12/14/2012 03:13 pm ET Updated Dec 17, 2012

San Francisco Mayor's Mansion Hits The Market: Landmark Burr House Up For Grabs (PHOTOS)

Though modern mayors may head for the Marin hills when a term is up, politicians of the 1800s built some of the estate homes that made San Francisco architecture what is today.

Case in point: the Burr Mansion, built by former mayor Ephraim William Burr in 1875. And according to our friends at Estately, it's now on the market.

Not only is the home a beauty, it's also San Francisco landmark number 31.

"The Burr Mansion is one of the most imposing Second Empire residences that survived the 1906 earthquake," writes Estately. "The property is registered City Landmark, No.31 and has been meticulously restored."


This Italianate house, with a Second French Empire mansard roof, was designed by Edmund M. Wharf for Ephraim William Burr who had been mayor of San Francisco. Burr commissioned the building as a wedding present for his son, Edmond, and Edmond's bride, Anna Barnard.

The home features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a gorgeous garden, a two-car garage and a guesthouse cottage: pretty much everything you could need in a classic San Francisco mansion.

Though with that landmark status, we hope you weren't planning on a remodel.

Check out photos of the Burr Mansion, courtesy of Estately, in the slideshow below.

San Francisco Mayor's Mansion