Real Estate Report: Crisp Mid-Century Renovation in San Francisco, $899K


Sometimes, the generic houses built during San Francisco’s post-war expansion get renovated via the DIY/Big Box stores. With predictably boring results. Here’s an outstanding exception that just came on the market last week, asking $899K

The Basics: A 3-bedroom, two-bath, 1-car garage two-story house built in 1958 in San Francisco’s Midtown Terrace neighborhood.

Not So Basic: Inside, it’s a crisply modern remake of a very plain—although well-built—house in a tract of attached, semi-detached and freestanding houses, mostly stucco with wood trim. All the streets in Midtown Terrace have “view” in them, although few actually have… views. Located on the wrong side of Twin Peaks, it’s roughly in the geographic center of San Francisco—hence “midtown”. The house was once pink, now it’s shades of seafoam green. The main spaces—foyer, living, dining and kitchen—have been opened up:

Nice that the kitchen hasn’t been burdened with too many overhead cabinets. There’s a pot-filler faucet in the stove’s stainless backsplash; a more expensive renovation would have put a sink in the island. There are two fairly generic bedrooms on this floor, plus a new bath with Heath tile:

Downstairs, they’ve completely renovated the bedroom, bath, laundry and a family room, all with new polished concrete floors warmed by radiant heat. 

The family room occupies part of what was once half of a two-car tandem garage:

And a laundry room for tall people—no more bending over. Plus a simply landscaped back yard, which is half flat (shown) and half up-slope, with a stylish translucent fence:

Listing: 10 Sunview Drive, San Francisco  [Redfin]