Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scavenger hunt


Somewhere in this photo, I have cleverly hidden a $600,000 house. Can you find it?

17 comments:

Mid-C Frank said...

"Style: traditional"

Traditional jail cell???

What a pic -- when you click through to the street view, it doesn't look nearly so bad. But then again, they had to hurry up and shoot the photo during the neighborhood''s annual 15 minute break from the fog . . .

Another other mother said...

The listing says 3,360 sq. ft. as per assessor. 9 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, lots of possibilities, needs work. . Either that house is a block long, or the reason it "needs work" is because most of the nine rooms are imaginary. Or maybe they're hidden underground, like in the Pentagon?

Stuart said...

Welcome, welcome! To ring the entry buzzer, flip the top left circuit breaker 3 times. And grab a spoon, 'cause it's chow time!




(psst - "scavinger"?)

Sara said...

I have no idea what you're talking about, Stuart.

Oh. Crap. My typos stay forever in the URLs, don't they?

Julie said...

It's a traditional San Francisco railroad-style house, meaning it's narrow and very deep. The price is outrageous for the appearance, but I will bet you that the previous owner paid over a million for it.

It IS a block from Ocean Beach. But then, Ocean Beach isn't exactly Malibu. It's cold and windswept much of the time, and often smells of woodsmoke (from questionable wood) from bonfire parties.

Julie said...

Oh, this makes me sad. If you look at the houses around it, you'll get an idea of what it used to look like before "improvements." Long gone is the charming, 30s- style stucco facade. I wonder if all those extra bedrooms were added on at some point, probably to rent out.

As for the price, you do pay handsomely for off-street parking in SF, even if it's paved over lawn!

OK, I'm done commenting on this one. :)

Jamie said...

Actually Julie, at the bottom of the listing it says that the last time it sold they only got $195,000. I hope they did a LOT of improvements for that price.

Charlene said...

$195,000 in San Francisco proper?

That previous sale was probably in 1968.

Karen said...

I've been warned about buying houses in neighborhoods that require bars on the doors and windows ...

Mark said...

Um.... Is it on top of that prison?

You Suck at Craigslist said...

As with every other San Francisco listing that comes through here ... I'd live there in a second, and for the location, that's a GREAT price. If you tear down the brick wall and reconstruct the facade, you could get it to blend in with the gorgeous neighborhood a little better.

burhanistan said...

If I bought that house I would plant thick ivy all over the outside, including the doors.

Anonymous said...

OMG, if I had $600k, I would totally buy this! Three blocks from the zoo, a block from the ocean and a huge park- holy cow! As YSaC said, give it a nice facelift and it would look so much better. And not one but TWO off-street parking spaces? That alone is worth beaucoup bucks. Not that I have $600k. Or the ability to move to SF.

Jane Lane said...

I would totally live there! Depending on what the inside lookes like, either way I think it could be awesome!

BikerPuppy said...

Um, maybe I'm just bad at math, but if it has 9 rooms, and 6 of them are bedrooms, and 3.5 of them are bathrooms, that leaves... er, less than no rooms for the living room, kitchen, etc. Comfy.

Anonymous said...

Actually the $195 purchase was in 2001!

KarenD said...

BikerPuppy, I must be bad at math, too. Bedroom information in listing says 6 bedrooms--4 on upper level, 1 on lower level. The sixth one in is another dimension maybe? And the bathroom information says 2 bathrooms--2 on upper level, 1.5 on lower. The bathrooms must overlap or something.