Located on a gently sloping block of Telegraph Hill and steps away from both the North Beach and North Waterfront neighborhoods, 265 – 267 Francisco Street is a vacant two unit building that offers an amazing opportunity for families looking to put down roots in this highly desirable part of the city, for investors interested in adding a blue-chip property to their portfolios, or for partners forming a Tenancy in Common (TIC). With 2 nearly identical 2-BR, 1-BA units, this impeccably kept Edwardian is currently in the hands of the same family that became its second owner some 88 years ago. Their care for this building shows through in every way, from the lovingly preserved period details inside, to the sharp new exterior paint job—with striking blues, grays, and whites—that highlights the arched doorway, bay windows, and grand cornice on its façade. Occupying a prominent corner lot, the building receives excellent sunlight on both its northern and western sides. But because the street on one side is a broad, quiet, little street (Belair Place)—and because this block of Francisco Street ends at a hillside staircase—the location receives little traffic and could not be more serene.
Each occupying its own floor, the building’s two nearly identical 2-BR, 1-BA units are suffused with natural light, as well as period charm. Coved ceilings, chandelier medallions, and gorgeous hardwood floors with contrasting borders are among the many distinctive features in the bedrooms and living areas. All 4 bedrooms (2 in each unit) boast delightful bay windows offering picturesque neighborhood views while expanding the space with a bright and cheerful nook perfect for a desk or favorite reading chair. The upper unit also has Golden Gate Bridge views from both bedrooms. The living rooms are similarly inviting, with a built-in buffet with glass-fronted cabinetry on the second floor and, on the third floor, an attractive mirrored niche flanked with columns. Each unit’s bathroom were updated with a nod to period aesthetics, from the tilework to the chrome fixtures and the pedestal sinks. The eat-in kitchens are well-equipped, with new cabinetry, impressive stone slab counters, and prominent moldings. While the second-floor unit boasts a classic Wedgewood gas range and oven, the kitchen in the third-floor unit features a 6-burner gas range in the same stainless steel as the rest of the building’s kitchen appliances. Adjacent to each kitchen is a convenient laundry room with a washer and dryer.
The ground floor of 265 – 267 Francisco Street offers fantastic convenience and a versatile range of options for anyone looking to optimize the space. While it currently offers a one-car garage and a multi-purpose room—perfect for an exercise or creative studio—it could easily be reconfigured as a two-car garage or re-imagined as an extension of the living spaces above. Like the rest of the building, the ground floor has been completely inspected and found to be in well-preserved condition.
This address is nothing short of ideal. Not only is the block of Francisco Street exceptionally quiet, it also offers access to a unique array of the city’s most exciting features. Several serene green spaces dot the area, including nearby Jack Early Park, a local secret with sweeping views, as well as the equally secluded Chestnut and Kearny Open Space, which connects to Pioneer Park, home to the landmark Coit Tower. The building is also just 3 blocks from the extensive bayside walk/bike trails of the Embarcadero and the diverse attractions—including museums and public concerts—on and around the piers. The best thing about this iconic location is that it is merely steps away from one of the best sandwich spots in the city “Freddies Sandwiches” and just 4 to 5 walking blocks to all the fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes throughout charming North Beach. Keep the cars in the garage – and walk to a different place for lunch and dinner every day or night……The Metro trains and historic streetcars running along the Embarcadero and into downtown offers a convenient way to get around the city and connect to other transit options. For ease of living, period charm, and extraordinary versatility, 265 – 267 Francisco Street is an unsurpassed opportunity. This is an as is sale.