Open House Obsession: Perch on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill, $2.95M
Open on Sunday, this house on the famous Filbert Steps has a roof-top deck and incredible views.271 Filbert Street, Telegraph Hill $2.95M
The listing calls it "a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a trophy 2 unit building, just in time to view America's Cup!" but sadly, the views only include the future America's Cup Race Village and the new cruise ship terminal down on the Embarcadero, not the actual race route itself. As views go, they're still spectacular.
What you're buying is a 2-unit building built in 1941 that still retains some of its late Art Deco details, with the 3-bed, 2-bath upper unit vacant and the lower 2-bed, 1-bath tenant-occupied.
You don't get a garage or driveway, but you do get to arrive via the Filbert Steps. Since this part of Filbert is too steep to pave, there's a series of staircases down the center of the beautifully landscaped right-of-way, and residents include the famous parrots of Telegraph Hill. Movers will charge you extra, but once in, you'll probably move out feet-first.
Above, a kitchen we'd be very happy in. Note the slot of a prep sink– which doubles as a champagne bucket when filled with ice. More images at the realtor's dedicated site.
Open Sunday, August 5 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM