The real gag is that Nob Hill is secretly the most interesting neighborhood in San Francisco.
Take, for example, this hidden single-family home just off Washington. Who knew?
Another curious example: the handful of houses gathered along Phoenix Terrace, a secluded street off Pacific Avenue between Jones and Taylor.
The small lane, lined with multi-story homes on both sides, comes with individual small gardens, with some of the houses accessible via the concrete steps at the street’s end.
A home inside this adorable enclave lands on the market this week—a rose-colored, circa-1915 Edwardian that comes with three beds, one bath, and 1,650 square feet. According to the realtor, “This two story home has undergone major sprucing while retaining the original kitchen, bathroom, and period details,” but the kitchen and bathroom do need updating.
Also of note, no parking, which is ideal for many Nob Hill denizens who eschew vehicular ownership since it’s easier to get around if one is able to hoof it.
Overall, a classic slice of San Francisco—a specimen that’s becoming few and far between in the era of antiseptic renovations. Lovely.
8 Phoenix Terrace asks $1,295,000.
- 8 Phoenix Terrace [Betty Taisch of Pacific Union International]