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Want to own a piece of history? The Tudor-style Roos House, designed by architect Bernard Maybeck, is currently on the market for $16 million. This official San Francisco Landmark at 3500 Jackson Street is a stunning mix of late Gothic architecture and upscale modern amenities. The residence has been passed down through the family for generations, and this is the first time the sale has been open to the public.

Bernard Maybeck is perhaps best known for his design of the Palace of Fine Arts, which was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. The Roos House was commissioned by Morris Meyerfeld, father to Elizabeth Leslie Meyerfeld, as a wedding gift following her marriage to Leon Roos. Maybeck designed the residence while the young couple were on vacation in Europe, which allowed him quite a bit of freedom and resulted in an architectural masterpiece.

With a lot size of 7,661 square feet, the seven bedroom, six and a half bathroom behemoth features a stunning old-growth redwood paneled library and study, white cabinetry in the kitchen, a wine cellar and panoramic views of the Bay. Hexagonal chandeliers, gargoyles and a nearly 16-foot fireplace completes the Elizabethan feel. You could even seat 80 guests for dinner, if you happen to be so popular.

Sally Woodbridge waxed poetic about Roos House in her 1992 biography Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect by writing, “Panels of mauve plush edged with gold gimp harmonize with redwood walls… Wall coverings, light fixtures, and furniture — even the heraldic crest of the owner’s initial ornamenting the entrance door — were fashioned from designs by Maybeck.”

If you fancy living in a Gothic mansion outfitted for a 21st way of life, now’s your chance!

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