Asking $21 million, this incredible Russian Hill manse is an aesthete's dream

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Art and design lovers with coin should get ready to fight over this house on Larkin Street in Russian Hill.

At once understated and cosmopolitan, the nearly 10,000-square-foot home was designed for aesthetes and collectors with museum-quality lighting and glasswork for showcasing art and objets; custom stonework; hand-forged ironwork and hardware sourced from Europe; and inspired details pretty much everywhere.


The foyer is both grand and modern with black-and-white geometric marble flooring, a spiral staircase that traverses three levels, and a contemporary glass chandelier hanging from a central skylight. The main level holds living, dining, and family rooms as well as a kitchen and powder room. While an open floor plan allows for flow between spaces, the rooms are characteristically separated by their own unique design points.

In the kitchen, modern wood cabinetry juxtaposes the silver-veined white marble backsplash and matching oversized island that doubles as a breakfast bar with a stylish pendant light overhead. Two sitting spaces take up the length of room, with one tucked alongside floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open up to a patio. The other is nestled in a corner across from an airy dining room.

Four bedrooms take up the upper level, where the master suite is to die for with its fireplace, balcony, and bathroom suite with a central glass shower, soaking tub, two marble vanities, and a sweeping window.

Find two more bedrooms, plus a study, on the bottom level as well as a full in-law apartment with its own kitchen. If that weren't enough, there are urban gardens on all three floors along with killer city and bay views. Don't forget the wine cellar and elevator!

Location: 2626 Larkin St. (Russian Hill)

Size: 9,791 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 6.5

Asking price: $21,000,000

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