Cole Valley Victorian with a cottage

The holidays are making the real estate pickings pretty slim, but there are still some good ones out there if you look enough.

I saw this Cole Valley home at 121 Beulah on Tuesday tour and there’s a lot of potential here.  Situated on a deep lot, this Edwardian home has very generous rooms, which is unusual for a Victorian.  It really seems like the home is wider than 25 feet, but the tax record shows a standard 25 foot wide lot.  Must have been a custom home when built and has not been on the market in 40+ years.

The kitchen is dated (which doesn’t bother me) and is very Sea Ranch’y’.  The bath is also dated, but charming.  A separate cottage in the back garden with a bath and kitchen would make a fantastic home office.  A large garage at the lower floor and a fabulous location near Golden Gate Park.  Available by appointment.

Two bedrooms, double parlor, dining room, one bathroom.  Listed for $1,399,000 and there may be a little more room in the price.  It came on the market at $1,499,000.

121 Beulah exterior
121 Beulah cottage

Listed by Lena Emmery Real Estate Broker.

January 2011 update: The property is pending.  Sources tell me under asking.

Second January 2011 update: The property closed at $1,250,000 on 1/14/11.  Someone got a great deal.

Pre-Thanksgiving Real Estate porn

I know this house is way outside the range of most people, but I really liked 226 Edgewood, and here’s why.

Wooded Entry Experience

Fabulous location.  Really.  You don’t find many homes on the market near UCSF in Parnassus/Ashbury Heights.  That neighborhood, in Real Estate speak, actually covers a pretty large area.  The area where 226 Edgewood is, is a pretty small area that is accessed by two streets off Parnassus; Willard and Woodland.  It’s wooded, secluded and gorgeous up there.  Wonderful views, well located and close both Cole Valley and the Inner Sunset neighborhoods.  Bonus, the street is a brick paved street.

City view from the garden/back of the house

Here’s the scoop.  Three level, Craftsman inspired home (with some Frank Lloyd Wright details) set back from the street on nearly a quarter of an acre gated site.  Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two car-car port, wooded lot with a stunning garden.  All levels of the home and the garden have a wonderful down town view.

All for only $3.5 million.  Now, I know that’s a lot of money.  But, I see a lot of houses and there are bunches of $3-4 million dollar homes out there.  Given all this house has and where it is-I can’t imagine a better deal for the money on the market now.

Living room looking toward view and top floor den

Listed by Pacific Union.

January 2011 update:

The house is listed as pending as of 12/30/10

Second January 2011 update:

The house closed escrow on 1/13/11 for $2,900,000.  Someone got a very good deal for that house, neighborhood and view!