Onetime Hearst Mansion From Kidnapping Scandal Sells


What does a piece of Bay Area history cost? Generally it depends on the size of the piece, but in the case of 233 West Santa Inez Avenue, a sprawling Hillsborough estate whose address is etched in the annals of 20th century sensationalism for better or for worse, it was over $12 million, finally netting … Continue reading Onetime Hearst Mansion From Kidnapping Scandal Sells

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

“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

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

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In San Francisco


Not something we showcase everyday, because these kind of homes don’t come around that often, but we thought you might like to swoon over the Top 5 Most Expensive Homes Currently For Sale in San Francisco: — Number 1 -$49,000,000 Topping out the list at $49,000,000 is the (not yet complete) grand penthouse at the … Continue reading Top 5 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In San Francisco

San Francisco Real Estate Porn Recap | Think Pools, Architecture, Overbids, and More


It’s been another busy week in the world of San Francisco real estate, so we thought a quick recap of some of the most recent and worthy real estate porn is in order. To begin…the Top 10 Overbids. They never get old, and as always, there are some stunners. Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Porn Recap | Think Pools, Architecture, Overbids, and More

Underbid of the Decade? 1945 Franklin (Nicolas Cage Once Lived Here) Lists for $12MM, Sells For $5.4MM


Since we know you’ll ask: Former residence of Nicolas Cage, remodeled to the nines, listed to the twelve (millions), and finally sold for $5,405,000…we’d say this buyer not only got a helluva deal, but one helluva property. Originally listed in September of 2018 for $12,000,000, which comes out to a (no longer so staggering) $1725 … Continue reading Underbid of the Decade? 1945 Franklin (Nicolas Cage Once Lived Here) Lists for $12MM, Sells For $5.4MM

Presidio Heights Fixer Snags $3,450,000 Over Asking, Closes For $10,350,000


Today’s Maximum Overbid of the Week comes as no surprise, in fact, I’m surprised it didn’t sell for more. Situated on the wall of the Presidio, 3515 Pacific Avenue is the gem of all gems, something that will hold value for generations, and affords this buyer the opportunity to make it their own: wide lot, … Continue reading Presidio Heights Fixer Snags $3,450,000 Over Asking, Closes For $10,350,000

SOLD | McCormick Queen Anne Flats | Alamo Square | $3,200,000


Congratulations to my wonderful clients on their (way below list price) purchase of this amazing property known as the McCormick Queen Anne Flats just a stone’s throw away from Alamo Square Park. Built in 1894 by architect Absalom J. Barnett, a resident of the Western Addition, for William and Margaret McCormick in the hope that … Continue reading SOLD | McCormick Queen Anne Flats | Alamo Square | $3,200,000

A Look Inside The 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase


If you’re like most people who either didn’t get an invite, or don’t have the time to go check out the 2015 Decorator Showcase Home located at 3630 Jackson, don’t fret. One of my favorite photographers, Rob Jordan, has been kind enough to share some amazing interior photos with me, so I can share with … Continue reading A Look Inside The 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

255 New Listings In The Past 3 Days – Time To Go Shopping!


I thought I’d do a quick post directing you all to the easiest place to see the flood of new inventory just hit our market the past two weeks, specifically the past two days, including this $16,000,000 home at 298 Chestnut, and this $9,500,000 Modern Drooler at 16 Spruce. As of today, there are about … Continue reading 255 New Listings In The Past 3 Days – Time To Go Shopping!

Northstar Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe Courting the High End Market in a Ski in/Ski out Paradise


Being a real estate writer has depressingly few perks. I don’t get free tickets to concerts or desert on the house at Michael Mina. The product I write about, you see, can’t really fit in a gift bag. Mostly, I get accused of being a Realtor (I’m not) or of being “in bed” with the … Continue reading Northstar Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe Courting the High End Market in a Ski in/Ski out Paradise

Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus Sells Presidio Heights Pad For $8,200,000


[Editor’s note: I just realized I misspoke. The home is not in Pacific Heights, it is in Presidio Heights. Locals will know the difference, visitors might claim six of one half dozen of another. Regardless, the mistake has been acknowledged and changed.] In other news to take us to the weekend, Mark Pincus, co-founder of … Continue reading Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus Sells Presidio Heights Pad For $8,200,000

2701 Broadway, On San Francisco’s Billionaire Row, Finds Its Billionaire Buyer


It’s big news for the Billionaires on Broadway. We have it on good intel that 2701 Broadway, a little house on the hill just down the street from the likes of the Gettys, Trainas, and Ellisons of the world (and let’s not forget a Monster of Rock), has found a buyer ponying up an undisclosed … Continue reading 2701 Broadway, On San Francisco’s Billionaire Row, Finds Its Billionaire Buyer

Wanderlust: Villa De Montaña In St. Helena. It’s Only $16,950,000


I mentioned this one a bit ago, and you can’t deny it “sounds” wonderful. But we never had a look inside the home, let alone inside the gates. That is until now. Have a look at Villa De Montaña in St. Helena an let your imagination soar! Currently not marketed on MLS, this home is … Continue reading Wanderlust: Villa De Montaña In St. Helena. It’s Only $16,950,000