Rare Pacific Heights Penthouse
SOLD This elegant full floor penthouse sits atop one of Pacific Heights most exclusive 1920's buildings. 1940 Broadway Street, The Heights, was constructed in 1925 as a prestigious cooperative and signified the apex of cosmopolitan city living. This exquisite property displays all of the fine architectural details of the era. The imposing 10-story facade is surrounded by carefully sculpted gardens that establish a commanding street presence.
After entering through the classically arched portico, the main lobby's elaborately carved plaster ceiling and black and white checkerboard, marble floors create an impressive welcome. The recently refurbished elevator cab takes one quickly to the penthouse apartment.
Upon entering the residence, one is immediately struck by an expansive series of bay windows framing the world class San Francisco Bay view spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, past Belvedere Island and Alcatraz, and on to the urbane and picturesque western slope of Russian Hill. The grand living room is annexed by a wood paneled library, worthy of even the most discerning Anglophile, and a gracious formal dining room for elegant entertaining. Each of these rooms offer exceptional bay and city views. The formal foyer, high ceilings, picture frame moldings, and two wood burning fireplaces add a sense of chic sophistication to this grand apartment. The private rooms of the residence are comprised of a luxurious and light filled master suite, two additional bedrooms, and a large eat-in kitchen. Direct elevator access to two parking spaces. Two large storage rooms.
The building is professionally managed and employs an onsite resident manager. Alta Plaza and Lafayette Parks are nearby, as well as the tony Fillmore Street shopping district and restaurant scene. This property has not come to market in 26 years. A rare opportunity knocks to be included in one of San Francisco's most exclusive clubs - penthouse ownership.