48 Athens Street, San Francisco

Offered at $749,000

This charming 1930s home is situated on a generously sized lot in the Excelsior District and offers striking views of San Francisco, the Bay, and Sutro Tower. 48 Athens Street makes way for easy living with one main living-level that includes two bedrooms, one full bath, a comfortable open living room, a dining area, and a bright eat-in kitchen with a deck off the back. At the lower level you will find a single-car garage, added storage spaces, and a lovely lower deck and private brick patio. Recalling peace and tranquility from a time past, this home's set-back silhouette is worth sinking into and lingering, as the light fades into sunset.

48 Athens Street overlooks the city from a prime location on a wide, quiet residential street on the upper northwest slope of the Excelsior District. This area offers a wonderful neighborhood - well away from the bustle of Mission Street. Generally, people are attracted to the Excelsior for it's friendly community, affordability, low key and unpretentious vibe, and down-to-earth attitude. It offers diversity, and peace and quiet at an unhurried pace. It's proximity to 101/280 provides easy access to the Peninsula, Silicon Valley, and even the East Bay. The Excelsior is bordered by Bernal Heights, Mission Terrace, Portola, Crocker Amazon, Visitacion Valley, and Daly City. 

With nods to the 1930s era, this modest home offers stunning views, an expansive sized lot, and tremendous potential for an upscale remodel. And, for those digging its present day swank appeal, this home has distinctive elegance. Either way, it's easy living in one of San Francisco's most unpretentious neighborhoods. Be the first to view this home in person.

Summary of Features:

  • Two-Story Home Built in 1939
  • Stunning Views
  • 2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Open Living/ Dining Area
  • Oversized Lot (3,746 Sq.Ft. As Per Tax Records)
  • Easy Flowing Layout
  • Upper + Lower Decks, Brick Patio
  • Storage Areas
  • Covered Front Entry Porch
  • Single-Car Garage
  • Additional Driveway Parking
  • 1,050 Sq.Ft Of Living Space (As Per Tax Records)
  • Located in The Excelsior District
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Convenient Access To 101/280


What We Like:  Local Area Highlights

> Enjoying a chilled Mexican Mocha from Cumiaca Coffee on Mission Street.

> Taking our dog to St. Mary's Park Dog Park to romp and frolic with other neighborhood dogs.

> Listening to live music outdoors at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in John McLaren Park.

> Enrolling in a class at nearby City College of San Francisco.

> Filling our bike basket with fresh ingredients from local ethnic markets.

Property specialist and listing agent, Angelo Cosentino, is at the ready to help you find the right fit for your lifestyle and needs. Call (415) 298-9171 from 8 am to 8 pm, any day of the week.

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Excelsior runs along Mission Street, south of the 280 and north of Geneva Avenue. This neighborhood was once home to Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, and today hosts the annual "Jerry Day," drawing thousands of celebrants to John McLaren Park and the lovely Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. The Excelsior Festival, for the purpose of drawing people together in a family-friendly environment, pays homage to this neighborhood's cultural diversity. Another claim to fame is the filming of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the award-winning 1967 movie. The Excelsior Playground boasts vivid murals along with the tennis courts and recreation center, and the 56-acre Crocker-Amazon Park offers basketball, tennis and bocce ball courts as well as baseball and soccer fields. Local businesses, such as the acclaimed Tortas Boos Voni eatery and the hip Broken Record Bar, sit comfortably alongside young families and old-time residents.


Open Houses:

Saturday, September 30th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 1st from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 7th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 8th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Brokers Tour:

Tuesday, October 3rd from 2:00 - 3:30 pm



Welcome Monday, October 9th by 5:00 pm


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