If beachfront living strikes your fancy, perhaps we can interest you in the recently listed 1622 Great Highway. Spitting distance from the beach, the three-story, three-flat building was built in 1908 and is one of the earliest permanent structures in Carville-era Outer Sunset. Originally built as three separate beach vacation rentals, it was easily converted into permanent apartments. The historic status is confirmed, as it's already listed in the National Register of Historic Places as an example of First Bay Region Tradition architecture (think wood shingles, rustic, asymmetrical), and as an early representative of residential development out by Ocean Beach. Any plans to reconfigure the building into a single-family house will take a lot of work, plus Planning approvals. For now the rental units show pretty nicely - each has a fireplace, separate laundry room, and view of either the beach or rear garden access (though kitchens could use an update). Listed at $1,349,000, it's been on the market for about one month already.
· 1622 Great Highway [Barbagelata]
· National Register #83001232: Moss Flats Building [Noe Hill]
· Moss Flats Building survey form [SF Planning]
· Carville [Outside Lands]