Own An Original

Sold: Lyon Street

San Francisco, CA

  • Offered at $ 1,298,000
  • Sold: $1,417,330 on 01/29/2019
  • Seller Represented
  • Two bedrooms + sunroom
  • One large skylit bath
  • Open “great room” style kitchen/dining with charming Wedgewood range
  • Formal living room with sandstone brick fireplace
  • Deep garden with deck that enjoys southern exposure
  • Lovely period details
  • HUGE basement with lots of potential – garage + more living space
  • Center of the City location with quick access to shuttles and public transit
  • Walk-out rear garden with large level patio and terraces
  • Convenient laundry upstairs in closet
  • Partial red-oak hardwood floors
  • Ample street parking
  • Zoning: RH-3
  • New Milgard Windows
  • Updated electrical
  • Year built: 1885
  • Square footage: Upstairs – 1,041 sq. ft. per graphic
    artist; Downstairs – 1,111 sq. ft. per graphic artist
  • Great Walk/Bike/Transit Score: 89/81/83

Back in 1885, the City was just expanding westward and 817 Lyon was built as a wooden Italianate Victorian row house. Over the years occupants modernized her with a stucco facade, a 1920s fireplace and other art deco touches. From the picket fence to the Wedgewood range, the overall effect is to welcome you back in time. Recently refreshed with new paint and light fixtures, 817 Lyon is ready for new occupants to feel the cares of the city fall away as they close the door and retreat to the kitchen to make dinner or the garden to grow some good things to eat.

The front of the house has a gracious living room with a fireplace. The front bedroom opens from the entry hall and overlooks the small front garden. At the center of the home is an oversized kitchen/dining room with a period washboard sink and Wedgewood stove as well as a new refrigerator. The 2nd bedroom is accessed off the kitchen. It boasts an attached sunroom which can be used as a 3rd bedroom. A spacious (and useful) hallway extends from the kitchen to the rear garden and provides access to the large bathroom with laundry in the closet. The rear garden extends some 50+ feet behind the house and overlooks the other yards on the block and provides views of Buena Vista Park and Sutro Tower. The home is completed by a full level of storage/basement below the main living level. This could be used for expansion or as workshop space. RH-3 zoning makes even provides the opportunity to add a unit or two to the property.

The NOPA location is amazing – just a couple of blocks from the Divis corridor with all the hip nightlife, restaurants and BiRite market – and just about the same the convenient shopping near Geary and Masonic (think Trader Joes and Target both walking distance!). In addition, the neighborhood has an influential and active neighborhood association (NOPNA) that often holds events across the street at St. Cyprian’s Church.
817 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA, USA