2240 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA
Designed by Willis Polk in 1900, this home was commissioned by the widow of renowned author Robert Louis Stevenson. Having undergone a full renovation, today the property is one of Russian Hill’s finest with everything needed for luxurious 21st century living, all the while honoring the home’s original heritage and architectural integrity.
The grandeur of the home begins at the front entrance where wrought iron detail and ivy-covered walls create an immediate sense of European elegance. The four-story residence is beautifully appointed throughout with extensive millwork, Corinthian columns, and dazzling chandeliers. The rooms are grand in scale filled with natural light from Palladian and picture windows that present the Bay views at every turn. Other fine amenities include a sun room, three fireplaces, a stunning granite-finished chef’s kitchen, and lavish personal accommodations of 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, and 2 half-baths.
This property is located in the affluent neighborhood of Russian Hill, one of San Francisco’s most historically significant areas with some of the best views in the City. This sought-after neighborhood combines urban elegance with charming neighborhood cafes and shops on Hyde and Union Streets, recreational activities at Sterling Park with tennis courts, and the iconic beauty of Lombard Street “the Crooked Street,” as well as San Francisco cable cars and charming “stairway” streets. The financial district and upscale restaurants are nearby as well as all the excitement of North Beach.
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