A two-bedroom San Francisco home that resembles an iconic work of modern art is on the market

San Francisco's Alamo Square and Painted Ladies
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A San Francisco beachfront home with an exterior paint job inspired by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian has been listed for $1.495 million.

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom in the Outer Sunset at 2140 Great Highway is painted in the style of the 20th-century artist. Its grids and primary colors making a geometric statement has captured the hearts of Instagram users.

“The seller has kept it that way for the last 20 years,” said Todd Wiley who is co-listing the property with his wife Kim. “He really likes art. He had some 

pretty unique art on the interior of the property.” Inside, the home features hardwood floors, fresh paint, a remodeled bathroom, a basic kitchen and a newly landscaped backyard.

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Unlike some blocks of the Great Highway that overlook sand dunes, this property’s block has unobstructed views of the waves crashing on Ocean Beach.

The owner is a surfer and Todd notes that an increasing number of people are moving to the beachy enclave for outdoor recreation, whether kite-surfing or running on the beach.

“There’s so much going on out here,” Todd said.

One piece of the activity Todd is referring to is an abundance of new businesses he has seen pop up since he personally moved to the neighborhood in 1989: from coffee hot spot Java Beach to Outerlands restaurant, serving cast-iron grilled cheese on homemade bread for lunch. MORE: The small town in the city: Why people leave the urban heart of SF for the Sunset

What’s more, families have discovered the appeal of an area with both wide-open spaces and proximity to the perks of city living. 

“You’re in the city, but you’re not,” he said. “We have parks, we have open space, you can park your cars, and you can be in the Mission in 15 minutes. We have some of the best public schools.”

While some might argue traffic and unreliable public transportation can make the trek from the Sunset to the city center cumbersome at times, there’s no arguing the Sunset has some of the city’s top-performing schools. All the schools in the neighborhood, whether elementary or high school, receive a 9 or 10 on the widely used GreatSchool scale, taking into consideration everything from test scores to parent involvement.

“We have a strong community out here,” said Todd.
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