Presented by Lucinda Otto
4144 23rd St, San Francisco
Above it all in a quiet neighborhood, but a short stroll to all the amenities that make Noe Valley such a desirable place to call home. Climb the stairs to this private retreat. Enter an open, spacious living area with big, beautiful views to the south at one end and french doors opening to a deck at the other. Beyond the deck is a lovely, brick-terraced back yard filled with blooming flowers, grassy areas to relax, even room for a vegetable garden, all sheltered by mature plants with a view of Twin Peaks. The updated kitchen, with a huge skylight, opens to a family room for casual relaxing. A convenient half bath completes this level. Upstairs, two large bedrooms face the views to the south or overlook the peaceful back yard. A large bathroom features a soaking tub and separate shower with skylight. An enormous closet on the upper landing could be adapted for a variety of uses. On the lower level, a large basement with laundry enjoys many seismic upgrades. Very livable as it is, this home offers expansion potential on both the upper and lower levels.
Steps from the 24 Divisadero bus and just a few blocks from the J Church, public transit is a breeze. Alvarado Elementary school and James Lick Middle school are within a block or two, plus numerous private school options. Just two blocks down the hill is the 24th Street shopping corridor featuring Whole Foods Market and a number of small boutiques, bars and restaurants. Noe Valley Library is two blocks over on Jersey Street, while following Castro Street in the other direction leads to another lively shopping and dining area, featuring the famous Castro Theater.
4144 23rd St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Noe Valley is a picturesque neighborhood that is located almost directly in the center of San Francisco. Thanks to adjacent Twin Peaks, it is sheltered from the coastal fog and winds that tend to blanket the rest of the city, giving it a unique microclimate that is warmer and sunnier than many other districts.
Noe Valley is also home to the highest concentration of row houses in San Francisco, lending it an overall striking appearance. The neighborhood is lined with classic Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture, along with friendly, high-end retail and hospitality businesses, making the district feel like a small town. The shape of the neighborhood is also a result of the few major thoroughfares that come into the area, keeping the streets free from the usual heavy city traffic.
Unlike most residential neighborhoods, Noe Valley has an exhilarating rhythmic energy. While it has a small-town feel, the neighborhood itself is quite expansive. There are two main commercial strips lined with upscale restaurants and décor boutiques with dozens of kid- and pet-friendly storefronts and cafes. The area is known to have more stroller traffic than automobiles, making it a popular place for young families; but it has an equally large population of young professionals that fill up the neighborhood bars and restaurants late into the night.
Noe Valley locks in a truly traditional residential San Francisco haven. Its thriving pulse, convenient location, and distinctive charm keep longtime inhabitants happy while attracting new residents.