Saturday, September 30, 2006

1239 6th Avenue, San Francisco

"Charming Inner-Sunset Edwardian flat just steps from Golden Gate Park & the Irving St. shopping district. This full-floor middle-floor flat features 2BD/1BA, and has been upgraded to include a new high-end granite kitchen and bath. A large formal living room, bonus utility room, original Edwardian detailing, and hardwood floors complete this elegant home. Wonderful neighborhood puts G.G. Park, Kezar Stadium, UCSF and Irving Street shopping at your doorstep!"

This is our old flat. It is on the real estate market for $550k. Lani and I will go to the open house on Sunday to take a look at the improvements our former landlords have made.

Two years ago we, with our neighbours, offered $1M for this building. The owners countered with $1,050,000 and I decided to pull out: I didn't love the flat enough to buy it, and the building needs work done to it. It's been rental property for 100 years and it shows. Most of the windows are painted shut. The electrical wiring has the polarity mixed-up. The side of the building is a mess of utility lines. The floor plan is odd. The Kitchen is large, but poorly laid out, and the dining room is better used as a bedroom. The bedroom and living room are ok, but lack the versatility of a double parlor. And there is no parking.

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