“Crown Jewel” of Pacific Heights

November 9, 2011

This week I have a fun one.  I often drive back and forth over Pacific Heights on Divisadero and have noticed for years that one of the homes appears to have carousel horses in the windows.  This Georgian mansion is the grandly named Herbst Manor, which was built by Ernest Coxhead in 1899, for a relocated Philadelphian art collector and owned by the Herbst family since 1967.  It does, in fact, have historic carousel horses frolicking here and there and I went there last Tuesday to see them close up.  It was worth the trip.  In addition to sparkling like Versailles, 2800 Pacific has ornate and beautifully detailed pubic rooms, about the grandest staircase in town, warm and sunny south facing outdoor spaces, five bedrooms, a pent-room with wrap around views of the bay/bridge and city and TWO car parking.  Herbst Manor is offered at $12,500,000 by Cia Townsend of Alain Pinel.  To see more photos, click here.


(And if you’re a Prop 13 true believer, perhaps this will give you some food for thought:  the current taxes on this home are $5,000/year.  The new taxes if it sells for asking price will be $175,000/year.  Please support our schools by writing an offer today :))