850 Powell St. #104
4 BR, 4 BA San Francisco Condo for Sale 2,454 Sq. Ft.
Sensational SOMA Loft Style Meets Nob Hill Glamour
Address: 850 Powell Street #104
Community: The Francesca
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
City: San Francisco
Bedrooms: 4 BR
Bathrooms: 4 BA
Square Feet: 2,454
HOA Dues: $2,150.20
Listed At: $3,488,000
Located in one of Nob Hill’s iconic Park Avenue-Style buildings, this sensationally remodeled 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom loft-like residence features soaring 12- foot beamed and coffered ceilings as well as fabulous entertaining and living spaces. Close to world-class hotels, shopping, theaters, and restaurants as well as the Financial District and the booming SOMA technology center, this sophisticated residence offers a wonderful urban lifestyle in one of the City’s most historic yet vibrant neighborhoods.
On the ground floor of the legendary Francesca, the magnificent lobby of this circa 1920s building provides a dramatic entrance into the residence, which is graced by one of the building’s extraordinary original carved doorways. The chic entrance foyer with its sleek wood-slat dropped ceiling and floating light fixtures opens up to the dramatic open living/entertaining and kitchen spaces and provides a sneak preview to the stunning contrast between this loft-like home and the Park Avenue-style building.
The giant living /dining space features the original soaring 12-foot beamed ceilings, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and a wood- burning fireplace. An open eat- in kitchen has an ILVE Majestic 4-burner gas cooktop with a griddle, double oven, and stainless commercial-style hood with heat lamps. Other amenities of this fabulous gourmet chef’s kitchen include a paneled Thermador refrigerator and built-in microwave; stainless full-sized wine fridge; under-the-counter U-line wine cooler; and Bosch dishwasher. A large cooking and eating island makes this a fabulous entertaining as well as cooking and everyday living kitchen. A dramatic structural column defines the flowing floor plan between the spaces. Off the kitchen is a freight elevator, an excellent convenience for caterers, workers, and cleaning staff and also providing direct access to the lower garage level (as does the passenger elevator outside the front door).
The grand-scale northeast master bedroom enjoys views of the Bay, Treasure Island, and Transamerica Pyramid framed through two banks of windows. There is a large walk-in closet, abundant built-ins, and banquette window seating. The elegant master bathroom features wood flooring and double sinks, as well as a stall shower with a sliding glass door and pebble stone flooring.
Double doors lead into the second master bedroom, which also enjoys the extra-tall ceilings; built-ins; a walk-in closet with a barn door; and banquette window seating. The marble and tile en-suite bathroom has gorgeous fixtures; a shower over a tub; and exquisite mosaic patterned flooring. The very large third bedroom, which also works beautifully as a family or formal dining room, has the stunning coffered ceiling from the 1920s and an en-suite tile and marble bath with a stall shower. The very separate fourth bedroom suite also has a sleekly-designed bathroom with a stall shower and abundant closet space.
A stacked washer and dryer in a laundry closet offer convenience, and parking is on a seniority basis (per the rules of the HOA) for $245 per month.
Elegant and glamorous, Nob Hill is home to five legendary hotels, Huntington Park, and one of San Francisco’s most iconic structures: Grace Cathedral. Perched on the commanding heights made accessible in the 1870s by the California Street cable car that runs through the heart of the neighborhood, Nob Hill is home to old San Francisco. The descendants of San Francisco’s founding families still frequent their private clubs here including the Pacific Union and University Clubs.
The neighborhood remains the one of most affluent and desirable in all of San Francisco with its historic yet vibrant character. With its stunning Beaux Arts-style pre-war luxury buildings decorated with wedding-cake facades, the magnificent palace-like Fairmont Hotel, and iconic Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill is truly San Francisco’s own version of Paris and the scene of many famous movie and television filmings over the decades.
The heart of Nob Hill is Huntington Park and its iconic 10-foot tall Fountain of Tortoises. Shady benches around the classic urban square provide a welcome rest for those who hike up the hill, and a playground is a hidden gem. In addition to its acclaimed world-class restaurants, charming neighborhood restaurants dot the area.
Nob Hill is fabulously located in the heart of the City in the midst of world-renowned hotels, boutiques, theaters, and restaurants, as well as Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, the Theater District, the Financial District, and SOMA’s booming technology center, perfect for enjoying a sophisticated yet comfortable urban lifestyle close to San Francisco’s world-class cultural, dining, entertainment, and business attractions.
• 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
• 2,454 sq. ft. per tax records
• Dramatic SOMA-loft-like feel
• Corner unit in the back of the building, situated on a hill with spectacular water and downtown views
• Extensively renovated in the last two years including remodeled kitchen and bathrooms
• High ceilings, 12 feet tall
• Open modern floor plan with large-scale entertaining and living spaces
• Abundant natural light
• Living room features wood-burning fireplace and built-in speakers
• Eat-in gourmet kitchen including gas range
• Walk-in closets
• Custom closets and shelves
• Designer light fixtures
• Original beamed and coffered ceilings from the 1920s
• Video surveillance system
• Remote-controlled window treatments
• In-unit laundry
• Current HOA dues: $2,150.20 per month
• 1 passenger elevator and 1 freight elevator service the unit
• Leased parking for 1 car in building garage available on a seniority basis per the rules of the HOA for $245 per month
• Iconic 39-unit steel and concrete building in Nob Hill built circa 1923
• Doorperson on duty 7 days a week, 7am to midnight
• 4 elevators
• HOA dues include water, heat, garbage, building insurance, doorperson, maintenance, reserves, and property management
• Walk Score of 99, rated the 6th most walkable neighborhood in San Francisco by Walk Score.com