Living the San Francisco Dream


Studios for sale - Location, Location, Location

There is a wide variety of housing types in San Francisco, and with space at a premium and prices high, it's not surprising that condominiums make up a large part of the housing in the areas closest to downtown. I've often written about some different options, like these 3 in the Middle Polk neighborhood or these a couple of blocks to the west.

We've all heard the old saw about "Location! Location! Location!" when it comes to real estate, and that's our focus today.

Today we head a few more blocks to the west deep into the heart of Pacific Heights, past beautiful Lafayette Park, past the Fillmore neighborhood shopping area, and over to Alta Plaza Park (which I consider the sister of Lafayette Park) and focus on two studio condos. These are located a block apart, one on Scott Street, directly across from Alta Plaza and the other right on Jackson, across the street from the Town School for Boys. These are premier locations, without a doubt.

2311 Scott Street #3 is a large, remodeled studio of about 510 square feet, with a separate den or office area. Lovely Palladian windows look across the street to Alta Plaza so if you have a dog (2 pets allowed here, no weight limitation) you're in luck. A garage with 1-car parking and extra storage areas is included. Offered for sale by the Paragon Real Estate Group for $745,000, I'm ready to help a buyer investigate a possible purchase.

2311 Scott Street(exterior of 2311 Scott Street)


Around the corner, at 2727 Jackson Street, Unit #1 is a studio offered for sale by Alain Pinel Realtors. Reported to be built in 1900, you'll feel history in this elegant neighborhood. This studio has been renovated, features an exceedingly large kitchen, and a great room for living. High ceilings, a gas fireplace and period details adds to the charm of living here. The ownership is a tenancy-in-common (TIC) which is a variation in home ownership I'm happy to explain to potential buyers.

2727 Jackson

No matter what type of housing is right for you, it's here, and often at a monthly cost less than renting.

Is buying right for you? Give me a call, let's talk.


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 12 commentsLottie Kendall • July 19 2016 05:24PM



You clearly know the condo market in your area and are ready to help buyers interested in studio living.  No doubt buyers will be pleased to know there are options in your fast-paced and expensive market, especially in your immediate area!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 4 years ago

Hi Jeff Dowler CRS - When my husband and I moved to a condo in San Francisco almost 5 years ago, many people said they wanted to do what we did. So, I joined the Board of Realtors here as well as on the Peninsula and keep up to speed on condos-- different prices, sizes and amenities.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

Hi Lottie Kendall ,  I have noticed that there are more and more places now that are welcoming dogs, like 2311 Scott Street.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 4 years ago

Lottie, a studio with 510 sq ft of living space for $745K - hard to believe these prices. 

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 4 years ago

Lottie I have to smile , San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles if you can find a Studio Apartment the sticker shock would make the rest of the country get a heart attack:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 4 years ago

Anyone thinking of buying a home in your area should call you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago

Good morning, Larry Johnston - San Francisco is a pet-friendly city, although many condos have a 1-pet policy, with weight limit.

Gita Bantwal - thank you for your comment; I love helping buyers find their spot in San Francisco.


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® - yes, prices here are high, but as high as they are, renting is even more costly. 

Hello Endre Barath, Jr. - without a doubt we live in high cost areas -- but we wouldn't trade it, would we?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

Lottie you are so right, Diane's favorite city is yours and it has been too long since we did a weekend escape like we used to do before 2005......I guess there is time to get back into our old routine....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 4 years ago


Your new studios for sale listing located at 2311Scott Street, San Francisco California is in a great location in the City..

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

Aloha Lottie, smaller seems to be a lot more popular these days, although 510 sq.ft. is certainly enough space for a bedroom if designed properly and the space lends itself.

The tenancy is common is an interesting ownership option you don't see very often. I was just looking at $1.7 million studio at Colony Surf and it's indeed the location, location, location!

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) about 4 years ago

I agree, Kimo Stowell - more and more people are discovering they like the simplicity of living in a smaller space. I'm sure the studio at the Colony Surf is delightful!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago