Rare and beautiful Russian Hill Victorian. Fall in love with this 4 bedroom, 2.5 full bath single family home with one-of-a-kind view of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz from the living room/dining area. This home has a classic floor plan featuring a large living room with wood burning fireplace and wonderful high ceilings. Updated kitchen with lots of cabinetry has direct access to the garden. The breakfast room is just off the kitchen. Lovely stairway leads to upper level of 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Front west bedroom also boasts dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay. The retreat-like master suite as hatrium style windows overlooking a virtual park, assuing quiet and tranquility. The south facing garden is extraordinarily long (seller has made inquiries with the City Planning Dept, and has drawings). This home has beautiful Victorian detail with wood floors, crown molding, and is surrounded by the garden with lots of light and air. There is a one-car garage with ample storage space, a separate storage room and an office room with separate entrance. This true urban destination is peaceful and serene, and you can be downtown in minutes.
Dazzling views, the twisting hairpin turns down brick-paved Lombard, and the Hyde-Powell cable cars make Russian Hill a favorite with tourists. But locals savor the steep garden walks, the tiny pocket parks, and Swenson's Ice Cream on the corner of Union and Hyde. Restaurants and boutiques along the tree-lined streets of Hyde Street between Jackson and Union Streets exude European charm. Polk and Green boasts international cuisine- from the Venetian inspired cooking at Pesce to the French Boulangerie, the Italian specialty wine store Biondivino. Upscale boutique shopping is arrayed along Polk Street between Union and Broadway.
Housing ranges from charming, century-old back yard cottages to multi-million dollar mansions, luxury hilltop town homes and condos with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. The architectural examples in the neighborhood hark back to Italianate, Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Neo-Georgian influences, as well as Arts and Crafts.
Despite the steep streets, or because of them, Russian Hill is a highly walkable urban enclave. Residents can walk to work in the financial district and civic center. And best of all, ride the Cable Car home, using an SFMUNI monthly pass.