January 24, 2012

A Perch From Which To Watch Boulders (Or Condos) Roll

611 Washington #2202 Floor Plan

Featuring big Coit Tower views and both indoor and outdoor perches from which to watch boulders (or condos) roll down Telegraph Hill, the 1,784 square foot condo #2202 at 611 Washington Street was purchased for $2,668,000 in June of 2007.

Built as a one, the now two-bedroom is back on the market and listed for $2,200,000, eighteen (18) percent below its 2007 sale.

And yes, we know the most recent boulders rolled down the other side of the Hill.

∙ Listing: 611 Washington (2/2) 1,784 sqft - $2,200,000 [611washington2202.com]
Just Quotes: This Is (Going To Be) A Mess On Telegraph Hill [SocketSite]

First Published: January 24, 2012 2:00 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

The floor plan seems to be missing windows along the top edge...

Posted by: around1905 at January 24, 2012 2:15 PM

hehe, i thoguht the same thing. i think they were just lazy and cranked something out in microsoft word. that said, this is my kind of place!

Posted by: EH at January 24, 2012 3:13 PM

Wow, can't help but compare this with the more expensive unit at ORH. Actually, no comparison for me. I'd choose this one in a heartbeat.

Posted by: mike at January 24, 2012 3:14 PM

Yeah, this place seems so much better than the place recently posted at One Rincon Hill.

Posted by: lyqwyd at January 24, 2012 3:36 PM

What's a "FAU"?

Posted by: BobN at January 24, 2012 3:47 PM

BobN:

I could not resist. A full list is below, but I am going with Forced Air Unit or Fixed Access Unit.

FAU Florida Atlantic University
FAU Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (Portuguese: Architecture and Urbanism College)
FAU Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
FAU Film Adapter Unit
FAU Friends' Ambulance Unit (Quaker run first aid unit)
FAU Forced Air Unit
FAU Flight Attendants Union (Cathay Pacific)
FAU Federación Argentina de Urología (Argentine Urology Association)
FAU Flow Admission Update (LFAP)
FAU Fixed Access Unit
FAU Fetal Assessment Unit
FAU Floating-point Arithmetic Unit
FAU FORSCOM Augmentation Unit
FAU Facial Action Unit
FAU File Allocation Unit
FAU Flexible Add/Drop Unit
FAU Formerly Assessed Under
FAU Fur Affinity United (anthropomorphic convention)
FAU First Article Unit
FAU Formazin Attenuation Unit (water turbidity)

Posted by: JustLooking at January 24, 2012 4:03 PM

Kinda weird that guests have to use the master shower, but otherwise it looks beautiful.

Posted by: M at January 24, 2012 4:20 PM

• HOA Dues: $1,928.
• Price/ft.²: $1,233.

The place at One Rincon Hill mike mentioned above is a 3Br/3BA at $1,206 per ft.² with HOA dues of $882, so I guess it comes down to your view of the neighborhood and bldg. differences.

Posted by: Brahma (incensed renter) at January 24, 2012 6:04 PM

One thing to note: I believe the patio would not be included in the square footage calculation. I wonder what the amenities are that they are basing the HOA rate at?

Posted by: lyqwyd at January 24, 2012 6:15 PM

"not ORH" has to be worth something.

Posted by: EH at January 24, 2012 6:35 PM

it's great to see high end properties selling at nice sized discounts.

Posted by: * at January 24, 2012 6:45 PM

The HOA thing always amazes me.

I figure that for a SFR, you need to put somewhere between 1-3% of the replacement cost of the building in a rainy-day fund -- if you don't spend it for a few years, you let it bank up and then the new roof/foundation repair/new paint/general pre-emptive maintenance/etc... gets paid for without drama.

Of course, most people don't account for this so their places get more and more rundown the longer they live there, and then get shocked by their place coming down around them.

A 'high' HOA, especially in a building that has been running sustainably for a number of years, means that the owners are fully funding its maintenance.

Posted by: around1905 at January 24, 2012 8:13 PM

Is there no laundry in the unit?

Posted by: anon94123 at January 25, 2012 6:17 AM

You guys seem to have a hard time with these blueprints..

Laundry is lower left, next to kitchen across from closet.

Master bath has tub and shower. Second bath has shower.

Posted by: R at January 25, 2012 9:53 AM

what came first? toilet or the walls?

Posted by: hand drafter at January 25, 2012 10:33 AM

Justlooking,

That's the way I like answers, thorough and a bit deranged. :-)

If I had a FAU, I'd want it to open in the HW.

Posted by: BobN at January 25, 2012 10:54 AM

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