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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).

Living Room (sofa has been replaced—see additional photo)

Living Room (sofa has been replaced—see additional photo)

Living Room with new Eames Sofa PHOTOS SHOW SUNSCREENS IN WINDOWS

Living Room with new Eames Sofa PHOTOS SHOW SUNSCREENS IN WINDOWS

Cocktail and breakfast bar seats four persons, with views over San Francisco

Cocktail and breakfast bar seats four persons, with views over San Francisco

Kitchen was completely renovated in 2011, with all new appliances including range with induction cooktop.

Kitchen was completely renovated in 2011, with all new appliances including range with induction cooktop.

Master Bedroom with Queen bed

Master Bedroom with Queen bed

Guest Bedroom sleeps two persons

Guest Bedroom sleeps two persons

Office and art library

Office and art library

The art library, with about 2,000 volumes

The art library, with about 2,000 volumes

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 (art wall and folk art rocker)

Master Bedroom (art wall and folk art rocker)

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!

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!

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 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

Beautiful views west across San Francisco. This is from the enclosed terrace (windows open wide on mild days). Living Room (sofa has been replaced—see additional photo) Living Room with new Eames Sofa PHOTOS SHOW SUNSCREENS IN WINDOWS Cocktail and breakfast bar seats four persons, with views over San Francisco Kitchen was completely renovated in 2011, with all new appliances including range with induction cooktop. Master Bedroom with Queen bed Guest Bedroom sleeps two persons Office and art library The art library, with about 2,000 volumes 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 (art wall and folk art rocker) 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! 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 Please take good care of TK, the San Francisco Bay Area's sweetest tuxedo cat! Charles and Kitty posing as retirees at the Glen Ellen property (2020) Kitty and TK watching for birds in Glen Ellen Kitty and Charles at the ballet gala
Platinum

Member since

2004


Usually responds to exchange requests in less than 72 hoursfast replier
Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
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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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 13 Exchanges made

Occupation

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

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

Occupation

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

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

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 (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.

Lifestyle

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).

References

This member has completed 13 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: