1020 Union Street #12 in the coveted Union Terrace Cooperative
A 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home on San Francisco’s Russian Hill
Offered at $2,650,000
Exclusively Listed: Peggy and Kirk Economos, Pacific Union International
- Details of this beautiful 3 bedroom view home:
- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
- View Living Room with Batchelder Fireplace
- View Dining Room
- Library with beautifully finished cabinetry
- Large well appointed kitchen
- Protected outdoor deck with amazing bay and city views
- Bonus lower-level room plus bonus laundry / storage room
- Approximately 2,436 sq. ft. not including bonus rooms
- 1 Car private garage on Union Street
Number 12 at Union Terrace is an enclave of peace and privacy amidst the hustle and throng of city living. Once through the property’s gate, the ivy covered walls and archways calm the senses and you stand at the top of terraces admiring the bay view. As you descend the terraces that cascade down the hillside from Union to Filbert Streets; trees, flowers, ponds and fountains surround you.
The design is pure Mediterranean with rose-colored stucco exteriors, red tiled roofs, wood carved window frames and ivy-laden gardens. (1)
Each of the 29 mostly one-of-a-kind cooperative apartments at Union Terrace has its own private entrance and many have the feel of a single-family home. Access from the terraced gardens to number 12 is by way of a beautiful, private, open-arched promenade, a fitting and distinctive entry to a wonderful home.
1020 Union Street #12 is a top-floor, end-unit and is unobstructed on three sides. From its entrance, its spacious hallway leads past the bedrooms to the refined and exciting public rooms. Stunning views North to East include; Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Treasure Island, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and the towers of the Bay Bridge.
The living room is grand. 3 full-size rectangular archways and 3 large view widows impart light and space to a room rich with elegant finishes and a centerpiece fireplace by renown tile-maker and artist Ernest Batchelder.
The dining room is perfect for a fabulous evening’s entertainment or a cup of morning coffee. It has windows on two sides with the long side facing the bay. Every chair offers bay views by day and city-light views by night.
The good-sized deck can be accessed from the library and dining room. An ivy-covered wall provides privacy and protection from the wind and looking North or East affords bay and city views.
The property has three well-proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom has a bathroom ensuite. The kitchen is large, well equipped and has plenty of cabinet space.
The property was designed by T. Patterson Ross in 1921 and was completed in 1922. Ross and his partner introduced cooperative apartments to San Francisco and Union Terrance was the first. Ross was responsible for more than 250 buildings in San Francisco but many think 1020 Union was his best work. He probably would have agreed considering he and his wife were one of the first to own at 1020 Union.
Number 12 has original matchstick hardwood floors and features recessed lighting in the hallway and several rooms. The Union Terrace complex and number 12 are well maintained and enjoy the benefit of a resident manager.
The home includes two bonus rooms downstairs accessed by an interior stairway from the kitchen. One bonus room is a large former maid’s or butler’s room, and one a laundry / storage room.
There is one car parking in a garage located at the front of the building on Union Street.
Coop Monthly Dues for 1020 Union Street #12 are $1240.
Showings by appointment.
(1) this page references a wonderful article on 1020 Union and T. Paterson Ross at http://tenderfab.com/tag/t-patterson-ross/