It’s on the market for the first time in more than 40 years

Built in 1893 by Ernest Coxhead, whose architecture has been described as “bewildering,” “fairy magic” and “insane,” this Pacific Heights Arts and Crafts home is on sale for the first time in more than 40 years.

Design elements that were Coxhead’s signature live on in 2710 Scott St., from intricate details on natural wood-paneled walls and ornate moldings to dramatic beamed ceilings and a curved staircase. That same architectural style is most famously captured in Napa’s Churchill House, now the Cedar Gables Inn.

There are also modern details in this home, courtesy of the Frankel family, who has lived there since the 1970s. Mrs. Frankel was an early female law pioneer who attended Yale Law School and began practicing civil rights law in San Francisco in 1956.

“The Frankels, a San Francisco family, purchased this house in 1976 for $205,000, and spent decades preserving its history, but brought it into the 21st century thoughtfully by adding an elevator and a concrete foundation,” said listing agent Marianne Schier of Compass.

The Frankels also revamped the kitchen, bathrooms and primary suite.

Today, this piece of history comes with a price tag much higher than when the Frankels took possession – $5.4 million.