1835 Franklin, No. 1601, is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse overlooking the city. This was the home of Richard Gump, a grandson of the original founders of Gump’s Department Store. It’s on the market now for $2.495 million.
Richard Gump’s grandfather started Gump’s as a simple mirror and frame shop in 1861. By the time the store passed to Richard’s father, it was one of the most well-known luxury departments stores in the nation. As president of Gump’s, Richard Gump oversaw the store’s high-end offerings. Richard Gump also worked as an artist for Walt Disney’s “Bambi” and as a designer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and also designed the store’s flatware, jewelry and linens; he was also a music composer and author.