Tucked into a grand, ornate Victorian a block and a half east of Alamo Square is one of the best little apartments on the market right now in San Francisco. The unit is part of a six-unit TIC. It comes with both a bedroom and a sleeping loft that is, according to the brokerbabble, "great for guests" (or Airbnbing part of your living room?). The sleeping loft is accessed from a ladder right in the middle of the dining nook. The apartment's main downfall is its lack of light, but two glass doors do open onto a huge private patio out back. There's even a parking space included, which makes the $599,000 asking price seem rather unbelievably low.
Unlike many of the city's other homes in this price range, the kitchen is legitimately spacious, with lots of counters and cabinet space and a big stainless steel fridge. It's all accented by an exposed brick wall. There's no laundry in the unit, but there is a washer and dryer available to share with the other units in the building. The place last sold for $575,000 just two years ago, and we're guessing that it will bring in a fair amount over asking this time around.
· 861B Hayes Street [Redfin]