Ornate both inside and out, unit 4 at 1242 Sacramento Street is one of the most dramatic properties currently up for sale in San Francisco. The Nob Hill one-bedroom hasn't yet hit the MLS, but is listed by super-agent Joel Goodrich and Roh Habibi for $1.695 million. The design detailing all begins at the building's Parisian Beaux-Arts facade, which is bedecked with stunning wrought-iron balconies. But the unit's interiors, which were featured in Architectural Digest, are what really stand out. There are red-lacquered walls, black and white marble floors, and gold ceilings that manage to be both sexy and slightly regal all at once.
The home was designed by Thomas Britt for winemakers Elizabeth and W. Clarke Swanson of Swanson Vineyards as a pied-à-terre. Because they love France, they wanted their entire condo to have a Parisian flair. The unit also sits across the street from the French-Gothic Grace Cathedral, adding to its francophile influences. The dining area is situated under a black-and-white-striped canopy, and the bathroom offers up a clawfoot tub and built-in sound. The bedroom is just as dramatic as the rest of the unit, with pink walls, yellow trim, and a leopard-print carpet that somehow works, just like the rest of this wild, incredible condo.
· Thomas Britt Crafts a Vibrant Pied-à-Terre in San Francisco [Architectural Digest]
· 1242 Sacramento Street, Unit 4 [Official Site]