1028 Lombard Street
Tucked away off one of the most famous streets in the world, Lombard’s ‘Crooked Street,’ is a beautiful house-like condominium nestled in the lush landscaping of Russian Hill. Entering through a secluded long walkway away from the street, the home opens to a gracious entry foyer, with elegant hardwood flooring and high beamed ceilings. Past an ample coat closet, the space opens to a sophisticated living room, centering around a wood-burning fireplace with a stylish Carrara marble hearth, with a full wall of windows flooding the room with light. Modern touches such as recessed lighting contrast wonderfully with period details including leaded windows with stained-glass accents and decorative moldings. At the back of the living room is a charming built-in window seat and banquette, creating a bright breakfast area that captures outlooks onto mature trees as well as excellent views of the East Bay and Treasure Island. A small deck is attached to the breakfast area, perfect for sitting with a morning coffee and admiring the water views!
The stunningly renovated kitchen is open to the living room, arranged around a luxurious and wide quartz central island, which accommodates stools for informal dining and is equipped with a striking four-burner Wolf range with griddle, a stainless overhead hood, and a convenient pot-filler. Behind the island is a wall of beautiful quartz countertops, white cabinetry, a Subzero paneled refrigerator and freezer, and a Bosch paneled dishwasher. A large window by the kitchen faces a pretty cherry blossom tree, rounding out this attractive and peaceful setting for family gatherings and entertaining.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful pantry closet for storage, and the handsome formal dining room of the home, which is framed by leaded glass windows and two archways. To the right of the entry is a powder room for guests, outfitted with chic teal walls and a well-appointed marble slab sink.
A hallway separates the bedroom area from the entertaining space, and at the front of the home are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an expansive master suite. The master bedroom is very spacious, with oversized windows facing east to the exquisite landscaping on Lombard Street and south to terrific views of the downtown skyline, including the lights of the SalesForce tower and the Bay Bridge. It also offers a marvelous walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with a stone-topped double vanity, glass shower, and large tub with stone surround, plus a Toto Washlet toilet. The second bedroom is similarly large with corner windows and a walk-in closet, and the third bedroom has two closets. The two bedrooms share a ‘Jack and Jill’-style bathroom with a stone vanity and a glass-enclosed marble shower.
Downstairs, accessed via stairs near the breakfast area, is a fabulous family room and entertaining space, offering a wall of built in cabinets for storage, a laundry closet with stacked Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer, and a wet bar complete with a wine fridge, upper and lower cabinetry, and sink. Off the family room is a private and attractive bedroom with a double closet, and a bathroom with a shower, accessed from both the bedroom and the family room. The family room has floor-to-ceiling French doors that open out to a stunning garden. The brick garden patio is surrounded by a wall of bamboo for privacy and flowering magnolia and camellia trees and landscaping on either side. This downstairs level is the ideal place to house guests as well as to entertain and gather with friends and family.
The property comes with storage space on the ground level, a shared front patio, and one-car garage parking. Close to a multitude of playgrounds and parks and walking distance to the excellent restaurants of North Beach. With fabulous entertaining space as well as lovely residential quarters, water views and private outdoor space, all in a lush setting in coveted Russian Hill, this special home is not to be missed.
Year Built: 1915 (Per Tax Records)
Square Footage: 2,725 sq.ft. (Per Graphic Artist)
There's hardly a neighborhood that compares with Russian Hill, with its mesmerizing views, heart-stopping hairpin turns, and sheer historical grandeur.
Locals enjoy the hillside garden climbs, the exquisite tiny parks, and the classic ice cream parlor found at the corner of Union and Hyde. There is a delicate European flair to many of the boutiques and restaurants found along the lushly green streets of Jackson, Union, and Hyde. Green and Polk Streets offer exceptional international cuisine from French to Italian to Vietnamese, you can't go wrong in this vibrant stretch of city. If shopping is on your list, don't miss the many delightful boutiques dotting Polk Street between Union and Broadway.
There is a tremendous spread of possibilities when it comes to housing in Russian Hill. From turn-of-the-century backyard cottages, to lush million-dollar homes, to hilltop town houses and condos with mind-blowing Bay views - there is something for all sensibilities. The architectural influences in Russian Hill reach back to classic form - from Spanish Colonial, to Mission Revival, to Italianate, and Arts and Crafts, and beyond.
Russian Hill remains a very walkable urban landscape despite its hilly tendency. The Financial District and Civic Center are easily within reach. And if your smart you'll occasionally ride the cable car home, on a monthly pass from SFMUNI.