Just steps from Alamo Square’s Painted Ladies is a retreat so lovely that it is hard to imagine it exists in the heart of San Francisco. Tucked behind a beautiful Victorian is an embellished cottage that used to be two independent units. The facade was restored by Skeeter Jones of Clear Heart into a fanciful confection. The yard is designed to relax and distract the weary. Be amazed by a koi pond with tame fish that like to be pet, a water feature, a hammock, statues, new grill and picnic table which all create a private world where you forget the rest. 

Sit on the front porch steps and imagine drinking wine and listening to the sound of falling water. 

Once inside, every luxury has been accounted for to create a true sanctuary. This single family cottage has light coming in from FIVE sides. All four sides of the home, and from above, through the multiple skylights, to insure natural light all day long.

The living room is draped with a Bose surround sound system, a flat screen built-in TV, a vintage style cozy gas burning fireplace, gorgeous scraped mahogany floors and a lazy vintage style ceiling fan to keep things cool. 

The dining room and eat-in counter insure entertaining will include comfort and multiple seating choices. 

The kitchen is compact, but beautifully remodeled and it’s large enough for two ambitious cooks. 

But the real genius of this cottage is the way the bedrooms and bathrooms are designed. Two distinct and peaceful bedrooms connect to their own private ensuite bathrooms. One is a shower over bathtub and the other is a sumptuous two person shower. The tiles are muted and sophisticated and everyone has their needs met. In addition, there is a stacking washer/dryer. 

Last but not least is the cozy loft which grants access to storage, furnace and hot water heater. 

In the front building you also have amenities. The foundation has just been replaced to create three independent parking spaces.Yours is on the left.  An electric charger has been added for the planet’s sake. A private storage space has also been created for your convenience. 

The HOAs are an affordable $395 which includes a reserve for roof and paint.

Don’t miss your opportunity to own a refuge in the city.


Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.0
Floor size: 998 sqft
Lot: 3438 sqft
Year Built: 1900
Room count: 5
Heating: Forced air
Roof type: Composition
Parking: 1
Exterior material: Wood Clapboard

Floor Plans


Alamo Square is home to one of the world's most famous views. The Painted Ladies that run along Steiner and face Alamo Square Park make up one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, and have been featured in so many photos and souvenirs that they've earned the nickname Postcard Row. Of course, there's much more to this neighborhood than just a photo opportunity. Despite being somewhat off the beaten track, Alamo Square attracts its fair share of out-of-town visitors, who you'll often spot strolling with cameras in hand past such historic treasures as the Westerfield mansion, the Chateau Tivoli, and the Archbishop's Mansion. The heart of the neighborhood is Alamo Square Park, which boasts a dog run, playground and popular tennis courts, all with incredible panoramic views of San Francisco. The streets are lined with some of the city's finest examples of Victorian architecture, as this area was the nexus of a preservation boom that swept the city in the 1970s. Centrally located, residents have easy access to freeways and downtown; several Muni lines also serve the neighborhood. When it's time to unwind, you can visit one of the growing number of hip restaurants, clubs, bars or bistros that line lively Divisadero Street. There you'll also find a favorite San Francisco music venue, The Independent and several funky, homegrown shops and services.


Open Houses:

Saturday 10/5: 3-5pm

Sunday 10/6: 2-4pm

Brokers Tour:

Tuesday 10/8: 11:30am-1pm


Wednesday 10/9: 3:00pm

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Bonnie Spindler

REALTOR®The Victorian SpecialistCorcoran Global LivingDRE# 01175723415.706.6660