Real Estate Report: Vacant and Short in Pacific Heights, $2.1M


There’s nothing quite like the possibilities of an empty apartment.

The Basics: A three-bedroom, three bath plus a powder room condominium in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, with two-car parking and north bay views from the living room and terrace. asking $2.1M with HOA dues of $894 a month.

Not So Basic: To begin with, it’s been on and off the market since February 2008. And now it’s a short sale. Other than the current owner’s distress, it’s still retains some ‘eighties glam. Needs paint. 

Also, unless you’re opening a stealth ballet school, the mirrored wall in the living room has got to go. The black lacquer and mirror kitchen may be tough to live up to. We’re not sure what to make of the pass-through but at least there’s the distant bay view to cheer up any carrot-peeling that may occur. And the waist-high mirrors could encourage dieting:

In general, high ceilings and good detailing make the rooms:

And it’s always good to have some outdoor space with a view over the neighbors:

Below, the vaguely francophone facade, a variety of Parisian Post Modern from 1988 in stucco to look like limestone. Arrows point to the three bedrooms.

The location’s good- close to the Pacific Heights’ stretch of Fillmore Street, an easy walk (no hills) to good food and shopping, and on a reasonably quiet stretch of Broadway. 

Listing: 2040 Broadway, San Francisco [Redfin]


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