1960 Broadway #5
Sold for $3,350,000
This magnificent residence encompasses the full 5th floor of a Pacific Heights cooperative apartment building. The grand 10-story building with just 9 residences was built in 1925 and is surrounded by formal gardens and manicured boxwood hedges that establish a commanding street presence. The 3-bedroom residence, plus sunroom, office, or fitness center, has partial water views that reach out across the Bay to Alcatraz Island. Entered through an elaborate portico, the impressive lobby showcases a black and white marble floor and a main elevator that provides transport directly to the residence’s front door. A service elevator adds convenience to the underground garage where deeded parking for 1 car is found. Once inside, the home spans the entire 5th floor with windows on all sides, gorgeous hardwood floors, and classic period details. Freshly painted crisp white walls stand ready for any personal style of belongings. Pacific Heights, San Francisco’s most prestigious neighborhood, has always evoked the refined aesthetic of an earlier era – where tree-lined avenues give way to magnificent homes. Boutique shopping and dining await on nearby Fillmore and Sacramento Streets, while proximity to the lush open spaces of Lafayette and Alta Plaza Parks offers year-round outdoor recreation.
Bordered on two sides by gardens, including a vast stretch of level lawn, the building’s 10-story façade and arched entryway present classic Old San Francisco architectural detail. An elaborate ceiling and black and white marble flooring create an impressive welcome in the building’s foyer. The elevator arrives at a private vestibule for this residence only.
The home’s foyer introduces beautiful hardwood floors and freshly painted interiors that extend throughout. A groin-vaulted ceiling with lantern defines the generously sized receiving area.
The spacious and elegantly appointed living room immediately offers views out to Russian Hill and Bay through wall-to-wall windows. A focal-point fireplace is surrounded in verde marble and a mantelpiece with dentil detail and to-the-ceiling overmantel. Flanking each side are floor-to-ceiling library/display shelves, including one that serves as hidden access to the sunroom. Crown moldings encircle the room and recessed lighting is designed for art display.
This grand formal room has a picture window with Russian Hill views, two additional side windows, plus a dazzling brass chandelier.
The kitchen is finished in a palette of black and white with checkerboard-patterned floor, white cabinetry, and contrasting quartz counters. Appliances include a gas range with 6 burners and 2 ovens, a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator. Space for a breakfast table is found at one end of the room.
Hidden beyond the living room, with windows on three sides and built-in cabinetry, is a flexible-use room also perfect for an office or fitness center.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. The primary suite has carpet, a couture-worthy closet room, and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has hardwood floors, a bay window, and en suite bathroom. The third bedroom is currently customized with built-ins for an office, perfect for today’s needs, and is served by an adjacent full bathroom that doubles as the guest powder room.
2 deeded storage rooms
West common lawn, vegetable garden, huge common rear yard, and large deck
Newly replaced freight elevator
1 deeded enclosed garage parking space
Monthly maintenance fee of $3,263 includes on-site manager, professional management company, building insurance, cable, water, refuse collection, common area maintenance, lawn care, and routine building maintenance