Welcome to NOPA
This beautiful two unit building offers opportunity for investment as well as a wonderful place to call home.
Unit 1611, the lower unit, is over 2000 sq ft, over two levels and offers 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. The first level offers a large family room with functional fireplace, formal dining room, a large open kitchen with high end appliances, tons of storage, granite counters, in unit washer dryer, and two large bedrooms. Both bedrooms are well sized with large, customized closets. High ceilings and beautiful hardwood floor throughout offer a luxury feel with the charm of Edwardian period architecture. Off of the master bedroom, there is a small sitting deck which allows for access to outdoor space and fresh air to flow through the home. Down a short flight of stairs to the lower level, Unit 1611 features another full floor of living space with a large open family room, large bedroom, and tremendous bathroom with walk in glass enclosed shower. Also featured in this area are an in-unit washer/dryer, and private access door which allows entry without coming through the main home. This could be used as an in-law unit and/or rental with a couple of slight adjustments. Through two French doors off of this area is a gorgeous landscaped yard with lots of grass, sitting area, room for a BBQ and garden, all which get tons of great sun and light.
Unit 1613, the top floor unit, is approximately 1500 sq ft and offers 2 bedrooms, an office usable as a small bedroom, and 2.5 baths. Up a beautifully curved flight of stairs, you are welcomed into the home by a formal dining room, and a large open layout which mirrors the lower unit. The living room, dining room, small office/bedroom, and kitchen are all accessible and open. Large windows and a stunning stained glass skylight offer great natural light throughout. Vintage reproduction lighting fixtures give this modern and updated home a charming Edwardian feel. The large open kitchen is ideal for a chef with tons of storage and a beautiful island which offers a great entertainment and cooking space. Both bedrooms offer modern, updated en-suite bathrooms and large closets with custom upgrades. A small deck off of the master bedroom offers great natural light, airflow, and an overlook to the rear yard.
The property features a two car side-by-side garage, and can likely be converted into two TIC units. The front steps have recently been repainted, the home power-washed and prepped, and offers a beautiful refinished home and investment opportunity.
With a WalkScore of 89, the location offers quick access to great grocery stores, cafes, bars, schools, shopping, and entertainment.
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More About North Panhandle
Wikipedia lists over 100 San Francisco neighborhoods but the one known as “NOPA”--North of the Panhandle--is surprisingly not included. It does, however, have a place on the San Francisco Realtors® map. So if you’re searching for homes online and interested in NOPA, start your search in District 6F.
NOPA is surrounded by Golden Gate Park, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California Medical Center. Located in almost the geographical center of the city, NOPA residents have their choice of walking, biking, busing, or driving to work and/or recreational activities. The NOPA neighborhood is city living at its best.
Just like the name implies, North of the Panhandle is a neighborhood with Falletti Foods at one end, Petrini Plaza in the middle, and Whole Foods at the farthest end, next to Haight Ashbury. The infamous commercial shopping district is only two blocks south of the Panhandle. There’s a farmers market held every Sunday at Grove and Divisadero too.
Pacific Primary Preschool opened in 1974 and is located in the heart of NOPA. Having a preschool within walking distance is definitely a plus for the noticeable baby boom. Adult students will find that San Francisco Community College, located at the corner of Masonic and Hayes, offers a variety of credit and noncredit courses with programs in the daytime and evening. The neighborhood also houses several other public and private schools that serve all age groups.
In the past few years the commercial stretch on Divisadero, at the eastern boarder of the neighborhood, has blossomed with new restaurants and shops. Eateries include local favorites like Bar Crudo, Mojo Bicycle Cafe, Nopalito and Little Star Pizza. The Perish Trust and The Brooklyn Circus are two unique boutiques within the area. The renowned and critically acclaimed restaurant NOPA was one of the first upscale restaurants to move to the neighborhood. With consistent praise, it’s become the ultimate foodie destination for dining. When the New York Times did a restaurant review on NOPA, everyone knew there was something to be excited about.
The Victorian style home is alive and well in NOPA. Homes and condos here are generally updated or recently remodeled before stepping onto the market. Homeowners tend to move to NOPA because they plan to live in the neighborhood for an extended period of time. The North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association is an active force within the community, and becoming a member is a great way to get involved and meet your new long-term neighbors. Finally, the weather tends to be less foggy in NOPA than the more western neighborhoods. All-in-all this is a great location and worth looking closely at when considering your options for buying a San Francisco home.