Well positioned on a corner in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, 166-168 Sproule Lane interacts with its setting via well-placed cantilevered window, entry and garage doors, all arranged within a façade of warm gray stone, and supports unparalleled views of the bay and the Transamerica Pyramid, located over in the Financial District. The warm, glass and stone entry vestibule, lit from above, is a wonderful little niche from which to transition out of the ever-present San Francisco elements. Hinted at in the home’s address, this is a duplex with the ground floor unit encompassing two bedroom and a three bedroom duplex unit with an addition rooftop deck, would allow for a vast family compound within the city, or could help support a pleasingly exuberant lifestyle. Whatever one’s inclination, the materials, location, craftsmanship, and artistry of this home create a unique, congenial space to facility a multitude of lifestyles.
The duplex unit, comprising the second floor, which contains the three bedrooms and their en suite baths, the third, which comprises the living, dining, and family rooms along with an open kitchen and half bath tucked in for good measure, set atop this, and only available via staircase, and not by the elevator that operates between the lower four levels, as the expansive rooftop terrace.
I am rather fond of the placement of the kitchen, with its wonderful windows and tastefully extravagant La Cornue range. The endless windows in the living room are also quite impression by truly immersing you into the city, from three floor us, that is. I am inspired by the staging and would amp up the midcentury level in the home by visiting establishments such as Hedge, Spaces, and JP Denmark in Palm Springs, my current abode, all courtesy of a Vogue article I found.
I mean, just look at this desk from Hedge!
Art would be of a more eclectic vibe in line with the below images via Sotheby’s.
The rooftop is magnificent!
The ground floor duplex continues the same themes as the unit above, making it a highly flexible space within the home.
As an avid floor plan viewer, I am very appreciative of the design and innovation that occur within the plans of the home. The organization of spaces and how they interact not only per floor, but between floors, is quite a marvel—the flow is seamless.
Listed by Simon Etherington and John Willis of Willis & Co., 166-168 Sproule Lane is currently pending sale with a listed asking price of $9,450,000.
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