Onetime Mission Church Converts For $1.55M


Former churches and other houses of worship can be tricky housing development prospects: They’re often located on prime residential real estate in popular neighborhoods, but they they also often need a lot of work, and in many cases are historically protected properties in SF. Because of their spacious interiors, churches-turned-condos frequently end up looking like … Continue reading Onetime Mission Church Converts For $1.55M

What San Francisco Looked Like Right Before the Big One


This week marks the 116th anniversary of the great 1906 earthquake and fire, a disaster that, with the exception of some western-lying neighborhoods, erased the SF that had existed here for nearly 60 years and ushered in the age of, well, the city we have now. It’s no exaggeration to say that without the Big … Continue reading What San Francisco Looked Like Right Before the Big One

Maximum Luxury: Hot Potato Saitowitz Home Seeks $12.3 Million


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, a column where we gander at the most expensive homes in San Francisco, simply because we can’t resist. You can’t keep a designer home down, and the sprawling Stanley Saitowitz-designed house at 2555 Union is one again for sale, seeking a princely $12.3 million in yet another bid on the … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Hot Potato Saitowitz Home Seeks $12.3 Million

Just Listed | 690,692,692B Wisconsin | Potrero Hill | $2,545,000


I wish I had more time to go into detail about this property, but I guess you’ll just have to follow the link to the detail page, or better yet, come say Hi! this Saturday or Sunday from 12-2pm. This is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind property in San Francisco loaded with charm, history, and potential. … Continue reading Just Listed | 690,692,692B Wisconsin | Potrero Hill | $2,545,000

Extremely 90s Telegraph Hill Cylinder House Asks $12.9M


Just wait until you get a load of this place. The house at 340 Lombard is five beds, six baths, and four stories; the lot is deceptively large, with the bulk of the space set far back from the street and concealed behind a curb-facing wall and gate. The best word for the design would … Continue reading Extremely 90s Telegraph Hill Cylinder House Asks $12.9M

Painted Ladies’ Corner Cousin Is Yours For $5.75M


Ah those Painted Ladies, there’s just no escaping them. Usually when people think of the ladies of Alamo Square they’re imagining one of six homes on Steiner Street, but there is a seventh member of the family: The larger, slightly out-of-place home at 722 Steiner Street, right on the corner. Mind you when we call … Continue reading Painted Ladies’ Corner Cousin Is Yours For $5.75M

Castro “Fixer With Potential” Cashes In For $7.3M


This is Maximum Luxury, a regular column where we indulge our primal desires by ogling San Francisco’s most expensive home listings. Very often, we’ll run headlines about San Francisco “fixers” or “teardowns” or just plain disasters listing or selling for $1 million, $2 million, and the whole room starts to spin. But do you wonder … Continue reading Castro “Fixer With Potential” Cashes In For $7.3M

Salesforce Equality Officer’s “Speakeasy” Industrial Loft Wants $10.9M


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, a regular column where we pick apart San Francisco’s most expensive listings, purely out of a sense of obsessive curiosity. No bones about it, 9 Bernice Street is wild. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing; we’re not saying it’s a good thing; we’re just saying it’s an evident thing. … Continue reading Salesforce Equality Officer’s “Speakeasy” Industrial Loft Wants $10.9M

Historic Eight-Sided Russian Hill Home Pares 1/4 Off Price


Over on Instagram, we’re exploring the histories of some of San Francisco’s most famous, most beautiful, and most historically important homes. Which includes a few surprises. For example, did you know that the famed Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street is for sale? Well, probably you did–it made headlines when the opulent octagon hit … Continue reading Historic Eight-Sided Russian Hill Home Pares 1/4 Off Price

Maximum Luxury: Interiors To Get Lost In


This is Maximum Luxury, a weekly column obsessing over San Francisco’s most expensive homes, because sometimes you’ve just got to scratch that itch. Maximum Luxury was not necessarily designed to be a showcase of the city’s most absurdly decadent interiors, and yet that does keep coming up. For example, this week we’re dipping back into … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Interiors To Get Lost In

San Francisco’s Most Over-the-Top Condo Wants $30M


And now, the latest in, “Does this building ever stop?” The co-op at 2006 Washington Street in Pac Heights knows how to make headlines: Basically, just keep pumping its prices higher. This is not a fool-proof system, but it works at least this well, because we’re returning to these heights once again with a new … Continue reading San Francisco’s Most Over-the-Top Condo Wants $30M

Maximum Luxury: Classic ’20s Double-Decker Penthouse Asks $15M


This is Maximum Luxury, a weekly column peering at listings for some of San Francisco’s most expensive homes, purely for the sake of indulgence. Quite honestly, there are not very many things in the world that are actually worth $15 million; if you had to spend that much money for some reason, it can be … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Classic ’20s Double-Decker Penthouse Asks $15M

Pac Heights Mansion Sans Open Floor Plan Wants $10.5M


They don’t make them like they used to, but sometimes you can still see the difference when an old home comes to market again in, well, let’s call it an unusually preserved state. To be clear, the mammoth house at 2815 Pacific Avenue in Pac Heights has indeed been remodeled over the years since its … Continue reading Pac Heights Mansion Sans Open Floor Plan Wants $10.5M

Filbert Cottages: The Ultimate Russian Hill Landmark, Yours For $3.89M


Possibly no properties better represent Russian Hill history than the old Filbert Cottages–today as well as once upon a time when they were built. These four landmarked homes at 1338 Filbert presaged the coming popularity of the Craftsman style in San Francisco in 1907. Of course, at the time it was not really a style … Continue reading Filbert Cottages: The Ultimate Russian Hill Landmark, Yours For $3.89M

Maximum Luxury: Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Still Seeking $15 Million


This is Maximum Luxury, a weekly column where we examine some of San Francisco’s most expensive properties, basically just because we’re curious. And oh do we have a curiosity in store this week: Up on Sea Cliff Avenue, one of San Francisco’s priciest homes also has one of its strangest histories. The house at 224 … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Still Seeking $15 Million

Nic Cage’s Onetime Russian Hill House Finally Sells


After literally years of trying, a star turn has finally come for the six bed, 6.5-bath house at 898 Francisco Street once owned by Oscar winner Nic Cage, which sold a few days before the holiday for more than $8.82 million, a Christmas carol ending to years of drama over the luxurious address. Cage bought … Continue reading Nic Cage’s Onetime Russian Hill House Finally Sells