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‘Pineapple House’ in Russian Hill asks $6.9 million

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A touch of Miami smack dab in San Francisco

Built in 1954 by Clifford Conly. Note the pineapple sculptures on top.
Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Nina Hatvany of Compass

Christened with the fruity sobriquet “Pineapple House” because of the embellishments atop the home’s facade, this Russian Hill home stands apart from its Victorian and Edwardian neighbors with a whimsical yet modern look.

Its price tag is pretty modern too, asking prospective buyers to dole out $6.9 million.

Built in 1954 by Clifford Conly, who also designed nearby 1715 Taylor, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,780-square-foot home was extensively renovated in 2000, and later updated by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy (181 Fremont) in 2007.

The interiors are sparse, swooping, and lightly hued. The first floor comes with a curved staircase, limestone flooring, and cathedral ceilings. And outside there’s a south-facing garden, tropical palm trees, and even a heated pool. The top floor (three in all) comes with a loggia, skylights, and a wet bar.

The house is located at the start of the Russian Hill-Vallejo Street Crest District. And its pineapple roofline is in the process of being included on the National Register of Historic Places. Which is to say: No picking the ornamental fruit, future homeowner.

1059 Vallejo is listed through Nina Hatvany of Compass.

Expansive entryway with tropically-themed light fixture.
One of several fireplaces.
A bank of windows graces the exceptionally long kitchen.
Arched windows and a curving staircase give this home a sooth rhythm.
Hello, skylight.
Top-floor master suite.
Spotted: The rare outdoor heated pool in San Francisco.