Many of San Francisco's recently remodeled homes are decked out in shades of white and beige, a color scheme that tends to frustrate our commenters. That's not the case at the Marina's 146 Avila Street, a three-bedroom home where colorful, patterned wallpaper is abundant. The house was featured in Better Homes and Gardens a year ago, and it's easy to see why. The touches of color are playful and friendly, perfect for a young family. There's a chalkboard wall in the kitchen, a little nook for barbecuing, and a tree-filled yard out back.
The three-bedroom home is now looking for a new family with $2.995 million to spend. That's about $1 million more than it sold for three-and-a-half years ago, when it was filled with more traditional neutral colors than it has today. Its new owners will get a prime Marina location, parking for two cars, and the opportunity to fill the house with their own personality and color.
· 146 Avila Street [Redfin]