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The New York Times: What You Get - $1.2 Million Homes in California


The New York Times: What You Get - $1.2 Million Homes in California

San Francisco | $1.195 Million

A 1950 rowhouse with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot

This house is in the Sunset District, a neighborhood beloved for its proximity to the water. It is about five minutes from Lake Merced, the campus of San Francisco State University and the popular Ocean Beach, which attracts hikers, dog walkers and surfers. Lower Great Highway Trail, which passes the ruins of a 19th-century swimming facility, is about a mile away.

Traveling to Union Square or the Civic Center neighborhood by public transit takes a little over half an hour. San Francisco International Airport is a 20-minute drive.

Size: 1,366 square feet

Price per square foot: $875

Indoors: The front door is at street level, behind a wrought-iron gate. It opens into a foyer with hardwood floors and a staircase to the second level.

The main living spaces are upstairs, with expansive windows, hardwood floors and open sitting, cooking and dining areas. The kitchen, updated during a recent renovation, has dark gray custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a large center island topped with white quartz.

Two bedrooms are on this level, near the top of the staircase. Both have closets with built-in storage systems and are large enough to hold a queen-size bed and a desk. They share a bathroom with a curbless walk-in shower and a new vanity.

The primary suite is on the lower level, off the foyer. It has a spacious closet, windows overlooking the backyard and a bathroom with a combined tub and shower.

Outdoor space: The wood-fenced backyard includes a patio directly behind the house; an open area beyond used for outdoor dining; and a raised area at the far end, framed by planters, with space for lounge chairs. The attached one-car garage is equipped with an electric vehicle charger.

Taxes: $14,940 (estimated)

Contact: Dale Boutiette and Alla Gershberg, The DA Team, Compass, (415) 845-5614;