This (possibly) 120-year-old, rose-colored Edwardian at 714 Cole Street comes with a little extra something on the side: A two bedroom, one bathroom detached apartment on the lot, complete with a tenant who is already paying $3,900 a month for it.
Think of it as an appendix to the nearly 3,000-square-foot main house, not to mention 25 percent off of your likely monthly mortgage payment.
The three-story, five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home dates to at least 1900, but that's usually a placeholder date for older buildings where the city can't be completely certain of the age, since the 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed most of the records for San Francisco's now-historic houses. Listing agent Kristen Steucher says it may date as far back as 1896, although there's no way to be sure.
Either way, the place has outlived 14 American Presidents, and came out looking better than most of them. The floors, moldings, coved ceiling, baluster staircase, and chandeliers are advertised as "original period," and one of the bathrooms preserves the old, claw-footed tub as well. A recent renovation gave it a modern, open floor plan, as well as double-paned windows.
Four bedrooms are situated on the second floor, with a master suite up top, complete with skylight and views, views, views. Notice the immaculate, almost symmetrical backyard, which suggests some kind of Zen-style landscaping geometry.
The second unit, 714A Cole, is new, and no slouch in its own right, with polished concrete floors and granite countertops. The present tenant is living there month-to-month. The $3,900 rent is a grand more than the current Zumper average for the Haight, and $300 more than the Cole Valley average. At Cole and Waller, both units sit right on the line between the neighborhoods.
714 Cole last sold in 2010 for scarcely more than $1 million.