25 Castenada Avenue is situated in the Forest Hill neighborhood—Supervisor Sean Elsbernd territory! It's not too often that the selling points of a place include its award-winning foundation: According the property's Web site, the foundation designed in 1966 by architect Jonathan Bulkley features underground concrete piers that are more than 20 feet deep. While that famed feature may be invisible, there's a lot above ground to like here, especially if you can afford the mere $1.395 million asking price. The sellers know it, too.
There are a rare 22 photos attached to the MLS listing. That's quite a few, and says to us that they have little if anything to hide. While we can't claim to be crazy about the checkerboard flooring in one room, check out the tree-laden view from the large top deck; pics of all three bedrooms (two of which have balcony access); the vaulted-beamed ceiling living room, with hardwood floors and fireplace; a dining room with a side balcony... plus the property's Web site claims it's a good spot for goat-watching. No kidding.
The multi-level home is large at 2,173 sq. feet, but there's some good bang for the buck at $609.76 per. It last sold about 8.5 years ago for $649,000—and, somewhat oddly, for $725,000 a year before that. A San Francisco rarity: side-by-side garage parking. HOA dues are $200.00/mo. that we can only assume goes to the Forest Hill Association for things like the upkeep of the Club House. Hey, that's private-community living for you.