Why East Bay Homeowners Hate This Solar Power Plan


An enormous solar farm planned in the East Bay is making headlines and court dates once again–and it’s no surprise. Because although this appears to be an argument about such heady matters are climate change, democracy, preservationism, and even the very future of human civilization, the lynchpin to the controversy is really housing–and you can … Continue reading Why East Bay Homeowners Hate This Solar Power Plan

Plum 1885 Victorian Asks $3.2 Million


Ah summer, when a San Francisco homebuyer’s fancy turns to–what else?–Victorians. And if anyone is fancy enough to have $3.2 million burning a hole in their pocket, that’s the asking price for 249 Fair Oaks, a gorgeous tiered white wedding cake of a “grand Victorian” with three beds and two and a half baths on … Continue reading Plum 1885 Victorian Asks $3.2 Million

The Front Steps Guide To San Francisco Victorians


Although there are many beautiful and historic styles of homes for sale across San Francisco, the word “Victorian” is so ubiquitous with the city’s image that some homebuyers are scarcely interested in anything less. But although we all know a Vic when we see one, defining them can be deceptively tricky–especially since even the most … Continue reading The Front Steps Guide To San Francisco Victorians

Parkside Storybook Prize Asks $1.6 Million


If you think about it, housing security seems to be a serious motivator in fairy tales. Happy endings often involve other kinds of gains for plucky folkloric heroes, of course: true love, personal liberty, extremely liquid cash resources, etc. But it’s hard not to notice that retiring to a castle or at the very least … Continue reading Parkside Storybook Prize Asks $1.6 Million

This Oakland House Is Free


Great news for bargain hunters: There’s a 130-plus year old West Oakland Victorian that’s yours to own for the low, low price of zero dollars. The only catch is: You’ve got to come pick it up–literally. Riaz Capitol, the current owners of a three bed, 1.5 bath, nearly 1,150-square-foot Vic at 2420 Chestnut, are telling … Continue reading This Oakland House Is Free

Where SF’s Most Expensive Homes Sold When the Pandemic Ended


Even when the COVID-19 pandemic was beating down SF’s housing and rental markets last year, demand for single-family homes in the city still stayed surprisingly robust most quarters–such is the premium that buyers and sellers alike place on real, full-fledged SF houses at even the worst of times. Now that the city is largely back … Continue reading Where SF’s Most Expensive Homes Sold When the Pandemic Ended

They’ll Pay You $140K To Live In This Victorian On a Remote Island


How much would they have to pay you to live on a deserted island in the middle of the bay? If your answer is somewhere in the neighborhood of $140K per year then you might be in luck, as SFGate has it that Richmond’s East Brother Light Station is once again looking for brave and … Continue reading They’ll Pay You $140K To Live In This Victorian On a Remote Island

Midcentury Gem On Huge Sea Cliff Lot Asks $2.2 million


San Francisco’s remote and exclusive Sea Cliff neighborhood holds a special fascination for some housing aficionados, one that’s only partly owing to the multi-million dollar homes that people this liminal zone between the city and the sea. Certainly the neighborhood has a lot to offer in terms of big-ticket, multi-room mansion properties to marvel at, … Continue reading Midcentury Gem On Huge Sea Cliff Lot Asks $2.2 million

“Queen of the Fillmore’s” Scott Street Mansion asks $7.85 Million


Just a stone’s throw away from Alamo Square’s Painted Ladies (not that it’s advisable to throw stones around such prized assets…), an enormous early 20th century house with a profoundly classy Edwardian exterior at 711 Scott Street just listed, asking an equally high-class $7.85 million. The ad promises six beds, eight baths, and nearly 7,000 … Continue reading “Queen of the Fillmore’s” Scott Street Mansion asks $7.85 Million

What To Do With Harvey Milk Plaza


The Castro is one of San Francisco’s most popular, historically significant, and aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods–hence its multiplicity of multi-million dollar homes. But not everybody loves what’s supposed to be the neighborhood’s grand centerpiece: Harvey Milk Plaza, the much put-upon thoroughfare at the foot of Castro Street that pays tribute to the late San Francisco politician … Continue reading What To Do With Harvey Milk Plaza

For Sale | 475 Hampshire #6 | Mission District | $1,495,000


I’m pleased to introduce to you my clients’ awesome live/work loft in the most hip of Mission district locations that they have entrusted me to market and sell. It’s a beauty of a home that checks all the boxes. Head on over to the property website for many more images and a 3D virtual tour … Continue reading For Sale | 475 Hampshire #6 | Mission District | $1,495,000

For Sale | Edwardian Flats in the Central Richmond | $1,695,000


Just in time for the weekend, and just in time for you and your investment dollars to get put to good use. We have taken 731-733 17th Ave from the Private Listing circuit and she’s now on MLS. Check the property website for details, but sadly no photos. Access has not been easy during Covid, … Continue reading For Sale | Edwardian Flats in the Central Richmond | $1,695,000

For Sale | 547 Missouri | Potrero Hill | $5,350,000


The most amazing and modern Potrero Hill Craftsman is now officially on the market and For Sale. Take a minute to pause what you’re doing, browse the breathtaking views and details of this home, and consider yourself living here for just a moment…or a lifetime. Just want to be able to come over and visit … Continue reading For Sale | 547 Missouri | Potrero Hill | $5,350,000

Back and Forth and SOLD | 11 Shephard Place | Nob Hill


Continuing where I left off in 2020…and working tirelessly for my clients every damn day (including holidays), I’m pleased to report the successful sale of 11 Shephard Place in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood. What a ride that was! First “listed” privately, then on the market, off the market, back on, price dropped again, and … Continue reading Back and Forth and SOLD | 11 Shephard Place | Nob Hill

San Francisco’s Top 5 Residential Sales of 2020


The Top 5 Residential Sales in San Francisco for 2020 (listed on the MLS…there are always off market deals not reported): #5: 2342 Broadway: Listed and sold for $18,000,000 #4: 2775 Vallejo: Listed for $25,000,000 sold for $19,750,000 #3: 2626 Larkin: Listed for $21,000,000 sold for $20,000,000 #2: 2420 Pacific: “Listed” for $28,000,000 and sold … Continue reading San Francisco’s Top 5 Residential Sales of 2020

Oh Snap…Weekly Overbids! tFS Listings, a $24,000,000 Sale & Off Market Gems


Another busy couple of weeks in the world of San Francisco real estate. Yours truly FINALLY closed on the Mission Dolores condo I had for sale for what seemed an eternity. The pandemic really kicked us in the you know whats on that one, but it was also the market that spoke. There is stiff … Continue reading Oh Snap…Weekly Overbids! tFS Listings, a $24,000,000 Sale & Off Market Gems