Gem! Says our opportunistic C'lister (and future Curbed SF contributer?) about this contractor's special / objet trouvé:
Why live in the Sunset when you could own this diamond in the rough at a very affordable San Francisco price? Especially when some of the houses in the Sunset are selling for more, but are in worse shape than this beauty! This fully-detached gem was tastefully remodeled with fine workmanship and materials in 1875, so it needs a bit of loving care and work. But for the right person or family, what a find... Throughout the house are beautiful wood and dirt floors, with cracked single-paned windows and recessed lighting, emanating form [sic] the large hole in the roof created by this exquisitely placed tree branch. Newly upgraded electrical and plumbing systems (circa 1929), with a generator in the back. "Huge backyard with chain link fence gives this pastoral setting a wonderfully urban feel. The large sewage plant across the street and the nearby zoo make this charmer convenient and only adds value to this stunner because at night, hearing the lions roaring, the peacocks mating and the monkeys screaming, along with smell of raw sewage, and an occasional tiger on the loose, living here will make you feel like you are on a safari 365 days a year! One car dirt driveway. Close to transportation, zoo, many lousy public schools and a few private ones where you can pay an affordable $30,000 a year for your children to learn the three R’s without being shot at.
OTHER: Property is very child-friendly and low maintenance with a huge backyard full of poisonous plants and bee hives. It is also next to a very busy street, with fishing, swimming, bathing and pooping at nearby Ocean Beach and Lake Merced. The backyard also boasts a small shed for storage, ready to be pilfered by animals or homeless or both. Seller prefers an "AS-IS"."
· $748000 San Francisco Perfect For First Time Buyer [Craigslist]