It seems you can ask whatever you want for San Francisco housing these days, with eight-digit price points just bandied about.
At least this four-bedroom home on Telegraph Hill is extra: It oozes Mediterranean charm, promises panoramic views, and has all the amenities normal folks who live in multimillion dollar houses need—you know, like a private theater, wine cellar, and guest cottage.
Situated alongside Chestnut/Kearny Open Space and just minutes from Coit Tower and the waterfront, the home is ideal for nature lovers and city dwellers, as well as those who love to entertain.
From the street, the home stands out with two tiers of arched windows and a wide balcony with an ornamental parapet. Black and white tiled floors and a curving wrought iron staircase meet you at the entry.
Designed for entertaining, the main level has a spacious living room with a grand fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of sail boats on the bay. Defined by four columns and custom ceiling artwork (butterflies!), the dining room is a stately space to enjoy a meal, matched only the adjacent full bar that hides out behind two dramatic double doors.
In the back of the house, the remodeled kitchen has a Viking range, island, and breakfast area large enough to accommodate eight. Behind, sliding double doors open to a garden and patio area with a living wall; behind that, a private one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage.
Another story houses all the bedrooms, including the master suite with an adjoining dressing area and enormous spa-like bathroom with dual-sink vanity, soaking tub, and its own fireplace.
Crowning the home is a penthouse level with two large terraces offering bridge-to-bridge panoramas. Meanwhile, on the home's lowest level, there is a gallery space, home theater with high definition projection and surround sound, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar for 2,000 bottles.
Location: 255 Chestnut St. (North Beach)
Size: 5,390 sq. ft.
Asking price: $11 million
// For more information, visit 255chestnut.com.