Forest Knolls brings to mind a few things: eucalyptus trees on Mount Sutro, houses built in the 1960s, and fog. This is a strictly residential neighborhood, close to the Inner Sunset but quite separated from it by a steep hill. Quiet streets, hiking paths on Mount Sutro, and houses on hillside stilts set Forest Knolls […]
Towering pillars denote neighborhood entrances to this classic residential park. Suburban, ex-urban, ahead of its time or perfectly timed? Wide streets, large lots, and fully detached homes gently grace what was once the hottest horse race in town.
Mention Midtown Terrace to many San Franciscans and you’ll be met with a quizzical gaze. Where is it? What is it? It’s a mid-century neighborhood on the west side of Twin Peaks. Think single-family homes, fully detached, with both front and rear yards, lots of green space, and peace and quiet.
St. Francis Wood
Welcome to Pacific Heights west. Developed beginning in the 1910s and 1920s on land that once belonged to Adolph Sutro, it’ll make it clear right away that you’ve arrived in San Francisco’s flagship residential park. The construction craze of the era featured the best of city amenities (sidewalks, street lights!) with wide streets, clear neighborhood boundaries, and plenty […]
Above it all and sometimes in the fog, Diamond Heights has some great mid-century homes in the neighborhood overlooking Noe Valley. Diamond Heights Village dominates the neighborhood with nearly 400 condos, some of which have incredible downtown and Bay views. You’ll need a car or quads of steel to get around in this ‘hood.
Adolph Sutro once owned all the land in Forest Hill, which his heirs sold to developers early in the 20th century. The first home in the neighborhood was sold in 1914, and it’s a safe bet that other than more mature trees and fancier cars in the garages, this stately neighborhood looks much the same […]
Forest Hill Extension
Across the street from Forest Hill. Or Laguna Honda. Or Tower Market. Home to the delightfully hidden Rockridge Terrace. And beautiful homes on nicely sized lots that don’t get the respect they deserve. Thanks, neighbors.