This Home Owned by Tech Entrepreneurs Will Tie for Most Expensive Ever Sold in San Francisco

This Home Owned by Tech Entrepreneurs Will Tie for Most Expensive Ever Sold in San Francisco

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
With lively interiors designed by Ken Fulk, this Pacific Heights mansion asks $39,000,000.

Set in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, an elite enclave also known as "Billionaire’s Row," the 11,600-square-foot home at 2799 Broadway gives off a grand, old-world vibe, but it was actually built in 2004. If it sells for its current asking price—a casual $39,000,000—the manse will tie for the most expensive home ever sold in San Francisco.

2799 Broadway is a new construction—a rare find in this prestigious location. The home was engineered with a concrete frame and completed in 2004.

The current owners of the six-bedroom residence are tech entrepreneurs Michael and Xochi Birch, who sold their social networking site Bebo to AOL for $850 million in 2008. With boldly colored, eccentric interiors designed by San Francisco–based designer Ken Fulk, the four-story home could be easily mistaken for a lavish boutique hotel in Britain. 

The entrance leads to a regal portrait gallery with aged, cast-stone walls. Other lavish features include a serpentine staircase crafted by Italian artisans, a large wine cellar, a moody library with coffered ceilings and a decorative fireplace clad with a glass mosaic Union Jack, and even a pub with an antique bar reclaimed from a decommissioned British tavern. Keep scrolling for a tour of the palatial home.

The formal entrance, which also acts as a portrait hall, has marble floors, aged cast-stone walls, and a double stairway with an ornate railing.

The library features dark, paneled walls, coffered ceilings, and a decorative fireplace with a custom glass mosaic of the Union Jack—a nod to homeowner Michael Birch’s British heritage.

One of the highlights of the home is its very own British-style pub with an antique bar reclaimed from a decommissioned British tavern.

The pub also holds a billiards table. 

A bold color palette and rich material choices speak to designer Ken Fulk’s exuberant style.

French doors open to a terrace with views of the San Francisco Bay.

A modern, open-plan great room connects to the kitchen, which features high-end appliances and a casual dining area. 

The casual dining area has a built-in banquette. 

The kitchen/great room also features four sets of French doors which open to a "bright, protected terrace and artificial turf garden."

The 39-million-dollar view includes the Golden Gate Bridge. 

2799 Broadway is listed for $39,000,000 by Deborah Svoboda of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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