Luminous Residence At The Top Of Nob Hill, $2.5M Author:Philip Ferrato
Mid-century design in San Francisco saw a boom in hi-rise residential buildings, and 1200 California Street is one of the best examples. Designed by the venerable Angus McSweeny and built in 1962, the simple but elegant structure consists of four corner units on each floor—directly behind Grace Cathedral—forming a backdrop for the much-loved French Gothic Style church that was begun in the late 1920s but not actually completed until 1964. With a long and prolific architectural practice, McSweeney is probably best known for his last project, his collaboration with Piero Belluschi and Pier Luigi Nervi on St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Currently the home of gallerist Jessica Silverman, the spacious 3-bed, 3-bath co-operative unit has been immaculately renovated to highlight the art on the walls (some of which is for sale) and the breathtaking views of the Cathedral and the city beyond, from every room.
What We Love: With its uninterrupted expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass and high ceilings, it’s the prefect setting for contemporaneous Modernist classics like the Isamu Noguchi settee and Warren Platner steel wire chairs. Plus the views of the Cathedral are priceless.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details, plus a video and floor plans. An outstanding opportunity to acquire a well-established Mid-Century co-operative property in a stellar San Francisco location, represented by Wendy Storch of Sotheby’s International Realty.