PHOTOS: Ghirardelli Chocolate family’s early 1900s mansion

DiMaggio and Betta Real Estate photo via

(WFLA) – You’ll want to take a look inside this beautiful mansion. It sits in the hills looking down at San Francisco Bay, located in Piedmont, Calif.

The home was built in the early 1900s for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company family, according to The Milwain brothers, architects, planned the home in the Mission Revival Style.

In 1911 the owners, Ghirardelli heirs Thomas and Ellen Cushing, restyled the mansion. They adopted the Colonial Revival style, according to Top Ten.

Today the mansion is for sale with an asking price of $4.98 million. It’s 6,479 square feet. The mansion has seven bedrooms and six baths. There’s also a third-floor apartment and guest house.

“Notable are original hardwood floors, coffered ceilings with built-ins and woodwork displaying artful old-world craftsmanship,” Top Ten says. “Rooms are spacious and large windows throughout allow for sunshine-filled rooms and garden views from each. Palatial in its interior, formal gardens, outdoor kitchen, terraces and rose gardens carpet the grounds.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s