Built in 1987 for Robert Pritikin, the former ad man responsible for Rice-a-Roni’s iconic jingle, the landlocked urban estate at 47 Chenery Street which spans over half an acre of Glen Park property and is known as either Chenery House or the Pritikin Museum is on the market for $12.5 million.
In addition to a garden cottage and three-unit building which fronts Chenery, the estate’s mid-block main home and museum is outfitted with five bedrooms, five baths and a grand staircase which leads up to a signature “penthouse” pool.
The 25-foot-tall stained glass windows were salvaged from the former Little Sisters of the Poor Church on Geary and the glass roof over the pool is retractable.
Keep in mind that Pritikin estimated that it “costs a few hundred thousand a year just to keep the [estate’s] lawn mowed and the repairs and what have you,” and that was back in 2009.
And no, Pritikin’s rather spectacular art collection which has been “valued at over $50 million” is not included in the sale.