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255 Chestnut

Telegraph Hill



  • Built in 1952 - major remodel 2002
  • 4 bedrooms & 4.5 baths total
  • View living room with fireplace
  • Open dining and sitting rooms, study/office
  • Oversized family kitchen & south patio/garden
  • Pent level family room with kitchenette, bath & two terraces
  • Guest/studio cottage with bath
  • 1 car+ garage with inside access & built-in storage
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Discover Old World charm in this romantic Mediterranean villa on Telegraph Hill overlooking the shimmering bay and the Embarcadero piers. Classic Palladian windows, tall carved wood doors, gorgeous hardwood and stone floors, handsome iron work and custom lighting characterize the attention to architectural detail found throughout the residence. Natural light floods the public rooms. The oversized family kitchen-- the heart of the house-- opens to the lushly landscaped patio garden and charming guest cottage beyond. The pent level features a wonderful family/media room with expansive north view and south terraces. This delightful home truly evokes relaxed Mediterranean seaside living!

Main Level

Enter the inviting FOYER through tall carved wood and art glass double doors to the handsome staircase and main level.

Classic Palladian windows of the LIVIING ROOM frame the memorable views of the Embarcadero piers and the bay. Graceful arches and Corinthian columns frame the stone fireplace and the architectural theme extends to the formal DINING and SITTING ROOMS-- brilliantly accentuating the expansiveness of the light and airy floor plan.

Abundant natural light fills the oversized KITCHEN/FAMILY/MEDIA ROOM--the heart of the house for today's style of informal living and dining indoors and out. Four sets of French doors open to the sunny terraced PATIO/GARDEN for outdoor dining and relaxation. The vine-covered pergola and lush landscaping enhance the Mediterranean ambience.

Beyond the garden is the charming STUDIO/COTTAGE, ideal as guest quarters or owner's hideaway.

Returning to the Family Kitchen, features to delight the gourmet cook and professional caterer include:

  • Custom cabinets (some with glass fronts) and ample storage
  • Granite counter tops & large island with two deep sinks
  • Professional Viking 6-burner stove & grill + stove-top faucet
  • Commercial Modern-Aire ventilator
  • Viking side-by-side refrigerator/freezer
  • Viking Professional dishwasher

A private STUDY/OFFICE, GUEST BATH and secondary staircase access complete this level.

Second Level

Ascend the handsome staircase to the luxurious MASTER SUITE which looks out through triptych Palladian windows to the bay and piers. The marble fireplace with side-by-side book/display cases provide a warm ambience for privacy and relaxation.

The spacious MASTER BATH with marble and mosaic tile surround features a fireplace, spa tub, glass enclosed shower, double vanity and enclosed WC. The adjoining dressing room provides ample custom wardrobe storage.

Two tall art glass windows frame the bedroom hall. The sunny east BEDROOM and south BEDROOM overlooking neighboring gardens share a country style tiled BATH with pedestal sink and shower over tub.

The LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer and secondary staircase complete this level.

Third Level

Ascend the staircase with large skylight overhead to the impressive view FAMILY/MEDIA PENTROOM with convenient kitchenette and tiled BATH. The expansive north terrace looks out to the piers, bay and Treasure Island; the south terrace overlooks the neighboring verdant.

Two charming front BEDROOMS (one with access to center patio) look out to the pretty tree-lined street. They share an adjoining tiled full BATH with double vanity.

Listing Agents

  • Malin Giddings 415.531.5033
  • Monica Pauli 415.902.9502

255 Chestnut