Telegraph Hill View Home
Asking: $3,650,000

Neighborhood: Coveted Telegraph Hill location boasting a 98 Walkscore® – “A Walker’s Paradise” – daily errands do not require a car. Indeed, Washington Square Park is just over two blocks away and with it, a myriad of restaurants, shops and cafes including popular Mama’s, Park Tavern and Acquolina, to name a few. Grant Ave. offers local boutique shopping and nearby Bay Street features Trader Joe’s, Safeway and Starbucks. A bit farther lies Pier 39 and all the attractions lining the Embarcadero including world-class restaurants, the Ferry Building and Farmers’ Markets, the Bay Club and Golden Gateway Tennis Club. Telegraph Hill is one of San Francisco’s sunniest microclimates and home to the legendary “Parrots of Telegraph Hill.” In addition to the parrots, residents and tourists alike flock to this world-renown destination which offers spectacular views from many neighborhood vantage points including the celebrated Coit Tower.

Description: A brief flight of stairs at the sidewalk’s edge leads to the entry gate. Open the gate to the secret garden hidden from the street and beautifully landscaped with mature plants and trees including two apple trees and a verdant understory of ferns and hydrangea. The extra-deep garden provides both a sunny and a shady seat and provides a tranquil respite in the heart of the city.

Upper Level: The front door opens to the foyer of this two-level home. The upper level features stunning views of Russian Hill, the Crooked Street, and the Golden Gate Bridge from the open kitchen-great room-deck. The gourmet kitchen is the heart of the home. The golden travertine-topped island combines with dark, honed-granite prep counters inset with a hammered copper sink with rich custom cabinetry to create a warm and inviting palette. New appliances include a GE Profile dishwasher, GE Microwave, stainless refrigerator, and a pot-rack above the island. There is a commercial Wolf 6-burner stove with built-in oven, pot-fill and Vent-a-Hood. A greenhouse window above the sink and a huge skylight provide additional natural light. Adjacent is the Butler’s pantry with a lovely, hammered copper sink, honed black granite counter, EDGSTAR wine refrigerator and excellent storage space. The adjacent guest half bath is fitted with a Crema Marfil marble floor, honed black granite counter, Kohler porcelain sink and a skylight.

The kitchen is open to the formal dining room which in turn opens to the living room and deck. Large, west-facing windows frame the city-lights view of Russian Hill, North Beach, and the Crooked Street enjoyed from the kitchen, living and dining rooms. This open ‘great room’ is ideal for entertaining as it flows out to the southwest-facing deck which, in addition to the stunning western views, boasts spectacular Golden Gate Bridge views. Off the living room and also opening to the deck, is a city-view office that may be used alternatively as a bedroom.

At the front of this level, there is a spacious bedroom which may be used as the master. It features lovely Bay and Alcatraz views, a Crema Marfil, marble-faced fireplace and a large, walk-in closet. The adjacent bath is accessed from the hall and is fitted with a custom-built vanity, a wall-mounted towel heater, a glass-enclosed stall shower equipped with a convenient pull down bench, wall-mounted rain shower, a hand-held shower and body jet sprayers.

Lower Level: The interior stair case leads to the lower level which could easily be used as a separate unit by reinstating the dividing wall. Currently, it is shown as with a Media room which boasts lovely garden views and a fossils limestone-faced fireplace with hand-hammered bronze doors. A beautiful kitchen is nearby and serves as a convenient entertaining kitchen. The Counters are finished in limestone and complemented with an airy travertine subway-tiled backslash. Built-in appliances include a stainless Bertazonni gas cooktop with Vent-a-Hood, LG dishwasher, and a full size wine refrigerator. The first bedroom has a large window with views of St. Peter and Paul Church, Russian Hill city lights and neighboring garden views. Across the hall, the full bath features a Crema Marfil tiled floor, a glass-enclosed, travertine-lined stall shower, and a honed black granite vanity inset with a gleaming, hammered silver sink. A large laundry room boasts a marble tiled floor and a full-size, side-by-side LG washer and dryer beneath a honed marble shelf/folding table. At the back of the unit, the divine master suite features west-facing views and a secluded, west-facing deck with verdant outlooks as well as views of the Crooked Street and Russian Hill. A large walk-in closet is fitted with a built-in dresser. The stunning spa-style bath with city views showcases a sculptural, air-jet spa tub with a floor mounted tub filler. The double porcelain sinks are set within a limestone vanity. The glass-enclosed shower is lined with tumbled travertine marble and features both a rain head and hand shower. A wall-mounted towel heater completes the spa experience.

Additional Features include:

Nest Home System for Heating

Recessed and custom lighting throughout

Hardwood floors throughout the principal rooms.

Designer stone finishes and custom cabinetry

Two southwest decks and a large garden.

Pantry plus separate laundry room.

Security camera system in place.

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