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A four-bedroom condominium perched over the iconic curves of the city's most famous street
Photo: Open Homes Photography The Russian Hill home overlooks the famous curves of Lombard Street.

Imagine stepping out to a deck overlooking an instantly recognizable street that’s inspired countless paintings, postcards and photographs.

That’s the reality at 1028 Lombard St. in Russian Hill, a four-bedroom condominium perched over the iconic curves of the city’s most famous street. Aside from its landmark location, the 2,725-square-foot residence hosts a welcoming floor plan, large bedrooms and a wealth of period details complemented by contemporary conveniences.

“The residence offers fabulous entertaining spaces, as well as lovely residential quarters, water views and private outdoor space, all in a lush setting in coveted Russian Hill,” said Nina Hatvany of Compass, who is co-listing the residence with Paul Kitchen for $3.5 million. “This special home is not to be missed.”

Built in 1915, the listing retains period details like leaded glass windows, inlaid hardwood flooring decorative moldings and stained glass accents. A modern kitchen and a downstairs family room with a wet bar and sound system lend contemporary contrast to the classical finishes, resulting in a home that seamlessly blends past and present.

High, beamed ceilings and a large coat closet accent the home’s gracious foyer, which segues into a living room anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with Carrara marble hearth. Sunlight pours through a wall of windows, while recessed lights provide illumination during the evening.

To the right of the entryway waits a powder room finished with chic teal walls and a marble slab sink.

A breakfast room with built-in window seats and banquette rests towards the back of the living room, framing views of Treasure Island and the East Bay. White cabinetry finishes a chef’s kitchen revolving around a quartz island with bar seating, while a pot-filler and Sub-Zero, Wolf and Bosch appliances lend functionality. The breakfast nook culminates with access to a serene outdoor space.

“A small deck is attached to the breakfast area,” Hatvany said. “It’s perfect for sitting with a morning coffee and admiring the water views.”

A pantry storage closet stands adjacent to the kitchen, which leads to a handsome formal dining groom defined by a pair of archways and a leaded glass window.

A hallway provides the transition between the bedrooms and public rooms. Three bedrooms, including the expansive owner’s suite, reside toward the front of the home, along with a pair of bathrooms.

Oversized windows in the owner’s suite face east and south, framing views of Lombard Street’s exquisite landscaping and San Francisco’s skyline, respectively.

The suite continues with a walk-in closet, and its en suite bathroom features a stone-topped double vanity, glass shower, and large tub with stone surround.

Corner windows and a walk-in closet define one of the main level’s guest bedrooms, while a third bedroom houses a pair of closets. These two guest bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill-style bathroom finished a stone-topped vanity and marble shower ensconced in glass.

Stairs just off the breakfast area descend to a lower level featuring a family room with a wall of built-in cabinetry, a wet bar and a sound system. A laundry closet with stacked Whirlpool appliances also awaits downstairs, along with a bedroom that’s home to a double closet and an en suite bathroom that can also be accessed in the family room.

Floor-to-ceiling French doors in the lower level’s family room lead to a mature garden and brick patio. Tall bamboo shoots afford this patio tremendous privacy, while flowering magnolia and camellia trees lend a vibrant flourish.

Nestled amid the lush landscaping of Russian Hill, the listing rests between the gazebos and terraced gardens of Fay Park, and the famous Alice Marble Tennis Courts. The Michelangelo Playground stands a block to the south, while the nearby Greenwich Pathway provides a space for urban exploration.

Learn more at

Listing agent: Nina HatvanyCompass, (415) 710-6462, nina@ninahatvany.comPaul KitchenCompass, 415-652-7285,


Address: 1028 Lombard St., Russian Hill, San Francisco.

Price: $3.5 million.

Features: Overlooking the famous curves of Lombard Street, this four-bedroom condo also boasts views of downtown San Francisco, Treasure Island and the East Bay. Wolf, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances outfit a contemporary kitchen accented by quartz counters, while the formal dining room enjoys a leaded glass window and distinctive archways. A family room includes custom built-ins and a wet bar, while the owner’s suite enjoys a walk-in closet and updated bathroom with dual vanities, a glass shower and soaking tub with stone surround. The listing includes a storage space, shared front patio and one-car parking.