This charming Nob Hill vintage pied a' terre offers sweet living in an intimate space. A sunny window overlooks a classic & quiet street-scape. A roomy tub invites a luxurious soak. A separate spacious kitchen beckons. A common roof top deck with stunning Golden Gate and Bay views & outdoor grill calls to you. 1155 Leavenworth's 97 Walk Score/100 Transit Score means you can get it all done on foot and when you're ready to play tourist, the Cable Car is just one block away.
What's It Like?
Nob Hill is one of San Francisco's signature neighborhoods, renowned for its city landmarks and the famous hotels that border Huntington Park. For those who explore further, it also reveals unexpected facets. In addition to its swanky character, the area is influenced by the diverse personalities of the downtown neighborhoods that surround it, making it an intriguing place to visit.
The area's reputation of privilege dates back to Gold Rush times, when cable car lines made the hilltop accessible and the railroad barons and bonanza kings built their mansions there, far above the rowdiness of the bawdy waterfront. Luxury hotels now stand in the place of those original palaces, and when you hike to the top of the hill, historic buildings such as the Fairmont Hotel and the Flood Mansion are undeniably impressive, as are the lush cascades of bougainvillea and the genteel apartment buildings with their wedding-cake facades.
Venture away from Huntington Square and the terrain starts to change. Chinese temples and small businesses spill over from Chinatown, and over towards Union Square you find upscale boutiques. Funky shops and dive bars lie along the blurred edges of the Tenderloin (an area known as the Tender Nob), and the Polk Street boundary is lined with nightclubs and popular bars.
Some parts of the neighborhood feel frozen in time. The hill is dotted with vintage barber shops, old corner coffee shops and cocktail lounges from bygone decades. Nob Hill has also been home to some iconic San Francisco characters. Legendary columnist Herb Caen lived in the Brocklebank building, across from the Fairmont Hotel, and the neighborhood was home to Marian and Vivian Brown, the famous "San Francisco twins," known for their signature identical outfits.
It can be difficult to distinguish the precise boundaries of the Nob Hill neighborhood. This guide covers an area roughly bordered by Polk, Post, Mason and Washington Streets.
For more information on events, history and local issues, see the Nob Hill Association Web site at (URL HIDDEN)
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Friendly, extroverted. A do-er.
Passion is interior design showcasing my friend's and clients personality and personal history
Loves film and video, museums and fine art, wine, cooking, lavender, & yoga
Founder of the Friends of Lafayette Park. Served on the San Francisco Symphony League and Neighborhood Parks Council
Have collected modern fine art prints and connected with collectors around the world
Travels include Barbados, Bali, Canada, Czech Republic, England, El Salvador, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Mustique, Saint Thomas, Singapore, Spain, Tahiti, and Tobago
From Philadelphia; moved to San Francisco in 1986; lived in Aix En Provence, France
Would like to relive the lead roles in all my high school plays - the ones I didn't get the lead role in!
Am secretly very mechanical. Have fixed my own VW Bug back in the day.
Motto - Time is precious. Stay present. Focus on what's important and positive now.