SF Mega Mansion Sells for $29.5M

In a funny twist of numerical fate, the Pacific Heights mega mansion located at 2950 Broadway recently sold for none other than $29.5 million. Located on San Francisco's illustrious Gold Coast, the recent sale of the Frederick Herman Meyer-designed mansion goes down as the second most expensive single-family home sale in the City's history. Click through the photo gallery to get a first-hand look at what $29.5 million buys one these days. View the listing.

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In a funny twist of numerical fate, the Pacific Heights mega mansion located at 2950 Broadway recently sold for none other than $29.5 million. Located on San Francisco's illustrious Gold Coast, the recent sale of the Frederick Herman Meyer-designed mansion goes down as the second most expensive single-family home sale in the City's history. Click through the photo gallery to get a first-hand look at what $29.5 million buys one these days. View the listing.
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A view of the imposing brick facade of the impressive property. The mansion was originally hoisted onto the market back in July 2009 for $39.5 million. Even with a $10 million discount, the sale goes down as the second most expensive in SF history.
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The design of the home was built to maximize the amazing views from this perched location. Immediately upon entering the jaw-dropping foyer, the Palace of Fine Arts is visible, framed perfectly through the paned glass windows.
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A view of the living room in the 11,000 square foot spread. According to the Wall Street Journal, the lucky new owner of this incredible home is Peter Baumann, a former musician who is now involved with real estate companies.
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Pristine views of the Bay are visible from the entire living room. The mansion itself is a former 1987 Decorator Showcase House.
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The home was designed in 1922 by San Francisco architect Frederick Herman Meyer who was born on Telegraph Hill. Meyer is said to have had no formal training but worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a draftsman in 1896.
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A look at the elegant formal dining room. The grand public rooms feature period details such as elaborate moldings and mill work and leaded glass windows.
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No matter the time of day, even if its foggy out, the view from this superb location is breathtaking.
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Meyer certainly made his architectural mark on the Bay Area and beyond -- his firm notably designed the Alameda shipyard, constructed the dry dock at Pearl Harbor, and designed various buildings and mansions, some in Pacific Heights, that still stand today.
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A look at the spacious master suite that boasts two sitting areas, a fireplace, and spectacular views from the Golden Gate Bridge to the East Bay.
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A view of the gourmet kitchen. Not pictured in the public listing photos is the 3,000 plus bottle wine cellar, four-car garage, elongated driveway, and the elevator, which is necessary when trudging up and down four flights of stairs.
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Here's a glance at one sitting room that leads onto a sunny balcony.
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The final selling price of $29.5 million means that Baumann paid about $2,682 per listed square foot.
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A view of the pristine heated swimming pool that's situated right in the middle of the home's manicured English gardens.
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Locations throughout the city boast some pretty amazing views, but this one may just top the rest.
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