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1735 Franklin Street

1735 FRANKLIN STREET – The BRANSTEN HOUSE

Exquisitely Renovated Pacific Heights Mansion

Located in San Francisco

For additional photos please see www.1735Franklin.com

Historical glamour meets modern luxury, as the grandeur of another era blends seamlessly into a contemporary lifestyle in this stunning renovation of a grand historic Pacific Heights mansion. Exquisite original architectural details serve as a magnificent backdrop for the sophisticated design and super-high end finishes of this wonderful City residence.

The location, in one of San Francisco's most desirable residential neighborhoods, also enjoys close proximity to the shopping and dining of Upper Fillmore and Polk Streets and nearby Lafayette Park as well as the cultural amenities of Civic Center Opera, Symphony, Ballet, Jazz and Museums. Easy freeway access to Silicon Valley and SF International Airport. Truly a quintessentially San Franciscan residence!

Abstract:

  • 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • 4 car garage
  • Formal dining room
  • Library
  • Spacious top floor entertainment room
  • Fabulous huge live-in kitchen with high-end appliances, opening to a large patio
  • Two home offices
  • Den with kitchenette
  • Elevator to all levels
  • Two storage rooms
  • Safe closet
  • Major renovations to the property include concrete foundation with steel beams, kitchen, baths, new French doors from kitchen to patio, electrical and plumbing upgrades
  • Qualifies for a property tax reduction under the Mills Act of California - taxes assessed on a value of no more than $3,000,000. Featured in Here Today: Historical Landmark #126

 

MAIN LEVEL:

The spectacular, beautifully organized live-in gourmet chef's kitchen features herringbone parquet flooring, Calcutta marble slab counters, from the well-known showroom Petra Fina, exquisite custom cabinetry, eat-in/lounging area and high-end appliances throughout - perfect for today's contemporary lifestyle!

Highlights include:

  • Two, paneled Sub-Zero refrigerators with double drawer freezers
  • Fabulous top-of-the-line LaCanche French Chef's stove with six gas burner, gas griddle and wok burner, double ovens and warming drawers, HotCupboard and commercial-style hood
  • Miele cappuccino maker, convection oven and microwave
  • Sub-Zero wine refrigerator
  • Two extra-large porcelain Ceco sinks with Perrin Rowe faucets from Englande
  • Two double drawer Fisher & Paykel  dishwashers
  • Huge Calcutta marble counter island with fabulous drawers for kitchen storage and room for 6 barstools
  • Sub-Zero ice maker
  • Beveled glass display cabinets with recessed lighting
  • Tremendous storage throughout
  • Wonderful eat-in/lounging and TV area
  • Four sets of double French doors leading to a charming, West-facing Ipei wood patio with planter boxes- perfect for indoor/outdoor living and
    entertaining!

An elegantly-proportioned living room enjoys elaborate picture and crown moldings, fireplace and lovely outlooks to the surrounding mix of classical and contemporary buildings

The banquet-sized, dramatic wood paneled formal dining room has a fireplace, original built-ins, gorgeous box-beamed ceilings, spectacular crystal chandelier and lovely garden outlooks

The grand-scale entrance foyer provides a warmly welcoming entry into the residence and showcases a beautiful architectural staircase leading to the upper floors

The charming den with Bay window has lush garden outlooks

Classic powder room with antique pedestal marble sink

In addition to the main grand staircase, the residence has a back service or private staircase

Elevator to all levels

SECOND FLOOR

The huge, ultra-luxurious master bedroom wing has its own
foyer and spans the entire width of the home. This wonderful retreat enjoys:

  • Tremendous master bedroom with
    antique Murano glass chandelier and custom hardwood floors
  • Wall to wall closets
  • Huge Calcutta marble master bath with
    double sinks, separate tub and steam shower, plus additional half bath
  • A wonderful sitting room/den with fireplace, six hidden
    speakers and exquisite parquet-de-Versailles flooring
  • Wet bar/kitchenette with custom cabinetry,
    Carrara marble counters, double drawer Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, Miele
    cappuccino maker, under the counter Sub-Zero wine fridge, refrigerator
    and freezer, plus a charming pass-through to the sitting room

