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Lake Street Condominium: Arts & Crafts Flat

454 Lake Street
(NE corner of 6th Ave)

454 Lake Street, SF CA     


Two bedroom condominium flat in a 5 unit Arts & Crafts building. Formal dining room, fireplace, garage, storage room. Size: 986 sf (per tax records). HOA dues: $398/month.

Price: $895,000


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This classic handsome Arts & Crafts style building (ca 1912), with its bold square corner tower capped with pointed arch decorated corbels supporting the cornices, is a fine example of Medieval and Gothic influenced design. The clinker brick base and pebble dash finished stucco facade is characteristic of early 20th century A&C buildings. The facades are enriched by the many windows with their distinctive Gothic arched upper sashes. The Lake Street entryway, very detailed, has a beautiful marble mosaic floor, with terrazzo stairs that lead to the original front doors.

Inside is a charming winding stairway that leads to this second floor flat. The spacious living room, formal dining room, and hall are highly detailed with beamed ceilings and high plate rails. There is a fireplace flanked by bookcases in the dining room. There are two bedrooms, a split bath, and an original kitchen. This is an excellent floor plan, the original detailing is intact, and the entire flat is very bright and sunny from its many windows. There is oak flooring throughout except in the kitchen and bathroom.

This building's systems have been generally upgraded with circuit breakers, copper supply plumbing, and some seismic retrofitting. This is a steam heat building, supplied by a newer boiler system. There is one car independent parking on the 6th Avenue side, with a small storage room adjacent. The building shows pride of ownership and is so San Francisco in every way. This wonderful flat has not been on the market in more than a generation.


The Lake Street corridor is a highly desirable residential neighborhood known for its large homes and handsome architecture. This corner is very close to the Presidio and to Mountain Lake Park, one of the city's prettiest yet little known parks. There is excellent shopping nearby at the Laurel Shopping Center on California Street, many good restaurants on Clement Street, and express Muni bus service on California Street directly to the financial district.


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