Magnificent French Chateau-Style Presidio Heights View Mansion


Joel Goodrich Presents:

Magnificent French Chateau-Style Presidio Heights View Mansion – $12,500,000


Superbly located on one of the most desirable blocks of Presidio Heights amongst other exquisite mansions…

This stunning Beaux-Arts style architectural masterpiece evokes the timeless glamour and unforgettable elegance of the French Classical style…

And enjoys sparkling panoramic vistas of the Presidio, Bay and Golden Gate Bridge …

Property Abstract:

  • Originally built circa 1900 for Nelly C. Mason
  • Extensively renovated circa 1928 for George Wagner by prominent architects John Blakewell and Arthur Brown
  • 1988 Decorator Showcase Home
  • A total of eight bedrooms, five and one half baths, formal dining room, library, family area, two/three car garage plus driveway for multiple parking, and South garden on a 8,779 square foot lot (as per City Tax Records)

Property Description:


  • The architecturally magnificent facade lends a majestic presence to this historic mansion and is in the style of a stately French Chateau
  • A dramatic entrance hall provides a warmly inviting and sumptuous welcome to guests, with it’s elegant parquet flooring, very high ceilings, and rich moldings
  • The grand circular staircase with classic French-style balustrade and fabulous architectural trompe-l’œil is crowned by a large circular skylight with crystal chandelier and provides a dramatic backdrop to the entrance hall
  • A banquet-sized formal dining room features classic crystal chandelier, French doors with lovely garden outlooks, gorgeous mirrored paneling and moldings- and works beautifully for large-scale entertaining
  • Featuring rich wood-paneled walls, the intimate library enjoys a marble woodburning fireplace and French doors opening to a decorative balustrade over the garden
  • The beautifully proportioned living room is ideal for grand-scale entertaining and features ~twelve foot ceilings, antique carved marble fireplace with inlaid paneled mirror, picture and crown moldings, matching crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors with a classic pattern and French doors with decorative balconies
  • The fabulous Provençale-style gourmet chef’s kitchen enjoys a Viking four-burner gas range plus griddle, stove and large hood, exquisite trompe-l’œil and decorative details, white Carrera marble and tile counters and double sinks; a spacious pantry adjoins the kitchen and provides abundant storage for china, crystal and silver, and features wood counters and decorative tile accents
  • A chic powder room features trompe-l’œil and fabric covered walls and completes the main level of this mansion


  • A large landing with circular skylight creates a bright and airy, open feel to this level and is accessed via the grand main staircase, as well as the back stairs off the kitchen
  • The luxurious and romantic master suite features French-style chandelier, beautiful trompe-l’œil and paneled walls, his and her dressing rooms and marble and tile baths
  • The northeast bedroom suite enjoys beautiful finishes, a marble and tile bath and lovely Bay views
  • The northwest bedroom (or den/study) has a fireplace with paneled mirror and Bay and Presidio views


  • This level features a total of four charming bedrooms, two with Golden Gate and Bay views, a trompe-l’œil closet, family area with banquette seating and one bathroom


  • Large laundry room with utility bath, mechanical systems and tremendous storage space complete this lower level​
Joel Goodrich
Luxury Real Estate Specialist
TRI Coldwell Banker
BRE# 01028702
415.308.8184 direct