Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Pritikin’s Folly

Kitsch San Francisco mansion turned private museum that houses everything from Hitler memorabilia to a portrait turned down by Prince Philip for sale for £9.5 million

The collection of a former advertising executive turned San Francisco based bon viveur named Robert C. Pritikin – better known as ‘Bob’ to his friends – includes everything from Hitler’s Swastika armband and his personal world globe (supposedly acquired by American soldiers at the end of the Second World War) to a portrait of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh of which the royal once proclaimed: “I bloody well wouldn’t hang it on the walls of Buckingham Palace.”

 

Pritikin houses these items – and others including a replica electric chair, a mural featuring the cult leader Jim Jones, an exact replica of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ and an original J. M. W. Turner painting – in a totally eccentric neo-classical mansion in the Glen Park area of the city. He built the property in 1987 and though it provides 9,966 square foot of accommodation it is primarily designed as an entertaining space and museum rather than a conventional family home.

 

Pritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. Pritken
Bob Pritikin with the portrait Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh so loathed
Pritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. Pritken
The mansion-cum-museum Pritikin built in 1987 for his collection is now for sale
Pritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. Pritken
Artworks in the building include a mock electric chair
Pritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. Pritken
There also many murals inside and outside of Chenery House

 

Now offered for sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) by the equally flamboyant realtor Joel Goodrich, Chenery House – or plain old 47 Chenery Street – has hosted guests including Liberace and Mickey Rooney. The building is dominated by a top floor swimming pool with glass retractable roof, a vast ‘showroom’ with adjoining display rooms but also comes with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is a 4-car carport, a garden cottage and a three unit building with two 2 bedroom units and one 1 bedroom unit.

 

Hidden from the street at its entrance and adjoining the Fairmount Elementary School on another, Chenery House stands on a 1 acre plot crammed to the brim with art pieces, murals and statues. It was offered by Pritikin to the City of San Francisco as an official mayoral residence in 2004 but after they declined he has since rented it for weddings and events.

 

In 2014, of living there, Pritikin remarked: “It’s a fun place to live. I would build the exact same house if I had to do it again, and in the unlikely event that I kick the bucket I intend to have my ashes buried here.” Though that will now unlikely happen, this true eccentric’s spirit will no doubt live on in spite of whoever eventually purchases what has to be one of America’s most whacky compounds.

 

Pritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. PritkenPritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. PritkenPritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. Pritken

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7 COMMENTS

  1. He ought to give it to Donald Trump as a WESTERN WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is MAGA worthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Before the killjoys start, this place is fun, fun, fun and fun with a capital F! I could give many amazing parties here though it does need a bit more colour – some Katie Price pink would help and spice up the furniture a bit! Love it though! Well done Mr Pritken!

  3. As a property professional, I would remark that this house is a white elephant. Better to follow Rod’s advice on this occasion. Knock it down and build something more suitable for the neighbourhood – this is not Pacific Heights but is in fact a less prosperous outer area and its situation next to a noisy school playground doesn’t help either. The layout is hopeless for a family and there are not going to be many people who want to pay nearly £10 million for a museum. Forget it.

  4. A complete con! Overpriced to the point of laugh ability! I agree with Yolanda (and I can’t say I imagined myself ever doing that)!

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