Monday, April 22, 2024

Great Minus Garden

San Francisco landmark mock Tudor house with stunning ‘Great Room’ for sale for £12.2 million – in spite of no longer having its garden

 

Built in 1909 as a wedding gift from Morris Meyerfeld, a partner in San Francisco’s Orepheum Theatre, to his then 19-year old daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband Leon Roos – of Roos Brothers Men’s Clothing – 3500 Jackson Street in the city’s Presidio Heights district has been placed on the market for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million).

 

Consisting of 10,313 square foot of accommodation and constructed in half-timbered, mock Tudor style, Roos House at 3500 Jackson Street is a listed architectural curiosity that includes 6 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It centres around a ‘Great Room’ with 20-foot ceiling heights and also has 2 terraces, a wine cellar, a double garage and off-street parking.

 

The house, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck (1862 – 1957) – an Arts and Crafts architect responsible for the domed Palace of Fine Arts, a “vision of how Roman style could fit in a California context” – is being sold by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos, son of Leon Roos. It sadly lacks a rear garden as this was sold off “after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to raise funds for repairing the rest of the house” according to the Curbed San Francisco blog.

 

In 1992, in her book Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect, Sally Woodbridge described the interior of Roos House. She remarked:

 

“Panels of mauve plush edged with gold gimp harmonize with redwood walls. Redwood battens and moldings have Gothic profiles. Indirect lighting and diffused light from wall fixtures softly illuminate surfaces and details, while hanging chandeliers sparkle against the dark heights of the roof timbering. Tables of dark oak and chairs cushioned with rose velvet supplement the furnishings selected from the owner’s collection of medieval pieces. 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.”

 

Launched to the market last week, Nina Hatvany has the listing.

 

Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.

Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos. Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos. Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos. Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos. Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.

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  1. An odd combination of dark-timbered walls in some rooms, and modern white in others – love it. Hope the new buyers keep a sense of it and don’t just rip everything out.

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