“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,” said Mark Twain, who didn’t have the luxury of hopping in his car, heading over the Golden Gate Bridge and parking in Sausalito.
Indeed, it’s that time of year when the fog starts creeping back in, the mercury drops, the cold wind picks up off the beautiful blue ocean (now gray from the fog), and ushers in the most dreaded season in San Francisco…summer. That means, it’s time to see what else is out there, and how far you have to go to find some sun.
Today, we take a trip 10, maybe 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, and find this wonderful Sausalito home tucked into the hillside just out of reach of said fog.
Back on the market as of today, four bedrooms, two and one half baths, roughly 3400 square feet, and asking $2,350,000, who’s going to be the next to attempt to snag this Old Town Sausalito Craftsman?
To those of you readers that are reading this post anywhere east of Oakland, you might be shocked to learn that although we are, in fact, in “sunny” California, we San Franciscans suffer the wrath of the fog all summer long. (Just as our nano-markets differ by the block, so does our weather.) So when you come here on your summer vacation looking for a home or just hoping to see the sights, pack your winter coats, scarves, and ear muffs. And if summer to you means lemonade stands, shorts, bright sun and dinners on your deck, you’re gonna have to go North, South, or East, because it just doesn’t happen but maybe 10 days all summer long in San Francisco (Mission, SOMA districts excepted).
–219 West Street, Sausalito, CA-$2,350,000 [agent website]
–Focus on the Volume On Your Block, Not the Median In Your City [theFrontSteps]