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Bernard Maybeck mansion in Presidio Heights gets $2.5 million Price Cut

The price was dropped on a Presidio Heights mansion designed by famed architect Bernard Maybeck.

The Tudor-style mansion that looks like it was plucked from the English countryside was originally listed at $16 million in July and is now priced at $13.5 million.

Maybeck designed the seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom home at 3500 Jackson for Leon and Elizabeth Roos in 1909, as reported previously on SFGATE.

Mr. Roos was director of the exclusive and private Argonaut Club and Mrs. Roos was a worldly linguist who advocated for hiring Maybeck.

The property has been passed down among family members ever since and is now on the market for the first time.A seven-bedroom mansion in Presidio Heights is on the market for $16 million. The Tudor-style home was originally built in 1909 and designed by California pioneering architect Bernard Maybeck. Photo: Open Homes Photography

A seven-bedroom mansion in Presidio Heights is on the market for $16 million. The Tudor-style home was originally built in 1909 and designed by California pioneering architect Bernard Maybeck.

"This is a very significant example of Bernard Maybeck's work," says listing agent Nina Hatvany with Pacific Union International. "It was built in redwood. It has one of the most spectacular living rooms I've ever seen." That living room is indeed spectacular.

The ceilings soar 30-feet tall, the walls are paneled in old-growth redwood, the windows are leaded glass and the massive stone fireplace with Gothic embellishments stirs the imagination.

Bernard Maybeck is best known for designing the Palace of Fine Arts.

The seminal architect in California's Arts and Crafts movement was the mastermind behind the elegant rotunda and colonnades built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

Maybeck, who was born in New York and moved west for a teaching job at UC Berkeley in 1892, also designed several homes around the Bay Area.