My clients bought their 2 bedroom, 1 bath flat as newlyweds and had outgrown the space. Now, five years later, they have a two-year old son and are expecting a new daughter in a couple of months. So they wanted a single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, all on the same level, in a certain price range. They wanted to be in a safe, family-friendly neighborhood. They also needed parking for three vehicles: his, hers and his work car!
These are a challenging set of constraints to work with, to say the least.
Over a three month period, we looked at dozens of homes in person and literally hundreds online. They made offers on three other homes that did not work out. Then, I previewed a charming mid-century home that had been in the same family since 1956 and I thought that this could be their future home!
The home was detached on three sides, which is very unusual for San Francisco, and it seemed to have everything that they were looking for. Besides having 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on one level, the house enjoys good light from the large windows and four skylights. The home has expansion potential downstairs for a future family room and guest bath. There is a 2 car garage and parking for the third car in front of the house. In addition, a highly rated public school is one block away.
Both sets of grandparents came to see the house to give it their stamp of approval. There were multiple offers on the property and my clients submitted the winning bid. After taking possession of the home, my clients remodeled the kitchen, both bathrooms and made numerous improvements before they moved in.