Real Estate Report: Russian Hill Condo Comes on the Market


The listing says “fine architecture cultivates fine lives.”  That’s long been a premise of modern architects, and realtors will say anything, but it is partly true. Here at 955 Green Street, for almost $5M, life should be just fine.

The Basics: A 3-bed, 3.5-bath, 3-parking-space condominium, 955 Green Street #4 is new to the market. In San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood, on the north slope, down a bit from the actual summit. Asking $4.95M, with monthly HOA dues of $2100.

Not So Basic: From the specifications and images online, the construction values look far superior to most speculative multi-unit projects. And like the iconic c.1986  Hermitage condominiums next door (which are actually on the summit) these were designed by eminent Bay Area architect George Homsey of EHDD. Founded by Homsey and Joe Esherick, EHDD is now a global design and planning firm— they got their start with Bay Area vernacular projects like this and at The Sea Ranch.

The expected spectacular views north from the master bedroom (top) and living room, below:

The front of the building, tucked between a rocky outcropping on the right and old-school co-ops on the left where the Green Street ends at the edge of Russian Hill. All the way to the right is Joseph Eichler and Claude Oakland’s 22-story Summit Tower, one of the Mid-Century Modernist monoliths that pushed San Franciscans into the preservation movement.

Behind the building, the steep hillside has been terraced with a series of cascading retaining walls:



Above, the floor plan explains it all, but be sure to look at realtor Monica Pauli’s outstanding dedicated site for more images. Another unit, 955 Green Street #1  has been on the market for few months, reduced from $3.6M to $2.99M. And if you’re really curious about the building, floor plans for all six units are available at agent David Shepardson’s excellent SF NorthSide  site. 

Listing: 955 Green Street, #4, San Francisco  [Redfin]

Listing: 955 Green Street #1, San Francisco  [Redfin]