1252 ARGUELLO BLVD
San Francisco, CA
- Offered at $ 1,398,000
- 4 bedrooms / 2 baths
- Spacious two level unit with 3 beds/1 bath up and lower level with
family room, 1 bath, and 4th bed
- Great built-ins throughout for additional storage
- Remodeled kitchen and baths
- New flooring throughout (hardwood up, large format tile down)
- Formal dining room + breakfast counter
- New designer lighting throughout + recessed lighting in living areas
- Private patio area plus large, beautiful shared garden
- Quick access to N-Judah, tech shuttles and freeways south
- One block from Golden Gate Park/Kezar/Koret Playground/UCSF
- Laundry in-unit (in closet in lower level)
- 1 car garage parking + deeded 61 sq. ft. storage room per CC&Rs
- Year built: 1908
- Square footage: 1,474 sq. ft. per CC&R’s
- Walkscore: 91
When you read the address, you might think of the busy boulevard on the north side of Golden Gate park, instead of this quiet nearly dead-end street at the intersection of fashionable Cole Valley and hip Inner Sunset. In 1908, many of the streets of San Francisco had barely been laid out and this wide brick-paved block was elegant and well-located. UCSF was founded up the hill in 1907. The nearby Sharon building and Golden Gate Park Carousel had been dedicated in 1888, and the tennis courts and lawn bowling area were built in 1901. Kezar Stadium and the street car at the corner would not be built for about 20 more years, so access to this area of town was slow, and the pace of life was pastoral. The area was then, as now, a haven for families and outdoor lovers alike because of the lifestyle it offered.
1252 Arguello has been reimagined from its original single level to contain a spacious 4 bedroom/2 bath condo that lives like a single family home. Going up just a few steps to the gracious entry vestibule, you are greeted by an open floor plan great room with direct access to the rear garden. The upper level has three bedrooms and one bath. The lower level has a family room, full bath, laundry and a 4th bedroom with beautiful garden outlooks. The home feels very private and has graciously preserved details as well as modern amenities such as recessed lighting, central heat and well-designed baths. It features gleaming red oak floors on the main level and beautiful contemporary wood look tile on the lower level. The sheltered, lovingly landscaped rear garden has a dedicated section for entertaining and use exclusively for 1252. One car parking and a private storage room in the garage complete the home.
Today, access to downtown as well as tech shuttles and freeways south are all within easy reach. The streetcar (20 mins to downtown) stops at the corner, the shuttles are nearby (at Stanyan & Frederick, with more at Lincoln & 19th) and Laguna Honda/7th Avenue is just a few blocks away for quick freeway access. And with UCSF a half block away, your commute might only be a few steps. The neighborhood is replete with excellent food and shopping all within a few blocks. Think Whole Foods on Stanyan or Luke’s Local, Yo Tabién for lunch, and Padrecito for dinner, the Ice Cream Bar or Kezar’s for drinks and too many places to list for coffee… (OK: Flywheel Peets on Cole, Cafe Reverie, Martha Brothers or and the very classic Beanery.) Living in San Francisco is all about access – and this home has it.