2009 Decorator Showcase Home

2830 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco
2830 Pacific Avenue

We can report that the 2009 Decorator Showcase home in April will be the elegant home located at 2830 Pacific Avenue (between Divisadero and Broderick.)

The annual benefit for San Francisco University High School will take place April 25 through May 25, 2009. Last year’s event raised a record $713,267, and featured some of San Francisco’s best designers, such as Ann Getty, Will Wick, Geoffrey De Sousa, Michael Burg, and others. This year’s list of designers hasn’t yet been released.

Also not known is whether the owners will have any input on the design choices. It just so happens that the owners’ son, Justin Hoover, is one of the City’s leading young artists, and has used the home to showcase his and other artists’ work in the past. Last month, he had to cancel a performance in the ballroom because interest had become too great, and City officials wouldn’t allow it to take place. If you ask us, it would bring new excitement to the Showcase if there was a way to integrate the work of vibrant young artists such as Hoover.


We will have more information about Justin Hoover’s projects in the near future, as you’ll want to know more about this exciting figure on the San Francisco art scene.

As for the house, it is located on one of the premier blocks of Pacific Heights, the 1908-10 Georgian mansion has over 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, a ballroom, north bay views from the top level, and a wraparound deck.

Interestingly, three former “Decorator Showcase” homes are currently available for purchase.

They are 2901 Broadway (the 2007 Decorator Showcase) for $48,000,000; 2601 Broadway (the 2000 Decorator Showcase) said to be available available off-market for $15,000,000; and 2500 Divisadero (the 1999 Decorator Showcase), which is reportedly available off-market for $12,000,000. The 2008 showcase home (2820 Scott for $19,975,000) was just withdrawn from the market last week.

Will this home join the list in the future? We have no idea, but as with any Showcase home, local realtors have been speculating on the property’s value. One of the City’s top luxury agents said it could be worth as much as $16 million, or more.