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179-181 Downey Street

San Francisco, CA 94117


  • 3 Units
  • Active
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,108 SqFt
  • MLS# 500515

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Welcome to 179 Downey Street  



Welcome to 179 Downey Street.  A stunningly beautiful, custom-home in one of San Francisco’s most revered neighborhoods, full of history and culture.  It is a home with a panoramic view of the City and the Ocean where you can watch the Sun set on the horizon from the comfort of your living room next to the fireplace or from your balcony. It has a gourmet kitchen where you can embrace the same views as you prepare your meals. This is a home that seamlessly blends modern design with classical details which make it  feel both edgy yet timeless. This spacious home also has a 2-car garage with plenty of room for toys and work space. This exceptional home also has two additional units, 181 and 181-A Downey. Perfect for long-term investment as income-producing or as a place to keep family close.

While this all might sound great, we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface as to what makes 179-181 Downey St a truly special place. 

Located at the foot of Ashbury Heights, overlooking Cole Valley, this home rests among attractive homes ranging from Victorian to Contemporary. The neighborhood exemplifies what is exciting about San Francisco architecture. This long block of Downey St extends from Frederick St to Ashbury St. The block enjoys relatively little traffic as most through-traffic is focused on the adjacent Clayton and Ashbury Streets. The relative quiet of Downey St makes it easy to forget that you are less than 4 blocks to Cole St with its restaurants, cafes, taverns, shops and beloved Cole Hardware. Venture out just a bit further and your options range from a quiet stroll in the Park to the Cultural Diversity that is Haight-Ashbury.

179 Downey is the top-level 2 BD/2BA Owner’s unit with bonus loft. 181 Downey is a 2BD/1BA flat, currently rented for $2,160/mo, and 181-A Downey is a Jr. 1BD which is vacant. All three units enjoy a west-facing deck/balcony with stairs leading to the fenced, west-facing rear yard. The large 2-Car garage is also vacant.

179 Downey has been upgraded from the original Victorian design with modern bathrooms and an extended gourmet-kitchen with granite counters, stainless-steel appliances, plentiful cabinet space and let’s not forget a view that rivals any in the City. The view is enjoyed from the Dining Room and Living Room with its soaring, vaulted beamed-ceiling. The Living Room, DIning Room and Kitchen all have new bamboo flooring. The living room has a cozy gas fireplace and a balcony that invites one to leisurely step out and take in the view and Ocean breeze. It won’t be long before you see the Parrots of Telegraph hill resting on the tree-tops outside your window. 

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