Old San Francisco Telegraph Hill Victorian for sale

You don’t see many of these homes for sale.  Located near Coit Tower, 15 Napier Lane is on a wooden sidewalk accessed only by the Filbert Street Steps.  Very ‘Tales of the City’ location, and beautifully remodeled. For character, you can hear (and see) the wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill right outside your door.

Accessing the property, you can imagine how it must have been in old San Francisco, coming home from a Barbary Coast Saloon.  The listing states that the home was built in 1884.

Two bedrooms, two baths and a wonderful garden accessed from both floors.  There is a wonderful sun room that would make a terrific office.  Listed at $1,295,000.  Given it’s location, obviously, no parking.  The good news, is that you can give up your gym membership.  Available by appointment.

15 Napier Lane-Front Exterior
Wooden sidewalk to 15 Napier

Listed by Paragon Real Estate Group


April update:

After four months on the market, the home was reduced to $1,230,000.  It’s been a month since that change and still no takers.  Could it be the stairs?

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.