Rare and Stunning Views in The Center Of The City

3352 John’s Way,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $2,500,000

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Showing schedule:

Saturday, March 23rd from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Showings By Appointment
  • Quiet, above it all location
  • Four bedrooms – three upstairs and one downstairs
  • Three full bathrooms
  • Panoramic water and downtown views from all three levels
  • Desirable open floor plan with large living room adjacent to dining room and kitchen
  • Remodeled kitchen with new quartz countertops and stainless appliances
  • Center of the City location with quick access to Noe, Eureka and Cole Valleys
  • Sunny view roof deck with greenhouse/yoga retreat
  • Walk-out rear garden with large level patio and terraces
  • Large laundry room off kitchen with ample storage and room for projects
  • 200+ bottle wine cellar!
  • 2 car parking – 1 garage + 1 parking pad
  • Year built: 1938
  • Square footage: 2,372 sq. ft. per graphic artist

A Spacious Home With a View

Oh the changes this home has seen … built in 1938 when the Bay Bridge was just 2 years old and the tallest building on the San Francisco skyline was the 32 story Russ Building at 235 Montgomery … It has watched as the fog has come and gone and buildings have risen to unprecedented heights. The view just keeps getting more intricately layered – better and better – but it’s majesty is unchanged. And the lifestyle at 3352 John’s Way remains tranquil and removed from the fray … Practically floating above the City, 3352 John’s Way is everything you never thought you could have – a conveniently located, spacious, quiet and secluded oasis with views forever, a walk out garden and 2 car parking on a private drive. The huge remodeled kitchen is ready for you to entertain the friends who will flock to watch the colors change on the Salesforce Tower with you as well as the amazing daily light show nature puts on from sunup to down. Replete with refinished floors, fresh paint and 3 remodeled/refreshed bathrooms the home is all ready for new residents. There is a landscaped rear garden with level patio for entertaining that can be accessed from the upper master suite or the kitchen. In addition, off the upper bedroom, there is a view roof deck with a greenhouse/yoga retreat. The location is wonderful with quick access to shopping and restaurants in Cole Valley, Eureka Valley/Castro and Noe Valley. Freeways south and public transit are also nearby.

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San Francisco Real Estate Market Update: March 2019

Further signs of a cooling market are showing up in the San Francisco housing market data.

February continued the trend downwards in median sales price for single family homes, dropping 2.4% year-on-year. Condos eked out a 0.87% increase.

Another indicator is climbing Days on Market for single family homes, up 8.5%. Condos are a bit more resilient right now, with theirs unchanged.

Two other key indicators of buyer appetitefor aggressive offers also declined. First, the percentage of single family homes and condos that sold above list price both fell, by 7.4% and 3.9%, respectively. Second, the median percentage of list price received also fell for both, by 4.2% and 1.1%, respectively.

And, more listings are showing up advertising “transparent pricing”, with agents not counting on buyers bidding up below-market list prices.

However, because inventory remains extremely low, it is still a sellers market. As more buyers enter the Spring buying season, expect continued competition for entry-level homes, but with fewer multiple offers and less exuberant overbid levels.

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A Convenient and Relaxing Sanctuary

1252 Arguello Blvd.
San Francisco California

>Offered at $1,398,000

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Showing schedule:

Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30- 3:00pm

Offers if any, to be reviewed at 12:00pm on Thursday, March 21st
  • 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 LocalYo 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 ReverieMartha Brothers or and the very classic Beanery.) Living in San Francisco is all about access – and this home has it.

 

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San Francisco Real Estate Market Update: February 2019

As we mentioned here last month, 2018 was probably the start of the leveling off of the very frothy San Francisco housing market.

Indeed, January continued the trend downwards in median sales price for both single family homes and condos, dropping to $1,483,333 and $1,183,333, respectively.

There were across the board signs of the market cooling. Months supply of inventory rose for both single family homes and condos.

Days-on-market rose as well for both property types. For single family homes, days-on-market is the highest it’s been in 5 years.

Because inventory remains critically low, it is still a sellers market. Expect 2019 to remain highly competitive for buyers, but with fewer multiple offers and less exuberant overbid levels.

And,expect to see more “transparent pricing” on listings rather than very low prices with the expectation of multiple offers to bid sales prices up.

