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CarlSt245

Address 245 Carl St
Neighborhood 5m Cole Valley UCSF
Units 2br/1br/2br
Parking 1 plus motorcycle (can park across driveway)
Price $1,195,000
Link MLS
Date Noticed 6/11
Notes From Radhi
SqFt 3800
Year Built 1906
Visited 6/11 Jenny, Dave and Aneel - Joslyn and Kris

Comments

Anca
Jeff
Dave Visited this unit on Sunday. It definitely has the "wow" factor that makes you really want to like it (the backyard is really impressive). I liked that the upper unit was open and not claustrophobic. Obviously neighborhood and proximity to transit were great. Some big minuses: first, this would only work for five of us. Second, proximitity to the N might be a headache for whoever gets the front unit. Third, one vehicle parking probably means we'd have to find off-unit parking, though Kezar might be a good possibility and is close. The big draw is the deck/backyard, which as Jenny pointed out to me, is theoretically something we could do to another backyard (including installing the deck) if we had the space. I also liked that this unit had great storage and two tool rooms (one in the basement, one in the backyard).
Jenny great transit, shops, park, safety, yard. Could move-in without unnecessary expensive upgrades so cost-effective. With Aneel in another unit, we didn't need an extra bathroom or more common space. The top unit was fairly open (not a lot of walls taking up space) and Aneel's unit shielded us from N Judah noise. Hot tub! But it is too small for entire group, there is not enough parking (although Aneel got off-street). Dave would need to up his monthly (which he is willing to do). I'm curious to see what Peter's loans would look like for this sub-group.
Aneel Pretty nice. Great deck/backyard. Floor plan would work, though it's not ideal for me. I'd probably have to use the living room as my bedroom for length reasons. Don't know what I would do with the kitchen or the other room. Easy to sell later, because of separation of units. Neighborhood is a little dull, pricey, and somewhat foggy. The N passing my bedroom at 5am is a definite minus, but I would probably get used to it. However, if my room were the living room from the 2br, and the front unit became the music room/living room and Jenny's room/office for the combined unit, this would work well for me.
Kris Major cons: Parking. Tandem driveway parking is not going to cut it in that neighborhood - the driveway is too likely to be crowded in such a way that parallel parking in front of it will be impossible. So someone will have to find separate parking. Cons: Lower unit heating only exists in living room; bedrooms will need electric heat, which is expensive. N-Judah is audible. Major pros: Backyard and deck are amazing. Pros: Public transit is right nearby. I can walk to swimming pool. Grocery and hospital around the corner.
Joslyn
Radhi

MLS

Flexible 3 unit building in Cole Valley close to restaurants, shops, transportation & GG Park. 2 units are 2 bd & 1 unit is 1 bd. Charming south-facing backyard & 1 car garage.

# of Units 	3
# Parking Spaces 	1
Unit1 Identification 	247
Unit 1 # of Rooms 	4
Unit2 Identification 	245B
Unit 2 # of Rooms 	3
Unit3 Identification 	245A
Unit 3 # of Rooms 	4
Unit 3 Rents For 	2350.00
Unit 3 Rent Source 	Rental
Features
Parking 	Garage, Auto Door, Interior Access
Type 	Flats, 2 Story
Style 	Edwardian
Exterior 	Wood Siding
Unit 1 	2 Bedrooms
Unit 1 Includes 	Carpets, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Balcony/Deck
Unit 2 	1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Unit 2 Includes 	Carpets, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Fireplace(s)
Unit 3 	2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
Unit 3 Includes 	Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Balcony/Deck
Floors 	Partial Carpet, Partial Hardwood, Linoleum
Foundation 	Concrete Perimeter
Construction 	Wood Frame
Roof 	Shingle
Heating/Cooling 	Baseboard Heaters
Laundry Appliances 	In Common Area, Appliances-Owned
Miscellaneous 	Garden, Landscaping-Rear, Fenced Yard, Deck(s), Fireplace(s), Storage Area(s)

Public can Edit Revision 10 by aneel at 2006-06-13 18:37:52
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