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Mapping 13 Places to Live in SF's 'Hood of the Year: Excelsior

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San Francisco's newly crowned Curbed Cup champion is the Excelsior, an unassuming neighborhood on the south side of town with many, many passionate fans. And although residents love the Excelsior for its diversity and new housing is coming, it's not the easiest spot to find a place to live. We scoured both sales and rental listings to compile a map of places available in the champion neighborhood. The Excelsior's offerings vary widely from the converted firehouse featured in The Princess Diaries to a flip that just hit the market to a rather scary house that has been languishing unsold since last May.


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1. 239 Maynard Street

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239 Maynard Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

239 Maynard is brand new to the market, and it's rather adorable. Inside its compact exterior are five whole bedrooms (some of which are unpermitted), a recently updated kitchen upstairs, and another unpermitted kitchen down below. It is asking $649,900, not much more than it was sold for at a foreclosure auction back in 2011.

2. 234/234A London Street

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234 London Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

This simple duplex was built back in 1906 but has received some modern upgrades over the years. It's not fancy, but it is big, with 2,226 square feet of space for just $1.09 million, bringing the price per square below $500.

3. 327 Vienna Street

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327 Vienna Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

Flippers turned 327 Vienna Street into a gleaming modern home in the 10 months since they bought it for $620,000. They now want $1.288 million for the completely reimagined house, which has five bedrooms, a landscaped backyard, and views across the city.

4. 655 Madrid Street

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655 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

This tidy blue house listed just over a month ago. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and is asking $669,000. There's an unwarranted lower-level room and bathroom, a fairly modern kitchen, and a backyard.

5. 666 Madrid Street

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666 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

Described as a "major fixer," this four-level home has no interior shots to offer up. It currently has two bedrooms and one bathroom over just 750 square feet, with other levels used for storage, an attic, and a garage. It's asking $426,800 and is being sold in probate court.

6. 542-544 London Street

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544 London Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

One of the fanciest properties currently for sale in the Excelsior is this two-unit building on London Street. The upstairs unit has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the lower unit is a one-bedroom, one-bath. It's asking $898,000 and is pretty much one of the only places on the market in the neighborhood that doesn't appear to need much work.

7. 310 Madison Street

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310 Madison Street
San Francisco, CA 94134

A two-bedroom single family home, a garden cottage, and an in-law unit are all included in this property for $699,000. All three are currently rented out and provide an income upwards of $4,000 per month. The property's current ask is well below its last sale price of $726,000 back in 2006.

8. 724 Brazil Avenue

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724 Brazil Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

This home's fame as "the Princess Diaries house" hasn't helped it find a buyer. Although Princess Mia made it her home in the beloved 2001 movie, the repurposed firehouse has already undergone one price chop from $2.6 million to $2.275 million. It was most recently used as a two-unit rental.

9. 832 Russia Avenue

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832 Russia Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

This somewhat scary-looking two-bedroom fixer-upper is asking just $349,000. It is bank-owned and, according to the listing, the current tenants refuse to provide any interior access. It was foreclosed upon last January, relisted in May, and has since gone through eight price cuts to land at its current figure.

10. 159 Dublin Street

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159 Dublin Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

There's not much information available about this three-bedroom, one-bathroom house. It was built in 1948 and is located just steps from McLaren Park. Back in 2011 it was sold in a foreclosure auction for just $357,100, but it's now asking $749,000. The high price may be the reason it's been on the market since last May.

11. 57 Lisbon Street

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57 Lisbon Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

This small one-bedroom in-law unit wants $1,800 per month in rent. The appliances and bathroom are all new, and the couple that lives upstairs is seeking a "quiet, calm non-smoker" to inhabit the place.

12. 35 Russia Avenue

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35 Russia Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

A studio with a loft-like layout and brand new everything is asking $2,100 per month to rent. There's hardwood downstairs but carpeting upstairs and shared laundry in the building. Cats are allowed.

