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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


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.


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
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 11:37:52
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