Listed: San Francisco (Pacific Heights) Grandor

Uniting All The Best In     Real Estate ~Nino M. Gaetano~      650.207.1986
Uniting All The Best In Real Estate
~Nino M. Gaetano~
650.207.1986

John Murphy san francisco mansion

John Murphy, one of the founders of  for-profit education  company University of Phoenix, is selling his San Francisco mansion for $27  million.Murphy and his wife Paula Key bought the Pacific Heights nine-bedroom house in  1997 after discovering it came with a secret hidden Prohibition-era bar.They closed the deal on the 13,000-square-foot mansion for $6.3 million. The home has gorgeous views of San Francisco, as well as five levels that are  all easily accessible with an elevator. In addition to the hidden bar that first  attracted Murphy and his wife to the property, it also has an Art Deco ballroom,  staff quarters, and a library.Originally built in 1905 by a member of the Spreckels family (of the  Spreckels Sugar Company fortune), the home was sold in 1929 to the prominent San  Francisco family the Schwabachers, who then added the Prohibition bar and  1,200-square-foot ballroom.

Welcome to John Murphy's Pacific Heights mansion in San Francisco.

The gorgeous home was first built in 1905, and expanded  in 1929.

The gorgeous home was first built in 1905, and expanded in 1929.

There are five levels in the mansion that are accessible  either by elevator or by the grand staircase.

There are five levels in the mansion that are accessible either by elevator or by the grand staircase.

Murphy and his wife have kept much of the home in its  original turn-of-the-century style, with gilded accents and hanging  chandeliers.

Murphy and his wife have kept much of the home in its original turn-of-the-century style, with gilded accents and hanging chandeliers.

But some rooms, like the upstairs kitchen, have been  updated to modern standards.

But some rooms, like the upstairs kitchen, have been updated to modern standards.

Almost every area in the house has gorgeous views of San  Francisco.

Almost every area in the house has gorgeous views of San Francisco.

The master suite has two en-suite bathrooms, and access  to a solarium with floor-to-ceiling bay views.

The master suite has two en-suite bathrooms, and access to a solarium with floor-to-ceiling bay views.

Here’s a look at the master suite bathroom, complete  with a bathtub overlooking the city.

Here's a look at the master suite bathroom, complete with a bathtub overlooking the city.

The rest of the home has five guest bedrooms, as well as  staff quarters with a separate entrance.

The rest of the home has five guest bedrooms, as well as staff quarters with a separate entrance.

Here’s a look at the concealed Prohibition-era bar  that’s hidden behind a door in the library.

Here's a look at the concealed Prohibition-era bar that's hidden behind a door in the library.

The mansion has two walk-out terraces that overlook the  bay area.

The mansion has two walk-out terraces that overlook the bay area.

And plenty of sitting rooms to unwind in.

And plenty of sitting rooms to unwind in.

Here’s a peek at the 1,200-square-foot Art Deco ballroom  that was added in 1929.

Here's a peek at the 1,200-square-foot Art Deco ballroom that was added in 1929.

 

The mansion even has its own backyard garden with trimmed hedges.

One last look at the incredible view.

One last look at the incredible view.
Uniting All The Best In     Real Estate ~Nino M. Gaetano~      650.207.1986
Uniting All The Best In Real Estate
~Nino M. Gaetano~
650.207.1986

 

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