San Francisco is known for its views and so is the iconic Royal Towers. This Premier building is situated on the eastern slope of historic Russian Hill just above North Beach.
A chic elevator landing serving only three apartments features stone floors, recessed lighting, and views of the Bay The gracious foyer with cove ceilings provides a welcoming entrance into the home, with dramatically unfolding views of the Bay Bridge and City Skyline Open living / dining area with sweeping views of the Bay, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Richmond Bridge, Coit Tower, Treasure Island, Bay Bridge, East Bay Hills, and the sparkling lights of the Financial District, Downtown, Nob Hill and the Grace Cathedral. Restyled guest bath with classic fixtures. The completely remodeled, open gourmet kitchen features marble slab counters, Thermador suite of top range, double ovens with warming drawer, built in bottom freezer double door refrigerator and dishwasher, Miele professional espresso maker and spacious custom cabinets. Views, concealed storage and beamed ceilings in the dining area are additional features of this bright and airy space Off the living area, sliding glass doors open to a North facing terrace with stone floors. The cozy den/office off the living room, featuring light wood wonderful built-in's, giving it great light quality and lovely views from Alcatraz to the Bay Bridge. The luxurious and spacious master bedroom suite has a gorgeous marble bath with shower, and custom outfitted closets with built-ins. A second full bedroom suite with a shielded South-facing terrace, also gets wonderful light during the day and sparkling views of Nob Hill, the Grace Cathedral and west to Twin Peaks, at night. Two more en suite bedrooms with views, the fourth bedroom currently used as a media room.


Russian Hill

There's hardly a neighborhood that compares with Russian Hill, with its mesmerizing views, heart-stopping hairpin turns, and sheer historical grandeur.

Locals enjoy the hillside garden climbs, the exquisite tiny parks, and the classic ice cream parlor found at the corner of Union and Hyde. There is a delicate European flair to many of the boutiques and restaurants found along the lushly green streets of Jackson, Union, and Hyde. Green and Polk Streets offer exceptional international cuisine from French to Italian to Vietnamese, you can't go wrong in this vibrant stretch of city. If shopping is on your list, don't miss the many delightful boutiques dotting Polk Street between Union and Broadway.

There is a tremendous spread of possibilities when it comes to housing in Russian Hill. From turn-of-the-century backyard cottages, to lush million-dollar homes, to hilltop town houses and condos with mind-blowing Bay views - there is something for all sensibilities. The architectural influences in Russian Hill reach back to classic form - from Spanish Colonial, to Mission Revival, to Italianate, and Arts and Crafts, and beyond.

Russian Hill remains a very walkable urban landscape despite its hilly tendency. The Financial District and Civic Center are easily within reach. And if your smart you'll occasionally ride the cable car home, on a monthly pass from SFMUNI.

North Beach

At the center of any description of San Francisco you'll find North Beach. Beginning at the juncture of Broadway and Columbus, North Beach spreads north to the bay, and down to Telegraph Hill. This most authentic San Francisco district is home to a vibrant Italian-American community. It also has the distinction of being the spiritual home of the beat poets who rose to fame in the 50s and 60s.

This exciting stretch of city brings a devil-may-care attitude to city life. While tourists thumbing their guidebooks mix with frat house style revelers each weekend, the real North Beach, and those who call it home, exists in the delightful hillside streets surrounding. Those lucky enough to live here, enjoy evening's awe-inspiring views from hilltop patios in the rows of exquisite family homes that line the elevated blocks.

It's in the dimly lit old-fashioned neighborhood haunts where one can still find the authentic life of North Beach. City Lights, the infamous rebel poet bookstore, is where Alan Ginsgerg's HOWL was first published. Some of the most extraordinary shopping in the city can be done along Grant Street in the upscale boutiques. And above all, don't miss your chance to have some of the best Italian food this side of the Amalfi Coast. A remarkable dining opportunity at your fingertips thanks to a history of immigrants who made this area home in the 1920's and 30s.

The "beach" in North Beach is no longer there. There was a time where the tides of the bay lapped up against Taylor and Francisco Street. Today that waterfront has long since been replaced by 19th century landfill, known now as the Barbary Coast.


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