My clients just purchased a charming, English-inspired Tudor home in the tony enclave of Forest Hill. And yes, it has that amazing garden pictured. (Let’s just say that the photo doesn’t do the garden justice.)
We started out looking in the popular—and buyer-saturated—neighborhoods of Noe Valley, Glen Park, Bernal Heights and the like. After getting outbid twice, we turned our attention to 210 San Marcos. The home had been on the market for three weeks, and no buyers had stepped up.
San Marcos has a wonderful, Carmel-like setting, and beautiful architectural details like original lattice windows, ornate brick work, wood accents and a slate roof. The floor plan is great, with a flow from the public areas into the garden. Though the location is secluded, it’s not far at all from the Forest Hill Muni line to downtown. Forest Hill is an excellent walking neighborhood, especially if you like to roam around and check out lovely architecture and even better, want to be near the West Portal retail area.
Sensing an opportunity, we scheduled a showing, returned the next day for a final look and submitted an offer that ultimately worked out. No multiple-offer situations to stress over, and both buyers and sellers were happy with the outcome.
210 San Marcos was listed for $1,698,000 and sold for $1,850,000.