Architect Designed and Furnished Loft

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Robert Hutchinson facade, 1977.


Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Permit/Tax I.D. - STR-0001508
1232 Sutter St. was built in 1914 using bricks salvaged from a city devastated by the 1906 Earthquake. This property was the former home and studio of Robert Hutchinson from 1961-2008. Mr. Hutchinson worked as a designer in San Francisco for over 45 years and believed in working closely with craftsman in many fields to create unique living environment. Many of Mr. Hutchinson's most dynamic pieces remain in the home, such as the burl redwood dining table. The facade was also created by Mr. Hutchinson in 1977 and is unique to San Francisco. The entire building underwent a complete renovation/remodel/earthquake retrofit, from basement to roof in 2010-11. The loft has a private entrance on Sutter Street and a private garage entrance on Fern Alley, which runs behind the building. As you enter from Sutter there is the great room which is compromised of a spacious living and dining area. The guest bedroom is also located on the Sutter end of the flat. As you go further in the apartment there is a guest bathroom which includes a vanity designed by Mr. Hutchinson. The kitchen has been completely updated and remodeled and fit for a chef. Toward Fern alley there is a master suite. Many elements in the master suite were designed by Mr. Hutchinson, namely the custom couches, custom built in shelves and drawers. There are hardwood floors throughout, exposed 'earthquake brick' walls and massive steel columns. The type of earthquake retrofit used on the property is call Moment Frame. There are four moment frames that begin in the basement and reach to the roof and are connected to each other across floor and ceilings. The flat has a 1,000 square foot deck with full Southern exposure. The deck is surrounded by precious orchids. There is a private garage included in the price and a washer/dryer. Although the loft is in the center of town it's peaceful and private. The vibe of Sutter Loft is relaxed San Francisco with a New York, Mid-Century Modern twist. WiFi throughout, TV in master suite and in guest bedroom. Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Lower and Upper Polk restaurants all within walking distance. The blessedly uncrowded cable car is three block away. This line whisks you to the waterfront and the Ferry Building. There are buses one and two blocks away from the loft which will take you anywhere in the city. A unique space you will love. Please note there are 23 steps from Sutter to the flat. Also be aware that my flat does not have air conditioning.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 queen


  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom Suite has a sitting area and over looks private deck. Custom couches and built in shelving designed by Robert Hutchinson. Master bathroom also designed by Robert Hutchinson. Beautiful details from 1986 design are incorporated with remodeled contemporary design. Door to roof deck in breezeway off of Master Bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Master Bathroom has fine architectural details from 1986 design as well as in the Guest Bathroom. Guest shower is double sized with glass tile detail. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable with tons of channels and DVR....moreless

  • Television:

    Two state of the art flat screen TVs, one in Master Suite, the other in Guest Bedroom....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Ideal location for strolls to Union Square and Civic Center, longer walk to Fisherman's Wharf and San Francisco Bay. Plenty of restaurants and bars. Easy access to buses and cable cars....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand New!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Private entry with remote, enter home directly from garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air gas heater!...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout with private connection....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    600 thread count sheets!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living/dining area is the great room. Exposed brick on two walls, nine foot high ceilings. Dining table was designed by Robert Hutchinson and is the only one in existence. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private garage with automatic door opener, entered at the back of the building on Fern Alley. Also there is a back entrance to the flat from the garage....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    High end cotton towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand New!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker provided. Also coffee and tea provided and 1/2 & 1/2....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Southern exposure deck with three seating area and beautiful orchids on the perimeter....moreless



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from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,695 $9,295
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning fee $195
  • Tax Rate 15.25%


15.250% Tax represent the current San Francisco City Hotel tax.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lush Lounge
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry Terminal
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Presido Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Cal Trans
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chai Yo
150 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Baker Beach

Car: Not Necessary

My home is located in the heart of San Francisco.

Distance to Key SF Attractions:

Japan Town - .6m

Civic Center - .8m

Grace Cathedral - .9m

Union Square - 1.2m

Fisherman's Wharf/Aquatic Park - 1.9m

Ferry Bldg. - 2m

Mission District - 2.1m

Baker Beach - 5m


Owner info

About the owner: This is my primary residence. I was on site most days of the remodel.

Why the Owner Chose Polk Gulch, San Francisco, CA, USA:
I moved into this property in 1996. Lower Polk is one of the most diverse and lively of all the neighborhoods in San Francisco. If you enjoy walking as a means to get to know a new city than Sutter is the place for you. Robert Hutchinson was an inspiring man who bought 1232 Sutter in 1961. He used his home and office to experiment with architecture and design. The latest incarnation of 1232 Sutter has minimalist edge grounded by the beautiful designs of Mr. Hutchinson. There are many pieces of furniture that were designed by Robert Hutchinson. Many of the art pieces come from his collection. The loft is not precious, it is made to be lived in and enjoyed. Its location allows easy access to the city's main attraction by foot, bus or cable car. If your staying longer and desire a car, there is a private garage accessed by a private stair from the flat. Ever since moving in here I would look out the front window to see the weather. Often there would be a person across the street capturing the brilliant facade with their camera. The neighborhood around the house is rife with hip restaurants that are listed in the house book. You'll love returning to the peace and tranquility of my home after a busy day exploring the city. My home allows you to experience the city in an atypical, urban setting. Be rest assured that every person who has stayed at my home has remarked that it is way more spectacular in person than in pictures.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The building is architecturally significant and is filled with unique furniture designed by Robert Hutchinson. There are art and antiques that create a sense of drama and excitement. The 1,000 square foot deck is a room unto itself and since the buildings are so low around my home the deck is in full sunshine all day. Most of the furnishing in the loft were designed by Mr. Hutchinson, or were collected by Mr. Hutchinson. The flat has amazing cross ventilation as my home takes up the entire second floor of my building. There is also a private garage which is entered from Fern Alley. You can walk, bus, cable car to every location in the city from 1232 Sutter. The building also has two great tenants on the ground floor that you may enjoy. There is an art and antique shop and a facial and body spa.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Robert Hutchinson facade, 1977.

    Robert Hutchinson facade, 1977.

  • Custom Kitchen with Architect Designed Table

    Custom Kitchen with Architect Designed Table

  • Lounging sofa.

    Lounging sofa.

  • Master Suite Ornamental Fireplace

    Master Suite Ornamental Fireplace

  • Guest Bedroom with Steel Column

    Guest Bedroom with Steel Column

  • Shaded Sitting Area

    Shaded Sitting Area

  • Main Hallway

    Main Hallway

  • Blooming Succulent on Deck

    Blooming Succulent on Deck

  • Private Garage entered from Fern Street

    Private Garage entered from Fern Street

  • Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Area

  • Entry to Dining and Living Area

    Entry to Dining and Living Area

  • Sitting area in Living Room

    Sitting area in Living Room

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • 1,000 Sq. Ft. Private Roof Deck

    1,000 Sq. Ft. Private Roof Deck

  • Staircase from Sutter

    Staircase from Sutter

  • Rear stairway from garage.

    Rear stairway from garage.

  • Deck Plants

    Deck Plants

VRBO #553406

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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