A Baseball Lover’s Dream Home!

A Minimalist Condo for the Maximalist at Heart.

Find your bliss at the heart of the San Francisco waterfront in this sleek, minimalist condo in one of South Beach’s finest boutique buildings, just steps away from AT&T Park. One of only 14 residences designed by architect Gould Evans, 750 Second Street #301 is truly a rare gem. With only two units per floor, an exclusive elevator-stop entry opens to this bright and airy condo featuring floor-to-ceiling dual-pane windows, custom built-ins, a gas fireplace, and large living and dining area opening onto a walk-out deck. An open chef’s kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and an oversized island, creates a fantastic space for relaxing and entertaining. Rich hardwood floors flow through the living space, and a striking wood ceiling and wood feature wall provide warm balance to the coolness of stainless steel, crisp white walls and tinted concrete. There are two spacious bedrooms – both with custom South African walnut closets– and two spa-like bathrooms with a steam shower in the master, and Venetian plaster accents. A great parking spot is deeded to the unit.

Located in one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the home is right next to AT&T Park (home of the Giants) and South Beach’s exceptional restaurants, exciting nightlife, the waterside promenade of the Embarcadero, and the future stadium of the Golden State Warriors. Walking distance from the Financial District and Union Square, it also offers easy access to the freeway, CalTrain, BART and Muni.

 

 

 

 

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Exceptional Urban Living in the Heart of SOMA

 

7 Hallam Street #1C is a sunny bi-level 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with a gorgeous deck. The building is located within a South of Market enclave of warehouses, town-homes, and industrial buildings, and was built to mimic its industrial neighbors with a facade using warehouse materials. Off of dynamic Folsom Street, this condominium provides you with a retreat from a busy urban lifestyle with access to the best SOMA has to offer.

This condo features an inviting layout with the living area on the lower level and the kitchen, dining area, bedroom, and bathroom on the upper level. Off of the bedroom is an exclusive-use rear deck large enough to entertain. The bathroom includes two separate sinks and vanities as well as a unique sliding door. With its efficient layout, in-unit laundry, 1-car parking, and recently installed Nest temperature controls, this condominium is the ideal 1 bedroom in SOMA.

7 Hallam Street is conveniently located in one of SOMA’s quickly developing neighborhoods. Living here means you are surrounded by some of the city’s newest cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Sightglass Coffee, Citizen’s Band, City Beer Store, Cellarmaker, Terroir, and Harvest Market are all close by. With access to multiple Muni lines as well as BART, Caltrain, and freeways just minutes away, this home is a commuter’s dream.

• 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
• 900 sq. ft. per tax records
• Bi-level layout with formal living room on lower level, kitchen and dining area on upper level
• Exclusive deck off bedroom
• Bathroom with dual sinks and unique sliding door
• Nest temperature controls
• In-unit washer and dryer
• 1-car parking

Both Ends Of The Spectrum

San Francisco has a complete range of options when it comes to housing and you will find properties at both ends of the spectrum. Like the townhouse-style one bedroom TIC condo that recently came on the market in the Mission district. Located at 1384 Florida Street #B, it’s super cute and feels like a cottage, and is listed for  $799,000. Originally built in 1900 the unit is a standalone building that sits at the rear of the property. It’s main level consists of an open living/dining/kitchen area with a contemporary natural feeling. It has warm wood floors and double doors opening onto a garden with a charming brick patio. There is a spiral staircase that leads to an upstairs bedroom suite. It’s in a great location in the city near the Inner Mission’s trendy 24th Street, and at the same time the home is far enough away from the street to be like private, urban oasis where you can really get away from it all.

And if you really want an urban retreat consider living at 22 Portola, something at the opposite end of the spectrum. The home in Diamond Heights also recently became available, offered for $3,349,000. It’s a four-story, single family row home designed by J. Lloyd Conrich, a San Francisco native.  With its four bedrooms, three and a half baths and dazzling views of the city, it looks much as it did when it was built in 1948,  from the outside at least. Inside the home has been beautifully remodeled and expanded. The whole-house is engineered for earthquake safety and has a fire suppression system. Solar panels supply most of the home’s electrical supply. From the great room on the second level broad windows frame views of the city and bay. There is a fabulous modern chef’s kitchen and a large family room that doubles as a home theater with sound-insulated walls, and 7-channel surround sound. From the moment you enter the house in the foyer, you get a glimpse of one of the home’s most unique features, the grand staircase. Custom-designed out of glass and steel by Oakland artist John Lewis, it is a four-story work of art. Rising from the ground floor to the skylight-capped top level, the planes of rippled, textured glass create a stunning waterfall of light. Remote-controlled windows at the top of the stairs create cross-ventilation that cools the entire house on hot days, and when San Francisco’s famous fog rolls in, 7-zone programmable radiant heating keeps the rooms snug and warm. Tucked at the back of the fourth level, the grand master suite is a serene oasis of its own, adjacent to the “Solarium lounge” opening onto a large deck. There are breathtaking panoramic views of the city. And while the cottage in the Mission seems like worlds away, it’s not so far. The city has something to offer everyone, so long as you venture to believe you can achieve your dreams.

