Our day began with a nice champagne cruise in the San Francisco Bay. I enjoyed the view of the City. We sailed to the Golden Gate Bridge. And we went around Arcatraz.
We were privileged to be guided by owner Richard Reutlinger touring though this well-restored Victorian mansion. The house was built in 1886 by Architect Heinrich Geilfuss for Henry Brune. After touring Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers the day before, it was a joy to see how those beautiful wallpapers were utilized. The highlight of the tour was seeing the collection of automated music machines in the street-level basement.
Here are two links that show a little bit of this amazing house:
There’s nothing mechanical about it: Player pianos hammer the heartstrings of Alamo Square collector
House pride / Author says the stereotype of gay men as historic preservationists is true — and something to be celebrated
The restaurant has an under-the-sea fantasy theme. The restaurant is located at the upper portion of the original swimming pool of the Elks Lodge No. 3. (The History of Elks Lodge No. 3 in San Francisco: http://www.sfelks.org/general-information/lodge-history/.) The inspiration of the interior design and the cuisine was the original swimming pool ceiling from 1925.
Here is a photo of the original swimming pool that shows the amazing ceiling: