A Rare Eco-Friendly San Francisco Townhouse with a Guest Cottage Asks $3.7M

This home in San Francisco, recently listed for $3.695 million, offers more than just unobstructed views of the city. Its certified LEED platinum status and eco-friendly features contribute to its allure on the market. Interestingly enough, the residence was not originally constructed with modern technology in mind. The main house was rebuilt in 2014 and during that time the original 1895 guest cottage was restored. With these renovations came an onslaught of additional contemporary touches that catapulted the property into the 21st century.

While the main residence and guest cottage are separate, connected by a garden patio, both have many of the same “smart home” capabilities. Not only are the lighting, sound and security systems top-of-the-line, but solar panels on the roof of the guest cottage, polycarbonate walls and energy star appliances make for an environmentally efficient abode. There’s even an electric car charger in the garage.

On top of being eco-friendly, the home offers unhindered views of downtown San Francisco. Before passing through the front door, visitors cross through the garden patio which can easily be a verdant seating area. The space is suited for those inclined to entertain or dine al fresco.

Inside, the residence boasts an open great room where the living and dining rooms flow seamlessly together. A state-of-the-art kitchen is outfitted with an advanced Miele cooktop, wine fridge and built-in espresso maker, elevating the cooking experience. The charming guest cottage is similarly equipped with Miele appliances and houses a peaceful guest bedroom and private outdoor space.

Team Hatvany of Compass holds the four-bedroom Bay area listing.