As the owners oft opine, “Nob Hill: Close to everything, yet above it all.” The Francesca’s location is exactly that:  The iconic cable car, the United States’ only National Moving Landmark, stops right at The Francesca’s front door, just across the street from the fabled Fairmont San Francisco.  A short stroll from this eminently walkable location takes one to: Union Square, one of the nation’s top three shopping districts; to North Beach, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf, three of the City’s most-visited neighborhoods; to the Financial District, the bustling business area; and to the Embarcadero, the vibrant waterfront promenade.

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  • 2 bed / 1.5 bath
  • Year built: 1923
  • 1,460 Sqft (per graphic artist)
  • HOA: $1,273/mo
  • Doorman
  • Elevator access to the unit from ground/garage level
  • 1 car parking available to lease for up to $350/mo
  • Hardwood floors
  • Fireplace
  • Beautiful period details
  • Walk Score: 99
  • Peekaboo views of Alcatraz & the Bay
  • Nob Hill neighborhood: Stroll to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Union Square, Westfield Mall; next to neighborhoods of North Beach, Financial District, Chinatown, & an easy hop over to enjoy Fisherman’s Wharf, & the Embarcadero
  • Commute: Iconic Cable Cars, nearby to Powell Bart Station, & Muni bus lines

Stunning period details and iconic San Francisco landmarks abound in this neighborhood with a sophisticated two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom home in the coveted Nob Hill condominium, The Francesca.

This stylish home delivers the perfect combination of architecture, area, and ambience, and retains much of The Francesca’s original architectural elements, including  magnificent ceilings, extant kitchen cabinetry including the original cabinet ironing board, and a maid’s room now serving as a den/bedroom.

An ornate carved door beckons you inside this spacious 1,460-square-foot abode where you’ll find a gracious foyer illuminated by an original 1923 chandelier and featuring a convenient, large closet. To the right, an expansive great room unfolds, topped by tall beamed ceilings and flanked by built-ins and windows framing sights of the historic Fairmont hotel. Original hardwood floors glow underfoot, while charming moldings and a stately fireplace with newly restored firebox and flue create an extraordinary, refined ambience.

The master suite features a gorgeous coffered ceiling painstakingly gilded by hand, an en suite half bathroom with embossed wainscoting, and a large bay window seat — the perfect perch for taking in peekaboo bay views that stretch over the historic cable cars below all the way to the Alcatraz. A large dressing area leads to the hallway where you’ll find more built-in storage space. The home’s second bedroom is situated next to the oversized, windowed full bathroom — an Art Deco dream with lovely period tilework surrounding a soaking tub and separate standup shower. Classic black-and-white tile paves the neatly arranged windowed kitchen, and stainless steel appliances include a range, refrigerator and dishwasher.

The Francesca is a majestic and thoughtfully preserved 1923 landmark designed by the finest architects of the day. Building amenities include a dramatic lobby, part-time doorman service, maintenance staff, and free laundry. Situated in Nob Hill on the corner of Powell and Sacramento streets, with easy access to the Financial District and The Embarcadero, this home’s central location is surrounded by world-class hotels, dining, nightlife and shopping. Union Square, North Beach, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf and the vibrant waterfront promenade are all nearby with phenomenal neighborhood walking scores and access to Powell/Hyde and Powell/Mason cable cars right outside your door.

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