Mary D. Toboni Presents:
Extraordinary Russian Hill Family Home - $1,549,000
ABSTRACT: OPEN LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM AND CHEF'S KITCHEN, TOW BEDROOMS, ONE FULL MASTER BATH, TWO HALF BATHS, MUDROOM, DECK, STORAGE, TWO CAR SIDE-BY-SIDE GARAGE.
DESCRIPTION: This charming single family home, is a beautiful, Edwardian property that rarely becomes available. Built circa 1908, this stunning two-story home has been completely renovated and newly painted. Situated on a flat block on Russian Hill, this one of a kind property is nestled in between two very private and quiet alleys.
As you enter this beautifully shingled home, you are greeted by the exterior solid-wood, louver doors. To the right of the entry hall you enter through another set of solid wood louver doors into the first bedroom. Boasting lots of natural light, this room includes a ½ bath with exquisite Duravit and Dornbracht fixtures. (Detailed sketches are available to turn this ½ bath into a full bath). Further down the hallway, the dark chestnut parquet floors lead you to the lavish, yet peaceful, master suite featuring dark hardwood floors. This master bedroom features a large, walk-in closet and an elaborate master bath with custom Travertine tile, whirlpool tub, and stylish wooden vanity with farmhouse sink. The master bedroom features a separate exterior entrance to the top floor deck, laundry, gardening room for potting/mudroom as well as two side-by-side car parking garage. The garage includes direct access into the home from a private and secluded alley way.
The top floor features a large, open and airy living room and dining room space. The focus of this room is upon the gas fireplace with marble hearth, which is flanked by solid bookshelves. To the left of this area are floor to ceiling windows that allow beautiful and natural light to enter into this elegant and soothing space. It accommodates a large dining table, a perfect area for entertaining! The elaborate chef’s kitchen completes this amazing entertaining area. A large center aisle made of exquisite Carrera Bianco marble, rests in the middle of the kitchen and is accompanied by all Carrera Bianco marble countertops and backsplash. Stainless steel appliances include a Zephyr cook-top stove, Wolf oven, Sub-Zero fridge, wine fridge and Miele appliances. Designer light fixtures complete this one of a kind kitchen.
The kitchen opens to a level wood deck and chic, urban garden patio filled with lush plants and trees, designed by Flora Grubb. To the left, you will find a private ½ bath. This Zen area sits quaintly in the back of the house, peacefully away from all the city noise. This rarely available home is a perfect place for indoor and outdoor living and entertaining.
Situated on one of San Francisco's quaint and charming blocks you are just steps away from many of the city’s best shops, restaurants and parks. Zarzuella, Swensen’s, La Folie Marble Park, urban tennis courts and Polk Street, are right outside your front door.
Dazzling views, the twisting hairpin turns down brick-paved Lombard, and the Hyde-Powell cable cars make Russian Hill a favorite with tourists. But locals savor the steep garden walks, the tiny pocket parks, and Swenson's Ice Cream on the corner of Union and Hyde. Restaurants and boutiques along the tree-lined streets of Hyde Street between Jackson and Union Streets exude European charm. Polk and Green boasts international cuisine- from the Venetian inspired cooking at Pesce to the French Boulangerie, the Italian specialty wine store Biondivino. Upscale boutique shopping is arrayed along Polk Street between Union and Broadway.
Housing ranges from charming, century-old back yard cottages to multi-million dollar mansions, luxury hilltop town homes and condos with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. The architectural examples in the neighborhood hark back to Italianate, Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Neo-Georgian influences, as well as Arts and Crafts.
Despite the steep streets, or because of them, Russian Hill is a highly walkable urban enclave. Residents can walk to work in the financial district and civic center. And best of all, ride the Cable Car home, using an SFMUNI monthly pass.