September 17, 2009
Where Tony Bennett Left His Heart In San Francisco
From a plugged-in tipster with respect to 1133-1143 Taylor:
[I]t wasn't necessarily the building that caught my attention, as was the fact that the top unit (the owners unit penthouse) was where Tony Bennett wrote "I left my heart in San Francisco" and lived for a while.
Unfortunately we can’t confirm, but we have no reason to doubt (especially upon seeing said penthouse and its views).
∙ Listing: 1133-1143 Taylor (10 units) - $5,295,000 [MLS]
First Published: September 17, 2009 2:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Nice thought, but Tony Bennett didn't write "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". He does do a great job singing it though.
Posted by: DowntownGuy at September 17, 2009 7:43 AM
Yes, the music was written by George Cory and the lyrics by Douglass Cross in 1954, but it was not performed and recorded by Bennett until 1962.
Posted by: Dan at September 17, 2009 8:23 AM
Did you say Double Cross???
Posted by: sparky-b at September 17, 2009 8:56 AM
Nice photoshop job on the bedroom window view of the transamerica... :/
Posted by: nottimhawko at September 17, 2009 9:13 AM
I'd like to live on Pleasant Street.
Posted by: salarywoman at September 17, 2009 9:42 AM
Across the street from Nob Hill Cafe -- a nabe gem I miss more than any restaraunt in SF
Posted by: Rubicon at September 17, 2009 10:47 AM
Is the lack of parking the reason the rest of Tony Bennett left?
Posted by: FAA at September 17, 2009 11:42 AM
"Across the street from Nob Hill Cafe -- a nabe gem I miss more than any restaraunt in SF"
Are you kidding? All the Grace-copalians and hill residents I know, myself included, generally hold the Nob Hill Cafe in very low regard, literally, it's the "place of last resort" in the immediate vicinity. The atmosphere is charming, but the food is bad, greasy, gooey, and the service is very spotty. If it wasn't for the topographical challenges a hill imposes, and there was an alternative next door, they would be doomed imho.
Posted by: anonnn at September 17, 2009 12:52 PM
Nob Hill Cafe - when I lived there it was not great, but definitely not bad either - definitely not a 'place of last resort'. My fellow 'hill residents' would do take-out a lot from there and it was always solid.
Posted by: exGraceCopalian at September 17, 2009 2:17 PM
The bedroom window is photoshoped, but the Pyramid IS indeed the view, just a different angle. Unfortunately, the shot of the living room does not do it justice, the high ceilings and huge volume of space is stunning... and another fine staging by Arthur McLaughlin.
Posted by: anon at September 17, 2009 3:54 PM
is it odd that there are no interior photos of any
of the other 9 units?
Posted by: kurt7 at September 17, 2009 6:44 PM
A lot of gracecopalians eat there but it is definetely "the place of last resort. Moreover, I wouldn't expect anglophiles to know good food.
Posted by: BishopOfCA at September 18, 2009 12:38 AM