There are few neighborhoods in San Francisco that inspire romance more than that of Russian Hill. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d spotlight a romantic Russian Hill home: The 2BR/2BA, 2,160-square foot unit at 1020 Union #7 has been on the market since last Fall. It’s currently being offered at $2,095,000, which may break a few buyers’ hearts. But for those in this price range who strongly desire Bay, Russian Hill and Alcatraz views from a walkout terrace (above), 1020 Union #7 will definitely do.
Union Terrace, one of my favorite Russian Hill developments, was constructed in 1921. It’s charmingly landscaped with terraced gardens and fountains:
#7 is a top-floor unit that has one of the largest and brightest floor plans. It features six skylights, a living room with fireplace and a formal dining room. You can also enjoy a library, family room, and direct access to the garage.
So step out on to that terrace, take in the view, and consummate your home search with the perfect Valentine’s Day location. I’ll even throw in the wine and cheese and a chocolate heart if you hire me as your agent.
I recently spotlighted a home in Bernal Heights that had been sold in September 2010 for $590,000 and was quickly renovated and put back on the market in January for $849,000. There was substantial interest in the property, which surprised me, as most buyers tend to not want to pay for someone else’s renovations.
That sentiment is most definitely not in play these days. And a quick update: 3719 Folsom is now in contract for well above $900,000, and garnered ten offers. Keep it in mind as you shop for newly renovated homes in close proximity to the Cortland corridor. There’s a strong demand for this type of home, whether it’s being flipped or not.