[Update: Property is now on MLS. Keep your eyes on PocketListings.net for your chance at many other off market opportunities, as this one was first posted there several weeks ago.]
This is one of those properties where every step you take inside the building you wonder if you’ll end up one floor below, like in a Looney Tunes Cartoon. To say the property is in utter disrepair (and recently vacated) is an understatement.
The exterior photos actually don’t do this property justice. The floors are rotted, the windows are molded and cracked, the roof is…well….it’s still there, the bathrooms are disgusting, and the potential is tremendous!
This is, after all, a “fully entitled development project with approved plans and permits in hand to build TWO, 2 story units with 2 car parking, yard, roof deck, with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge, Downtown San Francisco, and Telegraph Hill.” It’s opportunity knocking.
Full disclosure, there is a school right smack dab next door, and that could quite possibly be the only downside. However, the buyers of the finished product are likely not going to be people that are home Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm anyway, so it is almost a non-issue.
This is a chance for a developer to pick up an extraordinary project off market, develop it, and unload it. Or it is a chance for a person that wants a brand new property, to come in, take over, hire your crew, and build your Telegraph Hill dream residence.
Make no mistake, this is a “fixer” of epic proportions, but a lot of the “work” has been done for you. The hardest part of most battles to build in San Francisco is usually getting permission from the city, and that’s all been done for you. You can show up, make an offer with hammer in hand and get to work. Okay, maybe you’ll need more than a hammer and nails…like maybe a wrecking ball?
I’ll be out at the property today showing some clients, and I’ll attempt to get a couple interior pictures, but no promises. The inside is a total and complete wreck and that is what makes it so damn attractive.
Don’t go looking for this on MLS, because it ain’t there. It’s currently “off market” or “not on MLS”, but definitely very much for sale.
However, before you get to enjoy what we see in those renderings above, you gotta get through what exists in the photos below. And since so many homes are judged by the quality of their kitchens and baths…ask and thou shalt receive:
P.S. Keep in mind it was apparently recently inhabited.
–Prescott Fixer Details, San Francisco, $850,000 [PocketListings.net]
–“It’s Not Listed. But It’s Definitely For Sale.” [New York Times]
–Not on MLS Real Estate Network [PocketListings.net]