1687 Alabama promises to be a hot, hot, hot property with its chic renovation of a typical two-level San Francisco home that really shows off the possibilities
Jim Hurley and Vanguard are known for their renovations (biased opinion acknowledged). But in this case Jim and his development partners have outdone themselves by turning a run-of-the-mill Bernal Heights home on Alabama Street (just up the block from Precita Park) at the base of Bernal’s North Slope into a demonstration piece showcasing the fullest potential for San Francisco’s classical homes.
The finishes are quality, the modern aesthetic shines. Sure there are wood floors, a kitchen with an island, bathrooms and bedrooms and even a skylight. But it’s the execution that sets this home apart. Skylights are used to cast massive amounts of light even on foggy morning. The wood floor blanks are broader. The baseboard and door framing treatments are elegant and clever. And my personal favorite the floating bathroom vanity with underlighting (sayanora pedestal sinks!) The massive walk-up open living space with kitchen and living room is flanked by two bedrooms and bath. A skylight and modern chandelier light the stairs going down (a piece of craftspersonship in itself) to the master suite level with an en suite bathroom (double floating vanities that all open and lead out to a cleverly landscaped backyard.
Listed at nearly $1.3M this home will touch the $1000/sqft price point if it sells at the price. Take a look at it while you can!
Over on the south side of the Bernal slope a new listing for the bank owned home at 131 Moultree popped up on the MLS last week.
As you can see from the photos and YouTube tour posted here, the home – a 500 ft.² bungalow on a 1700 sq ft lot with no direct car access, you enter the house by walking up a path and opening a small gate – conjures up a bucolic scene from Little House on the Prairie.
Much like that little house on the prairie this house needs a little bit of TLC. Maybe not even a little, maybe a lot.
Offers are due this week. It’ll be interesting to see what this one goes for – at over $550 square foot the little house doesn’t come with a little price tag – but the potential is there.