Sold: 135 Cole Street

Sold: 135 Cole Street


135 Cole Street
San Francisco, California

Offered at $1,450,000
Sold for $1,700,000

Masterfully Reborn!

This classic 1908 two unit building has undergone a significant down-to-the-studs renovation in 2009 where all systems were replaced and significant building upgrades were completed. Great care and attention has been given to create functional floor plans while still retaining the “soul” of the building. To accomplish this original period details such as charming window seats, original hardwood flooring, stately fireplace surrounds, beautiful pocket doors and built-ins have all been retained and are seamlessly interwoven with the modern elements in demand today.

This impressive building sits on a wide 30 foot lot allowing for expansive living spaces and bedrooms. Both units surpass 2,000 square feet over two levels and include private outdoor areas creating the luxurious feeling of a single family home. The expansive garage level includes additional storage and 2 independent parking spots with room for third tandem parking spot if needed.

The entire building will be delivered vacant making this an appealing option for investors, buyers needing more than one unit or the tenancy in common buyer due to the ease of condominium conversion.

Refer to Capital Improvement list for detailed list of renovation.

  • Two Unit Building
  • 2+ Car Garage
  • Originally Built 1908 (per tax records)
  • Extensive Renovation 2009
  • Systems Replaced 2009
  • Seismic Upgrades 2009
  • 4,768 Square Feet of Living Space (per architect)
  • Lot 30X100 (per tax records)

Spacious and Bright!

While ascending the generous stairs it’s apparent something amazing awaits. The landing is expansive and includes a charming built-in window seat which is washed in natural light from the skylight above. At the front of the home is an impressively large living room with the original fireplace and columned surround. Both the walls and fireplace surround have been professionally painted by a local artist in a rich Striae paint application.

Two of the homes bedrooms are located next and feature impressive layouts and abundant natural light. The shared bath is rich in texture and finishes with Carrara marble flooring, countertops and tub surround. The double sinks feature Kohler fixtures and the cabinetry has Restoration Hardware finishes. The marble floors are warmed by radiant heat and washed in sunlight from a skylight.

Get ready to entertain in the marvelous kitchen with Carrara marble countertops and a wall of marble tile that continues from the counter to the ceiling, truly beautiful! The luxury level appliances include a Viking gas range, 48″ industrial stainless steel vent hood, Bosch dishwasher and Jenn-Air French door refrigerator. A kitchen fit for the chef!

The modern floor plan continues to the family room, with gas fireplace, and adjoining dining room, both with direct access to the private exclusive deck.

A charming staircase leads to the next level which includes the voluminous master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, a gas fireplace and a wall of windows. The master bath is luxurious with marble floor tile which is warmed with radiant heat. The double vanity cabinet has an Antique Striae paint finish and is topped with white Quartz countertops and Kohler fixtures and Restoration hardware finishes. The master bath is washed in natural light from the skylight above. Finishing the master suite level is direct access to the roof which this unit has exclusive use of.

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full Baths
  • Two Levels of Living Space
  • Formal Living Room
  • Luxury Level Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Dining Room
  • Exclusive Use Deck and Roof Rights
  • Custom Paint Finishes
  • 3 Skylights
  • 3 Fireplaces
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Multi-Media Pre Wired
  • Original Period Details
  • In-Unit Laundry
  • 1 Car Independent Parking
  • Additional Storage
  • 2,479 Square Feet of Living Space

Capital Improvements

Included is a comprehensive list of improvements and finishes that were done in 2008/2009 during a very comprehensive renovation.

Garage/Common Area

  • West Side of building-seismic upgrade on all 4 floors including:
    • All new foundation installed (2008-2009)
    • Lower basement-steel beam
    • Each floor reinforced wood beams/sheer walls
    • Tie downs on each floor to foundation
  • East Side of building voluntary seismic upgrade:
    • Sheer walls
    • Tie downs
  • Individually metered Electric, Gas and Water for each unit
  • 2009 Electrical Services(3) including common area electrical for fast track condo conversation
  • 2009 Carrier Central Heating Furnaces(2) for each unit
  • 2009 Water Heaters(2) for each unit
  • 2009 Replaced Main Waste line to street
  • 1 plus tandem car parking for each unit

135 Cole-Upper Unit

  • 2009 plumbing, electrical, and heating systems and sound barrier isolation system between units
  • 2009 recessed/pendant lighting throughout
  • Each room wired with cable and dual channel sound to main control panel/area in hallway cabinet
  • 2009 Entry Door and Hardware
  • Skylight in hallway-entry area
  • Marvin Wood windows in front (2009)
  • Milgard Vinyl windows on side/rear (2009)
  • Wood 5 panel wood interior doors and hardware
  • Sheetrock level 5(plaster over rock) through-out
  • Venetian Plaster Striae on living room walls
  • Antique Striae on fireplace mantels and bathroom cabinets
  • Refinished dark stained red oak floors in living room, bedrooms and hallway, new dark stained red oak floors in kitchen and family room.

Kitchen: Complete Renovation 2009

  • White Carrara marble and countertop and backsplash, professionally sealed for a lifetime with Green Envirotek Inc. A multi-layered sealant approach.
  • Viking Range, Bosch DW, JennAir French Door Refrigerator
  • 48″ Industrial Stainless Range Hood
  • Custom Grey Painted cabinets with soft close-easy glide
  • Pre-wired dual channel sound

Family Room

  • Regency Direct Vent Gas Fireplace
  • Hollywood Mosaic Calacatta Marble hearth and surround
  • Multi-media pre-wired to control panel/areaPre-wired with Cat6 Cable
  • Pre-wired surround sound for 5 channels
  • Pre-wired dual-channel sound to each room in lower unit

Guest Bathroom

  • White Carrara Floor, tub surround and countertops
  • Kohler Steel Bathtub and double sink fixtures
  • Antique Striae on bathroom cabinets
  • Restoration Hardware-Italian made-Dillon Line of Hardware
  • Radiant Heat
  • Panasonic quiet heat-vent-light
  • Skylight

Master Bedroom Suite

  • Multi-media pre-wired to control closet
  • Pre-wired with HD and Cat6 Cable
  • Pre-wired surround sound for 5 channels
  • Luxurious deep pile wall to wall carpet
  • Regency Modern Gas Fireplace with Blue Crystal Rocks
  • Access to roof
  • Walk-in dual closets with built-in dresser

New Master Bathroom

  • Cloud Nine Marble Floor Tile with Twine Crackle Tub Surround Tile
  • White Quartz countertops
  • Antique Striae on Bathroom cabinets
  • Pre-wired Cat6 to wall and dual channel sound from master control panel in master bedroom
  • Extra Deep Steel Kohler Soaking Bathtub and double sink fixtures
  • Restoration Hardware-Italian made-Dillon Line of Hardware
  • Radiant Heat
  • Skylight
  • Panasonic quiet heat-vent-light unit

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