Radhi Ahern & Scott Kalmbach Present:
Quintessential Russian Hill View Home - not on MLS - $3,250,000
2254 Leavenworth is a graceful 4 bedroom/ 4.5 baths single family home in the heart of Russian Hill at the base of the iconic Lombard "crooked street". The property is completely remodeled and offers city and bay views from three interior floors and a dramatic roof terrace. The main level has an open floor plan allowing the living, dining and kitchen areas to flow from one to the other, making it an ideal home for entertaining. The master bedroom has an adjoining sitting room and incredible views of Coit Tower, the Financial District, the Berkeley Hills and more. Each of the 4 bedrooms has en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms on the library and garden levels provide the privacy of widely separated living spaces for family members and guests. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors from the mature garden, two decks and the roof terrace, which has stunning water views. The library offers an informal gathering place. The property also boasts a laundry room, wine cellar and garage. It is a quintessential Russian Hill retreat.
Dazzling views, the twisting hairpin turns down brick-paved Lombard, and the Hyde-Powell cable cars make Russian Hill a favorite with tourists. But locals savor the steep garden walks, the tiny pocket parks, and Swenson's Ice Cream on the corner of Union and Hyde. Restaurants and boutiques along the tree-lined streets of Hyde Street between Jackson and Union Streets exude European charm. Polk and Green boasts international cuisine- from the Venetian inspired cooking at Pesce to the French Boulangerie, the Italian specialty wine store Biondivino. Upscale boutique shopping is arrayed along Polk Street between Union and Broadway.
Housing ranges from charming, century-old back yard cottages to multi-million dollar mansions, luxury hilltop town homes and condos with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. The architectural examples in the neighborhood hark back to Italianate, Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Neo-Georgian influences, as well as Arts and Crafts.
Despite the steep streets, or because of them, Russian Hill is a highly walkable urban enclave. Residents can walk to work in the financial district and civic center. And best of all, ride the Cable Car home, using an SFMUNI monthly pass.