Coming Home Again: A Buyers Journey Back to Edgewood Avenue

The meaning of home and what clients look for in a house differs from person to person. Yet, there is something extraordinary about helping people return to the neighborhood where they grew up. Here is one such story about the delightful clients who landed a historic home in a beloved but niche area. Join me for a look at the sale of 205 Edgewood Avenue and the happy buyers who landed a home on one of San Francisco's most neighborly streets.

Street view of 205 Edgewood Ave in Cole Valley San Francisco, showing a cobblestone street lined with large homes near Sutro Forrest and UCSF

It's easy to see why people love Edgewood! The avenue is a low-key, woodsy, understated cobblestone street that runs high up the hill of Mount Sutro. As one of the more secluded areas of Cole Valley, this sub-section of the neighborhood has distinctive characteristics and a Marin-like vibe that is quite unlike any other street in the city. 

Front exterior view of 205 Edgewood Ave in Cole Valley San Francisco, showing a large home near Sutro Forrest and UCSF

However, finding a home on Edgewood can be challenging due to the high-demand location near Mt Sutro, UCSF, and Golden Gate Park. The architectural significance of the houses, the limited number of homes, and the sizable amount of long-term and multi-generational homeowners also add to the complexities of landing property here. Fortunately, as a local neighborhood expert, I often have an inside track on property coming for sale in the area!

Happy home owners with family in a field

After meeting Environmental Scientists Jan and Letty, I learned of their wish to move back to the area she grew up in and their fond memories of exploring Sutro Forest with neighborhood friends.

Front exterior view of 205 Edgewood Ave in Cole Valley San Francisco, showing a large home near Sutro Forrest and UCSF

With this in mind, we formulated a strategy and took quick action on 205 Edgewood Avenue, landing them the perfect home in their dream location, near Sutro Forest!



Interior view of 205 Edgewood Ave, showing a large living space with wood floors


205 Edgewood Avenue is an elegant single-family home featuring panoramic views from downtown San Francisco to Angel Island and beyond. The architecture, natural light, woodland vibe, and sunny garden are stunning! Owned and meticulously cared for by the same family for over 45 years, this magical home spreads out over three distinctive levels boasting a flexible three-bedroom, three-bathroom floor plan, plus a separate living unit/flex space.

View of a large primary suite with walkout balcony

The most striking aspect of this truly unique property is the expansive top-floor primary suite, which runs the length of the house from front to back and features panoramic downtown views from the front balcony and forest and garden outlooks from the rear deck. The custom design, warm wood finishes, beamed ceilings, and volume create a remarkable relaxing vibe. A tasteful Heath-tiled full bath completes this level. 

A dining room with fireplace, large windows, and wood floors

On the main living level are two nicely separated bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, and a bright, updated kitchen. A spacious rear deck and garden provide immediate walk-out access to the natural surroundings, fruit trees, and mature landscape. A first-level studio space with a lovely wooden entry deck and a full bath adds flex space.

View of Edgewood Avenue and Cole Valley beyond




Give me a call; I'd be happy to provide strategic real estate services to help you make a smart move! 

– JD