Carl Nolte was wandering around the Mission the other day and discovered a Victorian – the top floor anyway – going for $1 million plus. The city – a place where everyone is exactly 27, he writes – is going a bit nutty.
Just past 26th Street I passed an old Victorian with a fresh coat of paint. I’d seen it before when it didn’t look so hot. Now it was all spiffy with a “sale pending” sign in the front yard and a glossy brochure, describing this 125-year-old house and its advantages: “High-tech wiring and state-of-the-art appliances provide modern amenities while living in Old World Style.”
I never gave much of a thought to this block. There’s a couple of bars, a mortuary and aSalvation Army store up the street.
Little did I know. The place was offered for $1.195 million, and not for the whole house. Just the top floor, a “stylish flat … ready for occupancy.”
A million bucks for an upper flat at 26th and Valencia? You must be crazy. HE’s GOT A POINT READ MORE HERE