The historic Payne Mansion on 1409 Sutton Street in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood is turning into a luxury boutique hotel. It was on the market for sale for several years and has been bought by a Californian entrepreneur who owns several hotels in the state, like the Mirabelle Inn in Solvang.
The Payne Mansion has 10 guest rooms which were marketed through Airbnb at $10,000 a night (a $1,500 cleaning fee not included). The Airbnb headquarters are located in San Francisco, so it is fun to see the business is turning into a traditional hospitality business (again).
The structure dates to 1881 and is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is an example of elaborate pre-1906 Victorian homes. It was built by Theodore Payne and its design is credited to famed Irish architect William F. Curlett. The Paynes eventually moved away from the mansion to a new home on the Peninsula. Since their departure, the building has been a restaurant, hotel, offices and even served as a YMCA at one point.
The newly named Mansion on Sutter will have 16 rooms and an on-site bar and restaurant called “1881”. An opening is planned for July 2018.