2024 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Returns To Spectacular Pacific Heights Mansion on “Billionaires Row”

Spring welcomes the return of the 45th San Francisco Decorator Showcase, where 28 of the West Coast’s top interior and landscape design firms will remake over two dozen living spaces in the culturally and historically significant Bliss Estate at 2898 Broadway on “Billionaire’s Row in Pacific Heights. The 11,155-square-foot Dutch Colonial mansion boasts five floors of living space with commanding views of the San Francisco Bay and beyond.

Featured as the Decorator Showcase venue in 1989 and built in 1899 by renowned architects Walter D. Bliss and Walter Paville (Saint Francis Hotel, James Flood Mansion, Geary Theater) for Walter Bliss’s parents Elizabeth and Duane “D.L.” Bliss, 2898 Broadway stood at the highest echelons of prestige and was the perfect home for the family who built a large fortune in gold mining, lumber, railroads, Lake Tahoe tourism and were significant players in San Francisco society.

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase benefits the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program and will be open to the public from April 27 – May 27, 2024. Some of the region’s top designers will transform the house into the ultimate immersive visitor experience. Please visit DecoratorShowcase.org to see the complete list of designers, purchase tickets, and find further details.

Located at the famed Baker Street stairs, 2898 Broadway has been hailed as a beautifully proportioned and exquisitely detailed essay of Dutch Colonial Revival architecture. The façade is perfectly symmetrical, and while it appears as a two-story house with an attic structure on its Broadway side, the house marches down a steep slope with additional floors visible along the Baker Street steps. The house was used as a location for four major Hollywood motion pictures: Portrait in Black (1960), Jagged Edge (1985), Sweet November (2001), and Blue Jasmine (2013). It is currently on the market, represented by Max Armour and Karen Mendelsohn Gould from Compass, and offered for sale for $32M.

Since its inception, the Decorator Showcase has raised over $18 million for the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. This event allows hundreds of deserving Bay Area students access to a world-class college preparatory education.  

San Francisco University High School welcomes students of demonstrated motivation and ability to engage in an education that fosters responsibility and the spirited pursuit of knowledge. It is a school where adults believe in the promise of every student, and together, they work to build and sustain a community of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents. UHS challenges each individual to live a life of integrity, inquiry, and purpose larger than the self. It is guided by a set of core values: Inquiry, Care, Integrity, Agency, and Interconnection.