Two abodes. Both built over one hundred years ago. Both are beauties in their own unique way. But which is the better deal? Dear readers, please let us know in the comments and don't forget to cast your vote at the end of the post! Basic stats: 325 Locust is a 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,950 square foot condo in Presidio Heights with an asking price of $1,595,000. 2758 Pine is a 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 2,196 square foot condo in Lower Pacific Heights with an asking price of $1,679,000.
Pros: While the building was erected in 1905, this condo's interiors hardly reflect its age. The abode's insides have been updated and glossed over with about one billion gallons of glossy white paint, a literal white canvas for all your decorating dreams. While its listed as a three bedroom, we should note that there's an extra room (complete with closet and window) that's been converted to a home office. The kitchen's very slick and has many, many cabinets to fill. It's monthly HOA dues are a mere $275, which is extremely low. There's also 2-car parking in the garage. Cons: Obviously not as central as the Lower Pacific Heights listing. Although it's close to the outdoor wonderland known as the Presidio, it's still kind of a bummer that for $1.6M it doesn't even come with a shared backyard. We're also a little sad that its interiors weren't able to hold onto any of its original 1905 charm.
Pros: This 2-level townhouse on the upper two floors of a 2-unit building is seriously blowing our mind. Its interiors are such a beautiful representation of Victorian architecture, especially the furniture and decoration. The master bath is one of the most beautiful we've ever seen, especially the silver clawfoot tub. Like the listing states, this condo has "many amenities too detailed to mention here." The shared backyard is sweet, and we could see ourselves hosting many BBQs and outdoor summer parties there. Cons: Monthly HOA dues are a staggering $1,215. At $1,679,000, this is the more expensive abode. But it only has one parking spot, not two like the listing above. The staging of the condo is so good that we're having a difficult time imaging what the place would look like with our own furnishings in it.