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Rare Glen Park Knockout Advertises Tech Buses, Period Charm

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With its village atmosphere and hillside views of downtown, Glen Park is not short on charm, but the housing stock itself tends to veer between homely and somewhat frumpily huge (we're looking at you, giant house that's visible all the way down the hill from BART). And so we were quite pleased to see that among the cottages and careworn Victorians of Roanoke Street sits a neat but nondescript white two-bedroom that's hiding some stunning details inside. The property, which last changed hands for (begin collective wince) all of $315,000 in 1990, just landed on the market looking for $1.495 million. At 1,700 square feet, the 1908 home is roomy for a two-bed, one-bath abode. It's got dark wood floors, beamed ceilings in the living room, and a row of stained-glass-panel windows in the dining room—details we expect from the older, grander homes in the northern part of the city but don't see as often down south.

Upstairs, there's a cute den with a window seat and a vaulted wood ceiling. The sole bathroom, it must be said, is somewhat old fashioned (pedestal sink, tub with wraparound shower curtain), and the kitchen ain't much, but it's large and comes with a built-in spice rack. The den looks to be part of a prior expansion, which probably also added a bedroom in what would have been an attic. The brokerbabble touts proximity to tech shuttles, down the hill in Noe Valley, and the potential to expand the home further, albeit within its existing footprint. The home could probably use a second bathroom, though we're not sure where that would go.


· 18 Roanoke St [Redfin]