The homes on Belgrave Avenue in Cole Valley did not exist until developed as part of the Clarendon Heights neighborhood on the northern slope of Twin Peaks.
Why does Cole Street dead-endsat the base of a rocky cliff while Stanyan and Shrader dead-end at a two-block street that goes from a hike/bike trailhead at Sutro Forest to a hike/climb staircase at the bottom of Tank Hill?
One un-built Bigler Avenue is the best explanation we’ve found so far. How do we know Belgrave Avenue was developed as part of Clarendon Heights? In addition to title report docs showing when and who developed the street:
Designed to be a north/south avenue between the homes at 25 Belgrave Avenue and 19 Belgrave Avenue, it was never developed. The southern end of Bigler Avenue would have formed a four-way intersection with Twin Peaks Blvd. and Clarendon Avenue. The northern end would have formed a T-style intersection with Belgrave Avenue.
Regardless of neighborhood, one can easily argue this location is the new Broadway: the avenue with the most expensive home ($25,000,000) in the area, and with multiple homes that are now valued at over $10,000,000.
Looking for an opportunity to create you own $10,000,000+ view home atop Cole Valley? Or at the base of Clarendon Heights? No matter how you classify it, the views are stunning and the Avenue is special, even for San Francisco.
40 Belgrave Avenue, recently withdrawn, was the inspiration for this blog post. Please reach out of if you are looking for a development project.