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    • 4-Br’s on 3 levels
    • Office+family room
    • 1-car pkg in internal-access garage
    • Driveway for 2nd car
    • Fully-detached - great light
    • Large updated farmhouse-style kitchen
    • Formal dining room - great light
    • Numerous classic details
    • Recessed lights & double-paned windows
    • South-facing grassy yard with lemon trees
    • Large south-facing walkout deck
    • Excellent storage
    • Beautiful facade and front veranda
    • Steps to MUNI and 24th St retail
    • Premiere location (walkscore = 92)
    • Newer roof under 20 yr warranty
    • Sq footage: 2113 per tax records
    • Year built: 1908 per 3R

    Welcome to this well-maintained, fully-detached traditional Edwardian home on a premiere, walkable Noe Valley block! Its inviting and flexible floorplan on 3 levels will appeal to all discerning city-dwellers.

    Let's start with the sizable, farmhouse-style kitchen that will make you and your guests feel right at home! It leads directly via new French doors to a spacious south-facing deck and full-size flat grassy yard complete with lemon trees. The kitchen features windows on 3 sides, admitting lovely light. It offers a versatile layout -- picture yourself entertaining a large gathering that can pass back and forth to the deck for bbq treats or sitting down to a casual breakfast on Sunday morning. The kitchen is equipped with ample wood and glass-fronted cabinets, a Bosch dishwasher, Thermador gas stove, Corian counters, a computer nook and great built-in storage options. The casual Peninsula-style counter features a secondary utility sink making it easy for multiple chefs to work their magic without bumping into each other and allows for informal breakfast bar seating.

    On this level you will also find a spacious dining room, conveniently located right next to the kitchen for efficient serving and cleanup, and well-lit from its south-facing window. The adjacent traditional living room with gas-fired fireplace features generous built-in bookcases on both sides. On this floor there is also a full guest bathroom, a family room and a bedroom.

    Downstairs you will find two more bedrooms including a comfortable private master with en-suite bathroom, and a generously-sized laundry room with side by side appliances, a utility sink and plenty of space for linens and other storage. Upstairs, there is a fully-developed attic with a den and a 4th bedroom along with 3rd full bathroom and lots of storage.

    The foundation is concrete, some of it updated during permitted renovations to the ground floor level, and windows have been updated to double-paned glass. Special features include recessed lighting, crown molding / picture rails on the main level, exquisite pressed-tin wainscotting in the dining room and hallway, gorgeous refinished wood floors, a charming front veranda and classic dental-style molding detail at the front facade. There is parking in the garage for one car (easily takes a regular-sized sedan leaving plenty of room for driver to get out) and this garage offers internal access to the rest of the house. There is also a deep driveway that may accommodate a 2nd car. The current owners recently replaced the roof (it came with a 20 yr warranty) and completed recommended repairs at the front stairs and rear deck. While this is a charming home in move-in condition, however it also offers its new owner some exciting possibilities to add value by renovating in a more contemporary style.

    This adorable residence is enviably located just half a block from Noe Valley's Church Street corridor & MUNI line, and a short stroll to Noe Valley's 24th Street’s vibrant retail strip. It is convenient to tech shuttles, bike rental, BART, and so much more! Walkscore = 92.


Welcome to Noe Valley!

Where do San Francisco hipsters move when they grow up? Noe Valley, of course. This vibrant enclave nestled in the hills above San Francisco is one of the most popular residential destinations in the entire Bay Area. You're going to love this friendly, community-oriented village-within-the-city. 

Boutique clothing stores, excellent restaurants, casual eateries, and professional offices line the blocks of 24th Street, the main artery in Noe Valley, which is located just a short stroll from 3961 26th Street. Noe Valley has its own independent bookstore. Need coffee? There are many cafes to choose from, ranging from the venerable Noe Valley Bakery to beloved Martha's and so many more. Breakfast? Try Chloe's Cafe, the long-standing favorite located just half a block away. Noe Valley offers many specialty stores, for example Parisian-style boutiques which sell only wine, cheese or chocolate. Need farm-fresh fruits and veggies, an organic cut of meat or a particular blend of honey? Check out the weekend open-air Farmers Market on 24th Street, a few blocks from 3961 26th St, where you'll be able to mix and mingle with neighbors and visitors and enjoy some musical entertainment as well. 

Noe Valley's architecture runs the gamut from some of the most expensive homes in the city, to modest starter condominiums that are affordable for younger professionals. Originally populated with charming Edwardian homes and apartment buildings, there are an increasing number of boldly innovative newer homes that have been built from the studs up -- the variety is refreshing! Like many of its neighbors, 3961 26th St dates originally from the Edwardian era and its classical facade with protruding bay windows, elegant exterior molding and welcoming front veranda is a fine example of the architecture of its time.

Some of the finest schools in the city are here in Noe Valley. Alvarado Elementary School is a highly-rated public school, notable for its level of family involvement. James Lick Middle School is also close to 1133 Church while highly-regarded private and parochial schools such as Ada Clevinger, St Philips, the Friends School, Children's Day School and La Scuola's new Mission Campus are all a short distance away. 

One of the attractive things about 3961 26th St is its location in the "flats" of Noe Valley where you don't have to navigate any significant hills to get to shopping or public transportation. While it doesn't have views, it enjoys true walkability (Walkscore = 92). Also, this location is closer to the Mission, where you can enjoy fun Valencia Street with its numerous cafes, restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutiques.

Noe Valley has become the premiere destination for residents that work on the Peninsula but want a sophisticated city lifestyle and a walkable neighborhood that supports diversity and a true community spirit. Access to 280 (via nearby Dolores Street) is very convenient and there is also handy access via the J-train (half a block away from 3961 26th St) or nearby 24th Street BART (a few blocks' walk) to the downtown financial district. If you are a couple that works both down on the Peninsula and in the Downtown Financial District, Noe Valley is just the ticket!

Noe Valley is that prized destination in San Francisco: a place where families can put down roots, where residents of every background are welcomed, and where you can be part of a real community.

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Brokers Tour:
Tues Feb 12th from 12:30-2PM

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Hugh is a Broker Associate with Zephyr Real Estate and has represented buyers and sellers in more than 275 transactions in San Francisco over the past 22 years.

As a Top Producer, and member of the Top Agent Network, Hugh consistently ranks in the top 5-10% of agents in San Francisco. He has been recognized by clients and peers in San Francisco Magazine, winning their prestigious “Five Star Agent Award” on multiple occasions. Hugh is often described as one of those brokers that other agents love to work with, and his clients experience a competitive advantage from the relationships which he has established over so many years.

Hugh is well-known for his smart, analytical and calm approach. For a seller, this means a research-driven analysis of your property value and target audience, a custom-built marketing plan, hands-on attention to every aspect of your campaign, and a nuanced approach to evaluating and negotiating offers. For a buyer, this means understanding and respecting your timeframe, budget and particular needs. Hugh's clients benefit from his thoughtful approach to value. He takes the fear and guesswork out of buying or selling a home.

Hugh has a masters degree in psychology. You will appreciate his approachability and his communication skills. Most importantly, as a true fiduciary, he is committed to the highest ethical standards and will never pressure you to act if it is not in your best interest to do so.


Hugh Groocock

Broker AssociateTop Producer, Member of Top Agent Network & Winner of Multiple 5-Star Awards in San Francisco MagazineZephyr Real EstatecalDRE# # 0120-9589(415) 971-4414 office415-277-3875