Cole Valley before and after (1233 Shrader)

We were impressed with the front when walking by, were wowed by the interior when browsing the website, and thrilled when we discovered the before shots to share with you. 1233 Shrader: 4 bed, 4.5 baths, 3095 square feet, 2 car parking, and just $2,695,000 [Update: Now $2,560,000]. Pennies on the dollar.



Then and Now on MLS

More Before and Afters [theFrontSteps]

High Resolution Photos [Property website]

7 thoughts on “Cole Valley before and after (1233 Shrader)

  1. I pass by this place everyday and saw it go through most of the renovation and it looks much, much better than it had previously. I unfortunately never had the opportunity to see the inside, but those pictures reveal a job well done. Would love to know when the open house is. There are a couple of buildings in the area that are in the process of being fixed up and I assume will be on the market soon. Thanks for the pics!

  2. Yeah but “before” it was two flats and a nonconforming inlaw. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

    I saw the property last Tuesday. If I recall the main floor goes living room dining room kitchen living room. Why do people like that floorplan? Doesn’t it render the second living room, if not merely redundant, then practically without use? The second living room should be on another floor, shouldn’t it? This open for the sake of open’s sake is for the birds. Do you really want people to walk in the door and see the dining room table in a large scale home?

    Truth be told, design is trending away from this. Of course residential is always five years behind. I’ll bet anything that contractors are gonna be busy building dividing walls in the near future.

  3. I like the remodel. Its better than others I have seen out there. I wouldn’t pay 2.7 for this location, (would rather the 2.7 SFH at 3829 21st in Dolores Heights) but its a nice one.

  4. Why do people paint over all of the historic woodwork? sigh. It’s cheaper than refinishing it… but it removes so much character and is so short sighted. With shrinking forests and wood prices skyrocketing, I’ll bet old growth wood paneling on walls, trim and ceilings will be coveted in years to come. And, have you ever tried stripping paint off of paneling/trim? Not fun.

  5. Well, it has a nice clean plaster and paint job throughout. Reminds me of pancake makeup layered on the face of an aging star in the 1940s. Pretty generic.

  6. Regarding painting over the woodwork – remember that most of the homes in this neighborhood are working class homes originally – not the Pac heights mansions. Much of the woodwork/trim in these homes is not as fine as you might think. In many cases it was intentional to paint the woodwork – it may not be as tragic as it seems. I have seen it both ways and the cost of the labor to uncover what may be mediocre wood is prohibitive.

Leave a Reply