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901 Powell Street, # 24

San Francisco, CA 94108


  • Condominium
  • Sold
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,575 SqFt
  • MLS# 469235

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Elevator, three bedrooms, two remodeled bathrooms, double door formal entry, formal living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room, remodeled eat-in kitchen, laundry area with washer and dryer, 2nd wood burning fireplace in the master bedroom, one car garage parking with interior access, walk-out balconies from many rooms, cable ready, custom window treatments including plantation shutters, blinds and draperies, grand and elegant lobby with reception area and breathtaking detail that includes lavish woodwork and a curved staircase, intercom, large common 250 square foot roof deck with wonderful views of the Bay, City, Alcatraz Island and Coit Tower.

Located in a world renowned Nob Hill location in the luxurious Saint Elizabeth, this pre-war classic New York style penthouse has been remodeled and is truly spectacular. This elegant penthouse offers the Creme De La Creme of luxury living. It boasts state-of-the-art finishes, a wonderful flow and is light-filled.

Within steps to the famous cable car and a short walk to Huntington Park, Grace Cathedral, Fairmont, Huntington and Mark Hopkins hotels, Pacific-Union Club, The Top of the Mark, The Big Four, Nob Hill Spa, Masonic Auditorium, Chinatown, Union Square, the Financial District, fine dining and transportation. Walk Score of 99!

It boasts a dazzling kitchen and open floorplan to create all the modern amenities and preserve its gorgeous architectural integrity. There are fabulous views of the Bay, Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, the City and Saints Peter and Paul Church from the master en-suite and lovely views of the Fairmont Hotel from the living room.

The owners have remodeled the condominium with the greatest attention to detail. The galley style formal entry is perfect for art display and the architectural detail throughout is truly exquisite. It includes barrel ceilings, leaded glass French paned doors and windows, crown moldings, hardwood floors, pocket doors, high beamed ceilings, wainscoting, beautiful light fixtures and archways.

This boutique building of only 14 residences was built in 1912 and designed by prominent architect Houghton Sawyer known for his work before and after the 1906 earthquake.

One enters the unit through lush wood double doors opening on to the dramatic entry.

The galley style FORMAL ENTRY is enhanced with lush wood arched double doors, a barrel ceiling, recessed lighting, gorgeous crystal chandeliers, wainscoting and hardwood floors. A coat closet is found off the hall next to the formal entry.

The elegant FORMAL LIVING ROOM is highlighted with hardwood floors, archway, wainscoting, high beamed ceilings, beautiful chandelier, built-in shelves, pocket doors, wood burning fireplace with stone base, stone surround and an exquisite mantle with lovely detail, two wall sconces, three sets of leaded glass French paned doors that open out to 2 balconies (one with views of Alcatraz and the Bay and the other with partial City views), arched leaded glass windows, recessed lighting and views of the Fairmont Hotel.

The grand DINING ROOM boasts hardwood floors, crown moldings, high ceilings, leaded glass French paned doors that open out to a balcony, arched leaded glass window, wainscoting, Vizio wall mounted flat screen television, exceptional chandelier, two lovely wall sconces, built-in beveled glass cabinet with glass shelves and lighting and custom built-in drawers, shelves and bi-folding doors.

The REMODELED EAT-IN KITCHEN features a granite bar counter where one can add stools for dining, granite countertops and backsplash, an abundance of custom cabinetry (some with glass and glass shelves), under cabinet lighting, stone tiled floor, Coby under-mounted radio, double stainless steel sinks, garbage disposal, InSinkErator hot water dispenser, Dacor stainless steel built-in microwave, Dacor refrigerator with pull-out freezer, stainless steel Vinotemp wine fridge, Verona stainless steel five-burner gas range with double ovens, stainless steel Faber vent hood with fan and light over range, additional stainless steel Houzer sink, Bosch dishwasher, arched leaded glass window and leaded glass French paned doors that open out to a balcony.

