42 Orben Pl San Francisco
Listed at: $1,275,000
Bespoke Design | Alfresco Elegance

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Parking: 1

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Nestled amidst stately homes and the tree-lined ambiance of Orben Place, this jewel box of a home packs a punch. Architecturally designed to every last detail, the majesty of the home reaches out to you upon arrival at its grand entrance gate. Once the door opens, you are enveloped in a serene garden oasis of deliciousness. Trees, plants, and bushes provide a verdant outdoor living and dining room to relax, entertain, dine and wine in true alfresco style. 

If you can pull yourself away, you will enter the great room of the home that offers a modern open floor plan, a large industrial scaled window that lets the light flood in, a vintage-era fireplace curated with fine accessories and art. The hardwood floors and sparkling chandeliers beckon your eyes for attention at every gaze. As you stroll on through, the bespoke kitchen unfolds with its custom cabinetry, marble counters, and stainless steel appliances. This is the kitchen for the home-made gourmet chef -- everything you love and nothing you don't. And if it's an alfresco barbecue for dinner, the outdoor patio off the dining area is the perfect pitch for that sizzling dinner.

Flanking the living spaces are two bedrooms and bathrooms -- each with their own sense of style and function. Whether you're working from home or retiring to your boudoir, you will be presented with comfortable, tranquil, and inviting spaces. Enough room to dedicate a function for each, enough space to connect the indoors with the outdoors, from alfresco patios to garden explorations in the back. It's all yours in the most central location of town -- just a half-block walk to the restaurants, cafes, boutiques, banks and grocery stores of upper Fillmore Street and mid-point between the bucolic Parks of Alta Plaza and Lafayette.




  • Condo
  • Renovated
  • 2-Spacious Bedrooms
  • 2-Spa-like Bathrooms
  • Open Plan Living/Dining
  • Decorative Hob Fireplace
  • Gourmet Designer Kitchen
  • Marble Counters
  • Bespoke Cabinets
  • S/S Appliances
  • Gas Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • In-unit Washer/Dryer
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Tiled Bathroom flooring
  • Closet Built-ins
  • Private Garden Patio
  • Shared Garden
  • Off-site Parking
  • Storage


  • 3-Units
  • Self-Managed
  • $300pm HOA
  • Shared Garden


  • Leased off-site
  • Located half-block away on Pine Street
  • Shared secure garage
  • Side-by-Side or Tandem, depending on vehicle
  • Pre-paid for 6 months
  • $237pm




Lower Pacific Heights, also known as Upper Fillmore, is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, between Pacific Heights, the Fillmore District, Laurel Heights, and Japantown. The neighborhood is centered on the commercial corridor of Fillmore Street between California and Post streets, with California Street to the north, Geary Boulevard to the south, Presidio Avenue to the west, and Van Ness Avenue to the east.

Historically, the area was part of the Western Addition. Long a middle-class neighborhood geographically and socially intermediate between Pacific Heights and the Lower Fillmore, the area became wealthier and more upscale with the escalation of San Francisco property values in the 1980s and 1990s, when the designation "Upper Fillmore" fell out of favor and "Lower Pacific Heights" came into increased use.

Sometimes overshadowed by its older sibling to the north, centrally located Lower Pacific Heights has its own unique charms. Easy access to the city’s urban core, an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, and classic San Francisco architecture are just some of the reasons that home prices in the neighborhood are on the rise. Bordered by California Street to the north and Geary Boulevard to the south, Lower Pacific Heights offers its residents an easily walkable commute to the Financial District and many downtown office buildings. Buses — including the 1-California, 3-Jackson, and 38-Geary lines — run often and bisect the neighborhood’s western and eastern boundaries of Presidio Avenue and Gough Street respectively. Drivers can access Highway 101 and Interstate 80 less than two miles directly to the south.

For a relatively small neighborhood, Lower Pacific Heights offers a surprisingly diverse array of dining, entertainment, and shopping options within just a few block's walk.

  • The tiny enclave of Japantown packs in more than 50 restaurants and sushi bars, ranging from high-end eateries, such as Kappa, to establishments where $10 (tip included) will cover lunch. If you’re in the mood for post-dining entertainment, you can find it a few blocks away at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema, one of just six movie theaters in the country affiliated with the film festival of the same name.
  • Fillmore Street, considered the neighborhood’s main drag, is home to two restaurants on the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Bay Area restaurants list: SPQR and State Bird Provisions. Music aficionados will appreciate the close proximity to concert venues The Fillmore and Boom Boom Room, while shoppers will enjoy browsing Fillmore’s many trendy boutiques.
  • Though technically located a few blocks north of the neighborhood’s proper boundaries, Lafayette and Alta Plaza parks stand out as nearby urban sanctuaries where visitors frequently can soak up the sun. Both feature tennis courts and playgrounds, and the sunset views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island are more than a bonus.

The architectural style of Lower Pacific Heights properties ranges from stately Victorians built in the early 1900s to more recently constructed multi-family units. Historic Cottage Row is home to a block-long stretch of late-nineteenth-century houses situated along a pedestrian promenade and adjoining a miniature park.


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

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Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any offer.
Seller requires close of escrow to be no sooner than 10.17.20


Escrow Pre-opened with:
Kathy Nerud 
Senior Escrow Officer
T: (415) 421-9770 | F: (415) 788-4237 | Shoretel: 43261 
Old Republic Title   
601 California Street, Suite 900 | San Francisco, CA 94108




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