One of those only-in-San Francisco houses that climb up Telegraph Hill is for sale for $1,695,000. The two-unit house, built in the 20's and remodeled by architect Henry Hill in the 1950's for a childhood friend, Jack Lund, who lived there until his death in 2009. Lund occupied a classic Hill interior with two bedrooms and one bath and glass walls overlooking the Bay, above a one-bed, one-bath rental unit. It's been staged but the various Hill design signatures- gold-leafed fireplaces, beautiful woodwork and stained glass windows- remain intact. Plus parrots. Darrell Place is a walk street just east (and below) of Montgomery, accessed via the Filbert Steps, home to at least one flock of Telegraph Hill parrots. So yes, staggering views but no garage.
[Update: Closed escrow on February 18, 2011 for $1.575M]
· 20-22 Darrell Place [Redfin]
· Flamboyant Modernism [SF Gate]
· Filbert Steps & Grace Merchant Gardens [Found SF]
· Henry Hill Coverage [Curbed SF Archives]