Hot Properties of the Week

Yes, we have a low inventory level in San Francisco right now. This is not surprising, given the time of year. But there are quite a few very nice properties available. Here are my three picks for this week:

7 Topaz
Diamond Heights
3BR/3BA, 3000 sq ft
$1,649,000

Though its 1968-era construction won’t win 7 Topaz the prize for curb appeal, it’s what’s inside the box that counts in this case. The living and dining rooms have vaulted ceilings, and there are French doors that lead to a walk-out deck with sweeping views of downtown and the Bay bridge. The well-appointed kitchen has a gas range, Sub-Zero and Bosch dishwasher. And the huge family room features an adjacent walk-out sun porch. Stunning views from the master suite, and there’s also a large bonus area for a media/workout area that clocks in at almost 1,000 square feet. Walk-out patio to private yard, one-car parking, and plenty of storage. This Diamond Heights location is great for dog owners and those who want proximity to Safeway.

1741 Waller
Cole Valley
3BR/1.5BA, 1444 sq ft
$995,000

1741 Waller is a spacious flat in an extremely central and historical San Francisco neighborhood. The top-floor condo features high ceilings, refinished softwood floors, stained-glass windows, and built-in bookcases. The kitchen features high-end appliances and leads out to the south-facing, landscaped garden. One-car parking and in-unit laundry, too. Excellent location near Haight Street, Cole Valley retail district, Golden Gate Park, Whole Foods and Muni to downtown.

1939 30th Avenue
Parkside
2BR/1BA, 1175 sq ft
$649,000

1939 30th Avenue is the perfect starter home. This 1940s tunnel-entrance property has a living room with fireplace, remodeled kitchen, and interior access to the garage, which has good development potential (say, for that master suite). There’s a large yard, hardwood floors and great natural light. Location is not wildly central to public transportation, but if you don’t mind walking about five blocks, you can catch the street car on Taraval.