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Address: 247½ Ney St., San Francisco

Asking price: $859,000

Description: Architect Ian Murray didn’t overlook a single square inch while remodeling this two-bedroom Excelsior district cottage in 2005. Original and reclaimed finishes are offset by the contemporary design of this light-filled two-story with outdoor spaces on both levels. French doors throughout the lower level open to the herringbone-patterned brick patio and a cozy garden, while the top-floor bedroom offers a roof deck overlooking the neighborhood. The living room includes wainscoting fashioned from reclaimed hardwood and the galley kitchen comes with stainless steel counters, a Viking cooktop and a breakfast area beside the garden. Dual skylights illuminate the top-floor bedroom, a space reached by ascending a skinny steel staircase with patinated finish. Visit www.247Ney.com for more information.

Don’t miss: A dining room with double-height trussed ceilings, skylights and French doors opening to the garden.

Built: 1890 (Updated in 2005)

Square feet: 1,100

For more information: John Beeney, Paragon Real Estate Group, (415) 310-0225, jbenney@paragon-re.com

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