601 Anderson Street

601 Anderson Street

Sold for $1,350,000
Just a few blocks South of Cortland’s shopping and restaurants, this sunny home has all the charm and coziness of the beginning of the 20th century in one of the hottest neighborhoods of the 21st century! Built in 1908, this 2-story home was part of the initial development of the Bernal Heights neighborhood. In a quiet part of Bernal, this location has great weather, easy freeway access, proximity to the Alemany Farmer’s Market, the Bernal Heights Library, Holly Park, and much, much more.

The freshly painted blue and yellow exterior brightens up the corner. Over the front steps is what is left of the original embossed tin ceiling and wall paneling that originally protected the home from fire when it had gas light fixtures. The original telephone seat is still in the hallway that leads into the house. Softwood floors add to the vintage feel and the interior was recently painted throughout.

Off the hall to the right is a bedroom with lots of Western light. Across the hall on the left is the sunny corner living room that opens to the formal dining room. The vintage kitchen has great space with original metal cabinets, red flooring and a classic O’Keefe & Merritt stove. A pantry provides extra storage. Behind the kitchen is the laundry area, bathroom and an office nook looking out over the garden to the East Bay hills. The second level has even better views to the East over the city and out to the Bay – imagine the sunrise from your perch up here. A spacious sitting room/office with a wall of windows and built-in cabinets leads to the second bedroom with built-in closets. Both these rooms have barn-style ceilings over 8′ tall. Extra storage space is at the top of the stairs.

On the lower level there is a huge basement with very high ceilings (potential development?) and room for at least one car. The private garden has mature trees and a patio and the fencing has been recently rebuilt. A glass of wine, a cup of coffee? Anything is possible!

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Large office/sitting room
  • 1 bath
  • East Bay views
  • Sheltered garden
  • Sunny living and dining
  • Vintage kitchen