640 Shotwell St

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640 Shotwell St

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About the Home

Square Feet


  • Historic 2bd, 1ba Inner Mission Victorian TIC
  • SqFt: 930 (per graphic artist)
  • No Formal HOA Dues
  • Huge rear deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard – recently redesigned by Flora Grubb
  • Elevated shared front garden
  • Abundant light flows freely via high ceilings and arched doorways
  • Period details include eyebrow arch windows, ornate molding & wainscoting, bay window
  • Warm Hickory hardwood floors throughout
  • Updated kitchen fts stainless-steel appliances, Bosch dishwasher, and breakfast nook –
    opens to walkout deck
  • Upgraded bath boasts clawfoot tub, green lookouts
  • French doors in living room reveal ample storage closets
  • Washer/Dryer in shared laundry room
  • Walk score: 99 – walker’s paradise!
  • Bike score: 99 – biker’s paradise!
  • Close proximity to Muni and BART
  • Short walk to Valencia St. and Mission St. shops, restaurants, fitness studios, and transportation options

Own a piece of San Francisco history. Built circa 1887, this elegant 2bd/1ba Victorian TIC stands smartly amongst other well-maintained beauties on a favorite block of the Shotwell Historical District – one of the city’s designated “Slow Streets” offering a suburban feel in the heart of Inner Mission. From horse-drawn carriages to autonomous vehicles, this classic Eastlake Stick Victorian has always retained its beauty and charm. The exterior was lovingly restored on all four sides, with refurbished shingles, siding, and updated windows, painted in classic colors of white, black, and emerald green. An elevated front yard gives peaceful separation from the street replete with a lovely garden shared with the adjoining unit.

A blend of old-world elegance and modern design, the interior has been extensively remodeled to maximize space, comfort, and utility while honoring original period details like eyebrow arch windows, ornate molding, and wainscoting. A clawfoot tub juxtaposes the upgraded bath’s designer finishes, and natural light streams freely throughout the home via arched doorways and sky-high ceilings. Bedrooms are especially bright – a gorgeous box bay window creates a sunroom-esque sitting area in the primary, a serene space to start the day or enjoy an afternoon read. The floor plan lends itself to easy entertaining, as the updated kitchen encourages flow between the living room and the home’s true gem, a massive backyard deck with multiple seating areas primed for al fresco dining or relaxing. Lush landscaping and a backyard that was recently redesigned by Flora Grubb imbues gatherings of any size with a little extra magic.

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About the Neighborhood

The efficiency and ease of this home are echoed in its Inner Mission neighborhood. Need a bite to eat? Tartine has the best croissants in the city and is right by Sightglass Coffee and Trick Dog’s craft cocktails and eclectic small plates. Limon Rotisserie is full of Peruvian delights, and Heirloom Café can host your dinner dates. Weekend mornings, grab some groceries at Bi-Rite Market and stroll over to Dolores Park for a sunny picnic before sauntering on to one of the area’s many independent bookstores. Dog Eared Books is a sure bet for gently used finds.

When it comes to shopping, your options are endless. Good vintage is on almost every corner. Valencia Street is lined with cute clothing boutiques. If it’s furniture you’re after, scope out the selections in Potrero’s design district. When the sun sets, head to Shotwell’s Bar, a city institution founded in 1891, and one of those true low-key neighborhood bars where people get to know their community – over trivia and craft beer. Shotwell’s Halloween Party is a favorite annual tradition, welcoming more than 500 trick-or-treaters to the block every year.

The Neighborhood


The Krishnan Team

Holly Hirshfield & Alan Peterson

"Our initial consultation was one of the most memorable discussions we’ve had with someone in the business. She demonstrated through examples how creative, solutions-oriented and innovative her approach was; notably how her team adapted to the covid-19 environment through novel and personal marketing and attention to detail via virtual experiences. Other Realtors offered us a lower rate but we believe we got the quality and caliber we paid for."
N.O., Seller
"Ruth is a down-to-earth, friendly pit bull who represented us well and never let her guard down. She prepared us, protected us, and positioned us for what could not have been a more successful sale."
J.R., Seller
"In this very tough market, she got my family into a fantastic home. I was getting ready to walk away from the SF market altogether, because I just didn't think we could find what we wanted in a home at a price we could pay. Ruth is an absolute pro and helped us get the house we wanted. Ruth is a master real estate agent and the one you want in San Francisco."
H.H & A.P., Buyer
"In such a competitive market we needed an edge to get the home we wanted and we found that with Ruth and her team. She is down to earth, very personable and a master negotiator. She is honest, understanding, and not just out to make the sale."
R.M., Buyer
"Ruth was quick to assess our needs, the property needs, and the San Francisco market needs. She considered the property thoughtfully as she made recommendations for any renovations or work required. Her experience and knowledge as an interior designer is an asset. She creatively played with the space to increase its marketability and our home was beautifully displayed. We were pleased with the amount of offers and felt that Ruth's knowledge attributed to our success."
N.S., Seller

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