk-In Closet, wall-to-wall windows overlooking the Bay and Alcatraz, a beautifully tiled fireplace and two en suite Baths. A third Bedroom is appointed with a tiled fireplace and direct outlooks to the Bay. This level of the home is completed by a series of large closets for linen and storage.
The highest level of the home is ideal for casual family gatherings: the expansive Park Room offers verdant Park views amongst banquette seating and paneled wainscoting concealing storage. An additional bedroom with Bay views and a full Bath conclude the fourth floor of this stately home.
*Gross approximate square footage per graphic artist