San Francisco | $3.195 Million
An Edwardian house built in 1904 and converted into a two-unit duplex (with a three-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the top floor and a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the lower floor), on a 0.05-acre lot
This building is in Cow Hollow, less than a block from the Presidio, an expansive city park with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, as well as a golf course, public art installations and a theater. It is a few blocks from Lombard Street and a stretch of Union Street with an Equinox gym, coffee shops and restaurants housed in early 20th-century buildings with ornate facades.
This neighborhood is about a half-hour ride on public transit from the Civic Center and Sausalito, across the Bay. San Francisco International Airport is a 40-minute drive, traffic permitting.
Size: 2,400 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,331
Indoors: Stairs lead up from the street to the building’s blue front door, which opens into a stair hall.
An interior staircase continues up to the top unit, which has a living area with hardwood floors and a fireplace flanked by tall glass doors that open to two balconies overlooking a garden on the lower level. The dining area, on the left, is lined with built-in cabinetry. It connects to a windowed kitchen with white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf range.
The bedroom wing is to the right of the entry. The primary bedroom has a fireplace and a street-facing bay window. It shares a bathroom with a walk-in shower and a console sink with two guest rooms.
The unit below has two bedrooms, both at the front of the building; they share a bathroom with a combined tub and shower. The living-and-dining area is at the back, with access to the kitchen, the rear deck and the garden.
The basement level has a laundry room, an office with an attached powder room and access to the garage.
Outdoor space: The wood deck behind the house steps down a brick patio framed by mature trees and surrounded by a greenery-lined fence. The attached garage at street level has space for two cars.
Taxes: $39,936 (estimated)
Contact: Nina Hatvany, Compass, 415-710-6462; compass.com
Beverly Hills | $3.195 Million
A 1964 house with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.3-acre lot
This house is in the hills of Coldwater Canyon, with sweeping views that stretch all the way to the Pacific Ocean on clear days. It is close to Mulholland Drive and several scenic spots overlooking the San Fernando Valley. Fryman Canyon Park, a popular dog-friendly spot with hiking trails, is 10 minutes away, as is Wonderland Avenue Elementary School, a well-ranked public school.
Downtown Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, are about 15 minutes away. Studio City is about a 20-minute drive.
Size: 2,814 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,135
Indoors: Beyond the gated entrance, a long, paved path cuts across the lawn to the front entry.
The living room, just inside, has hardwood floors, a stone wall with a double-sided fireplace, and a view of the pool and the hillside beyond through expansive sliding-glass doors.
On the other side of the fireplace is a dining area with access to a powder room. A family room with pool access is off one side of the dining area; off the other is a sunny kitchen with white cabinetry, white-tile floors and a windowed breakfast area.
The primary suite, off the living room, has a large walk-in closet, sliding-glass doors that face the pool, and a bathroom with a soaking tub, a separate shower and a vanity with two sinks. Two more bedrooms are in this part of the house, connected by a bathroom with a combined tub and shower.
The fourth bedroom, off the kitchen, has windows overlooking the front yard and an attached bathroom. A laundry room with a washer and dryer and an exterior entrance is also in this part of the house.
Outdoor space: A partially covered area behind the house, next to the swimming pool, is big enough to hold a dining table and a grill. The paved area surrounding the rest of the pool has plenty of space for lounge chairs. The attached garage has two parking spots.
Taxes: $39,936 (estimated)
Contact: Jeremiah Eden and Max Spiegelman, Eden and Smirnov Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, Brentwood Brokerage, 310-980-0261; sothebysrealty.com
Danville | $3,199,195
A four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house built in 2018, on a 0.4-acre lot
This house is near the center of town, offering easy access to shopping, dining and Interstate 680, which connects this part of the San Ramon Valley to San Jose and other Silicon Valley cities. The area’s hiking trails and equestrian facilities are a big draw for many residents: Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve is within a 15-minute drive, as is Diablo Foothills Regional Park, a popular starting point for hikes up to the summit of Mount Diablo.
Berkeley and downtown Oakland are half an hour away. Driving inland to Stockton or Modesto takes about an hour. Sacramento is a little more than an hour’s drive.
Size: 3,769 square feet
Price per square foot: $849
Indoors: The front door, sheltered by a small covered porch, opens into a foyer with hardwood floors. To the left is a living room with a fireplace. A long hallway connects this space to a dining room, a home office, a powder room, a laundry room and, finally, an open family room and adjacent kitchen.
The kitchen has white cabinetry; stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf cooktop and a Sub-Zero refrigerator; and a butler’s pantry with a wine refrigerator. Glass doors in this large living-and-cooking space open to a covered patio in back.
All four bedrooms are at the back of the house, off another hallway. The primary suite, at the far end, has a private courtyard and a bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a glass-walled shower. Two more bedrooms, each large enough to hold a queen-size bed and a desk, are nearby; they share a full bathroom across the hall. The fourth bedroom, at the opposite end of the hall, has an en suite bathroom.
Outdoor space: The covered patio off the family room and kitchen has a fireplace and ample space for lounge furniture. The backyard beyond is landscaped with grass and surrounded by a wood fence lined with flowering plants. The attached garage holds three cars.
Taxes: $39,996 (estimated)
Contact: Brad Gothberg, The Agency, 925-998-5151; theagencyre.com
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