57 Downey Street,
San Francisco California
>Offered at $1,698,000
July 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm July 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm July 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm July 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm July 18, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Offers, if any, will be considered after 10am on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
- 3 Bedroom/2.25 Bath single family home on coveted block
- Beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home with perfect floor-plan
- Restored façade with hand applied gold leaf details and house numbers
- Recently remodeled kitchen with bespoke cabinets, enameled Viking range plus Bosch wall oven, Carerra counters with custom Ogee edges, Jurilisco hand blown lighting, and vintage French cabinet pulls
- Gleaming white wash vintage Douglas fir flooring
- Living room features custom-built book shelves and cozy gas fireplace.
- Upper bath features step-in shower and stunning Carrera tile floor
- Lower split bath features original clawfoot tub
- New designer lighting throughout
- Walk out garden with graceful birch trees, spacious flagstone terrace, and relaxing water feature
- Recently installed high-efficiency furnace
- Spacious laundry room and ample storage downstairs
- 1587 Sq. Feet of living space/520 sq. feet utility space per graphic artist
- One car leased parking @ $300/month within 1 block
- Year Built: 1894 per owner
- Walker’s Paradise: Walkscore: 96
When people say they want to move to San Francisco, 57 Downey is just the home they have in mind. Located on a picturesque, tree-lined block, anchoring a row of beautifully maintained historic homes, this is the place you want to find solace in after a day of city living.
57 Downey is a exquisite jewelbox – as beautiful as it is on the outside, it’s even better inside.
The home has been lovingly restored and upgraded by it’s current owners. When they originally restored the façade, they stripped the layers of old paint using dental tools and then skillfully applied gold leaf to make it shine just the right amount. When they remodeled the kitchen, no expense or effort was spared to give it just the right feeling, including sourcing the handles for the cabinets at a Paris flea market. Original details (think hinges, ceiling medallions, decorative brackets, doorknobs and a clawfoot tub) were preserved, and tasteful modern accents and comforts were judiciously added. The results are a comfortable, unique and elegant home that is perfect for life today.
The floor-plan is well laid, with adjoining spacious living areas. The inviting living room is in the front across the hall from a downstairs bedroom. The kitchen flows to the rear garden through a bright dining nook as well as to the large dining room. The first bath is located at the rear of the lower level, and upstairs, two private spacious bedrooms and a 2nd bath complete the living spaces of the home. The lowest level contains a laundry room and a huge flex space that can be used for rainy-day play, workshop, storage or converted to a garage or finished living space (architectural plans available). With ample public spaces adjoining a large, usable garden, this is the perfect home for entertaining.
The location is more Ashbury Heights than Haight, but without the inconvenient hike all the way up the hill. From here you have a short stroll to Cole Valley, Buena Vista Park, the Divisadero Corridor, Golden Gate Park, UCSF and the Inner Sunset, and, of course, Haight Street.
With quick access to shopping at Gus’s Market on Haight Street, BiRite on Divis, or the original Cole Hardware, you pretty much won’t need to leave the neighborhood for anything. But when you do, the N Judah to downtown is a few minutes walk, tech shuttles are quickly accessible on nearby Divisadero or you can zip down Oak Street for freeway access to the Bay Bridge or the Peninsula.