Reason we live here #2


A $255,000 price reduction, pano views, and no car access to your front door all on the same $2,595,000 price tag (was $2,850,000)…308 Greenwich, a 2 bed, 3 bath single family home on the Greenwich steps.  This also falls under reason #1, Unique Property.


[pics taken from property website]

It happens… and a great opportunity

[Update 3/30/07: “Pending” as of today…that means it’s pretty much a done deal.]

2356 Larkin, a two bed, one bath condo in Russian Hill, hit the market for a day at $1.5MM, received an over asking offer, then promptly fell out.  Now it sits. Just look past the zebra rug and wall art (we understand it is all subjective), and you’ll see what we see….a great home in an excellent location.  That price might be negotiable at this point too.  You never know.
[pic taken from property website]

Reason we live here #1


There are many reasons why we love San Francisco, one of the top being the unique real estate in our town. Take a look at 3335 Clay, a 2bed, 2 bath condo in Presidio Heights asking $1,125,000. From the text it sounds like just another condo, but you owe it to yourself to check it out. Keep in mind it may not be your thing, but it is an interesting, charming property with TONS of San Francisco “feel”.

3335 Clay Photo Gallery

Ask an Expert (Sven Lavine), Inner Parkside Weather and height restrictions

“I enjoy reading your newsletter and your blog. Thanks for all the helpful info. Would you mind helping me better understand Inner Parkside w/respect with the weather? We’re looking at a home on the west side of 16th; does that mean we’re doomed to being shrouded in fog? Also, more importantly, is it virtually impossible to build upward (one story) in this neighborhood? Or will we have to go back, essentially eliminating the home’s small backyard?
As answered by Sven Lavine, of Sven Lavine Architecture


I won’t get into the weather, but regarding the expansion, technically, you probably would have a 40 foot height limit in Inner Parkside. But what would actually be allowed by planning would depend on the predominant character of the neighborhood. If there are other adjacent houses which are taller than your potential home, you stand a better chance. If not, you may be able to build something that is set back from the front of the house in a way that the perceived mass is reduced. As is always the case in San Francisco, neighborhood opposition can stop the project, so get your neighbors and architect involved in the beginning.

Good Luck,
Sven Lavine, AIA

Now we’re talking!….Bernal again…and again.


On March 13th, we told you about 3335 Folsom, 3 bed, 2 bath, $1,395,000 Single Family residence in Bernal Heights that had just hit the market. It was like bees to a hive at the open houses, lots of showings, offer date was set, interested parties were there, alas……… offers!!!! Sometimes this happens. Buyers don’t want to be in a bidding war, so nobody steps to the plate. This could be a good opportunity for someone.

Now We’re Talking!…Bernal Again.
[pics and info taken from, a member of sfnewsletter]