Comfortable Alamo Square 2BR
"Wonderfully unique" - just two words that only touch on the elegance and wonder that this unit invokes. Designed by the world-renown architect James Francis Dunn in 1890, the building itself is a main focal point of both tourists and residents alike. Only 1 block from Alamo Square Park and the famous "Painted Ladies" housing row, this apartment is in the heart of downtown San Francisco. However inside is where your stay in San Francisco truly becomes exceptional. This 7-room unit features elegant rooms, high ceilings with wood beams spanning across the living room, hardwood floors throughout, and wool area rugs. A wonderful mix of both modern and antique furnishings adds the perfect touch to this unit's design, as do the stained glass windows found throughout the apartment. Both bedrooms are set very far apart ensuring privacy within your party. The kitchen is complete with beautiful wood cabinets and is sunny and spacious. There is a large family style kitchen table along with a dining table for those quiet dinners at home, or you can enjoy the evening on the quaint garden patio. The unit also offers a backyard with two ancient Sequoia redwood trees. Your stay at this beautiful unit will not be forgotten! The washer and dryer are shared and coin operated; the laundry is located on the 1st floor.
It has been said of this building that it is "one of three of the most significant architectural dwellings in San Francisco". "If San Francisco is the Rome of the colorist Movement, Alamo Square is the Vatican. The Square is the heart of the greatest collection of Painted Ladies and one of the most important collections of Victorian buildings in the world. Although it doesn't have a Saint Peter's, it does have an Archbishop Mansion."
This Mansion is located a block away from the "Belle" facing Alamo Square park and just up 1/2 a block are the famous "Seven Sisters" seen in every collection of photos depicting San Francisco. 1347-45 McAllister Street was designed by James Francis Dunn, started in early 1898 and completed at the end of 1900. It was built in the French neo-Baroque style as a tribute to the owner's great love, an opera diva from Paris. He had 2 "Juliet"(as in Shakespeare's Juliet) balconies constructed that are similar to the Paris Opera House boxes even today. The front of the building has 4 winged mermaids and Grecian urns of mythological significance surrounding the 2 huge oval windows at the very top of the building, behind which is a grand ballroom with a panoramic view of downtown San Francisco all the way to Mt. Diablo across the Bay Bridge, as well as weary gods holding up the eves, and finally museum worthy stained glass sea shell windows with gems spilling out over the balconies.
The entry way is a huge tortoise shell with a ruby heart above it said to be "like the piece that frames m'lady-in-waiting at the French court". The building is a feature on the Double Decker bus tourists route, as well as walking tours of S.F., and is to be found in coffee table books on San Francisco architecture, magazines, and newspaper articles. The "Belle" survived the great 1906 quake as it is built on bed rock. Look up James Francis Dunn for more photos and other unique buildings he erected in San Francisco during his career.
Neighborhood: ALAMO SQUARE Victorian splendor characterized by the iconic Queen Anne 'Painted Ladies', behind which the central downtown skyline protrudes. The slope of Alamo Square Park is the green sunny vantage point for the famous static show. Houses along McAllister and surrounding streets are breathtakingly stylish and ornate. Divisadero Street is nearby.
There is safe and free street parking around the unit, it is not metered and no permit is needed. There are also public garages nearby:
Fillmore Center Garage. 1475 Fillmore Street - San Francisco, CA 94115-4114
Fifteen Fifteen Scott St Parking Lot. 1515 Scott Street - San Francisco, CA 94115-3511
Ampco System Parking. 2186 Geary Boulevard - San Francisco, CA 94115-3455
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & DISTANCES
Union Square is 1.8 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 10 min. By public transportation: 19 min. Take Bus #5 direction downtown and stop at Powell St. Walking distance: 30 min.
The Moscone Center is 1.9 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 11 min. By public transportation: 21 min. Take Bus #5 direction downtown and stop at Powell St. Walking distance: 33 min.
Fisherman's Warf is 2.9 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 14 min. By public transportation: 35 min. Take the Bus #5 direction Downtown and stop at Van Ness. Then take Bus #47 direction Fisherman’s Wharf and stop there.
The SFO Airport is 14.3 miles away from the property: By car or taxi: 25 min. You can also book a shuttle service. By public transportation: 50 min. Take BART at the airport direction East Bay, and stop at Civic City Center. Then transfer to Bus #5 direction Ocean Beach and stop at Pierce.
SAFEWAY. 1335 Webster Street -San Francisco, CA 94115. Tel. (415) 921-4557
Divisadero's Farmers Market. 550 Divisadero Street - San Francisco, CA 94117-2213 Tel. (415) 863-0887
Trader Joe's. 3 Masonic Avenue - San Francisco, CA 94118-3485. Tel. (415) 346-9964
House rulesDeposit: Security Damage Protection insurance purchase for $40 with coverage of up to $3000 accidental damage.
(Default option) Refundable Damage Deposit of $400 to be refunded after your stay.
No PARTIES. Parties, which are defined as social gatherings involving food and/or entertainment, consisting of more than the capacity of guests assigned will result in an additional charge and penalties.
No SMOKING INSIDE THE APARTMENT.
HEATER. Please turn off the heater when you depart.
CLEANLINESS. All debris, rubbish and discards must be placed in a trash receptacle, and soiled dishes should be placed in the dishwasher when leaving the apartment. Please run the dishwasher prior your departure.
|Price for > 4 guests||$ 24 US per guest/night extra|
|Maximum nights||1 month|
|Check-in after||1 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
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