417 Linden Street
San Francisco, CA
- Offered at $ 1,398,000
- At the center of central location, mere steps from Patricia’s Green
- 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths + attached garage w/ laundry
- Wonderful multi-level floor plan that provides privacy and light
- Recent designer renovation/remodel from top to bottom
- Cook’s kitchen with Blanco faucet, new quartz counters and Blue Star range
- Luxurious modern baths with top-of-the-line Hansgrohe Axor fixtures
- Custom stained refinished oak floors
- Brand-new, exclusive-use redwood roof deck
- Lush private rear garden w/deck often visited by hummingbirds
- 1 car parking with direct entry to home
- Immediate entry to the freeway south and steps to transit downtown + shuttles
- Condominium HOA Dues: Approximately $200 per month (pay as you go association)
- Year built: 1997
- Square footage: 1,413 per graphic artist
- Nearly perfect Walk/Bike/Transit Score: 99/100/89
Living Hayes Valley: Center of the Universe Location for the Ultimate Urbanite
When I first moved to San Francisco, Octavia Street was a shadowy interruption of an otherwise vital neighborhood. We used to muse that it would all be so amazing if only not for the freeway … “Darn the 1950s and the National Freeway Administration,” we would say, channeling our best Jane Jacobs. She approved of the outcome, I’m sure, as nature helped to restore the natural contour of the city when the SF Central freeway was damaged in 1989 by Loma Prieta …
30 Years Later … it’s like the ill-conceived freeway fracturing our city was never built. After much discussion of what to do the freeway was eventually replaced with a surface boulevard and a magnificent park and art space. I believe that the newness of this change lends it an air of excitement found nowhere else in San Francisco.
Located in the geographical and cultural center of San Francisco, 417 Linden offers a single family home feeling with the convenience of a self-contained condominium. It is a 3 story townhome-style residence with it’s own entrance and rear garden. The feeling as you enter is serene – you can see the garden beyond the ground level bedroom.As you walk upstairs past two more bedrooms, you can feel the activity of the city receding. The main living level features a large living room with fireplace and step out fire escape, gourmet kitchen with attached dining room and a convenient 1/2 bath. Stairs up take you to your private roof deck – truly a magnificent place to wind down after a long day elsewhere.
The location is amazing. You can be on the freeway south or the train downtown in mere seconds but walk to enjoy meditation at the SF Zen Center. Closer in you can be tempted by ice cream sandwiches and confections at the original Miette or custom mixed ice cream at the original Smitten, (or at Salt and Straw, if you are hipper), coffee at the original Blue Bottle in Linden Alley, Mercury Cafe, brunch at Chez Maman and dinner at Absinthe, Petit Crenn or A Mano. – and that’s all without much more than leaving the block! (And did you notice how many times I had to use the word “original?”) There is too much fashion to list on Hayes Street, but your wardrobe and home decor will definitely get an upgrade just by osmosis. Other places beckon – think Zuni Cafe, Suppenkuche, Il Borgo, or Straw. And culture also abounds – from hanging in Patricia’s Green admiring the latest art instillation, to enjoying music at the San Francisco Jazz Center or the San Francisco Symphony, a lecture at City Arts & Lectures (what else!) to the SF Opera or the Ballet – all within a few minutes walk.