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All photos courtesy of Paragon Real Estate Group
Location: San Francisco, California
The infamous 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires destroyed most of the city, but one place where the devastating blaze stopped was the 1300 block of Russian Hill's Greenwich Street, the site of this wood-framed cottage now on the market for $1.895M. Built in the 1880s by a local butcher, the home was originally a single-story structure with an attic and basement. It was fully renovated in 1922 and again in the late 1950s, during which the living room was extended and a new staircase, windows, and roof deck (with Golden Gate Bridge views!) were added.
The 1,790-square-foot residence features a reverse floor plan, with two bedrooms on the lower level and the living and dining areas on the upper floors. The dining room includes a wine nook and the master bedroom comes with a brick patio. The fully-detached home is legally designated a condo, because it sits on the rear of the lot and lacks street access. There are thus no homeowners association fees, but insurance and maintenance costs are split between this home and a second, street-facing cottage.