1137 Green Street San Francisco
Listed at: $2,995,000
Barbary Boaster | Sunset Seeker

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Parking: 3
Square Feet: 2,447 Total Living Spaces

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Barbay Boaster | Sunset Seeker

Think Barbary Lane, think Tales of The City. That's the old San Francisco that our hearts long for, and the quintessential essence of Russian Hill's 1137 Green Street. Perched high above the hustle and bustle, this stunning townhouse sits regally atop a man-made bluff, commanding staggering panoramic views of San Francisco -- from Bernal Heights to Twin Peaks, from the Presidio to the Marina, and from the Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge -- this is what a "sunset view" is all about.

And fashioned to the highest qualities of traditional craftsmanship, this home is warm and welcoming from the moment you are greeted in the expansive entrance hall. Flanked by generously appointed rooms on either side, your eye catches the Golden Gate Bridge through the window of the over-sized Living Room while your senses are distracted by the inviting casualness of the chef's grade kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Adding to the comfort factor is an adjoining family room with a gas fireplace and window seats that overlook a verdant private garden patio. 

Taking the grand staircase to the second floor, the gracious spaces continue while you take note of the bright white wood paneling and trim details that are reflected off the gleaming hardwood floors. With 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 spa-like bathrooms all on the same floor, you realize that they knew how to build a house a hundred years ago with logical layouts, high ceilings, and big windows. Facing west, the main bedroom and ensuite bathroom offer 3 closets and another glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Returning to the staircase that continues in all of its sun-drenched glory, the passage to the heavens above leads you to the top floor of the home -- and out to a stunning roof deck that spans nearly 500-square feet from front to back. Configured to comfortably offer alfresco California living at it's urban best, the eastern wing of the deck offers the perfect BBQ and dining experience, while the western wing offers jaw-dropping views that will take your breath away.

Words cannot express this experience, seeing is believing.

And bored through the bedrock below is a $1.5mn 9-car garage that was excavated out of the hill in 2014 -- an engineering feat of perseverance, imagination, and expertise. The parking is divided equally amongst the 3 townhouses, thus the sale of this property includes 3 side-by-side independent secure parking spaces and a storage room. A vertical shaft to the garden above provides the HOA with the space needed for a future elevator to effortlessly raise you up to your home above, as well as an internal staircase for an alternative daily workout.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one of San Francisco's architecturally treasured jewel boxes, this gem of a home offers Storied Heritage, Graceful Living and a Sensational Golden Gate View from one of the City's toniest neighborhoods. 







The Property:

Designed by famed local architect Maxwell Bugbee in 1909, known for his modest cottages and rustic suburban residences, three shingled townhouses with Tudor gables are set high above the street on an old retaining wall. The elevated site makes them a prominent landmark while placing them above the hustle and bustle of the street below. Known as "Greencliff", the three townhouses at 1135, 1137 and 1139 Green Street, were later formalized as condominiums and share a secluded garden oasis, and since 2014, a massive subterranean parking garage.

The Residence:

  • Townhouse Condo
  • Built 1909
  • 3-Bedrooms
  • 3-Bathrooms
  • 3-Levels
  • 3-Car Parking
  • Formal Living Room
  • Casual Family/Dining Room with Fireplace
  • Open Floorplan
  • Renovated Chef's Kitchen
  • 'Pure White' Quartz Countertops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • New Appliances, Sink & Faucet
  • Walk-In Pantry
  • Hardwood Floors Throughout (Re-sanded and Sealed)
  • Freshly Painted Interiors Throughout
  • High Ceilings
  • In-unit Washer/Dryer
  • Storage
  • Garden Patio
  • On-Demand Hot Water
  • Forced Air Heating
  • Wired for High-Speed Internet
  • Private Entertainment Roof-top View Deck
  • 1,948-SF Interiors (per graphic artist)
  • 499-SF Private Deck (per engineer's survey)
  • 2,447-SF Total Living Spaces 

The Garage:

  • Constructed in 2014
  • Fully Engineered & Permitted Excavation
  • 9 Total Parking Spaces
  • 3 Spaces Per Townhouse
  • Storage Room
  • Interior Stair Access
  • Shaft for Future Elevator
  • CCTV Security

The HOA:

  • Greencliff Homeowners Association
  • Informally-run HOA
  • No litigation
  • No Special Assessments
  • HOA Dues $600pm


Russian Hill 

Named after one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills", Russian Hill is directly to the north (and slightly downhill) from Nob Hill, to the south (uphill) from Fisherman's Wharf, and to the west of the North Beach neighborhood. The Hill is bordered on its west side by parts of the neighborhoods of Cow Hollow and the Marina District. At the northern foot of the hill is Ghirardelli Square, which sits on the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay, Aquatic Park, and Fisherman's Wharf, an extremely popular tourist area. A trip down the winding turns of Lombard Street and across Columbus Avenue to the east leads to the neighborhood of North Beach. Down the hill to the west, past Van Ness Avenue, are Cow Hollow and the Marina districts.

The neighborhood's name goes back to the Gold Rush era when settlers discovered a small Russian cemetery at the top of the hill. Russian naval and merchant ships frequently visited San Francisco throughout the 19th century beginning in 1806, and there are several mentions of burials of crew members in the Russian Hill cemetery in the first half of the century. The cemetery was eventually removed, but the name remained.

Noteworthy characteristics

The neighborhood is most famous for Lombard Street, the one-way section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being "the most crooked street in the world". The switchbacks design, first suggested by property owner Carl Henry and built in 1922, was intended to reduce the hill's natural 27 percent grade, which was too steep for most vehicles to climb. As it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city, this section of the neighborhood is frequently crowded with tourists. Tourists also frequent the famous cable car line along Hyde Street, which is lined with many restaurants and shops.

A small park at the top of the hill on Vallejo Street features a small plaque and memorial placed by the Russian Government that is dedicated to the original Russian cemetery that is the neighborhood's namesake. Another park is named after Ina Coolbrith. Views from the top of the hill extend in several directions around the Bay Area, including the Bay Bridge, Marin County, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Russian Hill is home to the San Francisco Art Institute, located on Chestnut Street between Jones and Leavenworth Streets. Academy of Art University also maintains a presence in this neighborhood with their Chestnut St. building hosting their fine art MFA studios, photo classrooms, and photo studios.

Because of the steepness of the hill, many streets, portions of Vallejo and Green streets, for example, are staircases. Another famous feature of Russian Hill are the many pedestrian-only lanes such as Macondray Lane and Fallon Place, both with beautiful landscaping and arresting views. Alice Marble Tennis Courts are four hardcourt tennis courts located at Lombard and Hyde Streets. The courts offer a view of the bay and North Beach and can be unsuitable for tennis on windy days. A basketball court is located adjacent to the tennis courts. The San Francisco Cable Cars serving the Powell-Hyde line stops nearby.


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List Agent:
Kevin M. Wakelin
DRE# 01935159
1699 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Kathy Nerud 
Senior Escrow Officer
T: (415) 421-9770 | F: (415) 788-4237 | Shoretel: 43261 
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