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In the heart of the vibrant Mission District lies a top-floor 3-bedroom Victorian flat, renovated with contemporary finishes to create an intuitive and open layout while preserving elegant period details. This boutique, corner building affords fabulous light from multiple exposures. Up a flight of stairs, the landing opens up to a sunny living room with a dining area under large bay windows, handsome dark hardwood flooring, and beautiful chair rail moldings. The kitchen is open to the great room with a center island for informal dining, stainless appliances including a gas range and dishwasher, and gleaming quartz countertops and backsplash. Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room with stacked washer/ dryer and room for storage.
Off the wide hallway is the fabulous primary suite, which includes a sizeable bedroom with high ceilings and oversized bay windows and a dressing area with two walls of closets that have been outfitted with custom built-ins. The gorgeous ensuite bathroom offers a double vanity, sleek modern tile, radiant heated floors, a glass-enclosed shower with skylight overhead, and a deluxe in-wall Toto Washlet toilet. The sprawling second bedroom could serve as a family room, adorned with picture rail and baseboard moldings, and filled with sunlight from a corner window bay/sitting area that offers open outlooks across the city. It includes a double closet with built-ins. Around the corner is a lovely third bedroom with two closets and overhead storage cabinets, and both bedrooms share an attractive hall bathroom with shower over tub. Leased parking included nearby, prepaid for 6 months.
The building has been extensively renovated in the past three years including a new roof, seismic upgrades to the foundation, and exterior paint. This urban sanctuary is situated in the epicenter of some of the most fabulous culinary experiences San Francisco has to offer, including Lazy Bear, Tartine Bakery, Bi-Rite Creamery, Souvla, Flour + Water, Wildhawk, Pizzeria Delfina, and more, and just blocks from the rolling hills of Dolores Park!
Sunny, flat, and centrally located, the Mission represents the heart and especially the soul of San Francisco. Equally attractive to immigrants and a burgeoning herd of hipsters in ironic t-shirts, the Mission is still the melting pot of San Francisco. Here you'll find traditional Mexican taquerias and panaderias, pop up galleries, freshly minted block-long live/work lofts in former canneries, and a new generation of chefs determined to make their mark and earn a Michelin star. The neighborhood is highly walkable: a major urban shopping center at 16th and Potrero offers groceries, a gym, post office, office supplies, and a Peets Coffee. The museum district at 3rd and Howard is nearby, and the ball park is not far. Public Transportation is great. MUNI bus lines crisscross the neighborhoods and there are two BART stations at 16th and Mission and 24th and Mission which serve the neighborhood.
With the rise of the dot-coms in the mid-90s, the old industrial warehouses of the Mission district were converted into open air, open concept workspaces. These attracted a new kind of population: educated, highly-skilled, and eagerly looking for the next big thing: be it entertainment, dining, culture, or dance club. And they wanted to be able to walk to work, or at least ride their bike.
Housing was developed to match the taste and needs of this generation of newcomers. Many of the old warehouses preserved their old brick facades. Inside luxury interiors feature exposed brick walls, huge timbered beams, two-story high living rooms with airy ceilings, industrial kitchens, and of course, high speed Internet connections. Stately turn-of-the-century homes line the sunny blocks of this uniquely San Franciscan district. In between its main thoroughfares of Dolores, Guerrero, and Valencia, you can find many smaller hidden architectural treasures dotting the intimate cross-street alleyways.
San Francisco's oldest building stands at the corner of 16th and Dolores. Constructed in 1776, Mission Dolores draws the gaze of passersby with its clean, early-colonial Mexican style. It remains an active Roman Catholic church, and is open daily for services and to visitors alike. Just around the corner is Dolores Park, one of the city's great neighborhood hangouts, where you might be lucky enough to catch an outdoor performance by the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Time seems of no consequence on sunny afternoons while families recline along the comfortably sloping landscape. Daytime is for the sun-worshipping crowds, while warm nights are all about people watching.
Valencia Street is among the hippest nighttime destination on the planet. Throngs of young folks dropping into the trendy new eateries, filling the local watering holes for their fix of poetry and music, hitting the local performance spaces for inspired avant-garde happenings. You will find a cultural mecca, as well as a food experience beyond compare along these lively streets.
Public transportation is as good as it gets in the Mission. Two BART stations, at 16th and Mission and 24th and Mission, complement a complete bus schedule to downtown and beyond.