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Jackson Square condo inside renovated building asks $2.1M

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Building was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”

Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed in 1911 by architect Albert Pissis, who helped introduce San Francisco to Beaux-Arts style, this Jackson Square building with brick facade was completely renovated in 2007. Today a unit inside the luxe property lands on the market for $2,100,000.

Featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 845 Montgomery, unit D comes with a clearly contemporary touch: open floor plan, plank hickory flooring, radiant floor heating in the master bath, and steel-beam seismic retrofitting. (While said beams are pronounced, they aren’t as awkwardly placed as, say, the one inside this SoMa kitchen.)

The building’s original brick interior can still be seen in the master bedroom and lobby. A lovely touch.

And of special note is the private patio, a small tiled space just off the living room that screams urban living. The building also holds the distinction of being used in Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece—specifically, the ground floor space, which used to be a restaurant called Ernie’s, was used as a setting in the film.

But only the exterior was used in the 1958 psychological thriller. According to Reel SF, “The famous Ernie’s, a landmark for 54 years until it closed in 1996, was at 847 Montgomery Street in San Francisco, but [the interior] scenes were actually filmed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood where Hitchcock painstakingly replicated the restaurant.”

Asking is $2,100,000.

Living room with new look.
Seismic beams provide industrial vibes.
The kitchen.
Quasi-office off kitchen leads to private patio.
Master bedroom with brick walls.
Water element punctuates building common area.