173-175 Chestnut Street
Tucked away on a private cul-de-sac on famed Telegraph Hill, in its Capri-like setting, this multi-story modernist villa has sweeping water views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, and the San Rafael Bridge – as well as private garden views from every level.
From the Penthouse Level of this one-of-a-kind home an elegant Parisian-style spiraling staircase cascades from the Living Room floor with kitchen, dining areas, fireplace, decks and powder room down to the private bedroom Master Suite floor. The Master Suite includes intimate Bay views to the North and a broad step-out balcony overlooking and leading to the South facing garden which is attributed to Thomas Church. A sumptuous full bathroom, sitting area and fireplace complete the sublime sanctuary which is the Master Suite. Other light filled bedrooms and bath are on this, the family level. Throughout elegant European sophistication is on display with such original details as glass doorknobs and nickel custom fittings. The timeless theme continues as the spiral stairs lead you down to the second level from the third, where there is a guest suite or 4th bedroom & full bathroom, featuring Bay, verdant greenery and South garden vistas, a large sitting area with fireplace, a wet bar which could easily be restored as a separate kitchen and other rooms suitable for a Family Room or home office. The Laundry Room completes this level.
The inspired garden with mature specimen plantings is accessible from all floors in the home and offers an indoor/outdoor retreat from hectic urban life and creates an environment of quiet solitude and reflection in a neighborhood within easy walking distance from world class restaurants, shopping, parks, the waterfront and The Financial District.
There is an elevator to all levels. Large 2-Car side by side garage.
A truly special treasure for the discerning collector of historic modernist architecture + design, this a rare opportunity for a singular and unique magical lifestyle in a storybook setting. Shangri-La in San Francisco, if you like.