Artful Garden Retreat in Special Bernal Heights Enclave

February 11, 2022

400 Gates and 406 Gates Street present a unique opportunity of ownership of two single-family homes that occupy a prominent place on the corner of Gates and Jarboe. These turn of the 19th-century homes can be purchased together or separately. They are two separate homes with two separate lots.
The properties are steps from Bernal Village and the popular Cortland Avenue. The homes sit on relatively level terrain, have great walkability, and easy transit access to 101 and 280 freeways, as well as tech shuttles and public transportation.

A commuter’s dream come true.


Residents will also enjoy proximity to:


Black Jet Bakery – Black Jet Baking Co. is a woman-owned and operated bakery on Cortland Avenue named after owner Gillian’s pet dog Sable, nicknamed Black Jet.

Good Life Grocery – Your cozy natural food neighborhood grocery store. Serving up everything you may need.

Bare Bottle Brewery – Family-friendly warehouse-style brewery with a great selection of craft beers and rotating food vendors.

400 Gates Street

406 Gates Street

Magical Victorian Cottage ​​​​​​​

400 Gates ​​​​​​​

Listed $799,000

Build 1907 | 625 sqft | 1,750 sqft lot

2b | 1.5 ba
MLS: 422628475
This home is a quintessential Victorian Cottage all the way from roof to basement floor. 400 Gates consists of three rooms on the main floor plus one full bath.
On the main level is a classic three room layout with a living room, bedroom, and an adorable eat-in kitchen with original wood cabinets and tiled countertops – perfectly suited to use as-is or ready for your vision. This level has hardwood floors throughout and the bedroom has finished wood wall accents. The living room and bedroom are interchangeable. In the images, what we are designating as the living room has a closet whereas the room designated as a bedroom does not. The choice is yours.
The basement is unfinished and at garden level. It has a half bath and plenty of expansion potential. At the front of the lot, the gate slides back to create parking space with a city permitted curb cut. 
Come see this amazing home on a unique lot for yourself.Special Features:
  • Classic Victorian
  • Hardwood floors
  • Wall Furnace
  • Permitted basement expansion potential
  • Gorgeous Yard
  • Ellis Acted 2018
  • Washer/dryer included
  • Parking 
  • Close to Bernal Village
406 Gates Street

A Slice of Heaven: 406 Gates

Listed $1,249,000


Built 1907 | 1,750 sqft lot
2b | 1.5 ba
MLS: 422628481
WHAT A WONDERFUL FIND!!! This bright two-story Victorian home occupies a special spot in Bernal Heights and in history. Built around the turn of the 19th century and lovingly updated with 21st Century improvements. The six-room one-and-a-half bath home is surrounded by front and rear porches adding to its charm and tranquility.
Enter via the formal living room and onto the formal dining room, served by a remodeled cook’s kitchen. The kitchen has newer stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, wood cabinetry, and a bamboo floor. The two front rooms have newly refinished original Douglas Fir floors. Completing this level is a small office plus one full tastefully remodeled bath with towel warming rack and one/half bath.
Up the classically Victorian staircase are two light-filled bedrooms. Below the home is a basement with on-site laundry, a sump pump, and plenty of storage space.
The yard is established, beautifully landscaped. The light throughout the home is amazing due to the multitude of windows and the open space on three sides. You are going to love this home. 
Each home sits on its own lot and will need to be purchased separately.

Special features:
  • Wood floors throughout
  • CentralHeat/ furnace is located in basement
  • Upgraded plumbing and electrical
  • Stained glass window in dining room
  • Front and rear porches
  • Sump pump
  • Basement with storage
  • Washer/dryer
  • Great privacy
  • Easy street parking

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