Real Estate Report: A Perfect San Francisco House on a Russian Hill Dead-End, $2.175M
Where: 131 Culebra Terrace, Russian Hill
What: A c.1912 cottage on a private Russian Hill lane, straight out of Tales of the City, renovated about ten years ago into a 2-level, 3-bed, 3-bath house with great views west to the Golden Gate Bridge. It comes with a deeded parking spot in front and has been on the market five days, asking $2.175M.
Inevitably, staging has made it look like an expensive bed & breakfast, but there also doesn't seem to be much one can't live with. Like the rest of the house, the kitchen is well-appointed but conservative, and the arched opening allows the cook be part of what's going on in the dining room. High ceilings, nice tile work and a bay window:
What We Like: The intimate view of rooftops and the Golden Gate. Culebra Terrace is a quiet, winding street tucked the bottom of the west slope of Russian Hill, and with a few exceptions, the neighboring buildings are 2- and 3-story structures of the same vintage. Most have with deeded parking spots on the street and the Chestnut Steps are a few yards away for impromptu cardio.
More: More images at the MLS listing, but check out the agent's video below. Culebra means snake or viper in Spanish, and the narrow street is among the curviest in town. Directly across the street is an intimately scaled c.1963 apartment complex designed and built by modernist architect Joseph Esherick.