Three bedrooms with a charming Jack and Jill bath configuration. One
enjoys a fireplace and leaded glass built-ins, while another has bay window and wonderful garden outlooks

Office alcove

Closet with full-sized antique safe

TOP FLOOR

  • Fabulous entertainment and media room with extraordinary original long plank softwood flooring,
    fireplace and recessed lighting
  • Home office with original wainscoting
  • Two luggage/ storage rooms
  • Three bedrooms
  • Honey-comb tiled bath with claw foot tub

LOWER LEVEL:

  • Very attractive open living/dining/kitchen -  double door Sub-Zero refrigerator with ice
    maker, four- burner stainless Bertazoni Italian gas stove with hood
  • Full bath with honey comb Carrara marble floors and claw foot
    tub
  • Nice-sized bedroom with large closet
  • Laundry room
  • Extra-large 4 car garage

Note: The custom chandelier in the 2nd floor sitting room is excluded from sale


HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY

This historic mansion reflects the turn of the century trend away from the forms and extravagances of the Victorian era in favor of more restrained classical and colonial revival forms. The knowledgeable use of architectural massing, and expert placement on the site, all combine to create a design of considerable quality.

The residence is one of the group of four on California and Franklin streets which announce Pacific Heights as an area of stately mansions as one approaches from downtown. The group consists of: the Wormser-Coleman house by Percy & Hamilton, 1876, 1895 (s.f. landmark # 53); the Lilienthal-Pratt house, architect unknown, 1876 (s.f. landmark #55); the Coleman house by Salfield and Kohlberg, 1895 (s.f. landmark #54); and the Bransten house by Herman Barth, 1904 (s.f. landmark #126). The families were related, which permitted the last house to be oriented toward a communal south garden.

The Brandenstein house was built in 1904 by the William Haases from plans by Herman Barth. In 1918 the Haases gave it as a wedding present to their daughter Florine on the occasion of her marriage to Edward Bransten (formerly Brandstein). William Haas was the first president of the wholesale firm of Haas Brothers, Inc. And, Edward Brandstein's brother Max founded MJB coffee.

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Status: Active
7 Bed  |  4 full & 1 half Baths
List: $7,495,000
7,885 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 4,000
Represented: seller

1735 FRANKLIN STREET – The BRANSTEN HOUSE

Exquisitely Renovated Pacific Heights Mansion

Located in San Francisco

For additional photos please see www.1735Franklin.com

Historical glamour meets modern luxury, as the grandeur of another era blends seamlessly into a contemporary lifestyle in this stunning renovation of a grand historic Pacific Heights mansion. Exquisite original architectural details serve as a magnificent backdrop for the sophisticated design and super-high end finishes of this wonderful City residence.

The location, in one of San Francisco's most desirable residential neighborhoods, also enjoys close proximity to the shopping and dining of Upper Fillmore and Polk Streets and nearby Lafayette Park as well as the cultural amenities of Civic Center Opera, Symphony, Ballet, Jazz and Museums. Easy freeway access to Silicon Valley and SF International Airport. Truly a quintessentially San Franciscan residence!

Abstract:

  • 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • 4 car garage
  • Formal dining room
  • Library
  • Spacious top floor entertainment room
  • Fabulous huge live-in kitchen with high-end appliances, opening to a large patio
  • Two home offices
  • Den with kitchenette
  • Elevator to all levels
  • Two storage rooms
  • Safe closet
  • Major renovations to the property include concrete foundation with steel beams, kitchen, baths, new French doors from kitchen to patio, electrical and plumbing upgrades
  • Qualifies for a property tax reduction under the Mills Act of California - taxes assessed on a value of no more than $3,000,000. Featured in Here Today: Historical Landmark #126

 

MAIN LEVEL:

The spectacular, beautifully organized live-in gourmet chef's kitchen features herringbone parquet flooring, Calcutta marble slab counters, from the well-known showroom Petra Fina, exquisite custom cabinetry, eat-in/lounging area and high-end appliances throughout - perfect for today's contemporary lifestyle!

