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Wow, is 2820 Scott Street the swankiest. Built in 1905 and designed by architect James A. McCullough, this 16,000-square-foot mansion between Cow Hollow and Pacific Heights is currently the most expensive single-family home on the market in San Francisco.

Though it’s located on a quiet tree-lined street, the home’s interior is more bohemian than demure. In fact, it used to be a party house for San Francisco’s elite — as a 1968 edition of The San Francisco Chronicle claims, “more people seem to know more things about that house than almost any we’ve discussed before, even if some of the more colorful data leans to the legendary.”

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More recently, the building received a much-needed renovation that was completed in time for the 2008 Decorator Showcase. Baseboards and molding were restored, and a new roof deck with ipe wood, green slate flooring and a glass enclosure was added.

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At the time, SFGate published a Q&A style “interview” with the walls of the home. Apparently the building thinks its best features include, “the Moorish grand entry’s carved and hand-painted wood ceiling … the marble staircase … the tiled Tiffany fountain in the corner … [and] the domed Tiffany skylight.”

Trulia says this gem has been on the market for over six months. Any takers?

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