Mid Century Modern With An Emphasis On Modern


Are you a lover of Modern (particularly Mid-Century) like me? Are you looking for a home that you just can’t seem to find anywhere else? Do you have a budget up to $2,200,000? If so, I have found the home for you. I have been asked not to share any photos of this particular home … Continue reading Mid Century Modern With An Emphasis On Modern

Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Home In Forest Hill (One San Marcos)


We were fans at Usonian, but if you must…the whip cream on top: Polished concrete floors; radiant heating; chef’s kitchen; custom walnut cabinetry; multiroom sound system; remodeled bath with handcrafted Heath tile; Sub-Zero refrigerator with glass front; Viking convection oven; Miele range; 2,344 sqare feet all on one level; two car side-by-side garage. Some history … Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Home In Forest Hill (One San Marcos)

Claude Oakland Designed Mid Century Eichler In Marin


Oh if we had time to publish these things when they’re hot off the presses. Oh well, we’re still fans of all things architecture, especially when Eichler is involved, so we’ll throw them up for your delight. Coming soon to the Lucas Valley (Marin) real estate market (and what we’d almost consider an epicenter of … Continue reading Claude Oakland Designed Mid Century Eichler In Marin

Glen Park, Charles Warren Callister Designed Mid-Century Drooler


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 … Continue reading Glen Park, Charles Warren Callister Designed Mid-Century Drooler

Suckers For Eichler


We (courtesy of Renee) gladly give you a preview to a new Eichler coming to the market. Now, of course, when we say “new” Eichler we don’t mean they’re building more, we mean, it’s a new listing. Here is your chance to take a peek before the masses: The deets: –25 Bolanos Drive, Marin County … Continue reading Suckers For Eichler

East Bay: Mid-Mod Classic with Eyes on SF Buyers


By Home Girl (aka real-estate blogger Tracey Taylor, former Redfin Sweet Digs maven, making her first guest appearance on The Front Steps. Thank you Alex!): It doesn’t surprise me that this 3bed/3bath, 1946 house (pictured above), which comes with the distinguished Bay Area architect Walter Ratcliff‘s moniker attached, should be listed on the San Francisco … Continue reading East Bay: Mid-Mod Classic with Eyes on SF Buyers

From Mid-Century to Modern, 3577 Pacific Returns (Almost)


The last recorded sale of 3577 Pacific (2 bed, 1.5 baths, on the Presidio wall right across from Julias Kahn Playground) was August 31, 2005 for $2,225,000 and she was definitely a mid-century diamond in the rough. Well…she’s back and she’s looking sweet. She did get a bit bigger, and more modern though. She’s been … Continue reading From Mid-Century to Modern, 3577 Pacific Returns (Almost)

Hop, skip, and jump to the Mid-Century (Fremont)


Every now and then we’ve been known to skip across the pond or even ferry to the north to get our fix of real estate porn, and a good way to get us to bite has always been with a tip to some Mid-Century Modern gems and today is no exception. Built in 1962 and … Continue reading Hop, skip, and jump to the Mid-Century (Fremont)

Fridays = sfnewsletter


…and a big reason why posts on theFrontSteps are always light on Friday. To see the latest issue of sfnewsletter, click here, especially if you’re an Eichler fan, like us. Real estate agents and mortgage brokers! To send sfnewsletter to your sphere of influence? Click Here (sfnewsletter.com) Feel like touring some San Francisco neighborhoods, Click … Continue reading Fridays = sfnewsletter

Your First Look inside 1575 20th Ave


Not your typical Central Sunset home to say the least. Enjoy being the first to get a look inside this 3 bed, 3 bath, custom built, view home at 1575 20th Ave (website and more pics will be up soon). Asking $1,285,000. This house is SWEET! (yes caps) The front: The courtyard: The back: The … Continue reading Your First Look inside 1575 20th Ave

Walkabout: Nowhere but everywhere at the same time


The weather is so dodgy outside, and sometimes we just get plain tired of talking real estate (not that you should), so what better to do than go wandering? [image source: sellmodern.com] –Amazing green roof art school in Singapore [Inhabitat] –Wine selling and storytelling [Springwise] –You gotta be f’in kidding me! [Deacon Brews] –Mid-Century Modern … Continue reading Walkabout: Nowhere but everywhere at the same time

Mid-Century Movement (56 Clarendon)


Originally listed September 19, 2007 for $2,495,000, reduced to $2,300,000 two months later, and now sold for $2,250,000, 56 Clarendon, in Clarendon Heights, is a done deal. — — Is this a significant “anecdote” of market information/fluctuation. We’ll let you decide that, we just wanted to highlight another gem of the mid-century. –56 Clarendon [mls] … Continue reading Mid-Century Movement (56 Clarendon)

Marin gets More Modern (as in a new office)


From the press release: Marin Modern Real Estate, an independent residential real estate brokerage and leading authority on modern and mid-century modern homes in Marin and San Francisco County, announced the opening of a new office in San Rafael, California. Since we’re spreading the love about them, maybe they’ll spread the love and keep us … Continue reading Marin gets More Modern (as in a new office)

West Portal Mid Century (130 Granville)


We spotted this listing at 130 Granville in West Portal while doing the tour de San Francisco (real estate) for sfnewsletter, and thought we’d dedicate a post to it here (being that we’re fans of mid-century modern). A mid-century home (built in 1955), and the only active listing in West Portal at the moment, it … Continue reading West Portal Mid Century (130 Granville)

Suckers for Mid-Century Modern


If you want to guarantee your spot on our front page, you need only include two words (or is that three?)…Mid-Century Modern. Our reader notes that it “looks like prices might finally be coming down a bit in Marin”, but we have no way of knowing for sure as we generally don’t have our finger … Continue reading Suckers for Mid-Century Modern