129-131 College Ave.
2 BR + 3 BR, 1 BA + 1 BA San Francisco Duplex/TIC For Sale
129-131 College Ave.
Address: 129-131 College Avenue
Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
Bedrooms: 2 BR + 3 BR
Bathrooms: 1 BA + 1 BA
Style: Duplex or TIC
Parking: 2-Car Garage
Bernal Heights / Glen Park Duplex or Tenancy-in-Common
Nestled between the popular Bernal Heights and Glen Park neighborhoods, 129-131 College Ave is ideal for those looking for a classic San Francisco duplex with options. Owner-occupy and subsidize your mortgage! Partner up as TIC and condo-convert! Invest in SF’s strong rental market!
The location is great for walking, biking, public transit, and the highway commute: easy access to Bernal Heights, half a mile to Glen Park Village, Noe Valley and the Mission. Freeway access for the South Bay is a breeze via the 101 and 280.
Unit 129 is the top floor flat offering 2 full bedrooms, plus a sunroom ideal for a 3rd bedroom, nursery, guest room or office. As you enter the flat, be sure to check out the creative use of the entry: a perfectly functional and efficient home office! Unit 131 has 2 bedrooms (one without benefit of closet) and the same classic details.
Both units have a split bathroom, hardwood floors with inlay, coved ceilings, a spacious living room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, in-unit laundry and secure access to the garage via side breezeway. Move-in condition with potential to create your dream kitchen and bath….think upside!
• Classic SF Duplex, 1926 Construction
• 129 – Upper Flat: Owner-Occupied
• 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath and Efficient Home Office
• TIC Price $649,000
• 131 – Lower Flat: Vacant
• 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
• TIC Price $599,000
• Both Units:
• Hardwood Floors w/ Inlay, Coved Ceilings, Natural Light
• In-Unit Laundry, Eat-in Kitchen, 1 Full Bathroom
• 2-Car Garage plus Storage
• Bay and Southern Views
• Spacious Fenced Yard
• Intersection of Bernal Heights and Glen Park:
• Easy South Bay or Downtown Commute: I-280 and 101
• Half Mile to Glen Park BART Plus Muni Access
• WalkScore – Very Walkable! Excellent Transit! Very Bikeable!
A Note from the Seller
Dear Prospective Buyer,
We have loved owning our building at 129-131 College Avenue. This home has seen us through many milestones and holds many of our family memories. We have had amazing tenants throughout the years and enjoyed sharing our space and building friendships with other families. We have been so happy living here and we know you will be also.
In San Francisco, your neighborhood is almost like an extension of your home. Located on the border of Bernal Heights and Glen Park, this neighborhood has so much to offer. It’s an easy walk to get to all the wonderful shops, restaurants, and farmer’s markets in both neighborhoods, and also to walk to Noe Valley and the Mission. You will find both small hidden gems and San Francisco’s favorites, such as pizza at Gialina, ice cream at Mitchell’s, and wonderful playgrounds at Holly Park, St. Mary’s Park, and Upper Noe Rec Center. We also regularly take advantage of hikes and runs at beautiful Glen Canyon and Bernal Hill with its gorgeous city and bay views. Just down the block, you’ll find the best pupusas in the world at Balompie, a great cup of coffee at Cafeto, and up and down the street are some of the nicest neighbors you’ll ever meet. We’ve been particularly impressed by the organization and ambition of the College Hill Neighborhood Association (CHNA). The CHNA is driving positive change for the micro-neighborhood – public art installations, organizing block parties, community barbecues and they have the ear of our Supervisor, Scott Weiner, who is a regular attendee to the CHNA events.
The transit options near 129-131 College Ave are fantastic. We have very easy highway access to both 101 and 280 and can walk to the Glen Park BART station in under ten minutes. There are also all of the Mission buses, the J Church line is a short walk, as are many of the tech commuter bus stops. Overall, this neighborhood provides an excellent combination between the excitement of city living and also the ease of transportation and the beauty of nature.
As much as we have enjoyed the neighborhood, we might have loved our home even more! We fell in love with the original period details – the art tiles on the fireplace surround, the beautiful hardwood floors and moldings, the original light fixtures, the cute and functional breakfast nook. Over time we also expanded into the tiny footprint we have in our entryway – building out our home office, which is an amazing space to close yourself off from the rest of the house and concentrate to get work done. Another little feature we ended up finding very useful was the security gate – every morning, we’d leave it open and when we returned UPS/USPS/FedEx would have delivered our packages and closed the gate behind them (No more lugging boxes home from work or tracking things down at the post office.) We loved utilizing the back bedroom for our kids. It was especially useful when they were each infants because it was just a few steps to their room to sooth them back to sleep. We have also really enjoyed our backyard – both for bbq’s and parties with friends, as well as a good spot to throw a ball or blow some bubbles with the kids.
We hope you love living here as much as we did!