851 Van Ness Ave #400

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About the Home

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  • 2 bed, 2 bath, + extra loft space (think at home office area) Condo in central location
  • Year built: 2002
  • SqFt: 1,247 (per tax)
  • 1 Car Garage Parking
  • HOA dues: $746.17/Month
  • Top floor, end unit in an elevator building w/ secure lobby
  • Private walk-out balcony
  • In-unit stackable washer/dryer in laundry closet
  • Both bedrooms on main level w/ a spiral staircase leading up to spacious loft that can serve as an office, guest space, or media room
  • Spacious walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry in main bedroom
  • Soaring 17’ tall ceilings
  • Wall of windows & double sliding doors to balcony offer incredible natural light throughout
  • Unit is one of many that frames the lush courtyard
  • Walkscore: 99 – Easy Walkability to World Class Restaurants and Shopping, the SF Symphony, the Opera, Bill Graham Auditorium, the Farmer’s Market, and Hayes Valley
  • Transit Score: 100 – Accessible Public Transit Options Include Multiple Muni Lines, Civic Center BART, and Tech Shuttles


Get ready to be greeted by a pleasant (and bright) surprise, as you walk into this top floor end-unit with 17’ sky-high ceilings and a wall of windows that flood the condo with natural light. Located in the heart of the Civic Center, you will have unmatched access to some of San Francisco’s largest government and cultural institutions, not to mention the proximity to shopping, nightlife and venues that host an array of various festivities that provide something for everyone to enjoy. While this central location offers plenty of adventure nearby, this thoughtfully laid out multi-level condo offers you equally tempting reasons to stay in. Step outside the glass double doors, onto the private balcony to have your morning coffee before retreating to the upstairs loft that is your home office, where the outdoor views will follow you.

If you prefer an outdoor breeze to start or end your day with, just head downstairs to the lush courtyard to take in a moment of peace among the greenery. This airy condo provides everything you need to feel right at home and lends its airy space to allow you to welcome others as if it was theirs too. Entertaining company by the gas-burning fireplace while making dinner in the kitchen is made easy by this open-floor layout. And when it’s time for bed, you’ll look forward to retreating into your primary suite with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. The well appointed second bedroom and bathroom is close enough to be on the same floor as the primary, but far enough away where comfort and privacy are maximized. To seal the deal, this condo has an in-unit washer and dryer tucked away in its own closet and optimized storage capabilities with built-in cabinetry throughout the unit.

Feel at ease with secure 1 car garage parking located right next to the elevator and a lobby that requires a key fob to access any doors.

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About the Neighborhood

Civic Center


The Civic Center contains many of the city’s largest government and cultural institutions. It has two large plazas (Civic Center Plaza and United Nations Plaza) and a number of buildings in classical architectural style. Those buildings include The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium , the War Memorial Opera House, and the Davies Symphony Hall. Civic Center’s central location makes it the center of many of the City’s festivals and parades and parties including San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade, the City’s Earth Day celebration (which attracts 15,000+ people), the St. Patrick’s Day parade and the San Francisco LovEvolution party. Transportation is great, on Market Street you can hop on to BART, the Muni Metro, the F (Market historic streetcar line), or many Muni bus lines.

Civic Center is very central and a close walk to the hip surrounding establishments of Hayes Valley, Japantown, Fillmore shopping, and the Jazz district. In these areas, you will find a myriad of chic boutique shopping, cultural cuisines, and lively jazz music. 601 Van Ness truly is in the heart of Civic Center, and Civic Center is in the heart of San Francisco. With everything this area has to offer, and with its very central location, Civic Center truly deserves being the centerpiece of San Francisco.

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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