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AN ICONIC SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENCE…
STUNNING PARISIAN-STYLE OUTLOOKS OF WORLD-RENOWNED NOB HILL LANDMARKS…
ONE OF THE CITY’S PREMIERE ADDRESSES…
Paris meets Park Avenue on Nob Hill…Step into a world of timeless glamour in a spectacular San Francisco residence situated in one of the City’s most legendary Beaux-Arts style buildings. This super-elegant full-floor enjoys stunning views of the world-renowned Fairmont and Mark Hopkins Hotels, the Pacific Union Club, Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral, with the shimmering waters of the Bay and glittering towers of the Financial District and Bay Bridge as a magical backdrop.
The grand-scale interiors and extraordinary architectural detailing, as well as the irreplaceable design and finishes, are reminiscent of a grand Park Avenue co-op in Manhattan or a historic hotel particulier in Paris. Starting with the dramatically opulent circular entrance foyer, the unparalleled nature of the public entertaining rooms has been extensively captured in a variety of design and lifestyle publications, including the ultimate Architectural Digest feature, while the luxuriously outfitted private areas create a serene retreat.
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s most historic parisian-style neighborhood, enjoy an exceptional urban experience in the midst of world-class hotels and restaurants, high-end shopping and dining, as well as close proximity to the Theater District and the tech capital of the world in the Jackson Square, and SoMa areas- truly the ultimate City Lifestyle…
- 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath plus Library/Office and Family/Lounge room full-floor condominium on Nob Hill
- Built in 1914
- ~3,474 Square feet
- Envisioned by internationally renowned architect Andrew Skurman and interior designer Suzanne Tucker; trompe’ l’oeuil and strie painting by Willem Racke
- Amenities include around-the-clock door staff, secured loby, sophisticated lighting, an extra storage room, extensive in-unit storage, air conditioning in the primary suite and living room, freight elevator off the kitchen and a whole-house music system
- HOA Dues: $6,618.03 per month includes 24-hour doorman, water, garbage, building insurance, maintenance, and reserves
- Valet or assigned parking is available next door at the Crocker Garage for $400 per month
- A beautiful French-style open air grilled elevator with ornate iron work and surrounded by an architecturally stunning circular staircase ascends from the lobby to the private floor. Two sets of Doric columns and a curved front entry with over-sized double doors create an elegantly welcoming entrance into the apartment.
- The dramatic circular entrance foyer with inlaid marble flooring and strié cerulean-blue painted paneling and molding provides a sneak preview of the magnificent spaces to come.
- Reminiscent of one of the opulent rooms in a Parisian Hotel Particulier, the magnificently scaled Grand Salon features a carved marble fireplace, exquisite Parquet-de-Versailles flooring, covered mirrored wet-bar, and beautiful paneling and moldings. Two floor-to-ceiling curved windows frame postcard views of the Fairmont Penthouse, TransAmerica Pyramid and the San Francisco Skyline.
- The palatial circular formal dining room is highlighted with lacquered walls, herringbone-patterned parquet flooring outlined with a stunning 12-point star-shaped inlay. The pièce de résistance and WOW factor is the soft romantic lighting coming from the gold leaf ceiling, candlelit chandelier, candelabras and sconces as well as huge floor to ceiling windows showcasing some of the world’s most incredible architectural views immortalized in Hollywood movies...from the courtyard and Grand Portico entrance of the Mark Hopkins Hotel to the renowned facade of the Fairmont Hotel, with the Brocklebank as a stately backdrop.
- The handsomely paneled library is outfitted with concealed filing cabinets and printer space, while the beautiful shelving is a great showcase for collectible books. A large East-facing French-paned window looks out over the courtyard of the Mark Hopkins and the California Street cable car line, with the Pyramid in the background.
- The fantasy-like trompe-l’oeil tortoise shell powder room by Willem Racke with exquisite antique mirrored paneling and marble vanity is an intimate jewel box and has become legendary in the design world.
