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Room For Everyone, Plus A Private Playground, $6.95M

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More room for everyone: 1349-51 Clay Street came on the market last Friday, asking $6,950,000 for a spanking-new 6-bed, 6-5 bath, 2-kitchen, 1-elevator house with a 4-car garage. It's actually two units with identical finishes, and once upon a time, was two flats over a garage that's been renovated out of existence, with CEQA and height exemptions dating back to 2009. The lower unit has 2-beds and 2-baths and a garden facing south onto Leroy Place, while the two-level upper unit has a double-height living room overlooked by a glassed-in master bedroom suite, plus three additional bedrooms.

Out front, the house plays well with it's Beaux-Arts neighbors- a somewhat traditional front with French doors and windows composed to look like a late-19th Century studio building, but the rear facade is glazed and sleek, looking down Leroy Place and into the big drum of the SFFD fire hydrant water supply. A roof-top terrace big enough for a party. Or a playground. Seriously, we could see a pirate ship and sandbox up there. The house is staged as a 1-family with the lower bedrooms as offices, but we could see this as a multigenerational or sibling setup with the potential for a very swank rental. Listing is silent on an architect, and the last four images in the gallery are of the lower unit. The open house is on Sunday, April 15 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
· 1349-51 Clay Street [Redfin]
· 1349-51 Clay Street [Bridge Properties/TRI/Coldwell Banker]