Inside a Treasure on Telegraph Hill

Inside a Treasure on Telegraph Hill

In this stylish Telegraph Hill residence, ornate ironwork, Palladian-like windows, columns, arches, a timeless palette, and Art Deco elements bring to mind the allure and romance of a refined Parisian flat. Located on the area’s most coveted cul-de-sac, the home enjoys convenience, quiet privacy, and nearly unparalleled views that sweep from bridge to bridge across the bay. A beautiful stairway with an intricately detailed railing links each of the four levels.

San Francisco, California | Thomas Biss, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

The formal living room blends classical elegance and modern sophistication with deeply hued parquetry floors, a regal fireplace and columns, and a trio of windows offering serene views across the rooftops of the city to Pier 33, the water, and the horizon. A dining area in a lovely alcove bounded by stately Corinthian columns and graceful arches has a whimsical butterfly-patterned ceiling treatment. Steps away, elaborately accented antique doors lead to a one-of-a-kind Art Deco bar with unique wall treatments, a stunning chandelier, a wine chiller, and lighted glass shelving.

The sunny open kitchen is calming and inviting and features plentiful cabinets in a subdued organic hue, ample counter space, superior stainless-steel appliances, and an eye-catching tile backsplash. The bright, convivial dining area sits beside double glass doors leading to a grilling area and the backyard gardens.

A level above the public spaces, the owner’s suite, wide windows in the owner’s bedroom afford an equally iconic view and includes a dressing area and a spacious spa-like bath with a luxurious tub, a roomy glass-walled shower, and a warming fireplace. This level also features a chic guest suite with a generous closet and a home office that will please the busy professional with its L-shaped built-in desk and sets of shelving.

The lowest level—which encompasses a spacious two-car tandem garage—offers a home theater with a projector, retractable screen, and surround sound; this space would also be ideal for the display of an art collection. Nearby, a climate-controlled wine cellar has an impressive 2,000-bottle capacity.

One of the home’s greatest highlights is its secret backyard oasis, where stone tile pathways lead through remarkably lush, thriving trees and plantings, including a living wall. At the center is an idyllic raised patio with a water feature, and secluded on the opposite side of the courtyard is a skylit guest cottage with a wall of French windows and doors.

On the uppermost floor of the home, the relaxing “pentroom” is the pinnacle of living, both literally and metaphorically. A perfect space for quiet relaxation, with colorful stained-glass detailing and a fireplace, it benefits from terraces facing in two directions and affording magnificent expansive views. A south-facing balcony looks over the treetops toward Coit Tower, while a northerly balustraded terrace offers a birds-eye view toward the waterfront and the iconic sights of the bay, from Treasure Island to the Golden Gate.

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