Highlights include:

  • Two, paneled Sub-Zero refrigerators with double drawer freezers
  • Fabulous top-of-the-line LaCanche French Chef's stove with six gas burner, gas griddle and wok burner, double ovens and warming drawers, HotCupboard and commercial-style hood
  • Miele cappuccino maker, convection oven and microwave
  • Sub-Zero wine refrigerator
  • Two extra-large porcelain Ceco sinks with Perrin Rowe faucets from Englande
  • Two double drawer Fisher & Paykel  dishwashers
  • Huge Calcutta marble counter island with fabulous drawers for kitchen storage and room for 6 barstools
  • Sub-Zero ice maker
  • Beveled glass display cabinets with recessed lighting
  • Tremendous storage throughout
  • Wonderful eat-in/lounging and TV area
  • Four sets of double French doors leading to a charming, West-facing Ipei wood patio with planter boxes- perfect for indoor/outdoor living and
    entertaining!

An elegantly-proportioned living room enjoys elaborate picture and crown moldings, fireplace and lovely outlooks to the surrounding mix of classical and contemporary buildings

The banquet-sized, dramatic wood paneled formal dining room has a fireplace, original built-ins, gorgeous box-beamed ceilings, spectacular crystal chandelier and lovely garden outlooks

The grand-scale entrance foyer provides a warmly welcoming entry into the residence and showcases a beautiful architectural staircase leading to the upper floors

The charming den with Bay window has lush garden outlooks

Classic powder room with antique pedestal marble sink

In addition to the main grand staircase, the residence has a back service or private staircase

Elevator to all levels

SECOND FLOOR

The huge, ultra-luxurious master bedroom wing has its own
foyer and spans the entire width of the home. This wonderful retreat enjoys:

  • Tremendous master bedroom with
    antique Murano glass chandelier and custom hardwood floors
  • Wall to wall closets
  • Huge Calcutta marble master bath with
    double sinks, separate tub and steam shower, plus additional half bath
  • A wonderful sitting room/den with fireplace, six hidden
    speakers and exquisite parquet-de-Versailles flooring
  • Wet bar/kitchenette with custom cabinetry,
    Carrara marble counters, double drawer Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, Miele
    cappuccino maker, under the counter Sub-Zero wine fridge, refrigerator
    and freezer, plus a charming pass-through to the sitting room

Three bedrooms with a charming Jack and Jill bath configuration. One
enjoys a fireplace and leaded glass built-ins, while another has bay window and wonderful garden outlooks

Office alcove

Closet with full-sized antique safe

TOP FLOOR

  • Fabulous entertainment and media room with extraordinary original long plank softwood flooring,
    fireplace and recessed lighting
  • Home office with original wainscoting
  • Two luggage/ storage rooms
  • Three bedrooms
  • Honey-comb tiled bath with claw foot tub

LOWER LEVEL:

  • Very attractive open living/dining/kitchen -  double door Sub-Zero refrigerator with ice
    maker, four- burner stainless Bertazoni Italian gas stove with hood
  • Full bath with honey comb Carrara marble floors and claw foot
    tub
  • Nice-sized bedroom with large closet
  • Laundry room
  • Extra-large 4 car garage

Note: The custom chandelier in the 2nd floor sitting room is excluded from sale


HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY

This historic mansion reflects the turn of the century trend away from the forms and extravagances of the Victorian era in favor of more restrained classical and colonial revival forms. The knowledgeable use of architectural massing, and expert placement on the site, all combine to create a design of considerable quality.

The residence is one of the group of four on California and Franklin streets which announce Pacific Heights as an area of stately mansions as one approaches from downtown. The group consists of: the Wormser-Coleman house by Percy & Hamilton, 1876, 1895 (s.f. landmark # 53); the Lilienthal-Pratt house, architect unknown, 1876 (s.f. landmark #55); the Coleman house by Salfield and Kohlberg, 1895 (s.f. landmark #54); and the Bransten house by Herman Barth, 1904 (s.f. landmark #126). The families were related, which permitted the last house to be oriented toward a communal south garden.

The Brandenstein house was built in 1904 by the William Haases from plans by Herman Barth. In 1918 the Haases gave it as a wedding present to their daughter Florine on the occasion of her marriage to Edward Bransten (formerly Brandstein). William Haas was the first president of the wholesale firm of Haas Brothers, Inc. And, Edward Brandstein's brother Max founded MJB coffee.

Read More
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