Welcome to 2546 Folsom Street in San Francisco’s sunny and vibrant Mission District! This sprawling full-floor flat offers 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths, one-car parking, in-unit laundry, and a lovely shared garden.
This quintessentially San Francisco home has been thoughtfully updated for modern-day living, offering an open, entertainment-style layout with kitchen, dining, and living rooms all flowing effortlessly to one another. The main living space opens to a lovely shared garden, the perfect place to relax outdoors and take advantage of this amazing microclimate.
The gleaming Chef's kitchen was recently renovated and features a six-burner gas range, stainless side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker, and stainless built-in oven, all by Bosch. Beautiful custom cabinetry with soft-close mechanism provides ample storage space. Gorgeous quartz counters run the perimeter providing plenty of space for food prep and a gorgeous tiled backsplash makes for easy cleanup. While many homes claim to have a "Chef's Kitchen", this one truly does as it features warming drawers and the "chef's triangle", an efficient way of accessing the refrigerator, gas range, and sink.
Dividing the kitchen from the dining room is a breakfast bar, the perfect place to sip your morning coffee and check messages! Other features include hood ventilation and an integrated beverage fridge with wine cooler (both by Zephyr), and an easy-to-clean sink with a seamless drain and disposal.
The living room features an enormous bay window that looks out to the verdant garden, and the adjacent dining room can accommodate large dining tables, making this an ideal home for entertaining and hosting large dinner parties! Six new Bowers & Wilkins speakers, integrated into the ceiling, pipe crystal clear sound into the public spaces.
Three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths are located off the main hall which has decorative wainscoting and other period details, reminiscent of the early 1900s.
The primary bedroom is situated furthest from the street for maximal privacy and quiet. Dual closets with built-in systems offer plenty of storage and a renovated en-suite bath with dual vanities and gorgeous marble tiling accentuate the spa-like experience.
All three bedrooms in this spacious residence have amazing scale and could serve other purposes, for example, a home gym, home office, or any other purpose your heart desires. Any way you slice it, this home offers all the space you can handle and then some! Whether you use it all now or have it as space to grow into, the value for square footage is incredible.
The tastefully renovated kitchen and baths perfectly complement the old-world charm this unique home provides. Coved ceilings, bay windows, oak hardwoods with decorative inlays, picture rails, and a decorative fireplace in the front room all take you back in time.
The home also features a conveniently located laundry closet on the main hallway with stackable LG washer and dryer. A Nest thermostat controls the forced-air heating system, from the device itself or via the Nest app. The home was recently wired with CAT6 ethernet, a huge upgrade and perfect for today's work-from-home, high-bandwidth requirements. Two hardwired wireless access points maximize the WiFi signal across the sprawling residence for a seamless experience. The home also offers a plethora of storage spaces, including five large closets (some of which feature built-in Elfa systems) and two hidden storage cubbies.
The lower level of the building consists of a garage and driveway space, and the two-unit building is eligible to bypass the condo lottery.
You will be hard-pressed to find a more happening location full of cultural diversity, art, world class food, nightlife, and entertainment. The home is surrounded by some of the best neighborhood amenities anywhere in America! Getting around on foot or by bicycle is a breeze as the surrounding topography is flat. Please continue reading below for neighborhood amenities!
You’ve chosen a wonderful location with great neighborhood amenities and easy access to the rest of the city and Bay Area. The following are just a few recommendations based on our experience:
Coffee: Philz at 24th and Folsom, Sightglass on 20th, Rise & Grind at Folsom & 22nd
Treats: Try the scones at Kahnfection on 20th between Shotwell and Folsom!
Groceries: There’s a Grocery Outlet on Van Ness between 23rd and 24th which is the closest larger store. Gus’s Market on Harrison and 17th is great and an easy walk. There are several smaller markets at 23rd and Van Ness (Casa Maria), on 24th (Casa Lucas), and on Mission (2 locations of Casa Guadalupe at 25th/26th). Safeway is not far (16th and Bryant), and we also often used the nearby Trader Joes (Bryant and 9th), Whole Foods (Potrero Hill), and Costco (Harrison and 10th).
