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Open House Report: Russian Hill Summit

Get ready. It's not everyday we get to see an exceptional house on the Russian Hill summit. And it's not any day- it's a two-hour window this Sunday to see 1071 Vallejo (above) house by Charles Whittlesey, from San Francisco's golden age of Arts & Crafts design and the First Bay Area Tradition. It's $5.85M, possibly over-renovated, and on the market for 320 days (this may be the first open house.)

A perfect excuse to stroll around one of the great San Francisco neighborhoods. There's a walking tour from Russian Hill neighbors to print out and take along: Willis Polk, Joseph Esherick, Charles Whittesley, Julia Morgan, Robert A.M. Stern and a number of anonymous builders put their mark on this urban hilltop. Also open, a spectacular condo at 1 Florence priced at $3.2M and worth seeing if only for it's numerous price cuts ably chronicled by Socketsite. And looming over it all, the eponymous Summit at 999 Green Street, an immense poured concrete and 1963 glass tower by Claude Oakland that put the final nail in Joe Eichler's career as a builder.
Both 1071 Vallejo and 1 Florence open 2-4 Sunday August 19
· Thursday PM price Chopper [Curbed SF]
· 1071 Vallejo Street [Sothebys]
· Summit Walk [Russian Hill Neighbors]
· Perhaps You Only Needed One [Sockesite]
· Mid-Century Nosebleed [Curbed SF]