Who hasn't daydreamed of escaping to Paris? You'd spend your days strolling the cobbled streets, stopping here and there for a croissant or a romantic tête à tête, then return in the evening to your grand, crumbling old flat over the Rue de Something-or-other for a bottle of wine. Well if you've yet to accrue enough frequent flyer miles to start living the Rive Gauche life, we might have the next best thing. This week's Craigslist deal has all the trappings of that Parisian flat of your dreams-minus the crumbling part, as luck would have it.
Located around Russian Hill, the building sits next to a wooded lot, giving this studio a tree-dappled but otherwise unobstructed view of the Bay. You can also climb up to the roof for full 360º scenery. Head back indoors and stoke up a blaze in the wood-burning fireplace, and contemplate how you're going to fill all those closets-there being four in all, including two walk-ins. Finally, head through the French doors (naturellement!) to your separate dining room and kitchen, perhaps for a baguette and wedge of cheese? We'll leave that up to vous. $1825 Must-See Apartment