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ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO’S MOST ELEGANT & ICONIC BUILDINGS…
PREMIERE PACIFIC HEIGHTS LOCATION…
EXPANSIVE BAY AND CITY VEWS…
Located in one of Pacific Heights’ most elegant Pre-War buildings, this expansive full-floor residence enjoys exceptional scale and volume in the living areas, Northwest and Southeast terraces, and original historic architectural detailing, along with stunning Bay views.
Designed by legendary starchitects George A. Bos and Frederick W. Quandt of the era at the peak of San Francisco’s Gilded Age, 1940 Broadway- known as “The Heights”- features one of the City’s most memorable facades and exclusive access to the adjacent residents-only, private park-like garden.
Nestled in the heart of Pacific Heights amongst magnificent mansions and stately consulates, close to the trend-setting boutiques and popular restaurants of Fillmore, Union and Chestnut Streets, as well as to some of the world’s most beautiful parks & beaches, this elegant residence provides a quintessentially San Francisco lifestyle in one of the City’s most sought-after and vibrant historical neighborhoods- just a short drive to the world-class tech and finance hubs of SoMa & FiDi, and enjoying easy access to Marin & the Wine Country.
- Full -Floor cooperative residence in a premiere Pacific Heights Pre-War building
- 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths plus formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, sun-room, library, office/family room, as well as Northwest and Southeast terraces
- 2 deeded independent parking spaces, and deeded storage in the basement
- 3,456 square feet of interior space as per appraisal, plus terraces
- Golden Gate, Bay & Alcatraz views
- Towering ceilings with gallery-style windows
- HOA dues: $3,361 per month (paid quarterly) includes water, garbage, building insurance, maintenance, reserves, on-site property manager and professional property management
- The elevator opens to a private owner-designed landing. A paneled front door opens up to the super-chic entrance foyer with soaring trompe-l’oeuiled domed ceilings. An adjoining cloak room leading into the powder room provides an elegant layout for entertaining
- The Great Gatsby-like grand-scaled split-level living room with ~12-foot beamed ceilings and fireplace provides a spectacular venue for the grandest of occasions as well as casual gatherings and everyday living. Huge picturesc windows frame postcard views of the Bay, Alcatraz Bay, Angel Island and Golden Gate Bridge. For wonderful indoor/outdoor living, the terra cotta-tiled Northwest terrace provides beautiful sunset and bridge views
- The elegantly proportioned formal dining room/ family room with paneled doors and cherrywood flooring opens up to the North-facing sunroom with lovely western outlooks toward the Presidio National Park- providing a wonderful flow for lounging and dining.
- A large eat-in kitchen is outfitted with brand new, never been used stainless steel appliances including a 4 door Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, KitchenAid double wall ovens, and dishwasher. A large pantry, garbage chute, laundry alcove with side-by-side washer/ dryer and direct access to the freight elevator make this an excellent space for everyday cooking and dining as well as preparing for large-scale and elegant events
- The luxurious primary suite enjoys access through gracious French doors into a lovely terra cotta-tiled Southeast terrace with Bay and Russian Hill views crowned by the peak of the Pyramid. The spacious bedroom has a huge en-suite retro-glam travertine marble and mirrored bath with dual sinks, walk in glass shower, and a large soaking tub with jets inset into a lovely East-facing rounded Bay window with lovely outlooks.
- The comfortable 2nd bedroom features a large close, en-suite 2nd bath and adjoining office/ den/ gym
- The 3rd bedroom with en-suite bath completes the private wing of the residence
THE BUILDING & THE ARCHITECT
1940 Broadway-Taking full advantage of its almost 84 feet of street frontage and 275 feet depth through to Vallejo, the building has half-floor units on the first three levels, seven full floor apartments above, two car parking for all units, and a tranquil garden. Subsequently Bos & Quandt designed the adjoining cooperative apartment building to the west, 1960 Broadway, with nine full floor units, completed in 1925. Those two Pacific Heights cooperative apartment buildings compare very favorably to Conrad Meussdorffer’s 2000 and 2006 Washington and Carl Werner’s 1940, 1960 and 1980 Vallejo.
Frederick William Quandt was born in Germany on February 24, 1885, the son of a German father and Swiss mother. He immigrated to the United States in 1910. Although he shared the same last name as the already locally established Alexander Quandt painting company, which was continued by Alexander’s son Frederick Quandt, they were not related.
Quandt moved out to San Francisco in 1911 and soon found employment as a draftsman withestablished architect Philipp Schwerdt. On November 26, 1913 he married Marie E. Hahn, and moved into her apartment at 181 Bartlett. They were to have just two children (Ingrid and Frederick, Jr.). In 1914 Quandt joined the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as an architect, working for them until 1920. He took the State architectural examinations and was awarded his State architectural license on March 3, 1920 (license #B977). His earliest recorded independent designs are in 1921 at 106-08 Dolores (two flats just south of 14th St.) and the conversion of 33-35 Scott into four units.
In 1922 he connected with French-born engineer and contractor George A. Bos in the design and construction of the house at 2409 Green. Bos had built 1050 Green (designed by architect Lewis P. Hobart in 1913 and now four condominiums) and he lived there with his wife Fernande. The Bos & Quandt partnership was to last until 1935. Quandt designed the 38-unit apartment building at 1035 Pine in 1923 and that led to their collaboration on the magnificent cooperative apartment building at 1940 Broadway that same year.
Their expertise led to the design of three prominent Russian Hill buildings, 2555 Larkin, five cooperative apartments built in 1926, the larger 2525 Larkin on the same block, 18 rental apartments built in 1927, and 945 Green (known as Rosseter Gardens), 12 cooperative apartments built in 1928. Also in 1928 they designed 985 Church, just north of 22nd St., now seven units.
Frederick W. Quandt died on November 30, 1951 at their apartment at 2800 Filbert Street, where the family had lived since the 1920’s. He was survived by his wife Marie, his son Frederick, a photography instructor at the California School of Fine Arts, his daughter Ingrid (Prescott), and his granddaughter Maria Elizabeth Prescott. He left a fine legacy of quality apartment buildings in San Francisco.