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The ‘Mayor’s Mansion,’ as soon as residence to San Francisco’s longest serving mayor, hits the market

Built in the 1930s for James Rolph and priced at $ 11.9 million

April 24, 2021 Updated: April 25, 2021, 12:29 p.m.

3690 21st Street on Liberty Hill feels like old San Francisco. “Casa Cielo” began with “Sunny Jim” and the Burlingame Corporation, which commissioned it in 1931. Sunny Jim was none other than James Rolph, San Francisco’s 30th and longest serving mayor, who left his post only to become governor of California.

When it first laid the foundation stone, the domicile, which is now more than 400 square meters, was more modest. According to a historical valuation report drawn up for the property in 2008, “it was rumored to be the one-bedroom house he was keeping for his lover,” said silent movie star Anita Page. These rumors cannot be substantiated, but they add intrigue to an already intriguing story.

The house that stands now looks like the original house in many ways, but with impressive modern details. The Tudor Revival style, which was at the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, is present, as are the features popular in 2021.

The result is “an incredible rarity,” listing agent Rob Levy told SFGATE, “given the owners’ incredible dedication to not only preserving the historic features of the house, but also the creative dedication to practically every fun, whim, intrigue and craftsmanship to rent.” Detail of the house and have it also LEED Silver certified. “

With the recent death of the owner, the house was bequeathed to Cal Tech and retailed for $ 11,850,000.

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