Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

Velivela may have felt connected to the home, given the location of the company’s headquarters. “With his professional offices in the former Hills Brothers coffee plant on the Embarcadero, he now can come home to one of San Francisco’s most beautiful and historical residences formerly owned by the Hills family,” said Compass agent Karen Mendelsohn Gould. “A rare and whimsical opportunity!”

 Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

The exterior edifice has been well preserved, exhibiting the French Eclectic style just as it did in the 1930s when it was built.

Adam Potts

A serendipitous transaction, sure, but this home sale also had a unique objective for the anonymous sellers. A large portion of the proceeds are slated to be distributed among different animal and nature nonprofit groups in the Bay Area. 

 Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

From this hallway view, we see the home’s oval staircase that connects its four levels.

Adam Potts

This was the first time the home had hit the market in 55 years. 

Among San Francisco’s most iconic food brands, Hills Bros. pioneered the ability to vacuum-seal cans of coffee in the 1900s. The brand’s sign still stands today above 2 Harrison St. in the Embarcadero, though the offices are now occupied by Google.

 Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

Light fills the living room, a spacious area that takes up the full backside of the home’s main level. 

Adam Potts

Herbert Gray Hills lived in the seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom home with his wife Winifred and their family from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. Among many amenities, it features a gym, a separate caretaker’s apartment, a walk-in safe, an elevator to all levels and a four-car garage, according to the listing. 

 Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

Huge windows look out on classic Presidio Hills views.

Adam Potts

 Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

A formal dining room with dramatic built-ins overlooks the landscaped property.

Adam Potts

 Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

The primary suite is on the second level and includes a dressing room, two bathrooms, plus a sitting room/office.

Adam Potts

 Hills Bros. Coffee mansion sold for under list price

A whimsical patio offers outdoor living, both covered and exposed.

Adam Potts


Article source: https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Hills-Bros-Coffee-mansion-sold-16673214.php

This entry was posted in SF Bay Area News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.