18 Chicago Way San Francisco
Just Sold!: $1,260,000
Sold 33% Over Asking | 8 Offers | Listed $949,000
1,531 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 4,338
Gorgeous Gem with Breathtaking Views
With panoramic vistas stretching from Twin Peaks and McLaren Park to the San Francisco Bay, this enchanting view home in Crocker Amazon Heights will charm and entice you from the moment you arrive. From its commanding position on a quiet residential cul-de-sac, the terracota hues of its facade radiate out beyond the purple pop of Princess flowers and the subtle tones of the Juniper evergreen, setting in motion your first impressions.
Built in 1954, this two-story semi-detached home offers a warm Travertine-floored entrance foyer that leads you up a gracious staircase to the main living level. With original hardwood parque oak flooring, this 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home offers spacious and bright living and dining spaces to relax in while the glow of the brick-surround fireplace sets the tone. A large and bright galley-style kitchen with stainless steel appliances, skylight and eat-in breakfast nook connects to the dining room, hallway and sunroom. Beyond the custom Anderson doors, the fully permitted sunroom offers the most remarkable year-round indoor/outdoor insulated living space to enjoy the spectacular park and water views, both day and night. Flanking the sunroom are two separate sundecks, also accessible from a bedroom through custom Anderson french doors -- one side for al-fresco dining and the other to sit back and relax around a custom Firepit.
The lower level offers two large independent parking spaces, plus an expansive laundry and storage area. These unfinished areas do not escape the discerning eye for future expansion potential -- perhaps a large master bedroom/bathroom suite or a spacious family room that opens out to the large flat terrace beyond. Imagination engaged, creativity abound, this makes for an interesting proposition of added future value.
Beyond the backdoor lies a double-wide (50-feet) 4,338 square foot landscaped view lot, with a covered flat terrace to enjoy the vistas and greenery of the private and secure yard that slopes down away from the house. The new exterior stairs provide gentle and easy access to the furthest reaches of the gardens that include mature trees, fruit trees, raised beds and flowering bushes.
For more information, please contact Kevin Wakelin
- Entrance Foyer with Travertine flooring
- 3 spacious Bedrooms
- 1 fully-tiled Bathroom with Tub and Shower Stall
- Kitchen with stainless-steel Appliances and eat-in Breakfast Nook
- Spacious Living room with Fireplace
- Dining Room with Park views
- Fully-permitted and insulated Sunroom
- Entertainment Decks
- 2-car independent parking Garage
- Driveway Parking for Guests
- Storage Areas
- Bosch 220-v car charger
- Gas Furnace
- Gas Water Heater
- Landscaped Rear Yard
- New Redwood fencing
- Entertainment Terrace
- Expansion Potential
- Bosch 220-v car charger
- Double-paned Anderson windows & doors
- Energy Star Appliances
- Water-conserving fixtures
- Trex "Brazillian" decking
- Tempered Glass Deck Railing
- Allen Block retaining walls
Floor Plan Areas (per graphic artist):
- Entrance Foyer - 86 sf
- Upper Level - 1,207 sf
- Sunroom - 238 sf
- Total Living Spaces - 1,531 sf
- Non-Living Spaces - 1,207 sf
- Total Spaces - 2,738 sf
Crocker-Amazon is a neighborhood in San Francisco that borders the Excelsior District. Crocker-Amazon covers the area south of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue, extending toward suburban Daly City. The neighborhood is adjacent to Crocker-Amazon Park, named after the Charles Crocker land holdings that once made up the area, and Amazon Street in the Excelsior. The winding streets of the neighborhood straddle the border between San Francisco and Daly City and largely blend in with the adjacent Daly City neighborhoods of Crocker and Southern Hills.
Attractions and Characteristics
Crocker-Amazon neighborhood is slightly more affluent than the Excelsior, but retains much of the same racial diversity, including a large Filipino community. The majority of the neighborhood consists of single-family homes.
Crocker-Amazon Park borders the neighborhood to the north. It has four playgrounds and recently renovated and lighted soccer and baseball fields. Adjacent to the east of Crocker-Amazon park is McLaren Park, San Francisco's second largest park after Golden Gate. It has a golf course, two lakes, jogging and hiking trails, a public pool, an old reservoir that is used as a dog swimming area, and the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater which houses concerts and festivals.
The neighborhood benefits from some of the most varied weather in the city, with a balance of sun and fog. The top of the neighborhood boasts outstanding views of downtown San Francisco in the gap between McLaren Park and Twin Peaks. Parts of the neighborhood, particularly heading toward Southern Hills, feature free-standing single-family homes with at least 10 feet on either side (in many San Francisco neighborhoods, there is a gap of no more than a few inches between homes). The diverse architecture of the homes throughout the neighborhood include Marina Arts & Crafts, Victorian, Edwardian and Mid-Century Modern styles.
The area is well-served by public transportation. MUNI Routes 8X, 8BX, and 54 serve the Geneva Avenue corridor and the 43 bus also serves Geneva Avenue, as well as Naples, Cordova, and Munich Streets. During rush hour, the Balboa Park Bart Station is only about a five-minute drive, an eight-minute bus ride, or a 15-minute walk. The neighborhood is convenient to nearby Interstate 280, and to the Alemany Boulevard thoroughfare. Crocker-Amazon is served by two elementary schools, Guadalupe and Longfellow.
Geneva Avenue and Mission Street, which bound the neighborhood, feature commercial businesses, including a barber shop, pizzerias, pharmacies, a hardware store and a vegetable market, as well as a growing number of restaurants and cafes.
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Sunday, February 18th from 1-4pm
Tuesday, February 20th from 2-3:30pm
Thursday, February 22nd from 5:30-7pm
Saturday, February 24th from 1-4pm
Sunday, February 25th from 1-4pm
Tuesday, February 27th from 2:30-4pm
Please contact List Agent at 415-298-4142
Please email List Agent for Link to the DP
Offer date: Wednesday, February 28th at 11:00am
- Please submit on 7-page SFAR Purchase Contract
- All offers, if any, must include Pre-Approval Letter and/or Proof of Funds.
- Disclosure Package cover page to be signed and included with Offer.
- Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any offer.
Escrow Opened with:
Fidelity National Title Company
2241 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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