When the 12 bus line resumes service, the stop is right at the corner of 22nd
The 24th street BART station is only a 7 minute walk
There’s a CUESA Farmers market in the Mission on Thursday afternoons (22nd and Mission)
If needed, there’s a wonderful, small, licensed daycare right next door, Lisa’s Child Care. Both our children attended as babies and it was fantastic. They only have 6 or fewer children at a time and are very quiet. There’s also a great one at 23rd and Folsom (Tia’s House). Happy to put you in touch with either.
If needed, there’s a fantastic preschool on Van Ness between 18th and 19th - Petite Explorer. Also happy to refer you there!
We had cleaners in every two weeks to clean the whole house (they were with us at our prior place as well). They’re very trustworthy and do a good job - and they know the house well. Happy to refer you if you’re interested.
There are tons of great parks nearby: Jose Coronado Playground (right on the corner of Folsom and 21st), Los Ninos Unidos on 23rd and Treat, Garfield Square at Treat and 25th, Mission Playground at Valencia and 19th, Precita Park at Folsom South of Cesar Chavez, and Dolores Park.
Sunny, flat, and centrally located, the Mission represents the heart and especially the soul of San Francisco. Equally attractive to immigrants and a burgeoning herd of hipsters in ironic t-shirts, the Mission is still the melting pot of San Francisco.
Here you'll find traditional Mexican taquerias and panaderias, pop-up galleries, freshly minted block-long live/work lofts in former canneries, and a new generation of chefs determined to make their mark and earn a Michelin star. The neighborhood is highly walkable: a major urban shopping center at 16th and Potrero offers groceries, a gym, post office, office supplies, and a Peets Coffee.
The museum district at 3rd and Howard is nearby, and the ball park is not far. Public Transportation is great. MUNI bus lines crisscross the neighborhoods and there are two BART stations at 16th and Mission and 24th and Mission which serve the neighborhood. With the rise of the dot-coms in the mid-90s, the old industrial warehouses of the Mission district were converted into open-air, open-concept workspaces. These attracted a new kind of population: educated, highly-skilled, and eagerly looking for the next big thing: be it entertainment, dining, culture, or dance club. And they wanted to be able to walk to work, or at least ride their bike.
Housing was developed to match the taste and needs of this generation of newcomers. Many of the old warehouses preserved their old brick facades. Inside luxury interiors feature exposed brick walls, huge timbered beams, two-story high living rooms with airy ceilings, industrial kitchens, and of course, high-speed Internet connections. Stately turn-of-the-century homes line the sunny blocks of this uniquely San Franciscan district. In between its main thoroughfares of Dolores, Guerrero, and Valencia, you can find many smaller hidden architectural treasures dotting the intimate cross-street alleyways. San Francisco's oldest building stands at the corner of 16th and Dolores. Constructed in 1776, Mission Dolores draws the gaze of passersby with its clean, early-colonial Mexican style. It remains an active Roman Catholic church, and is open daily for services and to visitors alike. Just around the corner is Dolores Park, one of the city's great neighborhood hangouts, where you might be lucky enough to catch an outdoor performance by the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Time seems of no consequence on sunny afternoons while families recline along the comfortably sloping landscape. Daytime is for the sun-worshipping crowds, while warm nights are all about people watching.
Valencia Street is among the hippest nighttime destination on the planet. Throngs of young folks dropping into the trendy new eateries, filling the local watering holes for their fix of poetry and music, hitting the local performance spaces for inspired avant-garde happenings. You will find a cultural mecca, as well as a food experience beyond compare along these lively streets.
Public transportation is as good as it gets in the Mission. Two BART stations, at 16th and Mission and 24th and Mission, complement a complete bus schedule to downtown and beyond.