August 30, 2012

Modern Tales Of The City From A Contemporary Perch On Napier Lane

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Napier Lane holds a special place in our hearts. It is quintessential San Francisco: an enclave of quirky homes that are perched along a wooden byway on the side of Telegraph Hill, can only be reached by way of the Filbert Steps, and offer sweeping views of the bay.

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In 1999, the 1,800 square foot condo at 16 Napier Lane was purchased for $845,000. In 2003, the owners of number 16 purchased the 750 square foot number 14 for $575,000.

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Remodeled in 2007, the two-unit building which was built in 1991 is now back on the market as a modern single-family home with two front doors and listed for $2,450,000.

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And no, there isn't any parking.

∙ Listing: 14-16 Napier Lane (3/4.5) 2,750 sqft - $2,450,000 [Sotheby's]
Your Chance To Live On Napier Lane (22 Napier Ln) [SocketSite]
Filbert Steps: Stairways of San Francisco [sisterbetty.org]

First Published: August 30, 2012 4:30 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Cute tub! <3

Posted by: unplugged at August 30, 2012 4:44 PM

a real Calder would make it worth it.

Posted by: contrarian at August 30, 2012 5:21 PM

A real Calder would get SocketSite a Cease & Desist from the family over the presentation and composition of the image.

Posted by: EH at August 30, 2012 6:59 PM

amazing views and perhaps the best modern furniture collection i've ever seen on socketsite.

i count juhl, wegner, risom, nakashima, paulin, early MDVR, original kjaerholm and rarer dunbar pieces, as well as scandinavian kilims; loving the shaggy papa bear chair...if the art was better i might ever believe it was a real calder.

not in love with the remodel's kitchen or nonmaster baths but thanks for the photos.

was this legally changed to a SFH? (i suspect not as a legal remodel would probably be very different.)

Posted by: modernedwardian at August 30, 2012 10:07 PM

Amazing views.

But the lack of parking/garage, the constant chore of carrying groceries and mountain bikes and whatever else up and down stairs - that would be a showstopper for many buyers. Rules out families, retirees, people with car collections, etc.

Posted by: DataDude at August 31, 2012 8:44 AM

A unique location. Very quiet, protected, suspended in time.
I used to live only 2 blocks away. To be true you do need good legs. Parking up Montgomery can be a pain on WEs and you often end up either on Vallejo or down on Sansome. Once I had to park on russian Hill!

Up-down-up-down. Get used to it.

Walking to work to the FiDi is awesome though...

It's a healthy wealthy DINK segment. They should market in the Marina.

Posted by: lol at August 31, 2012 9:31 AM

when enjoying the fruits of my early, 8 months long work visa less time in SF, I was walking down the steps and someone was struggling the other way - having to deliver a fridge as I recall.
Ouch.
Great place!

Posted by: REpornaddict at August 31, 2012 10:04 AM

Quite a lovely home, but the logistical and parking problems really limit the market for this.

Posted by: Mark F. at August 31, 2012 5:15 PM

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