Sunny condo on street made famous by ‘Tales of the City’ listed for $795,000
May 13, 2019
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 9:49 am PDT, Monday, May 13, 2019
Photo: Open Homes Photography
A cozy and sunny one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo is tucked away at 66 Macondray Lane, the fabled alleyway that inspired Armistead Maupin to write “Tales of the City.”
Less than a month before Netflix brings back Armistead Maupin‘s charmingly eccentric “Tales of the City” characters with a new miniseries, a bright and sunny condo on the storied Macondray Lane has hit the market for $795,000.
Maupin’s novel series, set in 1978 and serialized for TV in the 1990s, was set on Barbary Lane that was inspired by this Russian Hill alleyway.
With an entrance shrouded by foliage, this lush byway is a quiet oasis and easily missed by passers-by, despite its celebrity. Tucked in a four-unit building dating back to 1908, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo at 66 Macondray has gleaming hardwood floors and features a mix of modern updates, as well as original details.
While the windows are framed in Victorian moulding, the kitchen has been updated with cherry wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and you can see Coit Tower from a private outdoor deck.
Netflix’s upcoming “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” is a follow-up to the ’90s TV miniseries and will become available on Netflix beginning June 7.
It follows a middle-aged Mary Anne Singleton (played by Laura Linney) who returns to San Francisco and the eccentric cast of characters she left behind.
Singleton is an Ohio native and, in the original series, she impulsively decides to stay in San Francisco after visiting for a vacation. She quickly develops friendships and relationships among the city’s colorful denizens.
The first novel titled “Tales of the City” was adapted as a 1993 miniseries, followed by a series based on the second book called “More Tales of the City” in 1998, and a series based on the third “Further Tales of the City” in 2001.
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