Home Exchange / House Swap

San Francisco California 94117 United States of America

Listing # 129412

Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2021

Modern Victorian in Central San Francisco

Our home is a thoroughly modernized three-bedroom Victorian with 2.5 bathrooms that is equipped with a gourmet kitchen, full dining room, garden and wifi.

The garage is on the ground floor and the living space is on the two floors above. Two bedrooms are equipped with queen beds and the TV/sitting room has a sofa that converts to a queen bed. One of the full bathrooms has a skylight over a walk-in shower and a convenient washer-dryer.The other full bath has a tub. The half-bath is a powder room near the living room, dining room and kitchen.

The house is located three blocks from the famous Painted Ladies in the center of the city. It is within short walking distance to shops, restaurants and Golden Gate Park, as well as trams and buses that can take you downtown in 10-15 minutes.

We are willing to consider including the use of our four-seat Honda Fit car, which you can use to commute to Stanford University (about 45-60 minutes away) or University of California at Berkeley (30 minutes). UCSF and USF campuses are a brisk stroll or bike ride from our home. The neighborhood is so convenient that we go several days without using the car. San Francisco contains a wealth of cinemas and performing venues, which we can discuss further if you are interested in visiting.

My wife and I are each 72 years old and in excellent health. I just retired from the adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC-Berkeley. My wife is a retired art dealer, specializing in American art. We went on our first date in New Year's Eve in 1965 and have been married 45+ years. So far, so good.

We do not smoke and there are no pets in our household.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2640 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, October 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City San Francisco
Postal Code - State or Province 94117 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Castro, Duboce Triangle, Haight, Hayes Valley
Closest University UCSF
University nearby USF, SFSU, UC-Berkeley, Canada College and others

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

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Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
Most exterior plants are on drip irrigation, so this is not a big chore.

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About Me
After a career as a journalist and Silicon Valley CEO, I taught media economics and entrepreneurship until 2018 at the University of California at Berkeley. Until she retried, my wife was an art dealer and board member of the Waldorf School in San Francisco. We are 72, healthy, gym-goers, don't smoke and just the two of us will occupy your home. We are looking to exchange our home - a large, modernized Victorian in the heart of San Francisco (two blocks from the famous Painted Ladies). Our neighborhood is safe, highly walkable and convenient to parks, restaurants and public transport to take you anywhere in town. We are open to all exchange ideas. We request that you not smoke in our house.

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