3 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,595 Sq.Ft.
Welcome to 2540 Hyde Street, located in San Francisco’s esteemed Russian Hill neighborhood! This house-like condo embodies quintessential San Francisco living and has a storied history. It was one of the original structures built on this section of Hyde, and was originally constructed for a local sea captain circa 1908. The home boasts three bedrooms, one and a half baths, and spans two levels. Located at the beginning of a row of townhomes, this amazing residence offers its lucky new owner a long list of amenities, all in an A+ location!
Large formal living and dining rooms flank the foyer. The living room is located on the north side of the residence and features a wall of built-ins, perfect for displaying your favorite sculptures, books, and other artifacts. A decorative fireplace centers the space and peek-a-boo views of the Bay begin to emerge. Just across the foyer to the south side are the kitchen and dining rooms.
The kitchen was custom-designed by Cass Calder Smith for the owner, and award-winning cookbook author (Peggy Knickerbocker). The kitchen is outfitted with a 4-burner stainless gas range by Viking, a professional hood by Kenmore, and stainless Bosch dishwasher. Gorgeous marble counters run the perimeter, save for the space by the Villeroy and Boch sink, which is butcher block – the perfect space for chopping and food prep. A handsome clock is mounted above the hood and built-ins help keep the space clutter-free. The refrigerator is tucked out of sight in the walk-in pantry, and a laundry room with outdoor access is adjacent.
The dining room features a decorative fireplace and pass-through to the kitchen, perfect for serving freshly squeezed cocktails and hors d’ouvres. A large set of French doors open to the home’s private garden. This lovely space is perfectly manicured and boasts a brick patio, privacy fence, and pruned ivy in a scalloped pattern around the perimeter, giving a European feel.
Upstairs are three generously-sized bedrooms with great closets and lovely outlooks. A nicely renovated hall bath with cast iron tub, gold fixtures, and marble vanity, is centrally located. Views from the north bedroom include Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Mt. Tam, Angel Island, and Treasure Island. Watch cargo and cruise ships glide across the Bay from this epic perch. The south bedrooms overlook the garden and face multi-million dollar estates that ascend the hill in this world-class neighborhood.
All in all, 2540 Hyde is an absolute dream home, packing as much character and charm as it does modern-day amenities. To find out more about the neighborhood, keep reading!
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.
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