The private MASTER EN-SUITE offers Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, City, Bay, Fairmont Hotel and Saints Peter and Paul Church views, high beamed ceilings, wainscoting, leaded glass window, leaded glass French doors that open to a view balcony, crystal chandelier, wall sconces, recessed lighting, wood burning fireplace with stone surround, stone base and superb mantle with beautiful detail.

Off the master bedroom, there is a large WALK-IN CLOSET/MASTER BATHROOM/LAUNDRY AREA. There are numerous custom built-in closets, recessed lighting, high ceilings, crown moldings and a Maytag washer and dryer side by side.

The spa-like remodeled MASTER BATHROOM is enhanced with Coit Tower, City and Bay views, a marble floor, water closet with St. Thomas Creations toilet, fan, linen closet with shelves, shower over deep tub with jets, gorgeous subway tile surround, glass door, glass enclosure and wall mirror, mirrored glass door, a towel warmer, sink with marble counter and marble backsplash, furniture quality cabinetry and drawers under sink, wall mirror and medicine cabinet.

The SECOND BEDROOM has high ceilings, crown moldings, a beautiful light fixture, excellent closet space with mirrored door, wainscoting, leaded glass window and leaded glass French paned doors that open out to a balcony with views of Alcatraz Island, the Bay, the City and the Fairmont.

The THIRD BEDROOM (currently used as an office) offers high ceilings, crown moldings, wainscoting, excellent closet space, a wall mounted flat screen television, leaded glass windows, two sets of leaded glass French paned doors that open out to a balcony with views of Alcatraz Island, the Bay, the City and the Fairmont.

A SECOND FULL REMODELD BATHROOM off the hallway is complete with stone floor, Kohler pedestal sink, crown moldings, high ceilings, St. Thomas Creations toilet, cabinet with shelves and a shower over tub with tile surround.

Off the hallway, a linen closet with shelves, utility closet and two additional closets complete this stunning residence.


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San Francisco’s Nob Hill is steeped (pun intended) in history, evinced by a plethora of significant architectural icons including Grace Cathedral, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Fairmont, Masonic Auditorium, 1201 California Street and the Pacific Union Club.

Known as California Hill prior to the 1850s, the neighborhood was reputedly renamed for the nabobs (or “nobs”) Stanford, Huntington, Hopkins and Crocker who built their mansions there after amassing fortunes in the railroad industry.

Called “The Big Four,” these tycoons were investors in the Central Pacific Railroad, which brought to completion the first Transcontinental Railroad in the United States. Not surprisingly, they chose to live on high ground where the views were spectacular and where they didn’t have to rub elbows with the denizens downhill. 

Their grand estates did not survive the ravages of the 1906 earthquake, yet still today Nob Hill is synonymous with wealth and prestige. In addition to a host of seminal San Francisco landmarks, the hill is home to many well-kept Edwardian flats and apartment buildings, as well as several notable 20th-Century “vintage” high-rises like the Gramercy and the Comstock. 

Perhaps most famous is 1201 California – known as the Cathedral Building. It was designed by the architectural firm Weeks and Day, which also created the Mark Hopkins Hotel. Constructed just prior to the publication of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, the building was his inspiration for the “Coronet Hotel.”

Hammett famously intertwined real parts of San Francisco with fictional settings in his legendary novel. The femme fatale Bridgid O’Shaughnessy briefly stays at the Coronet and meets private detective Sam Spade there. Hammett writes, that (disguised as a Miss Wonderly) O’Shaughnessy “…in a belted crêpe silk dress, opened the door of apartment 1001 at the Coronet.”

Ninety years later, Nob Hill retains its allure and appeal. It is clean, pleasing, safe and relatively quiet for being so close to the city’s professional heart. There are numerous restaurants, shops and markets on and surrounding the hill: The Big Four, Trader Joe’s, Venticello, Nob Hill Hardware, Brownie’s, Top of the Mark, Nob Hill Grille, CVS Pharmacy, and the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar. 

It’s a very walkable neighborhood with every destination on the downslope (walk down, Uber up). And MUNI and nearby cable car lines make it a cinch to get to and from the financial district, Union Square, Chinatown, Aquatic Park, North Beach, Polk Street, Pacific Heights and other destinations. 

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