1080 Chestnut Street #11B
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A gracious entry leads to a wide living and dining area, framed by picture windows to the south, displaying the Russian Hill and downtown cityscape. Cleverly placed mirrors on the right wall reflect the outlooks to the east of the downtown skyline, including the iconic Transamerica Building, Salesforce Tower, and Coit Tower. On the opposite side of the room are floor-to-ceiling windows to the north, displaying spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz. Step onto the balcony to better admire the sweep of the Marina, the Bay, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, and the newly developing Francisco Park below.
Around the corner, past the main staircase, is an additional formal or informal dining space, centered under an elegant chandelier. The kitchen is open to the dining area and is equipped with exquisite gray and white marble countertops and slab backsplash, as well as luxury stainless appliances, including a SubZero refrigerator, Marvel wine refrigerator, Gaggenau dishwasher, and Miele built-in oven, cooktop, and hood. Thoughtfully designed, custom gray and frosted glass Poggenpohl cabinetry compliment the sleek finishes, and there is even a built-in flatscreen nook so that a chef can be entertained while at work!
Around the corner from the kitchen, leading back to the main entry, is a whimsical powder room with stone vanity and pink tile flooring and a coat closet. Off the main entry is a bright den or study, with south-facing windows and built-in shelving and cabinetry for storage.
The main staircase, designed with an architectural glass and metal railing, leads to the second floor of the home. The upstairs master bedroom is spacious, with room for both sleeping and sitting areas, and boasts views in both directions, south and north, flooding the room with light. Large south-facing picture windows offer sweeping city outlooks of Russian Hill and the nearby park, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors face a dramatic view of the San Francisco Bay, the marina, and Alcatraz, opening onto another lovely balcony. The views stretch past Alcatraz to Angel Island and the hills of Marin. Along the back wall is a wall of custom built-in bookshelves, media center, and cabinetry. There is also a L-shaped walk-in closet that stretches the entire length of the hallway. The ensuite master bathroom is outfitted with cool gray porcelain tile with a glass-topped double vanity, giving the space a very spa-like, zen feel. A walk-in shower is enclosed in glass, as is a frosted glass water closet, and picture windows to the south bring in wonderful natural light.
Around the corner from the master suite, to the right as you ascend the stairs, is a convenient laundry closet with side-by-side Miele washer and dryer, folding counter, and built-in shelving. A second bathroom in beige stone includes a shower over tub with glass enclosure. The generous second bedroom offers a beautiful view of the Bay and Marin Headlands beyond.
Light maple flooring throughout lends a bright, airy feel to the space, with recessed lighting in every room. The property includes two-car garage parking as well as two storage areas. This exclusive and storied building offers a 24-hour door attendant and on-site management in a superb Russian Hill location surrounded by parks (including the soon-to-be built Francisco Park), and walking distance to shops and restaurants on Polk Street, North Beach fine dining, and the vibrant Waterfront.
Year Built: 1962 (Per Tax Records)
HOA Dues: $3,122.19 per month
Breathtaking views, palatial houses, and home to the Crookedest Street in the World: the Russian Hill neighborhood is as unique as it is beautiful. Russian Hill homes feature an eclectic mix of architectural styles and influences. From Spanish Colonial mansions to century old row houses and everything in between, there is a home or townhome for every taste and sensibility. Surrounded by some of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods (Pacific Heights and Marina to the west; Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach to the north/east; and Nob Hill and Chinatown to the south), there is no shortage of fun activities and landmarks to explore when you live in Russian Hill. Locals enjoy the hillside garden climbs, the exquisite tiny parks, and The First Swensen’s Ice Cream Store, 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. Both Green and Polk Streets offer exceptional international cuisine, including: La Folie: Considered one of the best private dining restaurants by Zagat, this popular French restaurant is perfect for a celebratory date night. Aux Delices: A beautiful, elegant upscale Vietnamese restaurant which has served incredible cuisine since 1987. Fiorella: One of two San Francisco locations, Fiorella offers a scrumptious brunch, amazing entrees, and a fantastic wine selection. If shopping is on your list, don't miss the many delightful boutiques dotting Polk Street between Union and Broadway. Between the great food and even better shopping, Russian Hill will never disappoint! Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular place for both locals and tourists to spend their leisure time. A short walk from Russian Hill, many visitors like to start their day at Fisherman’s Wharf with a visit to the Maritime National Historical Park. Enjoy a walk through the Maritime Museum followed by a history lesson through the various historic vessels located along Hyde Street Pier. After a day of sightseeing, locals love to grab a bubble tea at Quickly or enjoy a delicious basket of fish and chips at Lou’s Fish Shack. Despite the hairpin turns scattered throughout the neighborhood, Russian Hill remains a very walkable urban landscape. The Financial District and Civic Center are about a thirty-minute walk, depending on which part of the neighborhood you’re in. However, there are several Muni routes that pass through Russian Hill which can get you to these areas in about the same time with less walking.