Gleaming Mid-Century Russian Hill Pied-A-Terre, $3,975,000Author:Philip Ferrato
What: A Mid-Century 3-bed, 2.5-bath 2-level cooperative unit at 1080 Chestnut Street Unit 11B, with a beautifully polished and immaculate renovation, plus amazing views, day and night, across the Bay and downtown.
What’s In A Name: Dubbed Russian Hill during the Gold Rush because of a cemetery for Russian sailors at its peak, and reflecting the Russian Imperial and mercantile presence on the West Coast in the early 19th Century (remember, we bought Alaska from them) it was almost suburban until the 1906 Earthquake. Russian Hill survived the devastation and remained a neighborhood of handsome Arts+Crafts villas, later followed by handsome apartment houses in the 1920s. In the 1960s, attracted by the peak’s astonishing views, developers began to demolish the surviving older homes for hi-rise luxury construction.
Preservation activists soon put a stop to modern towers on Russian Hill, but 1080 Chestnut Street remains the neighborhood’s most discreetly elegant of the Mid-Century buildings, with every unit possessing wonderful views.
What We Love: An oasis in the sky, the master suite, with its huge spa bath, stretches across the unit, offering north and south exposures.
More: Go to the listing link below for additional details and images. Represented by Michelle Harris at Compass Real Estate.
1080 Chestnut Street, Unit 11B, Russian Hill
3-bed, 2.5-bath, plus deeded 2-car parking and storage
Photo Credit: Compass Real Estate