- A huge gourmet chefs’ kitchen is superbly equipped with 3 sinks, Miele dishwasher, Elan double ovens, 4-burner Thermador Professional gas range with charcoal grill, paneled SubZero, wine refrigerator, abundant cabinetry, and filtered instant hot and cold water faucets. As a crowning touch, the exhaust hood is shaped like the Eiffel Tower. An extensive bar seating area around the large granite slab island make this a wonderful spot for cooking as well as casual dining. The space is flooded with light from huge floor to ceiling North Windows overlooking charming views of the world-famous California Street cable cars going by, the lawns of the Pacific Union Club, and the grand entrance of the Fairmont, with glimpses of the Bay in the distance. A service elevator, appliance closet and laundry closet with side-by-side Frigidaire washer/ dryer are further amenities.
- Separated from the public areas of the residence, along with the guest suite, by an elegant semi-circular hallway, the luxuriously romantic primary suite features a large bedroom with soaring 11’ ceilings and Manhattan style views of the skyline framed by some of San Francisco’s famous “Seven Hills”. Antiqued herringbone parquet flooring and beautiful moldings set a distinctive tone to the room. One closet is beautifully outfitted with custom cedar cabinetry and shelves, while the other is handsomely designed for the most extensive of wardrobes. A concealed mirrored closet is additional storage for evening attire. The spa-like bath is opulently clad with inlaid marble flooring, and equipped with two curved, antique-mirrored vanities. A large walk-in shower with double shower heads and bench is entered through decorative frosted glass double doors, while a freestanding marble slab Jacuzzi-style tub, as well as a separate powder room with toilet and bidet complete the amenities of this wonderfully serene retreat.
- In the separate guest wing, a lovely sitting room/ 2nd office/ family room with custom built-ins enjoys lovely Parisian-style views toward Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral. The very separate 2nd bedroom/ guest suite enjoys a comfortably sized closet and en-suite granite bath with walk in glass shower and double ogee-edged vanity.
THE DESIGNER & ARCHITECT
Suzanne Tucker Marks - “Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment was the main inspiration for the interior details…”
Suzanne Tucker is recognized today as one of the country’s leading interior designers. She and partner Timothy F. Marks founded Tucker & Marks in 1986, and the firm has long been considered one of the most respected and successful interior design firms in the U.S. Architectural Digest has repeatedly honored Tucker as one of the AD100 Top Designers of the World and her work has been featured in international magazines and numerous books including her own books Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker and Suzanne Tucker Interiors – The Romance of Design.
Tucker is often asked to lecture on her work incorporating antiques, textiles & the decorative arts, a beloved subject matter. She is passionate about architecture and design and strives to “create beauty and serenity” for every client. She finds that travel and the diversity of cultures enhance her passion and knowledge and inspire her in the creation of unforgettable rooms. Tucker launched Suzanne Tucker Home in 2010 with her premiere fabric collection which encompasses interesting and diverse weave structures and luxurious colorways. Tucker approached the compilation of a fabric collection from the point-of-view of what designers would desire and seek out for decorating a home.
Andrew Skurman - “The primary bath was inspired by a Cartier watch…”
Founded in 1992 by Andrew Skurman, Skurman Architects benefits from his experience and expertise. Skurman apprenticed at I.M. Pei & Partners before working at other notable practices. His work has resulted in a number of awards including five Julia Morgan Awards, from the ICAA Northern California chapter. In 2010, Skurman received the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) from the French Minister of Culture. And a decade later, Skurman Architects was the recipient of the Arthur Ross Award in Architecture, the highest honor for excellence in the classical tradition. In 2013, Skurman was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome and served on the ICAA National Trustee Board from 2013 to 2018.
In addition to their residential portfolio, Skurman Architects has designed The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Wattis Room at the Louis M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and the reconfiguration and restoration of The Salon Doré (an 18th-century French period room at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum). The firm was also commissioned to study designs for an addition to The Harvard Stadium.
Featured in many publications including Architectural Digest. Skurman Architects continues to be recognized for its ability to create exceptional contemporary homes that embrace the timelessness of houses built generations ago. A monograph of Skurman’s work, Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman, was published by the Princeton Architectural Press in 2012.
Built in 1914 in the Haussmann style by renowned architect Houghton Sawyer for media magnate William Randolph Hearst, the distinctive blush-hued Beaux-Arts 1001 California Street - also known simply as “1001”- is considered one of San Francisco’s most architecturally significant buildings.
The building has recently completed an extensive $10,000,000+, 3-year exterior restoration program from roof to decks, glass doors, balcony wrought iron railings and facade restoration- preserving all the irreplaceable details while bringing this early 20th Century masterpiece into the 21st Century for its next re-incarnation…