Psychological health studies have shown the importance of being able to look out into green space and convenient access to nature. It wasn't until the Victorian era that San Francisco started to add parks for its citizens. Also in that period, when San Francisco first moved away from dirt roads, they installed cobblestones.
1566 Fell benefits from both of these Victorian-era trends. Facing Golden Gate Park, with a nod to its origins, surrounded by cobblestones, rests this ground-level Victorian home. Certain properties are truly rare. For instance, when someone tells me that they want to be on the first floor, I explain how rare an SF property is without stairs. Imagine how easy moving day and grocery buying is with no huge walk-up. Parks and ground floor are quality-of-life attributes that cannot be overstated.
The antique front door is studded with stained glass which cheerily sends rainbows of light across the entry. Tall ceilings, hardwood floors, and large sunny south-facing windows greet you. The "cobblestone theme" continues in the living room on the front of the large wood-burning fireplace. Classic pocket doors separate the double parlor.
Victorians are known for their flexible floorplans that keep pace with today's needs and changing lifestyles. Bend this floorplan to your will. The double parlor could serve as your master bedroom, guest room or dining room.
The next room has its own half bath, en suite, and a good-sized closet. Located in the center of the house the room has a secluded feeling perfect for naps.
The main bathroom is a split-bath, which has been upgraded with a deluxe marble vanity and new tile.
Facing the deeded patio and yard, the kitchen is spunky and laden with stainless steel appliances. Subway tile gives the space a clean modern feel. One of the butler's pantries has been converted into a laundry with a stacking washer/dryer.
The use of the cobblestone parking pad in front is for drop-offs or emergency parking. In the unlikely event that you don't find parking on the block, there is a leased spot at Lucky Foods at Fulton and Masonic for $320 a month.
*Walker and Biker's Paradise, Excellent Transit