San Francisco has some adorable tiny neighborhoods. Take, for example, Sherwood Forest, Little Hollywood, or Merced Manor. The latter microhood, found near its namesake lake, measures a mere seven-by-two blocks long.
And a home inside this itty-bitty western ’hood lands on the market this week, a Spanish-Mediterranean single-family house asking $1,688,000.
Featuring four bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and 2,494 square feet, 3015 23rd Avenue comes with a fireplace, high ceilings, arched windows, archways, and built-ins galore. And while the bathroom count is, indeed, rather dainty, especially considering the four bedrooms, said bathroom and the water closet are tiled and gorgeous.
The twisting staircase, with wrought iron banister, is especially noteworthy since one doesn’t see a much of that look in SF. Also, there’s a small stained-glass window along the staircase that brings a bit of color to an otherwise monochromatic home.
Speaking of which, this neighborhood was marketed as “The White City” due to the uniform color of the houses. Built in the 1930s-1940s, these homes, developed primarily by Arthur Jacob Herzig, offered a choice of designs like “The Devonshire”, a Tudor revival with rectangular bay windows, or “The Priscilla”, a storybook with an arched window and front-door turret.
The specimen for sale here is the latter; it’s listed through Nick Sadek of Sotheby’s International Realty.