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Famed Coit Tower muralist’s cottage and art studio listed for the first time for $998K

In 1934, Sacramento-born, Paris-trained artist Otis Oldfield was selected as one of 26 artists to bedeck the walls on the recently completed Coit Tower. Several years later the well-known artist, who was also an art professor who had solo exhibits throughout the 1930s, settled down at 455 Joost in Sunnyside.

Oldfield was the first owner of the 1940 home and it remained in the family even after his death in 1969. The Oldfields’ daughter lived in the home until recently, when it transferred to her daughter, who has decided to sell the largely original-condition home, according to listing agent Jennifer Rosdail. It is listed at $998,000.

As the home has never sold before it remains more or less the way the Oldfields’ purchased it in 1940, though it has recently been repainted and the floors refinished. “The home has original tile in the kitchen and bath from the 1940s as well as the fireplace, floors, and all doors and door hardware,” she says. “It is a wonderful, intact house.”

The only major change is in the garage, which Oldfield converted into an airy artist’s studio shortly after he moved in. It is detached, but only steps away from the main two-bedroom, one-bath home, and surrounded by a private front courtyard with mature plants. Additional green space can be found behind the main home, which has a huge, though sloping, south-facing garden.

The southern views are another appealing aspect to the cottage. “The views are simply amazing,” Rosdail says. Buyers seem to agree. Given the enthusiasm for the home, Rosdail has set an offer date of March 7 at noon.

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Sold: 50 Manchester Street

Offered at $998,000
Sold for $1,311,000
Buyer Represented

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Sunny, Sunny, Sunnyside!

455 Joost Avenue,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $998,000

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Offers, if any, will be reviewed on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 12:00pm.

View the article about this listing at SF Gate here.

Showing schedule:

Tuesday, March 5 from 1:30 - 3:00pm
  • 2 bedrooms/1 bath + spacious family room/art studio and laundry/storage
  • Reverse floorpan with kitchen and living rooms open to expansive view and decks
  • Charming period eat-in kitchen with new appliances
  • New designer lighting and paint throughout
  • Newly refinished hard and soft wood floors
  • Sunny deck for entertaining and BBQing
  • Quiet, tree-lined block
  • Huge south facing garden + private front courtyard
  • 1+ car parking pad
  • Year built: 1940
  • Home Size: 1,120 sq. ft. per tax record
  • Lot size: 2,500 sq. feet per tax record
  • Great access to BART, most tech shuttles and freeways south

Let it be your inspiration … 

In 1940, San Francisco was growing. The Golden Gate and Oakland Bay Bridges were just newly built and cars were becoming affordable for regular people. This, along with the streetcars, allowed San Francisco to spread beyond and around Twin peaks and made having a single family home possible for more and more inhabitants. Can you imagine the excitement of the first owners as they moved in to their very own cottage? And with such a view!

455 Joost was, in fact, the long term home and art studio for Sacramento born and Paris trained local artist Otis Oldfield who, among other things, painted the mural section entitled “Shipping Activities Inside the Golden Gate” in Coit Tower.

Still tranquil, Sunnyside was named last year as one of the 10 hottest neighborhoods in the country It is the place to be. Still affordable and super convenient to SF Downtown via Bart, close to burgeoning Ocean Avenue and established Glen Park, and with convenient access to tech shuttles and the freeways southward bound. You can stroll to the nearby Monterey Boulevard Safeway or stop for some of the best dumplings in the city at Shanghai Dumpling King on the way to the historic Sunnyside Conservatory Or you can just stay home and enjoy the solar energy radiating from the unobstructed southern exposure.

The cottage itself is immersed in its gardens. The front has overflowing flower boxes and a charming gated entrance to a private courtyard. Inside the finishes are refreshed and ready for a new occupant to love it for the next generation. The living/dining and kitchen are at the rear and flow to the view decks overlooking the garden, which serve to greatly expand the space and utility of the home. The front of the home features a spacious vaulted room with separate entry off the front courtyard that can be used as a family room, home office, 3rd bedroom or returned to its former use as an art studio.

Listed by:

Jennifer Rosdail
415-269-4663
jennifer@rosdail.com  
DRE Broker #01349379

Co-Listed By:

Helen Luttemo
Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
415-244-4414
helen@enjoymarin.com
DRE Broker #01386035

 

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