With iconic Bay and Golden Gate Bridge views, this timeless home is perfectly positioned on a north facing slope of Russian Hill, one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods. The residence was originally built in 1925 then updated in 2009 while retaining its original architectural appeal. Some of the upgrades stone countertops in the kitchen, stone bathroom appointments and a full build-out on the lower level. Classic elements found throughout include deep baseboard moldings and recently-refinished oak floors with inlays. A freely flowing living-and-dining room arrangement radiates from the entry parlor – the ideal venue for both entertaining and more intimate gatherings. At the center of the main level is the remodeled gourmet kitchen with granite counters and top-quality appliances, where a skylight and modern light fixtures illuminate a breakfast bar with seating. Rounding out the main level is an inviting master bedroom suite, one additional bedroom and a hallway powder room. The lower level has been expanded to include a recreation room, a dedicated office space and a full hallway bathroom. Two additional lower-level bedrooms have access to a rear sanctuary garden with hot tub spa – an amazing spot to unwind after a long day. Putting the finishing touch on this exceptional property is its convenience to outdoor activities, shopping and dining, and the Russian Hill Park green space with City views.
A Walk Through the Home
Two camellia bushes in brick planter-boxes flank the driveway and garage and a convenient door leads to the lower level of the home. An inviting brick staircase ascends to the arched front door. Inside the home, the entry parlor introduces the oak hardwood floors with inlays found throughout the main level. A coved ceiling in the foyer has period casings and a custom light fixture. The living room introduces the deep baseboard moldings found throughout the main level. Added appointments here include recessed lighting, a tray ceiling and a bay window alcove with views of Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, the Easy Bay Hills and the beautiful San Francisco Bay. A wood-burning fireplace with mantelpiece has a gas starter. The dining room opens through a set of double French doors from the living room and continues the gleaming hardwood flooring. An updated light fixture defines the dining area, and a window offers neighborhood views. The gourmet kitchen has tile flooring and granite countertops with full stone backsplashes. Appliances include a GE side-by-side refrigerator with freezer drawer, a Fratelli Onofri Royal Chiantishire 5-burner range with Futuro stainless steel ventilation hood, a Miele dishwasher and an LG microwave oven. A stone-slab breakfast bar is crowned by pendant lights and has seating for stools. The main floor has a travertine-finished powder room with vessel sink, built-in mirrored medicine cabinet and Toto commode. The master bedroom suite has hardwood flooring, an updated light fixture and Golden Gate Bridge views through a bay window. The travertine-tiled en suite master bathroom features a stone slab vanity with vessel sink, a solar light tube for natural illumination, a Toto commode and a tiled glass-enclosed shower with two rainspout showerheads and body sprays. Downstairs, the recreation room offers the perfect space for a home entertainment system. The space has one door to the main street level and another door to the attached garage with laundry center for versatile separate long-term guest access. Adjacent to the recreation room is a dedicated office with built-in desk station, stone countertops and abundant storage cabinetry. The two downstairs bedrooms each have a door to the rear garden and deck, where a hot tub spa and overhead pergola present the ultimate relaxation spot, and a Zen-like garden with drip irrigation system.