13. 516 Lisbon Street

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516 Lisbon Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

Another in-law unit, this one-bedroom has a wild key-shaped doorway. Although the kitchen is dated, there's full access to a washer and dryer. Rent is $1,850 per month.

1. 239 Maynard Street

239 Maynard Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

239 Maynard is brand new to the market, and it's rather adorable. Inside its compact exterior are five whole bedrooms (some of which are unpermitted), a recently updated kitchen upstairs, and another unpermitted kitchen down below. It is asking $649,900, not much more than it was sold for at a foreclosure auction back in 2011.

239 Maynard Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

2. 234/234A London Street

234 London Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

This simple duplex was built back in 1906 but has received some modern upgrades over the years. It's not fancy, but it is big, with 2,226 square feet of space for just $1.09 million, bringing the price per square below $500.

234 London Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

3. 327 Vienna Street

327 Vienna Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Flippers turned 327 Vienna Street into a gleaming modern home in the 10 months since they bought it for $620,000. They now want $1.288 million for the completely reimagined house, which has five bedrooms, a landscaped backyard, and views across the city.

327 Vienna Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

4. 655 Madrid Street

655 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

This tidy blue house listed just over a month ago. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and is asking $669,000. There's an unwarranted lower-level room and bathroom, a fairly modern kitchen, and a backyard.

655 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

5. 666 Madrid Street

666 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Described as a "major fixer," this four-level home has no interior shots to offer up. It currently has two bedrooms and one bathroom over just 750 square feet, with other levels used for storage, an attic, and a garage. It's asking $426,800 and is being sold in probate court.

666 Madrid Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

6. 542-544 London Street

544 London Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

One of the fanciest properties currently for sale in the Excelsior is this two-unit building on London Street. The upstairs unit has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the lower unit is a one-bedroom, one-bath. It's asking $898,000 and is pretty much one of the only places on the market in the neighborhood that doesn't appear to need much work.

544 London Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

7. 310 Madison Street

310 Madison Street, San Francisco, CA 94134

A two-bedroom single family home, a garden cottage, and an in-law unit are all included in this property for $699,000. All three are currently rented out and provide an income upwards of $4,000 per month. The property's current ask is well below its last sale price of $726,000 back in 2006.

310 Madison Street
San Francisco, CA 94134

8. 724 Brazil Avenue

724 Brazil Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

This home's fame as "the Princess Diaries house" hasn't helped it find a buyer. Although Princess Mia made it her home in the beloved 2001 movie, the repurposed firehouse has already undergone one price chop from $2.6 million to $2.275 million. It was most recently used as a two-unit rental.

724 Brazil Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

9. 832 Russia Avenue

832 Russia Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

This somewhat scary-looking two-bedroom fixer-upper is asking just $349,000. It is bank-owned and, according to the listing, the current tenants refuse to provide any interior access. It was foreclosed upon last January, relisted in May, and has since gone through eight price cuts to land at its current figure.

832 Russia Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

10. 159 Dublin Street

159 Dublin Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

There's not much information available about this three-bedroom, one-bathroom house. It was built in 1948 and is located just steps from McLaren Park. Back in 2011 it was sold in a foreclosure auction for just $357,100, but it's now asking $749,000. The high price may be the reason it's been on the market since last May.

159 Dublin Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

11. 57 Lisbon Street

57 Lisbon Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

This small one-bedroom in-law unit wants $1,800 per month in rent. The appliances and bathroom are all new, and the couple that lives upstairs is seeking a "quiet, calm non-smoker" to inhabit the place.

57 Lisbon Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

12. 35 Russia Avenue

35 Russia Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

A studio with a loft-like layout and brand new everything is asking $2,100 per month to rent. There's hardwood downstairs but carpeting upstairs and shared laundry in the building. Cats are allowed.

35 Russia Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

13. 516 Lisbon Street

516 Lisbon Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Another in-law unit, this one-bedroom has a wild key-shaped doorway. Although the kitchen is dated, there's full access to a washer and dryer. Rent is $1,850 per month.

516 Lisbon Street
San Francisco, CA 94112