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Arts and Crafts Manse With Iconic San Fran Views Asks $9M

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Location: San Francisco, Calif.
Price: $8,995,000
The Skinny: If there's one universally agreed-upon truth about San Francisco, it's that here is a city that is beyond picturesque, seemingly more a collection of platonic ideals of urban beauty than a place where the less pleasant signifiers of city life—the clanging of garbage trucks in the pre-dawn hours, Zumba studios, the neighbor who leaves his dog's crap on the sidewalk—also exist. Of course, those annoyances (and more!) visit themselves even upon San Franciscans, but the views! This wonderful 1909 Arts and Crafts compound in the Russian Hill neighborhood takes full advantage of those sights: every room seems to feature a picture-postcard view, from Alcatraz, to Coit Tower, to the Transamerica Pyramid, and many open out onto terraces or balconies. Besides the three-level, three-bedroom main home, which is served by a glass elevator, there is also a one bedroom guest house, as well as separate au pair quarters with their own terrace. The home, which has been owned by just one family since its construction and is currently holding rank as one of the city's 25 most expensive listings, is asking $8.995M.

· 801 Francisco, San Francisco, Calif. [Sotheby's International]
· The 25 Most Expensive Homes For Sale in San Francisco [Curbed SF]