 

New Construction in Jackson Square

A new building named 288 Pacific is in its final phase of construction and on schedule for a certificate of occupancy (TCO) in late April. It’s not open to the public yet but they are allowing some agents to show clients and you could reserve a unit. Located in the architecturally interesting, historic Jackson Square district, the new building has a very Barbary coast style that sets it apart from other condo buildings. The neighborhood is well loved for its charming brick buildings and historic warehouses that have been turned into art galleries, restaurants and boutiques. There will be a total of 33 condos available, including  two Studios, seven One-Bedroom condos, a nice selection of Two-Bedrooms, and three unique penthouses with impressive great rooms and terraces. The building exhibits a high level of craftsmanship and style. Residences are luxurious, with elegant design features using exotic and hand crafted materials. Each has wide plank european oak wood flooring throughout, eleven foot high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Floor to ceiling windows frame with double or triple exposures views of downtown, with the Transamerica Pyramid to the south and bay views and bay bridge views to the east. Kitchens have natural stone countertops and back-splashes with Taj Mahal quartzite from Brazil, striking dark wood cabinetry and millwork, unique unlacquered brass fixtures, and state-of-the-art Sub Zero and Wolfe appliances. Bathrooms have awesome soaking tubs along with separate glass enclosed showers and dual vanities, incorporating Italian Grigio Fleury marble and Waterworks unlacquered brass fixtures. Two bedrooms residences have good square footage and some come with dens. Secure indoor parking is provided for each resident and the building as two rooftop terraces with sensational views. The seventh floor terrace has a fire pit and outdoor kitchen. The residential lobby has an elegant concierge desk and seating area,  with an oversized fireplace, original artworks and framed mirrors,  oak-paneled accent walls, an ornamental ceiling, and geometrically patterned marble stone floor. This is a great opportunity to live in one of San Francisco’s best historic neighborhoods, just steps away from the Ferry Building Marketplace, the waterfront, and within great proximity to downtown and the financial district.

    

While under construction. Bay Bridge View.

The Austin Welcomes Its First Residents

I just sold a unit at The Austin, part of the first round of purchase contracts to close. With over 50% of the building now sold, the new condominium community welcomes its first residents. Offering a total of 100 residences, the new construction is located in the ever-changing Polk Street neighborhood, the epicenter of the city, close to Nob Hill, Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow and Russian Hill. Now that its model homes and amenities are finished the building is gearing up for its grand opening. There are studio, junior one-bedroom, one bedroom and two bedrooms still available with pricing from $695,000 to over $2,000,000. Featuring high-end finishes, flexible floor plans, and floor to ceiling windows, residents will enjoy natural light and sweeping views of the city. The building’s amenities include everything from a Zen -like courtyard to a dog-washing facility, outdoor fire pits, bike parking and a lobby “work hub” lounge with a fireplace and coffee shop, said to be one of the city’s best lobbies.

 

Rare, Modern 1920s Gem For Sale

  

Entering the opulent lobby of 850 Powell, with its arched colonnades and corbeled beams, is like stepping back in time to the golden age of Nob Hill. Built in 1923 by three of the most renowned architects of the day, the Francesca remains one of the City’s true gems.

One of only 40 residences in this historic building, Unit 104 is utterly unique. Beyond its carved wood door, you leave the 1920s behind and find yourself in a luxurious and comfortable 4 bedroom, 4 full bathroom urban retreat that combines grand spaces and gracious details with the sleek open space modern feel of a loft. Skillfully and extensively remodeled, 104 greets you with a serene entry hall warmly lit by pendant lamps of rose-colored glass. The hall opens into a spacious living room with the restored wood-burning fireplace dramatically set against marble that stretches from the wide-planked wood floors to the high, beamed ceiling. Drenched in natural light, the room offers abundant space for relaxing, entertaining, and dining.

   

The chef’s kitchen features high-end wood cabinets, designer tile, and top-of-the-line appliances, including (delivered straight from Italy) an 8-burner gas range and 2-zone wine refrigerator. A broad island welcomes guests to sip and chat as you cook with TV to accompany your breakfast. Off the kitchen is a convenient second entrance to the unit.

   

Each of the four large, peaceful bedrooms is accompanied by its own full bathroom, beautifully remodeled and thoughtfully appointed. The master bedroom takes in breathtaking views of the Bay and the Transamerica Building from windows on two walls. Walk-in closets and built-in cabinets offer tons of in-unit storage.

Cutting-edge smart technology (Control4 and Lutron systems) let you raise and lower the window shades automatically; play music through built-in speakers; and monitor the unit with a video surveillance system from inside and outside of your home.

The Francesca is perfectly situated on iconic Nob Hill, across from the Fairmont Hotel and with the beloved San Francisco cable cars running along Powell Street at its feet. Nearby, you’ll find Huntington Park, Top of the Mark, and the Big 4 Restaurant, as well as the landmark architecture of Grace Cathedral. University Club, Pacific Union Club, Olympic Club, Wingtip Club, and the Battery Club are all nearby as well. A few blocks down, Union Square offers world-class shopping, dining, and theater, with the Financial District, North Beach, Chinatown, and SOMA just minutes away.

850 Powell is among downtown San Francisco’s most exclusive properties. This stunningly remodeled condo offers a unique chance to experience modern luxury in one of the City’s signature historic neighborhoods.