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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).

Dining area, with bicycle sculpture above the table

Dining area, with bicycle sculpture above the table

Living Room

Living Room

Even the working fireplace has a window.

Even the working fireplace has a window.

Hallway to bedrroms and baths

Hallway to bedrroms and baths

View from the kitchen, with breakfast table.

View from the kitchen, with breakfast table.

There are two full baths

There are two full baths

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom (art wall and folk art rocker)

Master Bedroom (art wall and folk art rocker)

Second Bedroom

Second Bedroom

The art library, with about 2,000 volumes

The art library, with about 2,000 volumes

The large (160-square-meter), 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment is on the top floor of a mid-20th century Modern building.

The large (160-square-meter), 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment is on the top floor of a mid-20th century Modern building.

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!

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

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

Kitty Morgan

Kitty Morgan

Charles Desmarais

Charles Desmarais

Charles and Kitty at the ball

Charles and Kitty at the ball

Kitty and Charles at the ballet gala

Kitty and Charles at the ballet gala

Beautiful views west across San Francisco. This is from the enclosed terrace (windows open wide on mild days). Dining area, with bicycle sculpture above the table Living Room Even the working fireplace has a window. Hallway to bedrroms and baths View from the kitchen, with breakfast table. There are two full baths Master Bedroom Master Bedroom (art wall and folk art rocker) Second Bedroom The art library, with about 2,000 volumes The large (160-square-meter), 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment is on the top floor of a mid-20th century Modern building. Our building is located in a park-like setting, yet in the middle of everything! Please take good care of TK, San Francisco's sweetest tuxedo cat! Kitty Morgan Charles Desmarais Charles and Kitty at the ball Kitty and Charles at the ballet gala
Platinum

Member since

2004


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 01, 2019 - May 01, 2021 5 days

With enough notice, we are available for anything that strikes us within easy flight or drive from San Francisco. We like short getaways - 2 to 5 day weekends are great. Not interested in suburbs - we like urban environments. Or maybe beach, mountains. Something interesting! We are not available for a European trip until 2020. For Europe, we prefer at least 10 days; could certainly be longer. We would particularly like to set up a regular visit to New York, so if you are in Manhattan or a good part of Brooklyn and think you might like to schedule several trips to SF, let's talk!

September 01, 2019 - May 01, 2021 2 weeks

Not interested in suburbs - we like urban environments. Or maybe beach, mountains. Something interesting! We are not available for a European trip until 2020, at the earliest. For Europe, we prefer at least 10 days; could certainly be longer.

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.

Please note that our home is not suitable for children.

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

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 12 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Art Critic
  • Newspaper Editor

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 160 m2
  • Total Area: 1600 sq ft

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • South America
  • Greece

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: SFO - 15 miles (30-45 minutes, depending on traffic)

We are at the center of everything, with Japantown two blocks away; The Fillmore (a famous popular music hall) four blocks; many shops and restaurants in walking distance; Opera and Symphony Halls 10 blocks; Asian Museum 12 blocks; and more. Yet our home is very quiet, with trees and gardens all around.

Occupation

  • Art Critic
  • Newspaper Editor

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

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

About Our Family

 We are Charles, art critic and former art museum director, and Kitty, the Features Editor of a major newspaper.

Lifestyle

We are very active people, both physically (we exercise most days, walk 3 miles round trip to work daily) and socially. We attend art exhibition openings, theater and music events several nights each week. We read a lot, miss too many current movies, have no TV (though we stream things online).

References

This member has completed 12 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: