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2828 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Welcome to 2828 Polk, a stylish, renovated top-floor condo just steps from prime Polk and San Francisco’s esteemed waterfront! This unique residence offers a long list of amenities and a bespoke aesthetic by talented local designer, Jeff Schlarb of Green Couch. Boasting two generously-sized bedrooms, two full baths, two-car parking, and an epic private roof deck, 2828 Polk is a phenomenal home that awaits a very lucky new owner.
Located atop a well-maintained two-unit condo building built in the 1940’s, the home features an entertainment style layout with living, dining, and kitchen all flowing effortlessly to one another. The spacious living room overlooks a picturesque section of Polk and features large picture windows with balconette. A period corner fireplace anchors the space and an oval chandelier with antiqued brass and ribbed amber glass rods hangs from above. The space offers a sophisticated look while also being completely approachable and ready for entertaining, whether it's formal cocktails or casual family gatherings.
The adjacent dining room features a custom chandelier and also looks out to the quintessential San Franciscan street scene. Custom draperies were carefully curated, creating both privacy and style in the living / dining rooms. Separating the dining room from the kitchen is a breakfast bar, the perfect spot to dine casually or sip coffee and work on the laptop. Custom pendants hang from above.
The kitchen is at the heart of the home and has been tastefully modernized. A BlueStar gas range with Zephyr hood is centrally located. The best-of-breed stainless appliance package includes a new (2019) Bosch dishwasher, Frigidaire refrigerator / freezer with ice and water dispenser, and Liebherr dual-temperature wine refrigerator flush mounted into the cabinetry. New quartz counters gleam as well as the backsplash, and touches such as custom wood shelving add style and function. A custom bronze and alabaster light fixture is mounted above. The layout of the kitchen, dining, and living rooms lends itself to effortless entertaining - which culminates outdoors as you ascend to the roof deck!
The current owner painstakingly constructed the home’s roof deck just a few years ago which offers a long list of desirable amenities. Fleet Week parties and everyday lounging await! Boasting an outdoor kitchen, honed granite counters, tons of cabinet space, an outdoor beverage refrigerator, stainless steel sink, and plumbed Lyon grill, this outdoor living space checks all the boxes and then some. Electrical outlets, potted plants, perimeter planters with irrigation, a glass windscreen, a heavy-duty cantilevered retractible umbrella (by Eclipse), and American Fyre Contempo fire table round out the package. Roof decks are becoming harder to build in San Francisco, and having one this large is certainly a rarity. Pano views include Billionaire’s Row, the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Pacific Heights, and multi-million dollar properties and high-rises ascending the top of Russian Hill. It’s an incredible vantage point and the icing on the cake for this extraordinary home.
When it’s time to unwind, a luxuriously appointed primary suite awaits. Tucked away at the rear of the property for maximum privacy and quiet, the generously-sized bedroom easily accommodates a king-sized bed and features gorgeous built-ins, a Haiku ceiling fan, and a custom window bench overlooking the tranquil garden. The en-suite bath offers an oversized stall shower, marble tiles, floating vanity, skylight, and dual-flush floating toilet.
Another large bedroom is just off the main hall and is currently staged as a family room. A large walk-in closet custom designed by California Closets helps keep life organized, and a large picture window lets in verdant views. A beautifully appointed full bath on the main hall, featuring a jetted tub, serves this bedroom and also doubles as the powder room.
The home has a long list of features and amenities. Some of those include a Nest thermostat, hardwood flooring, laundry room with stackable washer/dryer by Bosch, new dual-paned Marvin windows throughout, pull screens integrated into window casements, new lighting throughout, dimmable lights, custom draperies, forced air heating, formal entry, coat and linen closets, and a huge storage room in the garage. The home also comes with 2-car deeded parking, another rarity, particularly in the densely populated neighborhood of Russian Hill!
Speaking of Russian Hill, this home is located on the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, chock full of cafes, restaurants, shops, and boutiques. However, the 2800 block is just outside the busiest area, so while the aforementioned spots are easily accessed, the home benefits from being on a more quiet and quaint block. Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, North Beach, and San Francisco’s waterfront are all within striking distance, and commuting is a breeze.
Breathtaking views, palatial houses, and home to the Crookedest Street in the World: the Russian Hill neighborhood is as unique as it is beautiful. Russian Hill homes feature an eclectic mix of architectural styles and influences. From Spanish Colonial mansions to century-old row houses and everything in between, there is a home or townhome for every taste and sensibility. Surrounded by some of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods (Pacific Heights and Marina to the west; Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach to the north/east; and Nob Hill and Chinatown to the south), there is no shortage of fun activities and landmarks to explore when you live in Russian Hill.
Locals enjoy the hillside garden climbs, the exquisite tiny parks, and The First Swensen’s Ice Cream Store, 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. Both Green and Polk Streets offer exceptional international cuisine, including: La Folie: Considered one of the best private dining restaurants by Zagat, this popular French restaurant is perfect for a celebratory date night. Aux Delices: A beautiful, elegant upscale Vietnamese restaurant which has served incredible cuisine since 1987. Fiorella: One of two San Francisco locations, Fiorella offers a scrumptious brunch, amazing entrees, and a fantastic wine selection.
If shopping is on your list, don't miss the many delightful boutiques dotting Polk Street between Union and Broadway. Between the great food and even better shopping, Russian Hill will never disappoint! Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular place for both locals and tourists to spend their leisure time. A short walk from Russian Hill, many visitors like to start their day at Fisherman’s Wharf with a visit to the Maritime National Historical Park. Enjoy a walk through the Maritime Museum followed by a history lesson through the various historic vessels located along Hyde Street Pier. After a day of sightseeing, locals love to grab a bubble tea at Quickly or enjoy a delicious basket of fish and chips at Lou’s Fish Shack.
Despite the hairpin turns scattered throughout the neighborhood, Russian Hill remains a very walkable urban landscape. The Financial District and Civic Center are about a thirty-minute walk, depending on which part of the neighborhood you’re in. However, there are several Muni routes that pass through Russian Hill which can get you to these areas in about the same time with less walking.