January 23, 2014

Inside A Bespoke Telegraph Hill Penthouse For $2,100 A Square Foot


Purchased for $2,900,000 in 2010, the 2,955 square foot Telegraph Hill penthouse atop 1960 Grant Avenue has since been completely remodeled and is about to be listed for $6,250,000, or just over $2,100 per "bespoke" square foot.


The new kitchen features imported walnut cabinets accented by slabs of Calacutto D’Oro marble. The custom hood of white Venetian plaster sits above an oversized Wolf Range. And the oval center island features storage, seating and an inset walnut chopping block while mirrored tile backsplashes project Bay views and light into the cooking space:


The penthouse unit number seventeen is outfitted with three bedrooms, three and one-half baths, and seven outdoor terraces across three levels of living space.


Full Disclosure: The listing agent for 1960 Grant Avenue #17 advertises on SocketSite but provided no compensation for this post.

∙ Listing: 1960 Grant Avenue #17 (3/3.5) 2,955 sqft - $6,250,000 [Sotheby’s]

First Published: January 23, 2014 4:30 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

"an inset walnut chopping block"... that will never, ever be used!

And "white Venetian plaster" for the hood - really? It's a vent hood. You're going to want to paint it (if it's not stainless steel) because it's going to get messy, and trust me if it's bare plaster it ain't gonna stay white for long. And if it's painted - who cares is it's "Venetian plaster".

(Oh never mind - taking into account my first comment, the cooker will likely never be used either...)

Such a ridiculous waste of resources.

Posted by: Sierrajeff at January 23, 2014 4:55 PM

Why "bespoke"? Please... no! Stop with that word already, everybody. If you must, "custom" works, but... just don't. Of course it's one-of-a-kind, like most San Francisco homes.

Posted by: stop it please at January 23, 2014 5:17 PM

I would totally use that inset walnut chopping block. It would be perfect to rest my martini glass.

Posted by: Emory at January 23, 2014 5:18 PM

Looks pretty chic to me….

Posted by: SoBayRealtor at January 23, 2014 6:58 PM

Here's a place where you can really see the quality in the materials shine through, without being garish.

Whether or not you use the block, your kitchen help might. At the very least, it is a convenient place to cut your limes for that drink. You definitely don't want to cut citrus on that Calacatta d'Oro.

Posted by: Gur at January 23, 2014 9:43 PM

Well that was a short trip, bespoke darling, from authentic and frugally tasteful to obnoxious and 2k+ a sq ft. A very short trip.

Posted by: Stucco_Sux at January 23, 2014 10:02 PM

This is one of the Telegraph Terrace units, right? It's beautifully done, but $6.25M? The owners of the other units must be ecstatic that their places might be worth something like that.

Posted by: jlasf at January 24, 2014 3:27 AM

I love it, but I'm a guy and this is mostly a masculine design sensibility. I predict that a wife will be making a lot of decorative changes.

Posted by: Happy in SF at January 24, 2014 12:03 PM

I could accept "bespoke" if they knew the new owner's measurements, and had all of the cabinets, drawers, etc., sized and placed for perfectly ergonometric usability.

Posted by: ciparis at January 25, 2014 1:04 PM

I think they mean bespoke like,

"Somebody gonna pay 6mm for a condo kitchen with an oval island? 'So crazy, should never be spoke of."

Posted by: soccermom at January 26, 2014 2:56 PM

I find the Master Bedroom very feminine and peaceful. Think the unit is very chic and clean. Certainly the other Telegraph Terrace residents would not think their "original condition" units are worth what this unit is. I have seen this building, it is one of a kind in SF. What other building has these views with 7 terraces. Very European indeed.

Posted by: CrazyBoutSF at February 10, 2014 5:45 PM

The list price for the "bespoke" Penthouse #17 atop 1960 Grant Avenue has just been reduced $400,000 (6%), now asking $5,850,000.

Posted by: SocketSite at April 16, 2014 11:22 AM

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