Built in 1916, the Erlanger House in San Francisco offers a striking English-style grand hall.
Just one year after completing the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, legendary architect Bernard Maybeck set out to design what would become another one of the city's architectural treasures: the Erlanger House.
Built in 1916 for S.H. Erlanger and his wife, the three-story residence has long captivated admirers for its handcrafted details. Honoring some of the principles Maybeck helped define for the Arts and Crafts movement, the four-bedroom home effortlessly blends elegant features of English and Japanese influence with meticulously crafted wooden details.
"This Maybeck home is an incredible masterpiece," said listing agent Kirk Economos of Compass in a recent SF Gate article. "Every element and detail has an essential function, but is presented in a way that is a joy to behold. It's one in a million."
According to the book Bernard Maybeck: Architect of Elegance, the couple desired an English-style home similar to a grand 14th-century manor house they came across in the Lancashire village of Samlesbury.
Once the 3,620-square-foot estate was completed, Maybeck commented: "This house is our attempt to suggest the idea of an English character in California. Although this house would never happen in California, it yet has an English feeling. The building and its setting among the trees loudly proclaims the good taste of Mrs. and Mr. Erlanger from who the suggestions came."
One lucky buyer can own this phenomenal piece of history, as the home is currently listed for $4,250,000. Scroll ahead to take a peek inside.