October 4, 2011

Sometimes being closeted is a good thing

Here’s another find from Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer, with many features you’re unlikely to find in the tract homes of the South Bay.


4033 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Listed for $839,000, Sold for $824,000


SQ. FT.:  –
PROPERTY TYPE:  Condominium
STYLE:  Victorian
COMMUNITY: Eureka Valley/Dolore
COUNTY:  San Francisco
MLS#:  384248
SOURCE:  San Francisco MLS

Welcome to 4033 18th Street. This pre-1900 Victorian condo delivers the best in urban living. The open floor plan combines the kitchen and living room into a generous open space accentuated by exceptionally tall ceilings. The bedrooms are large in size and each has a closet that can double as a sunroom or office. This home has hardwood floors, in unit washer/dryer, stainless appliances, granite countertops and an amazing designer shower. There is a shared rear patio with direct access to deeded side-by-side parking. Walk Score is 100!

imageYou get so much less house for your money in San Francisco, but they make up for it by showing more pictures on the MLS.  This condo, which is so small they won’t even tell us how many square feet it is, still manages to come up with 22 pictures by showing 6 views of every room.

Plus each large in size bedroom has a closet, you know, a small windowless area to store things, except these small storage rooms in San Francisco can double as a sunroom or an office.

I guess closet means something very different in San Francisco than it does in the South Bay, and that might explain why Tom Cruise doesn’t want to come out of his.

Comments (9) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:04 am

9 Responses to “Sometimes being closeted is a good thing”

  1. PKamp3 Says:

    The San Francisco Property Information Map pegs it at 1,216. Good thing it has large closets! They are a much more efficient use of square footage than rooms.

    Also, how can you neglect the 100 walk score? The only bad part is your walk score can’t go over 100… even with a flower shop next to your front steps. Unfortunate, really.

  2. SEA Says:

    With a walk score of 100, and after spending $824k, do you think the owner will complain about the cost of a gallon of gasoline?

  3. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    8 grand a month to live in this little place? It’s a nice place, might even be worth $1200 a month, but not 8 grand!

    (Remember I figure my affordability by moving the decimal point, and while it comes out with a higher number than some of the other methods, I think it’s more realistic because of all the repairs, assessments, etc you’ll have to deal with.)

    Who, in the normal, legal, economy can come up with that much money? You’ll have to have a good business going in drugs, fraud, ID theft, murder-for-hire, something, to afford this.

  4. Divasm Says:

    Ok, it makes a bit more sense now, I thought that was some catchy Realtard phrase, the whole “Walk score of 100” thing…kinda like, “Stop the car, this is it!!” or something, but no, it’s an actual site, check it out here.

    Well, I would guess a good walk score helps with those side jobs you’d need, like prostitution and drug trafficking – after all, the Tenderloin as a neighborhood has a score of 98, “Walker’s Paradise!”

  5. madhaus Says:

    Hey, Burbed already covered Walk Scores. You just weren’t paying attention!

    Actually I think this place is quite nice looking, but $825K for 1200 sf? It doesn’t even have a view, which is one of those intangibles you’ll pay big bucks for in SF.

  6. nomadic Says:

    That’s only $677/sf. Chump change in the RBA!

  7. Divasm Says:

    Sorry madhaus, I was just looking for an excuse to link now that I know how. 🙂

    Doesn’t “very walkable” in the city translate to “there’s never parking near your house or anywhere else so you may as well keep your car in the garage”?

  8. SEA Says:

    #6- I know this place has “closet that can double as a sunroom,” and after you’re done in that room, the “Walk Score is 100,” but is this place in the RBA?

  9. bob Says:

    Because Little Lord Fauntleroy

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