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Longtime House of Late San Francisco Chronicle Scion Charles Thieriot Hits Marketplace for $14.2 Million

A Mediterranean-style home in San Francisco’s prestigious Pacific Heights area, long the home of the late Charles ‘Kip’ Thieriot, a cable television manager and publishing heir, retails for $ 14.2 million.

Located on a corner lot, the house was designed in 1928 by Henry Gutterson, a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the lead architect for the St. Francis Wood neighborhood in San Francisco. Thieriot, who died of Covid-19 complications earlier this year aged 73, bought the house through a trust in 1995 for $ 3.15 million, real estate records show.

Thieriot was president of Western Communications, the cable and film division of Chronicle Publishing Company, which owned the city’s largest daily newspaper, until it was sold to Hearst Corp. in 2000. was sold. The newspaper was founded in 1865 by his great-grandfather.

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The home sits behind a garden and loggia and has 7,675 square feet of living space with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and one partial bath, according to the listing published Monday by Neill Bassi of Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage.

The living room has hardwood floors, a fireplace, windows with views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island, and a door to the terrace. The dining room has a glass wall with a view of the terrace and the water behind it, adjoins a kitchen with a skylight with breakfast area, fireplace and a view of the front garden, as listed.

The home also features a gym, office with built-ins, family room, plenty of storage space, and a two-car garage.

Timeless design details throughout the residence include arched doors, vaulted ceilings, a curved staircase, bay windows, and marble fireplaces, depending on the listing.

Mr Bassi, the stockbroker, was not immediately available for comment.

Pacific Heights is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in San Francisco and across the country. It offers panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz Island and Presidio Park.

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