Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week.
San Francisco, California |Mary Lou Castellanos, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
The epitome of sleek, sophisticated contemporary architecture, this captivating three-bedroom residence is built on a slope on the highest hill in the coveted neighborhood of Telegraph Hill. Designed by local architectural luminary Lewis Butler, it is the result of a painstaking decade-long development, which resulted in four levels of serene private quarters and stylish living and entertaining spaces that enjoy some of the finest views in the city.
White walls and surfaces of metal, wood, and glass create striking lines and artful tonal contrasts. An elevator offers easy, convenient access to each floor, while a glass-enclosed central staircase with floating treads links the four levels in an airy, effortless flow. Ceilings soar to lofty heights, and walls are ideal for the display of art.
The entry level consists of an inviting living room that gazes out over the neighborhood. An eye-catching Ortal gas fireplace adds contemporary character and warmth. Adjacent to the entry is a spacious office or den. Just above is the light-filled kitchen and dining area, which is appointed with a wine chiller, a Gaggenau refrigerator-freezer, gas cooktop and microwave, a Dornbracht faucet, an island with counter seating, abundant streamlined Henrybuilt cabinets, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, and a picture-perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the dining area.
One of San Francisco’s fabled original Seven Hills and arguably one of the best-known peaks in the world, Telegraph Hill is home to some of the loveliest homes in the city, and its ideal location affords proximity to nearby attractions and amenities. With iconic Coit Tower sitting at the peak of its namesake hill, it has a distinctive character that blends the old and the new and is the perfect perch for reveling in spectacular views of the skyline and the waters of the bay.