Telegraph Hill homes are a treat in and of themselves. And any house hitting the market along the famed Filbert Street Steps is a rare phenomenon. But an abode along Napier Lane calls for a red-letter day, indeed. And that’s what we have today, an 1884 construction right along the fairy dust sprinkled lane intersecting the historic district on a hill.
Featuring two levels, two beds, and two baths, 15 Napier Lane is among a tiny group of Telegraph Hill homes from the second half of the 19th century that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. Updated over the years, it comes with a contemporary touches like a new kitchen and bathrooms.
Another bonus: It’s surrounded by the Grace Merchant Garden, home to native plants and the parrots of Telegraph Hill.
Now the bad: There’s no parking. Anywhere on Napier Lane. You’ll have to traverse up and down a wooden alley connected to the Filbert Steps to get in and out. Which is why, perhaps, this gem of a home has exchanged several hands over the years.
But for the special person that doesn’t mind living car-free and, well, not near any corner store, this slice of history is all yours.
Asking is $1,800,000.
- 15 Napier Lane [Mary MacPherson, Paragon]
- Telegraph Hill [Curbed SF]
- The Steps Of San Francisco: All About The Filbert Steps On Telegraph Hill [SFist]