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Natalie Rome & Derek Chin present:

Exceptional Divisadero home


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This handsome Alamo Square one bedroom, one bath penthouse retreat is nestled atop a charming 5 unit Craftsman-style building. This is a cleverly remodeled unit w/peaked ceilings, sparkling white walls and natural light wood floors throughout. The living room features skylights, strategically placed mirror/built-ins, full of pleasing angles, light and reflection. One one end of the condo, a cozy bedroom with a view, built-in dresser, & mirrored door closet spanning the full length of one wall. Prepare for the day in the spa-like bath with its luxurious walk-in stone shower, large vanity in a tasteful combination of wood and granite, and a linen closet. The spacious chef's kitchen stands out with its stately white cabinetry, porcelain farm sink, luxurious thick granite counters, and breakfast bar. Prior to the installation of a new roof, the kitchen opened onto an expansive exclusive use deck, ideal for entertaining. (With new permitting, it's our understanding a new deck can be erected.) In the meantime, relax in the landscaped, common garden. Abundant storage can be tucked under eaves & in the basement. Location, location, location: around the corner from Alamo Square, the iconic and beautiful Painted Ladies and downtown vistas, and only a block away from the happening Divisadero corridor, close to Hayes Valley and Haight Ashbury. 96 Walk Score, 96 Bike Score easily gets you anywhere in the city that you want to go. Walk to Bi-Rite market, Nopa, The Mill, Souvla, tech shuttles, MUNI lines, GG Park. 

What I Love...

Living here, I have loved:
At home: 
  • The beautiful, spacious spa shower with amazing water pressure
  • The city views out both sides of the home, and watching the fog roll in over Sutro Tower
  • The chef's kitchen with such smart storage and space for every little thing
  • The incredible light throughout the whole apartment, even on a gloomy SF day
  • The incredible amount of storage - two huge reach-in closets, the thoughtfully constructed built-in dressers, and more storage than I could ever need in the crawl spaces along both sides of the house, as well as a huge storage space in the basement.
  • The privacy: no shared walls, not worrying about neighbors being able to see inside
  • The quiet and serene outdoor space with beautiful views tucked back from the street
The neighborhood: 
  • Reading a book in Alamo Square Park or getting a coffee and walking to look at the Painted Ladies and city view beyond
  • Everything on Divis - The Mill for great bread, the best oyster happy hour in the city at Bar Crudo, being dangerously close to Birite on nights I didn't feel like cooking, a southern breakfast at Brenda's, cocktails on the beautiful patio at Horsefeather - the list is endless.
  • The amazing Sunday Farmers Market at Fell and Baker
  • Walking around the Panhandle on my lunch break
  • A quick walk to Hayes Valley, Duboce Park, Upper Fillmore, Pac Heights, or Golden Gate Park - central to everything
The HOA:
  • Five total units, very quiet building. Two units each on the first and second floors.
  • Shared laundry between four units, #1 has their own.
  • Seismic retrofit completed in 2018
  • Brand new roof in 2020
  • The walls/floors are thick; the previous tenants directly below me had a newborn baby and I didn't know until they told me.
  • #1 is a quiet older man who lives alone, and has lived here for perhaps 20 years?
  • #2 is a young couple who have kept the apartment and do not rent it but have moved full time to Napa so are not on site. 
  • #3 is renters who moved in in Oct, it is the only non-owner occupied unit. It's a young couple. They are directly beneath and quiet. The owner does a lot of the maintenance work himself around the building (and refuses to let the HOA pay for it - have saved thousands this way) and lives in Berkeley.
  • #4 is a couple and their seven-year-old daughter. She is a doctor and he works at a law firm. He manages the HOA.

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Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Natalie Rome
(415) 317-3281
[email protected]

Contact Derek Chin
(415) 793-6734
[email protected]

Natalie Rome


DRE# 01386654

415.317.3281 mobile


Derek Chin


DRE# 00854466

415.793.6734 mobile


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1543 McAllister #5

The North of Panhandle area, or Nopa, is rapidly becoming one of the city's most in-demand neighborhoods. Situated just north of Golden Gate Park's Panhandle, and abutted by the Divisadero corridor, you'll always feel there's something to do, and within walking distance! Here you'll feel central to everything, with easy freeway access via Fell and Oak streets, several Muni lines at your doorstep, and very easily navigable bicycle routes. And yet, the nearby green spaces imbue the entire area with a low key, peaceful air.

Services and entertainment are easily accessed, making car-free living a very appealing lifestyle choice. In addition to Divisadero's many trendy cafes, clubs and shops, you can do your grocery shopping at the Lucky Center on Fulton, and hit up Broderick Place for speciality deli goods. Homes near the Panhandle are exceptionally desirable. There are also multi-unit apartment buildings and condos for the investment buyer. It's also a great spot to bike, shoot hoops or just chill out by the bandstand.

Young professionals and students, families, and long-time residents fill up Nopa's many Victorian and Edwardian single family homes and multi-unit buildings. There are plenty of opportunities to meet your neighbors, be it at Sunday's Divisadero Farmer's Market or the bi-monthly Divisadero Art Walk. The North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association does a wonderful job of organizing events and keeping everyone informed of neighborhood news. The neighborhood even has its own parents' group.