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Listed with Kevin K. Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, 243 Romain Street is refreshed, remodeled and refined single-family home. Thanks to the large its large front windows, 243 has views from the Bay to Twin Peaks with a flowing floor plan to the home’s pleasant backyard and patio. Sunrise and sunset at 243 are magical as is the view of the City’s bustling skyline beneath you. This Mid-Century single-family home has 2 bedrooms, 1 newly remodeled bathroom & newly remodeled kitchen. 243’s master suite has a large walk-in closet, laundry closet and direct dual-French door access to its landscaped, serene and private backyard with a 220+ sqft patio that allows for outdoor living as well; ≈1,045 sqft of living area.

One-car parking in the street-level garage that has adjacent storage space and bike storage rack. 243 is located in the centrally situated Twin Peaks neighborhood near Rooftop Elementary & Middle School, Eureka Valley and the Castro District with easy access to MUNI and 101/280. 


  • Single-Family Home | 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1 garage
  • SF MLS: 420070
  • MLS District: 5D (Twin Peaks)
  • List Price: $995,000
  • Last Sold: $1.1M (August 2013)
  • Area: ≈ 1045 sqft (as per appraiser)
  • Zoning: RH-1, 40′ Height Limit (click here for more)

What Do Other Agents Think?

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(+127%, 29 Days on Market, Pending after 3)

Thanks Kevin!!  We love our new house!  It’s absolutely perfect for us and we are still amazed that it’s actually ours now.

You knew we were interested in a house, but it had been a while (a year?) since we had seen each other or discussed real estate.  You remembered us though, and when we ran into each other a month ago (you were rushing to the pet store to get food for your dog), you stopped what you were doing and took the time to catch up and describe a house you thought might be a perfect match for us.  Indeed, it was a perfect match for us, and two days later when we stopped by to see it in person, we fell in love with it the minute we walked inside.

Buying a house is complicated, and there are numerous factors to consider and decisions to make. You helped us understand all of these, and you made yourself constantly available to answer our questions. You helped us craft an offer that the seller accepted over the others, including one that was all cash. We feel so lucky that we had you on our side. Without your help and guidance, none of this would have happened.

We were impressed by your attentiveness to all the architectural details of the house, and by your thoughtful suggestions on all sorts of aesthetic options.  We look forward to keeping you in the loop on changes we may make in the future. You were friendly and helpful, but also a consummate professional throughout the entire process.  We highly recommend your services to anyone else who might be interested in buying or selling a home.

— Patch K.

Buyer, Apple

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  • Brand new bathroom features include all new: soaker tub/shower, new oak dual vanity + pulls from Bauerware, new full-length mirror, new recessed lights, tile and new dual-flush, low-flow toilet
  • Solar Panels plugged into the power grid
  • Brand new master bedroom carpet; energy-efficient LED recessed lighting; dog door
  • Brand new ceiling light fixtures in living room and over kitchen peninsula (they’re rubber!) from Propellerhead & H.D. Buttercup
  • Brand new Benjamin Moore & Dunn Edwards interior & exterior paint throughout
  • Expansion potential* stunning panoramic views from the roof
  • Smart thermostat, central forced air heating; 100 amp service; dual-pane windows & doors
  • Brand new: kitchen sink, faucet, disposal, pure white quartz countertop and backsplash, GFCI outlets;
  • KitchenAid French-door refrigerator/deep chest drawer freezer; 5-burner gas stove, gas oven; microwave/exhaust fan combination; Bosch dishwasher
  • Frigidaire washer/dryer in its own closet
  • Keyless Schlage entry lock
  • Bay Alarm components installed
  • Located on SF Bike Route
  • Walk Score = 74 (Very walkable)
  • Transit Score = 79 (Excellent) 37 Corbett bus line at top of block


*Consult an architect or other professional to investigate


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The Floor Plan.


Architectural Notes.

The windows give 243’s functionally efficient open living and dining space and expansive feel.

A pristine kitchen with new counters, sink and hardware that meets the chef’s triangle work-flow layout is nevertheless integrated into this open living space that is also anchored by a small patio and wood-burning fireplace. 

There are two bedrooms, laundry closet with Frigidaire machines, and brand-new large bathroom, large master walk-in closet with California closet organizational fixtures.

Large, intimate and private backyard with flowering trees, patio with California-correct landscaping that is directly accessible from the master bedroom and, when all doors are open, is in a direct sight-line from the entry way. 

The entire living area is elevated off street-level where there is a one-car garage plus storage area, driveway and succulent garden that leads up to a brand new entry landing.   

The home’s ceiling heights give it a bright and airy feel.

Before and After.

243’s seller faced a series of circumstances that required me to attend and take care of the Property for several months before it could be brought to market. Among other concerns was how would we present a property that had been on the market several times over the past with the most recent sale being in August 2013. After assessing the situation and bringing my insights of what buyers seek, the remodeling references and resources that Vanguard is known for, I was able to present an Action Plan that was comprehensive and detailed down to paint colors and drawer pulls the seller should install. Identifying appropriate, yet affordable custom materials, and vendors proved an illuminating and exciting experience and one the seller appreciates. You can see the results and the difference these strategic efforts produced.

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