The Grace of Another Era with the Features of Today

485 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA

  • Offered at $ 1,098,000
Showing Schedule
Sunday, 01 October


  • Gorgeous Italianate Victorian Building
  • 50% TIC interest in a fast track condo convertible co-tenancy 
  • 3 bedrooms/one bath
  • Great floorplan with recently remodeled kitchen/great room
  • Just remodeled bath and kitchen
  • Wonderful period details
    • Extra high ceilings
    • Two decorative fireplaces with original tile and mantles
    • Custom stained wide plank Douglass fir floors
    • Charming mullioned windows
    • Picture rails, pocket doors, mouldings and ceiling medallions
  • In unit laundry located in hall closet
  • Bright side garden directly accessible from kitchen and living room
  • 1 car parking with direct access to the rear yard
  • Large exclusive use storage room in basement + crawlspace storage
  • Great location close to the arts, dining and all the city has to offer
  • Quick entry to the freeway south and steps to transit downtown + shuttles
  • TIC Monthly Dues:  Approximately $300 per month (pay as you go association)
  • Year built:  1876 per water records/1890 per tax records
  • Square footage: 1,215 per graphic artist
  • Nearly perfect Walk/Transit Score: 99/96

Living Hayes Valley: Center of the Universe Location for the Ultimate Urbanite


Eligible for fast-track condo conversion, 485 Oak is a San Francisco dream – a historic home with a modernized floor plan and the latest amenities all in a super hip, easily accessible location.  From the front steps, you can feel the history.  Once inside, you leave the city behind and are ensconced in the grace of another era.  There are airy high ceilings, mouldings from which you can hang pictures, decorative fireplaces, pocket doors and mullioned windows.  The floors are wide-planked, restored, old-growth Douglass fir.  The front bedroom is beautiful and overlooks the trees through a huge triple wide window.  The bath is recently remodeled featuring era appropriate Carrera marble between the bedrooms.  The large 2nd bedroom is in the center of the flat and the adjacent 3rd bedroom can be completely shut off via the pocket doors or used as an accessory to the 2nd bedroom as needed.  Passing the laundry located in the hall closet, you reach the main attraction:  at the rear of the flat is a spacious great room style open remodeled kitchen/dining and living room that provides direct access to the side garden and stairs to parking and storage below.  The garage level contains one car tandem parking plus a huge exclusive use storage room and additional crawlspace storage.

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 AlleyMercury Cafe, brunch at Chez Maman and dinner at Absinthe or A Mano.  – and that’s all without leaving the neighborhood! (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 CafeSuppenkucheIl 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.


Buyer should verify condo conversion eligibility with their own professionals to their satisfaction.

485 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
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