Outrageous housing cost only rises in SF Bay Area

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Re: Outrageous housing cost only rises in SF Bay Area

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My picture of the Korsun Mother of God Church in Uglich [ built 1730 ] still is too large to post here. Needs further work resizing.

Meanwhile, another angle. Take away the barn, old fence boards and rural setting and instead place this in the context of what a business magazine in November 2018 described as the following :


"One of America’s best views has come to market high above perhaps America’s most beautiful metropolis — San Francisco"


Since the property takes up 2 lots on Russian Hill, only one block from the world famous tourist mecca of the section of Lombard Street called 'the crookedest street in the world', presumably a Church built here would need to be quite compact and make more of an impression by height than width, especially in order to be seen from across the San Francisco Bay and numerous other locales.

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Here is another angle showing off the Church to good effect. It is the lower image :

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A closeup of the domes, which style seems ideal, very airy and light versus heavy and bulbous, also enhancing views from miles away :


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In my opinion, this housing crisis could be part of Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 in which the governments want to push people into mega cities and leave most of the land inhabited.

Here you can find some information about these agendas: http://www.chemtrailplanet.com/Agenda21Info.html
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Thanks for your comment, Alexander. Let me take a look at that link.

Meanwhile, this picture, assuming it turns out correctly, shows what the goo gle street view of the property looks like :

https://www.google.com/maps/place/950+L ... 22.4171912

One forgets when one is not on site how steep the hill is. That means a lot of foundation work to bolster any new Church to be built on the property. Asumedly much has been done already. But these days, with such shoddy contractors abounding, careful surveys would need to be done to determine how well packed the dirt is.
It would be great if the parking garage could be kept. How handy that would be for parishioners !
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For people unfamiliar with the famous Russian Hill area, here is a map and a touristic summary from another website, HiddenSF.
[ The 'we' in the text of it is the author and assumedly a friend ]

Imagine what travel writers would say when a gorgeous traditional Russian Orthodox 5 domed Church in the style of the Uglich Korsun Mother of God one above will pop up in this famous neighborhood ! Attention would shift from croissant cafes and streets associated with novels to extolling such a Church's beauty.

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"The Russian Hill neighborhood in San Francisco has got to be one of the best places to live in the world...It’s a pleasant place to visit too.


Russian Hill has astonishingly beautiful city and bay views from many angles. Waking up at the top of the hill with warm gentle breezes, a beautiful view from your window, hearing distant cable car bells ringing is an experience never to be forgotten. And, even though reasonably secluded, Russian Hill is within comfortable walking distance to the great restaurant & sight seeing neighborhoods of North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cow Hollow, Union Street, the Marina, and Chestnut Street.

Below are some of the excellent things to see and do within Russian Hill. Also see our Russian Hill map of best things to do and Russian Hill walking tours for a couple of nice walking routes through the neighborhood.

THINGS TO SEE

Lombard St, between Hyde St & Leavenworth St — The “crookedest” and most famous street in San Francisco. Because there is often a long line of cars going down we usually just walk by and look up from the bottom, the Leavenworth end of the block. Parking is easier at the bottom as well.

Filbert St, between Hyde St & Leavenworth St — The “steepest” street in SF at a 31.5% grade (31.5 ft rise per 100 ft). It is a favorite spot for movie producers to take car action shots. We like to surprise guests by driving east down from Union St at about 25 mph then slowing down for safety as we look over the crest before accelerating again. It feels like you are falling off the edge of the city. Nice view, too, if you are not too busy hanging on.

...Also nearby is Macondray Lane, a cobbled pedestrian street with gorgeous views, flowers, trees and cottages. This street is famous for inspiring Armistead Maupin’s fictional 28 Barbary Lane boarding house in “Tales of the City.” Macondray Lane can be found mid-block on Jones St between Union & Green. Start at the wooden trellis & street sign on the east side of Jones Street and continue walking & stair climbing east down to Taylor St. Francisco St....

We also enjoy the Russian Hill-Vallejo Street Crest Historic District bounded by Jones, Vallejo, Taylor, and Broadway. This 40 acres contains 26 buildings, built 1853-1941, which are in the national historic register. The best part is Vallejo St, between Jones & Taylor, and its side streets.

One of the most beautiful unknown spots in all of San Francisco is the Vallejo Street Crest itself. Starting at Jones/Vallejo walk east on Vallejo to the east dead end. Sit on the banister and enjoy the beautiful view and peaceful grassy knoll. From the Vallejo Street Crest you can continue east down the Vallejo Street Stairway to the Ina Coolbrith Park at Vallejo/Taylor. The sharp Taylor St inclines on both sides of the intersection were part of the famous chase scene in Steve McQueen’s Bullitt movie.

NEARBY FOOD & SHOPS

You are within walking distance of a plethora of excellent restaurants in North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Cow Hollow. As mentioned elsewhere, I ate out every night during the first year living in Russian Hill (on Union St near Hyde St).

Frascati, at 1901 Hyde St & Green St, is a top local American restaurant. Very pleasant, very nice atmosphere, food, and service. Of course there is Swenson’s Ice Cream, at the corner of Union St & Hyde, which was the original store in the Swenson’s chain. It still sells some of the best ice cream in the City.

For shopping go down to the small French Quarter around Polk St/Green St. Try out the delicious almond croissants at La Boulange de Polk, 2310 Polk St & Green St....

>>>The Russian Hill neighborhood is definitely of the best spots to live in City.... Tourists will enjoy it too!"

-- http://www.hiddensf.com/102-russian-hil ... cisco.html
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The strange thing is that except for Catholic Salesian Order - run St Peter and Paul Church, there are really NO Churches visible in the downtown skyline ! Of course, there is Holy Virgin Cathedral out by the Bridge in the Richmond District. But the downtown view from most approaches is both dull and secular.

From this angle of North Beach, the neighborhood adjacent to Russian Hill, one can see this view with an illuminated St Peter and Paul Cathedral in the right foreground :

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Then, another angle looking west from Russian Hill shows the same lackluster panorama, uplifted only by a subdued St Peter and Paul Church on Filbert St, Washington Square.

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How magnificent a blue-domed < -- perhaps dotted with gold stars if the ribbing effect could not be easily achieved in the United States -- Russian Orthodox Church modeled on the Uglich Korsunskaya one would look : set like a gleaming gem in this sea of monochromatic architecture !

N.B. >>> The classic 1958 film "Vertigo" by the world-famous director Alfred Hitchcock was filmed at --- none other than --- 900 Lombard Street ! Just a few houses away from the property for sale.
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