While the contemporary decor at this two bedroom, two bath condo on Russian Hill's famed Macondray Lane won't bring to mind Anna Madrigal or 1978, it is a special treat. For those not in the know, Macondray Lane was the real-life inspiration for Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin's iconic Tales of the City.
Tales of the City, we should point out, is required reading for all San Franciscans, new and old.
Anyway, this adorable little pad comes in at 1,020 square feet, but also boasts tall ceilings and views of Coit Tower and the Bay. It also has a fireplace, built-ins, one-car parking garage, and bragging rights to being in one of the city's best little oases.
"I think the best thing about this property is the way you access it on Macondray Lane as it's so beautiful and charming," realtor Mike Murphy tells SFGate, adding, "It feels like Jack Kerouac San Francisco."
(To see an eclectic slice of Macondray Lane, check out this onetime 2-bed, 2-bath, 960 square foot condo that, back in 1012, went for — gasp — only $799,000.)
- 44 Macondray [Redfin]
- A small piece of San Francisco's Macondray Lane goes on the market [SFGate]
- Buy a Sliver of Russian Hill's Macondray Lane [Curbed SF]
- Who Was Macondray? [Curbed SF]