1722 Larkin Street
This penthouse residence, located at the juncture of San Francisco’s Russian Hill and Nob Hill, offers the ultimate in City living. Distinguished by thoughtful finishes and a warmth that permeates the home, this full-floor flat features three bedrooms, two full baths, and an open concept floor plan that’s ideal for entertaining. A great room lies at the front of the home and offers expansive outlooks and a peek-a-boo view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Adjacent to the great room and at the home’s heart is the gorgeous kitchen, complete with a lounge area, large island and high-end finishes. Three spacious bedrooms and two full baths are found at the rear of the flat, including a massive master bedroom with stunning en-suite bath, complete with soaking tub, separate shower and dual vanities. In-unit laundry, wide-plank floors, abundant closet space and gorgeous lighting are some of the many of the treasures of this home. This top-floor home resides in a beautifully-maintained 1905 four-unit building and is within a short stroll to an abundance of shopping, dining, transportation and entertainment options.
- Three bedrooms and two full baths
- Expansive outlooks with peekaboo Golden Gate Bridge views
- Stunning master bedroom with spa-like, en-suite bath
- Recently renovated
- 1950 square feet, per draftsman
- In-unit laundry
- Engineered wide-plank white oak floors
- Open concept floor plan with spacious great room
- Stunning open kitchen with island and lounge area
- Private storage
- Separate bicycle storage
- Abundant closet space
- Shared garden
- Built in 1905, per tax records
- HOA dues $295 per month
- Walker’s Paradise, per Walkscore.com
- Within steps of Russian Hill and Nob Hill amenities
Nob Hill/Russian Hill
Exclusive and elegant, Nob Hill is home to some of the grandest mansions and most historic hotels one can find in San Francisco. Nob Hill is part of an enclave made accesible in the 1870s by the addition of cable cars climbing up California Street through the heart of the neighborhood. The area is considered the center of old San Francisco, where even today descendants of some of the original founding families of San Francisco keep continued memberships at renowned private clubs.
All but destroyed in the fire of 1906, Nob Hill homes remain the most prestigious of San Francisco addresses. Old money is on display here, making itself seen through the extravagantly adorned buildings that line every street. Huntington Park, at the heart of Nob Hill, is home to the iconic 10-foot Fountain of Tortoises, with families enjoy congregating on its shady expanses to take in a bit of respite following the hike up the hill. There is also a children's playground which is second to none.
The spiritual center of the community is found in the impressive stone architecture of Grace Cathedral. A Liberal bastion, the Cathedral administers an array of social justice programs, and brings inspiration through the many musical concerts it hosts throughout the year. Also on the grounds is an outdoor meditation labyrinth.
The neighborhood of Nob Hill remains a very walkable area despite its many steep avenues. It remains an urban oasis for residents while never being too far from the action of downtown. Perfectly situated it remains bounded by the excitement of Chinatown, the thrilling nightlife of Polk Street, and the upscale shopping of Union Square. Nob Hill is a walking commute from downtown and the financial district. And for those not interested in walking at the end of the day, MUNI provides monthly cable car passes. Now that's traveling in style!
There's hardly a neighborhood that compares with Russian Hill, with its mesmerizing views, heart-stopping hairpin turns, and sheer historical grandeur.
Locals enjoy the hillside garden climbs, the exquisite tiny parks, and the classic ice cream parlor found at the corner of Union and Hyde. There is a delicate European flair to many of the boutiques and restaurants found along the lushly green streets of Jackson, Union, and Hyde. Green and Polk Streets offer exceptional international cuisine from French to Italian to Vietnamese, you can't go wrong in this vibrant stretch of city. If shopping is on your list, don't miss the many delightful boutiques dotting Polk Street between Union and Broadway.
There is a tremendous spread of possibilities when it comes to housing in Russian Hill. From turn-of-the-century backyard cottages, to lush million-dollar homes, to hilltop town houses and condos with mind-blowing Bay views - there is something for all sensibilities. The architectural influences in Russian Hill reach back to classic form - from Spanish Colonial, to Mission Revival, to Italianate, and Arts and Crafts, and beyond.
Russian Hill remains a very walkable urban landscape despite its hilly tendency. The Financial District and Civic Center are easily within reach. And if your smart you'll occasionally ride the cable car home, on a monthly pass from SFMUNI.