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Val Steele’s incredible Russian Hill Renovated Mansion Captures Attention of the San Francisco Business Times

Exclusive: $25 million mansion hits market as Russian Hill revival revs up

An ultra high-end, newly renovated mansion in Russian Hill has hit the market for $25 million — and we have your first sneak peek at it.

The home at 2626 Larkin St. will not be listed on the MLS or have an open house, but you can see all its finishes and flourishes in our gallery above.

It last changed hands in 2013 and has undergone a top-to-bottom renovation. It’s now a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home with a chef’s kitchen, guest suite, four-car garage, wine cellar and gym.

The home’s details include craftwork from San Francisco-based artisans, including the custom handrail, which is one single piece of hammered bronze that extends three stories and was made by Brian Martin Metals. An Italian artist created the three story chandelier, while well-known San Francisco architect Sandy Walker and interior designer Helga Horner collaborated on the home’s overall revamp.

The listing is held by Pacific Union’s Val Steele, who most recently sold the most expensive house in San Francisco, which is on the Gold Coast in Pacific Heights, at an asking price of $40 million.

“This house is significant [because] it is bringing renewed attention to quiet Russian Hill. It feels as if so much of our attention in recent years has been drawn to San Francisco’s SoMa and Pac Heights regarding our white-hot residential scene,” Steele told the Business Times.

Russian Hill has long been known for its neighborhood feel, but a new generation is discovering its walkability to the Financial District, shops and restaurants, and a roster of boldface named residents, Steele said. She predicted that the renaissance taking place in the ultra high-end part of the neighborhood will continue, as buyers look inward from the city’s Gold Coast.

“Several new homes are currently being created on Russian Hill that will move the focus from Broadway’s Gold Coast to this neighborhood, and this summer another new residence is expected to fetch a record asking price in San Francisco: upwards of $45 million,” Steele said.

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