The largest of seven condos within The Hermitage at 1020 Vallejo Street atop Russian Hill, the 3,100 square foot unit number two is configured with two bedroom suites, two balconies and two fireplaces (not to mention two side by side deeded parking spaces).


The classic Esherick, Homsey, Dodge, and Davis design features generous proportions:


And of course, big San Francisco views.


∙ Listing: 1020 Vallejo Street #2 (2/2.5) 3,144 sqft – $5,399,000 [1020vallejo2com]

12 thoughts on “Living Large At The Hermitage Atop Russian Hill”
  1. $5.4M for a 2 bdrm apartment and you get a 80’s IKEA kitchen? What a bargain.
    If Fonzie clears this shark tank at this price I’ll be impressed.

  2. At that location they’ll get it, especially if they can gut the interior and start over. Horrible waste of over 3,000 square feet – from the floorplan, about 20% of that is taken up with the grand hallway…

  3. Great proportions is what makes for a gracious home.
    Two bedroom suites is a downer.
    Freshen the furniture if you like, but the details of this home are timeless. Can the same longevity be said for what the $$$ modern high-rises are offering these days?

  4. The traffic flow in/out of the kitchen is convoluted being off in an isolated corner. The floorplan looks as if the kitchen were designed for servants use only.

  5. After reading the negative comments above, I certainly won’t be making on offer. Alas, the search for the perfect $5 million condo continues….

  6. Odd floor plan. As noted above the kitchen is almost hidden away.
    And was there a sale on double doors? Not counting the closets I count nine of them? Including three sets you have to go through to get to the master bedroom.
    Not to mention the ‘morning room’ which is narrower than the hallway.

  7. This is a beautiful space. And really, room size is overrated, unless you are in a loft and the space is the point. Rather, the big hallways make everything seem larger, especially if they are usable space, which this one is. If you make a room 100 square feet bigger, it’s an extra step or two to cross it. If you make a hallway a bit longer, it’s an extra 5-10 steps. And if it’s a wide and high hallway, it feels like you are somewhere while going somewhere else. I’d say the the big hallway is the reason you hire an architect and don’t design things yourself.
    The hidden kitchen is impractical, but it does allow the owner to go crazy with the kitchen gadgets and not have to match them to the decor of the house.
    And I love ultra modern designs, I think the best will be as timeless as this. Does anyone remember the Audi ad that played during the olympics about a decade ago? It starts panning around an old stodgy house and the house is being updated quickly while the camera pans around. Ultimately lingering on the car where the mecredes is replaced by an audi? That updating is why I love this stuff. Things change. It’s fun.

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