Outside Lands Shines Spotlight on Richmond

The annual Outside Lands festival takes over Golden Gate Park this weekend, and the Richmond is one of the adjacent neighborhoods that’s very much in the mix. For better or worse, neighbors can hear the show from their very own residences, and compete with festival goers for street parking and public transportation.

But during the rest of the year, Richmond dwellers enjoy proximity to the park, various retail strips that pepper the area, and the ocean. Yes, you get fog in the Richmond, but from a real estate perspective, there’s a variety of architecture, and the houses and condos have more square footage. In the end, I believe there’s good value, particularly on a price-per-square-foot basis.

Open house access will be a bit challenging this weekend, but here are some listings worth noting. My advice? Skip the open house circuit and make a showing appointment in the morning, before the festival gets going.

607 7th Avenue
Cross street: Balboa
4BR/4.5BA
1 pkg
$2,795,000
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With four levels of living space, 607 7th Avenue could have probably hosted part of Outside Lands. Seriously, this is a big, renovated house with large bedrooms, high-end finishes and a cute garden. The house has been on the market a couple weeks with no bites, but I’m thinking it’s worth writing an offer at less than asking and seeing what you can negotiate.

795 14th Avenue
Cross street: Fulton
2BR/1BA, 1 pkg
$799,000
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795 14th Avenue is a top-floor condo with greenery outlooks from almost every room along the Park Presidio. The handsome building itself was built in 1921, so the unit has a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling curved windows. And the dining room overlooks Golden Gate Park, so you may be able to see who’s coming and going from the festival. The kitchen and bath could use an update, but the list price reflects that. A good deal for someone with vision who appreciates the unit’s good bones.

717 27th Avenue
Cross street: Balboa
4BR/3.5BA, 1 pkg
$1,499,000
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This newly renovated house at 717 27th Avenue has the advantage of featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms on one level, which is a floor plan most families like. The parental set can enjoy the master suite and know that the kids are not too far away (vs on a different level). The list price is a sound one for the space and quality of the property, particularly in comparison to recent comparable sales in the area.

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