From the outside, 28 Prescott Court is nothing more than an unassuming yellow stucco box squeezed into a narrow alleyway in Telegraph Hill. But inside, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is gorgeous and unique, with exposed wood-beam ceilings that give it the feel of a cottage somewhere in the European countryside. The home is small but makes good use of its space with thoughtful design, especially in the kitchen, which looks quite functional despite its size. The open staircase that leads to the second level makes the entire first floor feel more expansive than it actually is.
With its small windows, the home isn't light filled, but the lower level does open up through large glass doors to a lovely back garden. A simple wood deck is surrounded by greenery, and from the back, the home's yellow facade looks charming. There is parking for one car in a garage. The house is currently on the market asking $1.895 million, which is relatively affordable for Telegraph Hill, where listings are rare.
· 28 Prescott Court [Redfin]