Living Well Is The Best Revenge In San Francisco’s Most Coveted Co-Op, $8.8MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 2500 Steiner Street No.3, Pacific Heights
Asking: $8,800,000/HOAs of $3,186 per month
What: A full-floor, 5-bed, 4-bath home in a building that has dominated the skyline of Pacific Heights for almost 90 years. One of San Francisco’s most sought-after addresses, units here rarely come on the market (as a co-operative, occupants own shares that come with a proprietary lease) and the building is known for its quietly prominent, politically active denizens. Gleaming white and standing solo at the edge of Alta Vista Park, it’s not so much a place to live as an object of desire.
2500 Steiner Street was designed in 1927 by Conrad Meussdorffer, the architect responsible for bringing high-style, multi-unit luxury housing to a neighborhood dominated by large private homes. These new buildings required fewer servants, reflecting the changes in American cities during the Post WWI boom, and Meussdorffer’s buildings remain the gold standard in San Francisco, with private elevator landings, elegant entertaining spaces separate from private family spaces, plus fully-enclosed kitchens, staff quarters and service elevators.
It’s The Little Things: The black marble baseboards in the foyer and living room, and Meussdorffer’s incredibly thick steel and masonry floor plates that block any sound from above and below.
What We Love: The apartment is in impeccable condition, and with the exception of the remodeled kitchen, almost completely original.
More: Have a look at the property’s dedicated site for additional images and details. Represented by Vanguard Properties’ Colleen Cotter and David Dupont. Below, the view from the living room.