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Napier Lane home along Filbert Street Steps asks $1.8 million

Historic Telegraph Hill home from the second half of the 19th century that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire

Exterior of wood frame home along Napie Lane, lots of greenery. Photos by Open Homes Photography

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.