From Vacant Lot To Contemporary Home In Eight Short Months: 2192 Funston Ave

What was…

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Is now…

2192 Funston Ave, San Francisco CA

But not yet…

Look for this to hit MLS any day, unless someone goes and knocks the seller’s socks off with a big time offer between now and this weekend. Sold in May of 2012 for $489,000 as a “Great opportunity for a developer to build a stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath single family home in highly coveted Golden Gate Heights, [with] shovel-ready approved plans for a single family home in excess of 3,000 sqft, elevator, sauna, 2 car garage, deck, and much more!”

It’s now touted as “a newly constructed contemporary home with panoramic views on a quiet Golden Gate Heights cul-de-sac. [And this] chic and modern beauty is wonderfully laid out on five levels. The stairs are beautiful, especially with the glass paneled railings that create an open and airy sense of space. Too tired to walk up stairs? No worries — that’s what the elevator is for!”

From the looks of the pictures provided by Open Homes Photography, and the minimalist approach to maximizing the views, we’re very curios to see how this $1,680,000 four bedroom, three and one half bath home does in this oh so hot market of ours…especially since it may be one of the few (or only) vacant lots turned single family home west of Twin Peaks with an elevator…and did we mention the views?!

Make sure to check the interactive floor plans, and get yourself out there this weekend to have a look. It’s not something you see everyday in that neck of the woods, and so far, you’re one of the first to know it even exists.

2192 Funston Floor Plan

-2192 Funston, $1,680,000, 4bd, 3.5ba [Property Website]
-New Listed, Newly Sold [theFrontSteps]

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

Glen Park, Charles Warren Callister Designed Mid-Century Drooler

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You know we often get stuck on the mid-century homes in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, and if you’re gonna spam us, it better be good (or at least mention mid-century or modern.) This home at 66 Everson surely fits the bill of good & mid-century. A little bit heavy on the dark wood side of the scale than what we desire (makes us feel like we’re in a Sauna with the Squirrel and Silvia from the movie “Hot Dog”), but an awesome home nonetheless, and someplace we’d love to come party, so let’s get you in it!

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Designed by renowned Bay Area architect, Charles Warren Callister, and built in 1963, the home is detached, and situated on a wide lot with unobstructed views of downtown. The home is 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, plus a large office. Landscape design by Casey Kawamoto, asking $1,849,000, and not yet on MLS. But of course you’re connected (as are we), so you’ll be happy to know there is a “pre-MLS tour” this week on May 21 from 4-6pm.

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Go ahead. Crash the party, suck back some beverages, and sample some hors d’oeuvres. Just don’t forget to take a look at the home while you’re there, and please don’t get lost in the garden.

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Or the shed. (Yes…too many good photos to just pick one. Deal with it!.)

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Don’t forget our invitation to the housewarming. We make a mean fresh lime margarita that would go well with that kitchen.

-66 Everson [Property Details: 3 bed, 2.5 bath, $1,849,000]

What Was Is Now Was, 465 Hoffman Is Here And Modern

Last purchased (or sold) in March of 2007 for $1,150,000 (asking $995,000), 465 Hoffman was a contractor’s dream,

This property is city approved and permit ready for demolition. New plans propose 3000+ square foot single-family detached residence. Disclosures and Reports include: Historical Evaluation, Geotechnical Investigation, Contractor’s Inspection, Advocacy letter and reduced set of proposed design.

The property saw itself on the market again in January of 2008 attempting to be sold for $1,625,000 (~41% more). This time around those plans now had permits and floorplans,

Developers! Start Building Tomorrow. Fully permitted & entitled project site in a spectacular residential location. Modern designed legal 2 unit or marketable as a magnificent 4BR, 3BA, VIEW, single family home. All permits, including shoring & underpinning approved & open, can start building immediately. Demolition of the existing house has been completed.

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That was then, this is now:

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Price is to be determined (place your bets!). There are: four bedrooms; four and one half baths; two car parking; two legal units; Silestone counters; Miele, Bosch, Gaggenau, Bertazzonni appliances; 100% Recycled Wood Flooring; wave pool; half-pipe; and on call massage therapist (last three are not true, but we can dream, right!?)

We’re still not 100% certain this thing is actually built, as we haven’t yet gone by (or received confirmation from the agent), but we’re assuming it’s definitely coming soon, so we’re sharing with you.

[Update: The home is not yet complete, "about 60 days out". Care to take a look before the masses? Contact us.]

-465 Hoffman, 4 bed, 4.5 bath, price TBD [property website]

Inside Our New Favorite House: 313 Duncan

It looks like our clients aren’t going to pull the trigger on one of the nicest new homes (soon to be) on the market (313 Duncan), so we’re free to run our mouths.

High resolution pictures coming soon, but for now, here is a glimpse inside the living / dining / eating / entertaining / kitchen area:

The home has gone through a total and complete renovation and seismic retrofit. Essentially, the only thing that remains from the original home is the facade and the cottage out back, which has also been extensively remodeled into a very killer one bedroom / loft cottage with beamed ceilings (tons of sky lights), a studio kitchen and loads of charm. You could probably rent it for close $3,000 month if you needed to.

The large home on the front of the lot that you’d see from the street is now 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, three levels, with a top roof deck and atrium area that would be ideal for an office (women in skirts be warned, the floor is glass that looks all the way down to the living room). Each bedroom has outdoor space directly off the rooms as well as a private bathroom. The kitchen is all Dacor and quite simply awesome (except the glass hood which will certainly meet a few heads when cooking). There is a nice garden and the best part is walking into the home and being able to see all the way through the house to the yard and cottage in the back. Oh, and it has two car parking. Technically, it’s still two units, but more like a large single family with a nice little guest house.

We’ve been in twice now, but would love to take some new clients through before it hits the market (Thursday). Price $2,995,000 (ish). If you’re asking for us to speak to the price, not going to happen. We’ll just say we’re watching this closely.

-313 Duncan.com [coming soon]

Modern, Big, and Beautiful, 2915 and 2917 Laguna Go Buy Buy

We’ve been told that 2915 and 2917 Laguna (two very sweet modern condominiums), have been purchased, all cash. Here’s the kicker…to the same buyer!

The top unit living area (notice that big red bridge?)

Lower unit bath…

One buyer, two buyers, three buyers four. Who really cares! Five million seven hundred twenty five thousand dollars ($5,725,000) of property is about to change hands just behind the Wells Fargo on Union Street.

Those homes are sweet and some clients we know aren’t too happy they’re gone. Do let us know if that all cash offer should fall out of escrow!

-2915 Laguna [Listing Details]
-2917 Laguna [Listing Details]