A San Francisco Classic:  Central Richmond Edwardian Flats

434-436 19th Avenue

San Francisco, CA

  • Offered at $ 1,498,000

Building Offered as a whole or as TIC interests:
Whole building:  $$1,498,000
434 – Upper Flat:  $ 649,000 with one tandem garage parking space
436 – Lower Flat:  $849,000 with one tandem garage parking space


  • Two large, two bedroom full-floor flats with well-connected living spaces, period details, hardwood floors, and decorative fireplaces
  • New roof in 2021
  • Close to Golden Gate Park’s many attractions, convenient shopping on Geary, and transit
  • Available as TICs or as a whole building. Any TIC agreement to be the responsibility of purchasers. 
  • 436 – Lower Flat delivered fully vacant
    • 1129 sq feet per graphic artist
    • Refinished hardwood flooring throughout
    • Newly remodeled kitchen with quartz counters and stainless appliances
    • Spacious open floorplan for living areas
    • Freshly renovated bath with new ceramic tile flooring, vanity and designer light fixture
    • Washer/dryer hookups in laundry room off kitchen
    • One car tandem garage parking space + storage
    • Access to huge, shared garden
  • 434 – Upper Flat is tenant occupied – $1,910/month
    • Square footage not verified but it should be slightly larger than 436 which was 1129
    • Move in date: March 15, 2011
    • Period built-ins and details
    • Two adult occupants
    • Washer/dryer hookups in laundry room off kitchen
    • One car tandem garage parking space + storage
    • Access to huge, shared garden
  • Year built: 1914
  • Square footage: 2240 total per tax records
  • Lot Square Footage: 2,996 per tax records
  • Walkscore/Bikescore: 97/82

A San Francisco Classic:  Central Richmond Edwardian Flats

1914 was an exciting year in San Francisco.  It marked the opening of the Panama Pacific Exposition, the rebuilding ofSan Francisco’s amazing City Hall (after it collapsed, literally, beneath the weight of prior corruption) and the first transcontinental telephone call*.  Geary was then, as now, a bustling center of commerce.  The building of 434-436 19th Avenue must have been so exciting to the first owners.  It gave them space to live a convenient city life, just as it will to its soon to be newest owners 107 years later.  It was built with the latest technology and styling (don’t miss the door closers at the top of the stairs), with a new style of floorplan where the living, dining and kitchen areas were all connected at the front of the flats.

The flats themselves are spacious and well-laid out.  The front is divided into a living room and dining room with beautiful period moldings and a fireplace.  In the center of the flat there is a kitchen with adjacent laundry porch and stairs to the garage, storage and garden access. Also in the center of the flat on the north side there is a full bath and the floorplan is finished out with two bedrooms side by side overlooking the garden at the quiet rear of each flat.  The lower flat has been recently renovated with a brand new kitchen, gleaming refinished oak floors, a refreshed bathroom with period clawfoot tub, new vanity and tile floors and new light fixtures have been installed throughout.  The upper flat is tenant occupied at $1910/month.

As great as the building is, the location takes center stage.  Following the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the City Beautiful movement had transformed American Cities, and the Central Richmond was a major beneficiary.  Sandwiched between Lincoln Park and its Palace of Legion of Honor and Golden Gate Park and bordered by the Promenade along Ocean Beach, the location is ideal to enjoy the best idyllic pastimes that San Francisco has to offer.  San Francisco’s buffalo herd, the tiny boat lake, the Petanque courts, museums, a wonderful library, the fly-casting pools, and golf (both frisbee and regular) are still all nearby, while the horseback riding and polo that were so popular 100 years ago have given way to soccer and public events like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Outside Lands.  Right in the center of the Central Richmond’s bustling shopping and restaurant district and walking distance to Clement and Outer Balboa shopping districts, 434-436 19th is so well located you may forget to drive your car for weeks on end.  For the investor, this location will attract great tenants.  For the owner occupant it will provide an excellent city living lifestyle. 

*Yes, look at that amazing device in your hand and imagine that only 107 years ago someone called NYC for the first time from SF!  Surreal.  

434-436 19th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA
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