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USC724

San Francisco, USA

Beautiful views west across San Francisco. This is from the enclosed terrace (windows open wide on mild days).

Beautiful views west across San Francisco. This is from the enclosed terrace (windows open wide on mild days).

Our building is located in a park-like setting, yet in the middle of everything!

Our building is located in a park-like setting, yet in the middle of everything!

Kitty & Charles at our city home in San Francisco (2021)

Kitty & Charles at our city home in San Francisco (2021)

Charles and Kitty posing as retirees at the Glen Ellen property (2020)

Charles and Kitty posing as retirees at the Glen Ellen property (2020)

Kitty Morgan's official photo in 2012, when she was Editor in Chief of Sunset magazine

Kitty Morgan's official photo in 2012, when she was Editor in Chief of Sunset magazine

Charles Desmarais was appointed President of the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011

Charles Desmarais was appointed President of the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011

Please take good care of TK, the San Francisco Bay Area's sweetest tuxedo cat!

Please take good care of TK, the San Francisco Bay Area's sweetest tuxedo cat!

Kitty and TK watching for birds in Glen Ellen

Kitty and TK watching for birds in Glen Ellen

Kitty and Charles at the ballet gala

Kitty and Charles at the ballet gala

Platinum

Medlem sedan

2004


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Bytesdatum Varaktighet
October 05, 2020 - June 01, 2022 2 weeks

We are ordinarily very flexible, though the COVID-19 crisis has made us much more cautious. If you have a great idea for an original exchange, let's talk!

Lovely Apartment in Most Convenient Neighborhood of San Francisco, USA

The real San Francisco!! Classic Modern apartment in central neighborhood, but on a quiet cul-de-sac. Quiet and charming, but just blocks to hip Fillmore Street, Hayes Street, and downtown. Easy access to all of San Francisco (the entire city is only 7x7 miles). Live for a few days like a San Francisco native.

The home has high windows wrapping two sides - half the walls in the entire apartment have huge glass walls. Yet there is total privacy and quiet. Beautiful views across San Francisco to the West provide lovely sunsets nearly every evening. Or watch the fog roll in and across the neighborhoods, yet rarely reaching us at the top of Cathedral Hill (named for the famous Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1/2 block away). Our building has only 12 apartments, and is surrounded by a park-like setting with mature trees everywhere. It's one of the city's best-kept secrets.

Modern furnishings, museum-quality collection of drawings and photographs, large art library. Three bedrooms (one is used as a library), two full baths. Enclosed terrace, working fireplace, clothes washer and dryer and all amenities. Wifi and good sound system throughout.

The kitchen was entirely renovated in 2021, with all new appliances.

Please note: Though the apartment is quite large and spacious, we have furnished it with only one Queen-size bed in the Master Bedroom, and one convertible couch that sleeps two in the Guest Room. So, depending on your situation, there is room for only a maximum of four people (two each, in two beds). Our home is not suitable for young children.

We hope you will provide simple care of TK, San Francisco's sweetest tuxedo cat.

NOTE: If you wish, exchange might also include use of our Wine Country cottage (Intervac listing US49725), an hour and fifteen minutes drive from the SF apartment. Be sure to ask about that bonus!
 

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Familj

  • 2 Vuxna
  • 0 Barn
  • 13 Antal byten vi genomfört

Yrke

  • Art Critic (retired)
  • Newspaper Editor (retired)

Vårt hem/ objekt

  • Medlemstyp: Lägenhet
  • Våning: 3
  • Omgivningar: I en storstad
  • Sovrum: 3
  • Badrum/ dusch: 2
  • Antal bäddar: 4
  • omgivningar: 160 m2
  • Total area: 1600 sq ft

Referenser?

I vårt hus

  • Husdjur - Inte tillåtet
  • Små barn - Inte tillåtet

Type av byte

  • Lång tids utbyte
  • Bostadsutbyte

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Luftkonditionering
  • Central värme
  • Öppen spis
  • tvättmaskin
  • Diskmaskin
  • Torktumlare

Outdoor

  • Trädgård
  • Balkong
  • Park/ lekplats
  • Garage

Bekvämligheter

  • Ingen rökning
  • Hiss
  • Bostad lämplig för funktionshindrade
  • Använd / Utbyte av bil
  • Passning av husdjur

Våra favoriter

  • Öppen för alla förslag
  • South America
  • Greece

Språk jag kan kommunicera på.

  • Engelska

Yrke

  • Art Critic (retired)
  • Newspaper Editor (retired)

Barn

  • Inga barn/ ungdomar är angivna

Husdjur

  • We hope you love kitties! Care of TK, the sweetest cat, always dapper in his tuxedo, is part of the arrangement.
  • Cat

Familje presentation, fri text

We are Charles (retired art critic, college president, and art museum director) and Kitty (the retired Features Editor of a major newspaper). We now split our time between homes in San Francisco and in Sonoma County, as Kitty works on writing a book and Charles considers the metaphors presented by a small vineyard, orchard, and garden.

Livsstil

We are very active people, both physically (we exercise most days, walk 5-6 miles daily) and socially. In the city (San Francisco), we attend art exhibition openings, theater and music events several nights each week. In the country (Sonoma County), we enjoy nature, visit the numerous famous wineries and vineyards, and re-charge our batteries among our grapevines, fruit trees and vegetable garden. We read a lot, miss too many current movies, have no TV (though we stream things online).

Referenser?

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