Real Estate Report: Big Open Views on Russian Hill



Russian Hill Summit is one of those perfect little San Francisco neighborhoods, with diverse building types ranging  from 19th Century cottages to recent Modernism, and a number of classic Edwardian apartment houses. 

The Basics: A 3-bed, 2.5 bath Edwardian-era condominium in a six-unit building in Russian Hill, asking $1.545M with HOA dues of $932.10 a month.

Not So Basic: Even though it’s close to suffering an acute overdose of taupe, this is the combination of San Francisco vintage design, location, and views that many people covet. On the southwest corner of the Russian Hill summit, a few yards from Willis Polk’s Spanish Neo-Classical ramps and stairs up to Vallejo Street, this top-floor apartment has big views of downtown and west up Broadway.

Plus it’s been decently renovated around the original details, with the kitchen/dining room opened up all the way through, creating a big space good for entertaining, below:

The listing’s a little vague— seems that two of the three bedrooms are currently joined, and a little fuzzy on the parking— are there two tandem spots, or not? One of the bedroom looks like it functions as a library a notion we can get behind. Altogether, even if you don’t like the bathrooms or the kitchen cabinets, it’s a great apartment, full of light and in a quiet corner of Russian Hill.

A similar unit on the first floor sold recently for $1.415— with direct access to the garden but lacking the views and open kitchen. The realtor’s put together an outstanding dedicated site for the listing, and there’s an open house on Sunday, February 20th.

Listing: 1700 Jones Street, #5, San Francisco [Redfin]