Although period details can still be found in many of San Francisco's older single-family homes, they are far more rare in the city's stock of condos. That makes the historical touches in the full-floor condo at 103 Belvedere Street extra special. The condo is tucked into a three-unit Victorian building in Cole Valley and was built sometime around the turn of the 20th century. Its wood and tile fireplace, wainscoting, and period lighting have been accented by (we're guessing) interior paint that emulates the look of old wallpaper that's been stripped away. (And if unfinished walls aren't your thing, a gallon of paint and a weekend DIY project will do the trick.) The three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is currently up for sale asking $1.65 million.
The condo stands out because of its period details and unique paint, but there are other reasons to love it. A leafy backyard (that's "English garden" to you, per the brokerbabble) is shared with the other two units, and there are two—yes, two!—parking spots in the garage. The kitchen is updated, although not fancily, and has an exposed brick wall and a small dining nook. HOA dues are low, at just $298 per month, and the asking price is just $896 per square foot, which seems practically cheap these days.
· 103 Belvedere Street [Redfin]