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118 Elsie Exterior

We’re not sure it’s a fair fight, but with the “modern architectural view home” at 118 Elsie having just hit the market listed for $1,295,000, a reader suggests a bare knuckles cage match with the contemporarily rebuilt 1687 Alabama Street which hit the market last week listed for $1,249,000 but has since been raised to $1,299,000.

118 Elsie Living

118 Elsie has been listed at 1,931 square feet versus 1687 Alabama which was listed without but a reader reports to be 1,500. Both homes offer three bedrooms and two baths.

118 Elsie Bath
∙ Listing: 118 Elsie Street (3/2) 1,931 sqft – $1,295,000 [talklein.com]
From Contractors Special To Reborn Contemporary Home On Alabama [SocketSite]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Bernalite

    Sexy.

  2. Posted by soccermom

    It’s a pretty house, nicely done!
    The bathroom shot is more grist for my, “Maybe people really do want Ikea in their seven figure homes” mill.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/bathroom/tools/bathroom_rooms_ideas/#/20111_bars17a_01
    But then, maybe in the house it’s the fancy kind. See, I still can’t tell the difference.

  3. Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

    I give credit to the stager for deciding on a minimalist aesthetic and then faithfully carrying it out over the entire interior, even if I personally prefer closed cabinets in kitchens (this place isn’t a loft).
    Well done, Mr. or Ms. Stager. Less is more.

  4. Posted by Willow

    I prefer the location of the Alabama house. Being so close to Precita Park is a huge plus. It’s turning into a smaller version of Dolores Park / larger version of South Park. The immediate area I can only see getting more desirable over time.

  5. Posted by lyqwyd

    This price seems reasonable for the size and quality of finishes.

  6. Posted by Bernie Hill

    Bigger views on Elsie Street. Plus the west Bernal views are very dramatic with the fog billowing over twin peaks at night. Looks like more space too.
    But I agree, the location on Alabama is much more desirable. Elsie is really not very walkable at that point.

  7. Posted by Bernie Hill

    Edit – west facing views …

  8. Posted by inmycountry

    From the photo of the facade I was excited for this house…but after looking at the floor plans not so much. The flow is awkward with lots of jogs and steps on the first and second floors.

  9. Posted by nancydrew99

    I agree with inmycountry, the exterior is nice, but I’m not as impressed by the interior/finishes. Seems rather bland, but maybe that is because I am a fan of more traditional interiors in general.
    I’ll be curious to see which property (Elsie or Alabama) sells for a higher price.
    On a related note, does anyone know if a permit is required to attach a pergola to the front of your home, as is seen here?

  10. Posted by jack

    Saw the Elsie property this Sunday. Not a fan of the lay-out, and wondering if the views will make up for the awkward-to-me spaces.
    Wife calls Elsie $1.45m and Alabama $1.35m. I am with her on Alabama for $1.35m but Elsie at $1.3m.

  11. Posted by 94114

    Sold for 1.375.

  12. Posted by guest

    ^ split decision!

  13. Posted by jack

    ^ Hahah, magic, isn’t it. Although I wonder if we should apply the “Price is Right” rule of no overages. In that case, I win (in my mind)!
    We’re now awaiting the results of Alabama. Wondering why it’s taking so long.

  14. Posted by R

    Still waiting on 1687 Alabama to close.. they seem to be taking their sweet time.
    But in the meantime, elsewhere in Bernal, 74 Banks went pending asking $1.2mm, 200-2 Anderson went pending asking $1.3mm, 220 Elsworth went pending asking $1.2mm, 20 Massasoit went pending asking $1.275mm, and there’s four others pending between $850k and $1mm. Wow. That’s got to be a record for Bernal.
    Why?

  15. Posted by R

    1687 Alabama closed at 1.315.

  16. Posted by vanillablue

    $887 per square foot…wow. Nice house, but I was not expecting to see Noe prices at the south end of Precita Park.

  17. Posted by jack

    Oh man, we over-estimated. Oh well.

  18. Posted by jack

    “But in the meantime, elsewhere in Bernal, 74 Banks went pending asking $1.2mm, 200-2 Anderson went pending asking $1.3mm, 220 Elsworth went pending asking $1.2mm, 20 Massasoit went pending asking $1.275mm, and there’s four others pending between $850k and $1mm. Wow. That’s got to be a record for Bernal.”
    Interestingly enough, 74 Banks closed at $1.25m, 200-2 Anderson at $1.475m, and 20 Massasoit $1.35m. Quite impressive, I think.

  19. Posted by Vanillablue

    This house sold for $1.815M in March. Almost 40% appreciation in less than 3 years.

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