Superlatives abound in describing this altogether unique and exceptional property. The juxtaposition of modern and traditional details has created a living environment like no other. This historic firehouse building (the distinguished, former Engine #40, built in 1909) was converted to 2 townhouses approximately 10 years ago. 8 Carmel occupies the front half of the building, and retains the original firehouse doors and fire pole. Perched at the top of Cole Valley, 5 levels of renovated living space await you, with a flexible floor plan that can accommodate several public and private areas. The master suite at the top level is stunning, with its own outdoor patio and views of the downtown skyline, bay and Golden Gate Bridge; its adjoining glass-walled steam shower and dressing area feels almost decadent. Surprisingly insulated from the sounds outside, this rare home features a multitude of upgrades that any buyer will appreciate. 8 Carmel is ideal for owners who enjoy entertaining, displaying large works of art, and the state of knowing that they do not own a run-of-the-mill property in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in town. HOA Dues: $350 per month – covering fire insurance, common area water, landscaping and garbage.