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261 26th Avenue, # 3

San Francisco, CA 94121


  • Condominium
  • Closed
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,325 SqFt
  • MLS# 487237

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Perched on a quiet block on the border of the Richmond District and Sea Cliff, 261 26TH AVENUE #3 is a bright and sunny three bedroom and two bath penthouse condo with an appealing open concept floor plan and more than 1,325 square feet of chic modern living space. The two separate rooftop terraces, one directly off of the living room and the other from the master suite and second bedroom, provide sweeping views of the city and ideal indoor/outdoor living year-round.
Enter the full-floor flat via skylight topped stairway to find an open-concept living-dining and kitchen space. The room is accented with a gas fireplace, custom wood floors, recessed lighting and a sunny skylight topped open kitchen with subway tile backsplash. Two new pendant lights hang over the Carrara marble counter that wraps around the kitchen and includes a breakfast bar that serves as a focal entertaining point in the home. The kitchen boasts top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, including a Thermador range with complimentary hood, Thermador dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator and integrated stainless sink.
A separate dining area is lit from above with yet another skylight as well as a brand new sleek and contemporary light fixture. Double French doors in the living room provide seamless access to a 320-square-foot private rooftop terrace with sweeping eastern facing views of the city—from the downtown skyline, to Twin Peaks, the Presidio, and the tip of the Golden Gate Bridge out in the distance.
Step past the kitchen to enter a sunny interior hallway, underneath a series of skylights, to find a bedroom on the right with hardwood floors, opposite a full bathroom with limestone countertops, and a shower with glass-enclosure over a soaking tub. The end of the hall offers two additional bedroom retreats and a convenient laundry closet. The bedroom on the right offers access to a second large private rooftop terrace, perfect for soaking in the western sun and taking in captivating views of the Lincoln Golf Course and city skyline.
A refined master suite on the left provides a private and sumptuous retreat, with sunny western exposure and a large walk-in, fully outfitted closet.  The suite is complete with an expansive master bathroom offering limestone flooring and Venetian tile accents, custom textured quartz countertops with double Kohler sinks, separate glass enclosed stall shower with overhead rainwater fixture, deep jetted-tub, overhead skylight, and a separate commode with pocket door.
Descend a rear stairway via the central hall to a find a deeded parking spot with storage overhead in the garage. Within walking distance to the Presidio, Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park Golf Course, Land’s End hiking trail, China Beach, Baker beach, public tennis courts public and private schools, the popular restaurants of the Balboa and Clement Street commercial corridors, Rochambeau playground and public transportation.    
  • Newly built in 2008
  • Penthouse unit in building with 3 full-floor flats
  • Custom hardwood floors throughout
  • 5 skylights in unit
  • 2 roof decks with sustainable Bison tile system 
  • New custom paint throughout
  • Recessed lighting in common living areas, master suite + bath
  • Coat closet in entry way
  • Fully outfitted closets in 2 bedrooms
  • In-unit laundry closet with stackable washer/dryer
  • Utility closet in hallway
  • Wired for sound system
  • Aiphone Entry System 
  • Monthly HOA dues: $324.10


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Tree-lined Lake Street is a residential idyll combining some of the best aspects of living in San Francisco: picturesque properties, a bike path, convenient transportation lines, nearby but not-too-close commercial uses, and expedient access to parks, playgrounds and beaches.
Folks who find their way to Lake Street tend to remain for a long time, convinced there is no better place to live in the city.
The area dubbed Lake Street (sometimes erroneously called the “Lake District” which, in fact, is a destination in England) stretches from Arguello Boulevard in Presidio Heights to 28th Avenue in Sea Cliff. Its southern border is California Street and to the north are Mountain Lake Park and The Presidio.
In a city filled with ample prospects for outdoor recreation, Lake Street offers a heaping helping of fresh air and greenery. The Presidio is chock full of places to hike, bicycle and run, with trails meandering to picnic spots, secret (and not-so-secret) beaches and vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, the bay and the Marin Headlands. Mountain Lake Park has a beloved kids’ playground, grassy meadows, walking paths, tennis courts, a half basketball court and – no surprise – a lake stocked with fish. Rochambeau playground (at 24th and 25th Avenues) and Richmond playground (at 18th and 19th Avenues) round out destinations for the “younger crowd.”
Housing stock is varied, but consists mainly of handsome Victorian and Edwardian structures, with a preponderance of single family homes. Especially appealing are properties on the cul-de-sac blocks ending in The Presidio north of Lake Street, as well as the homes along West Clay Street.
Public transportation is a cinch with lines like the California 1, and there is a terrific, flat bike path running the length of Lake Street.
All along Clement Street (parallel to Lake two blocks south) are shops, restaurants and cafes offering a variety of food, wares and services. Among Clement’s many neighborhood “institutions” are Green Apple Books, Toy Boat Dessert Café, Schubert’s Bakery and the Four-Star Theater. Favorite stops along California Street (which unlike Clement is actually within the Lake Street district) include the Village Market, Miss Tilly’s Ballet School, Bazaar Café and Angelina’s Deli.
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