Wanderlust: L.A. Modern

Because sometimes you have to go ultra modern….

Private, gated compound designed by Viennese architect Coop Himmelb(l)au has 3 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths and 2,522 square feet, asking $2,595,000, and it has your name on it…but you gotta move to Los Angeles (ouch).

-513 Grand Boulevard, Venice, California [Property Website]
-Found on Curbed LA

3843 22nd Street (Noe Valley) Has A Nice Kitchen And A Pool…In The Same Room!

Thirty eight forty three (3843) 22nd Street in Noe Valley is hitting the market* any minute, and you’re getting your first look inside, right here. Unassuming from the front, but dramatic on the inside, you know you want this property.





If you happen to work at Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Twitter, Zynga, or any of the countless other companies that are booming in our area, adding thousands of jobs, and helping to sustain our real estate market, this might just be the home for you, and I want to get you in there. Just make sure if you do purchase this home, your guests bring adequate bathing attire (or not), and remove mobile devices from their pockets at the front door (along with car keys and MUNI passes).

I’ll make the margs….

-3843 22nd Street, 3 beds, 2.5 baths, $1,799,000 [For more details.]

*”On the market” has long been associated with “on MLS”, as opposed to the thousands of “off market”, or “not on MLS” opportunities that abound.

240 Round Hill In Tiburon For Sale, So Close To San Francisco, And Not Yet On MLS

I’m not quite sure just how many people from around the world hit this here little (20,000 monthly unique visitors) real estate blog looking for Marin real estate, but one thing I do know is that Marin is pretty damn hard to beat. It’s a hop, skip, and a jump away from one of the best cities in the world, the weather is fantastic, the commute is minor, and the schools are awesome. Because of this, I often find myself browsing Marin real estate, both on and “off market” (not on MLS), and recently came across this $3,250,000 Tiburon pocket listing.

Five bedrooms, four and one half baths, views of Golden Gate Bridge & Bay, designer kitchen, family room with fireplace, formal living room with fireplace (yes that’s two fireplaces), formal dining area, two car attached garage (no parking sticker needed), level yard & gardens (not the postage stamp variety either)…and should I go on?



If you’ve been dying to move to San Francisco, but have children and just can’t seem to figure out the logic and lottery that is the San Francisco Unified School District, then you might consider Tiburon. And if you want modern, open space, and the calming effects of water, then this property might just be the place for you, and I happen to know a damn good Realtor that can get you in before the rest.

Oh, and if you’re worried about the commute to San Francisco, don’t. You can take the ferry to work! You’ll be so green all of your friends will wonder why you never have to buy $6/gallon gas!

-Tiburon Pocket Listing [PocketListings.net]
-Agent/property website

Vodka, Eggs, Hefe Weizen, And Crab…Oh My! Happy Easter!

I am off for the Easter Holiday Weekend, so I thought I’d share a little taste of how it goes down in Casa Clark.



Everyone that is in attendance at the feast is given a one of a kind egg designed and colored by someone else in the family the day before. Find your egg, sit down, drink Vodka, toast the good life, and forget the stress (everyone has to make a toast…and we have a big family). Chase with delicious seafood (Crab, Shrimp, Oysters…), and excellent German Hefe Weizen! A little bit of Russian and German tradition makes for a great time.

Happy Easter all! I look forward to working with all of you whether buying or selling, so please keep contacting me with all of your real estate needs, whether buying or selling. It puts Vodka on the table at family gatherings, and I can’t thank you enough!

And yes, we always have room for you at the table, and plenty of eggs in the basket.

What Your Realtor Is Thinking…

“Alex,
You really need to post this one on your blog. I haven’t laughed this hard in sometime…

Hope you’re well.
Cheers
[Previous Client]”

Be careful, there are quite a few F-bombs and vulgarities in this video, so if you’re at work, put the volume on low, and remember, as much as you know about the market and your home’s value by browsing Zillow’s incredibly inaccurate Zestimates, your Realtor (likely) knows more. Listen to them!