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Curbed raves over Val Steele’s Russian Hill listing

$25 million Russian Hill townhouse will drop your jaw

The foyer has camel suede walls

Photos by David Livingston, courtesy of Val Steele Pacific Union and GPK

Designed by architect Sandy Walker and interior designer Helga Horner, a Russian Hill townhouse, quietly off the market, is one of the most expensive properties for sale in San Francisco right now.

Austere and sleek with a slip of warmth, there’s a lot of love and much to discuss about 2626 Larkin. Don’t confuse it with antiseptic interiors so popular as of late in the city; this home has theme and cohesiveness that other contemporary properties only dream of. Most notable are the three-story chandelier the punctuates the entrance and the stairway’s custom handrail, which, according to Business Times, “is one single piece of hammered bronze that extends three stories and was made by Brian Martin Metals.”

Other details: It comes with four bedrooms, five bathroom, guest suite, four-car garage, wine cellar, gym, terraces, and more. While there are elements here you’ve seen before—you will submit to the Carrera marble kitchen island, whether you like it or not—this not-so-humble home could transform the neighborhood into the next Billionaire’s Row.

Also of note, the listing is under the care of Val Steele at Pacific Union. She recently sold the most expensive house in San Francisco, landed on the market with an asking price of $40 million.

Asking for 2626 Larkin is $25 million, making it the third most expensive house for sale in San Francisco, right behind 2820 Scott and 181 Fremont’s grand penthouse at No 2. and No 1, respectively.

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