Exciting Penthouse at the Francesca. #901 at 850 Powell Street has many wonderful features. The formal entry hall is very gracious and enters into a magnificently large living room and formal dining area with windows offering fantastic city views. The kitchen was remodeled previously and has an abundant amount of cabinetry and upgrades. There is a separate breakfast sitting area and a large pantry of closets and storage hidden behind. There is a large pantry that has been converted to a laundry room and work /project area. The powder room is tucked away in a private setting.
There are a total of 3 bedrooms and 2 additional baths north of the formal entry hall which includes excellent closet storage, a den/bedroom with built-ins and fabulous bay views as well as a master bedroom with the same wonderful bay views. The master bath has a soaking tub and has been remodeled. There is also a redone marble hall bath which services the den/bedroom and the 3rd bedroom.
This exceptional property along with the amenities offered from the doormen and the elegant building lobby is a treasure to live in.
Elegant and swanky, Nob Hill is full of grand hotels bordering Huntington Park and grander mansions. Perched on the commanding heights made accessible in the 1870s by the California Street cable car that runs through the heart of the neighborhood, Nob Hill is home to old San Francisco. The descendants of San Francisco's founding families still frequent their private clubs here, including the secret, males only Bohemian Club.
The neighborhood, destroyed in the fire of 1906, remains the most affluent and desirable in all of San Francisco. Baronial wealth is still on display here. Pre-war, luxury apartments, decorated with wedding-cake facades adorn Nob Hill.
The heart of Nob Hill is Huntington Park, and its iconic 10-foot tall Fountain of Tortoises. Shady benches around the classic urban square provide a welcome rest for those who hike up the hill. And a children's playground is a hidden gem.
The massive stone edifice of Grace Cathedral represents the soul of the community. Liberal in its outlook, the Cathedral upholds a strong social justice program, hosts vocal concerts, and maintains an outdoor labyrinth where locals pace its inlaid stone path in meditative silence.
Nob Hill, despite its steep streets, is an extremely walkable neighborhood, with the feel of an urban oasis. Bounded by the upscale boutiques of Union Square, the hubbub of Chinatown, and the nightclubs of Polk Street, Nob Hill is walking distance to the financial district and downtown. For those who have to walk home at the end of the day, MUNI provides a monthly pass, good for Cable Cars.
Caroline Kahn Werboff