680 2nd Avenue
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Grand and stately, this re-imagined Victorian offers approximately 3300 square feet of living; 5 bedrooms, 3 baths in prime Inner Richmond location. Exceptional, open floor plan articulates a modern point of view with large dining room open to classic remodeled kitchen and direct access to spacious backyard. The kitchen features abundant storage, Thermador commercial grade range and refrigerator, Carrera slab counter and backsplash, adjacent laundry room. The living room is just slightly separated by 2 glass doors offering a private moment in this open floor plan. The second level provides 3 bedrooms in grand scale off a pavilion like hallway. The top floor holds 2 more, lavishly large bedrooms. The first floor of this home features a second unit that flexes as bonus family space or a guest suite/income producing studio with its own private entrance and bath. Garage and set back allows for 2 car parking with a 3rd car in curb cut.
Your classic San Francisco home holds a historic pedigree; built by Fernando Nelson who lived next door and no wonder why, as the magic of Golden Gate Park unfolds steps away. Clement and Laurel Village restaurants and shopping are just a short stroll away.
About the builder
This home was built by Fernando Nelson, a prolific contractor.
Nelson built custom homes based on two basic plans he presented on an index card: plan A was on one side and B was on the other which clients could modify. Many homes were set up to later be altered to two units with all the plumbing at the back. Nelson bought Victorian embellishments in bulk which clients could select and specify.
Having built approximately 4000 homes in Noe, Castro and Duboce Triangle, Fernando Nelson purchased the parcel from Arguello to 3rd and from Anza to Cabrillo. Nelson chose this block as the site of his own home. He lived next door at 684 2nd Avenue and built a home for his son on this block at 694 2nd Ave.
A signature embellishment is the donuts: the circular redwood embellishments above the portico.
Well known for its pockets of Russian and Chinese culture, there is always something unique to explore in the Inner Richmond District. Much like the Outer District, you will find similar row houses along the hilly streets. With / Golden Gate Park, Presidio, and plenty of local attractions and food all within a mile radius of the Inner Richmond District, there is never a dull moment in this vibrant Bay Area neighborhood.
When Inner Richmond residents are craving an amazing meal, they will usually head over to Clement Street. Sandwiched in between Geary and Balboa Street, Clement Street’s notable local restaurants include:
Burma Superstar: Plenty of incredible Asain fusion cuisine can be found at this small, popular restaurant.
Eats: Short on space but big on flavor, Eats features some amazing breakfast options that will jumpstart your morning.
Halu Restaurant: If you love ramen and other Japanese staples, this is a must-visit.
Arsicault Bakery: Heralded by Sunset Magazine as having the best croissant in San Francisco, you will also find plenty of other savory/sweet baked goods.
Just north of the Inner Richmond District you will find Mountain Lake Park. Located near the southwest section of Presidio, residents and tourists love to ride bikes or run/walk along the lake. Mountain Lake Park also offers many of the amenities you’d expect from a park: off-leash dog area, tennis/basketball courts, a playground, and picnic areas. Living in Inner Richmond also provides easy access to one of San Francisco’s most popular golf courses. Presidio Golf Course’s entrance is located near the intersection of Arguello and Pacific; once you arrive, you will be treated to a majestic forest-lined golf course. Afterwards, you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and food inside their beautiful clubhouse.
The Presidio and its 1000-plus acres of space have more to offer than parks and golf courses. The headquarters of both Disney and Industrial Lights and Magic are located near the northeast corner, and employees of either can enjoy a morning or afternoon walk to and from work. As the area continues its revitalization, there’s no telling what fun and adventure will be available in Presidio in the years to come!