Real Estate Report: Living On the Edge (Maybe) on Telegraph Hill, $11M


Telegraph Hill is covered with quirky shingle houses and beautiful gardens. Because it was inaccessible, it’s where the poor, the artistic, the writers, lived. Not any more.


The Basics: A four-bedroom, 4.5-bath house on Telegraph Hill, asking $11M. Not So Basic: Aside from asking $11M? It’s on the edge of Telegraph Hill, with views due east and south across downtown San Francisco, with access via a private, gated driveway plus terraces and balconies on three sides. From the inside, it’s been renovated for a mix of old-school formal entertaining and casual daily living. Downstairs there’s a big open space with a kitchen and sitting area plus a media room, while upstairs there’s a second smaller service kitchen, a formal dining room and foyer designed by Mark Hampton and a big oxblood-red lacquered library. Oh, and it’s been on the market for three months and reduced from $12.9M.

It was once the home of Friedel Klussman, the woman credited with saving San Francisco’s cable cars. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived a few yards away, briefly- the neighborhood was full of the avant-garde, both rich and poor. The current owners bought it in the late 1980’s and they’ve maintained it in very high style. Yes, that is a Dubuffet over the fireplace, above.

Above, the big kitchen/dining/sitting area on the lower level, which opens to a large terrace. Doing it with mirrors, below: the dressing room, which is as large as some people’s living rooms, and the octagonal formal  dining room


Lots more images of the house and gardens at the listing site (link below) which includes floor plans.
Listing: 260 Green Street, San Francisco  [SF Properties]

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