November 1, 2012

Lurking Behind This Larkin Street Penthouse Wall: The Office

Penthouse #6 atop the Russian Hill building at 2555 Larkin Street was purchased for $1,950,000 in 2002 in need of updating, and updated it was (click floor plan to enlarge).

2555 Larkin #6 Kitchen

In 2004, the two-bedroom returned to the market as the "ultimate luxury cooperative penthouse" following a down to the studs renovation (all new systems, interior walls and windows) led by designer Jeffry Weisman and sold for $3,100,000 in early 2005 with "the office" neatly hidden behind the bird's eye maple cabinetry off the kitchen:

2555 Larkin #6 Workstation

The penthouse is back on the market and listed for $3,600,000 with 2,132 square feet.

∙ Listing: 2555 Larkin #6 (2/2.5) - $3,600,000 [russianhillviewpenthouse.com]

First Published: November 1, 2012 9:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Having the laundry room down on the ground floor is a bit disappointing, but the rest is lovely.

Posted by: Footie at November 1, 2012 9:53 AM

The Ken Burns effect on those pics on the website is nauseating. I do love the hidden office. .

Posted by: eddy at November 1, 2012 10:02 AM

Agree re: lack of in-unit laundry but love all the closets and storage space.

Posted by: Anna at November 1, 2012 10:05 AM

Is that not a stacked washer/dryer between the kitchen and foyer?

Posted by: R at November 1, 2012 10:09 AM

I thought so too R, but if you zoom in it's labeled dumbwaiter.

Posted by: inmycountry at November 1, 2012 10:57 AM

Oh, then I agree. The developer was an idiot.

Posted by: R at November 1, 2012 11:04 AM

3.6 mil for a 2 bedroom apartment without in-unit laundry. Ridiculous.

Posted by: dakotablake at November 1, 2012 1:13 PM

You can probably have your laundry picked up and delivered at that price point.

Posted by: fred at November 1, 2012 1:23 PM

I find the frosted glass single wall & pivoting door in the master bath toilet corner a bit odd. It doesn't provide any privacy, if that's the intent.

Posted by: Solis at November 1, 2012 1:52 PM

Sweet apartment.

Posted by: Mark F. at November 1, 2012 2:06 PM

I agree with fred. The owners of this unit will NOT be doing their own laundry. I'm sure they prefer the machines be located in the basement. Far from being an "idiot", the "developer" knew what he/she was doing.

Posted by: emanon at November 1, 2012 4:21 PM

There's a space at the back of the kitchen by the half bath that looks like it might be a wide pantry cabinet. Backs up to plumbing of the shower on the other side of the wall. Maybe stacked laundry is there (or could be there).

Posted by: BobN at November 1, 2012 4:38 PM

Per the listing website:

"There are two additional storage rooms on the ground floor: one has been converted into a spacious laundry and hobby room, the other is being used for wine and additional storage."

Posted by: inmycountry at November 1, 2012 11:03 PM

Can't see the ground floor laundry room being a dealbreaker here. It's a nice cozy size, has killer views and a good location. What's not to like?

Posted by: Mark F. at November 2, 2012 3:57 AM

and where exactly is that dumb waiter going?

Posted by: asiagoSF at November 2, 2012 11:04 PM

Down to the ground floor, adjacent to the service entrance.

Posted by: inmycountry at November 3, 2012 2:19 PM

The listing for 2555 Larkin St #6 has been withdrawn from the MLS after three months on the market without a reported sale.

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