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May 4, 2015

What You Can Buy: Condos With Private Gardens


It’s not common in San Francisco to find condos with large, exclusive-use gardens or yards. Most of the time, you’ll get a small deck overlooking a yard, or no space at all. But I’ve rounded up three great properties that have spacious gardens where you can relax, entertain and grow things. Close escrow quickly and you can still get those tomato starts going.

254 Downey
Buena Vista/Ashbury Heights

3BR/1.5BA, 1366 sq ft
1 pkg
List price: $1,329,000
254 Downey is the lower of two units shown in that lovely Victorian building (top left). The yard runs the length of the building and slopes gently downward, providing space for planted gardens, dining and entertaining areas. The unit itself has wonderful period detailing throughout, an open plan kitchen connected to a gracious dining/entertaining room complete with serving bar and wine chiller, formal dining room, large garage and storage.

2176 15th Street
Duboce Triangle

3BR/2BA, 1906 sq ft
1 pkg
List price: $1,795,000
The modern, house-like condo at 2176 15th Street has that huge yard pictured above accessed via the lower level master suite. The floor plan is extremely conducive to entertaining, with a kitchen open to the dining/living areas that leads to an additional large deck. There’s also good separation between the bedrooms and living areas. Central location near the Castro and Market Street transportation.

3140 Clay #3
Pacific Heights

1BR/1BA, 900 sq ft
1 pkg
List price: $899,000
They’re taking offers on 3140 Clay #3 today, but I still wanted to feature this property because it’s unusual to find this level of outdoor space for a one-bedroom condo. What a great place for some planter boxes and vegetable gardens, not to mention drinks with your friends. #3 is only one of two unis in the entire 12-unit building with a private outdoor garden. And #3 itself has a remodeled kitchen, generously sized rooms and a fantastic Pac Heights location.

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