22 Napier Ln | Telegraph Hill Offered at: $ 2,395,000

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It’s a rare, red-letter day when homes along the famed Filbert Street Steps hit the market, let alone on Napier Lane. Almost anachronistic with a sprinkle of fairy dust, Napier Lane is a boardwalk wooden plank sidewalk lined with pre-quake cottages set amidst the Grace Marchant Gardens with sweeping Bay views.

About the Home

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  • 2bd, 2ba Telegraph Hill SFH set off the famed Filbert Steps – views, views, views!
  • SqFt: 1,890 (per graphic artist)
  • Tastefully remodeled in 2008 in partnership with an interior designer and Nova Construction
  • Abundance of natural light via large windows, skylights, and doors
  • Stunning views from each level
  • Hardwood floors throughout
  • Two large en suite bedrooms with wood-burning fireplaces, office nooks, private patios, walk-in closets
  • Open kitchen, dining, and living rooms
  • Gourmet kitchen boasts ultra-upscale appliances (Miele dishwasher, Sub Zero fridge, Wolf 6- burner range) and walk-in pantry
  • Three private view patios overlooking the water
  • Built-in heating for middle (hosting) deck
  • Lush, landscaped backyard garden patio
  • Tech-savvy – fully wired with a built-in sound system; automated blinds on all three floors
  • Whirlpool side-by-side washer/dryer in laundry closet
  • Walk score: 97 – walker’s paradise!
  • Transit score: 84 – excellent transit
  • The east side of Telegraph Hill benefits from spectacular views, a sunny and wind-blocked climate and proximity to North Beach, Levi Plaza, the Embarcadero and the Financial District.

Phenomenal views, loads of natural light, premier location in an exclusive neighborhood, with historic resonance – this home has it all, and then some. It’s a rare, red-letter day when homes along the famed Filbert Steps hit the market, let alone on bucolic Napier Lane. Step back to a simpler time with a sprinkle of fairy dust, Napier Lane is the last boardwalk lane in San Francisco, lined with only a dozen historic cottages set amidst the wondrous Grace Marchant Gardens with sweeping views of the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. We’ll give you a moment to take that all in.

Built-in 1865, this three-level 2bd/2ba SFH underwent extensive renovations in 2008 in partnership with an interior designer and Nova construction to achieve a luxurious contemporary feel that’s anything but cookie-cutter. The views. The absolutely breathtaking views are unobstructed; exterior walls made almost entirely of glass provide immediate egress to spacious outdoor decks on all three levels. Equally suited to a life of tranquility or a revolving door of guests, the functional layout maximizes privacy with extraordinary full-floor bedroom suites on the upper and lower levels. A skylight-studded roof highlights the upstairs primary suite – watch the sunrise in the morning and the moonrise in the evening over the Bay from the walkout deck, then lie in bed and count the stars. (Light sleepers can take advantage of the automated blinds.) Both bedroom suites feature well-appointed full baths, large walk-in closets, office nooks, and seating areas. The primary bedroom even has a built-in wood burning fireplace.

The main level is perfect for hosting with an open layout, postcard views, another wood-burning fireplace, and a generous walkout deck with a grill area and built-in heating system. Tech-friendly, the entire home is wired for sound. Every detail of the gourmet kitchen was thoughtfully considered, from efficient use of counter and cabinet space to the ultra-upscale appliances (Sub Zero fridge, Wolf 6-burner range, Miele dishwasher) to the walk-in pantry. A magical place to gather or unwind, the backyard garden patio casts an entrancing spell with lush, colorful plantings and stone pavers.

Side-by-side washer/dryer in laundry closet on the lower level. Hardwood floors throughout.

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About the Neighborhood



If you like stunning views, charming wood-plank thoroughfares, and the feeling of being tucked away but still central to everything, Telegraph Hill is the place for you. One of San Francisco’s original “Seven Hills”, the picturesque neighborhood is home to some of the city’s most iconic sights and sounds: Coit Tower, Filbert Street Stairs, Grace Marchant Gardens, and the infamous flock of parrots that call this lush urban jungle home base. It’s easy to explore other parts of the city as well – North Beach and Embarcadero are a short stroll from the base of the stairs (either Filbert or Greenwich St.) and you can easily catch the 39-line Muni bus from Fisherman’s Wharf.

The Neighborhood



Sunday 2/6,  1 PM – 3 PM


Tuesday 2/8, 9:30 AM -11 AM


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Full disclosure package available, including pest and home inspections.


The Krishnan Team

Holly Hirshfield & Alan Peterson

"Our initial consultation was one of the most memorable discussions we’ve had with someone in the business. She demonstrated through examples how creative, solutions-oriented and innovative her approach was; notably how her team adapted to the covid-19 environment through novel and personal marketing and attention to detail via virtual experiences. Other Realtors offered us a lower rate but we believe we got the quality and caliber we paid for."
N.O., Seller
"Ruth is a down-to-earth, friendly pit bull who represented us well and never let her guard down. She prepared us, protected us, and positioned us for what could not have been a more successful sale."
J.R., Seller
"In this very tough market, she got my family into a fantastic home. I was getting ready to walk away from the SF market altogether, because I just didn't think we could find what we wanted in a home at a price we could pay. Ruth is an absolute pro and helped us get the house we wanted. Ruth is a master real estate agent and the one you want in San Francisco."
H.H & A.P., Buyer
"In such a competitive market we needed an edge to get the home we wanted and we found that with Ruth and her team. She is down to earth, very personable and a master negotiator. She is honest, understanding, and not just out to make the sale."
R.M., Buyer
"Ruth was quick to assess our needs, the property needs, and the San Francisco market needs. She considered the property thoughtfully as she made recommendations for any renovations or work required. Her experience and knowledge as an interior designer is an asset. She creatively played with the space to increase its marketability and our home was beautifully displayed. We were pleased with the amount of offers and felt that Ruth's knowledge attributed to our success."
N.S., Seller

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