If you happened to be walking your dog along this quiet, tree-lined stretch of 18th Street just out of earshot from the heart of the Castro, you would probably glimpse its traditional facade and just keep walking, without a pause to gawk. But, little would you know, dear passerby, what wonders wait inside.
Fact is, the four-level, two-unit tenancy-in-common (condominium status pending) has been renovated down to the studs and tricked out—courtesy of SF design firm Greene & Grey—with all the modern trappings you could ever want—and more.
4662 18th Street (The Upper Unit)
Seriously, looks can be deceiving, and to call these homes "units" doesn't do them justice. The upstairs residence here has two levels connected by a beautiful glass staircase; light oak wood floors; a large great room with a fireplace; an open kitchen with a Thermador gas range and, attention chefs, a double oven, built-in coffee maker and microwave; and an extravagant master suite. Luxuriate in the latter with double vanities and huge backlit mirrors; a free-standing bathtub for prime relaxation; and a shower with three shower heads, all done up in chic Ann Sacks and Porcelanosa tiles. Three additional bedrooms, Sonos-ready speakers, and a roof deck with a built-in barbecue make this home perfect for families who love to entertain. Kick back next to the rooftop fire pit and take in the views of Twin Peaks. (PS: There's also an office with bay windows, a laundry room, garage, and two storage spaces. Civilized, no?)
Asking price: $2,695,000
4660 18th Street (The Lower Unit)
All the stylish amenities of the upstairs residence apply to the lower one as well. Here, there's more airy open-plan living, top-of-the line appliances, and contemporary design flourishes. In this slightly smaller space, look for three total bedrooms and a downstairs family room that opens onto this home's piece de resistance: a private backyard (hello, dog lovers!), complete with a wet bar, refrigerator, built-in barbecue, and fire pit.
Asking price: $2,349,000
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