Before & After: 1890 Castro Victorian Renovation


Sellers love to push the “r-words”: “renovate,” “refurbish,” “remodel.” Sometimes this is a practical consideration: Certain homes really could do with a new look and more modern sensibilities. Other times it’s simply a shrewd marketing move: People feel motivated to buy things that are new, and University of Western Ontario, Canada researchers find that one … Continue reading Before & After: 1890 Castro Victorian Renovation

Dolores Heights Remodel Overcomes NIMBYs, Delays For $6.85 Million Listing


We’ve seen the two-unit property at 3790 21st Street that went up for sale this week asking $6.85 million before–despite the fact that this is actually the very first time this home has ever hit the market. See, the last time this house was for sale, it was not yet this house: Previously, the lot … Continue reading Dolores Heights Remodel Overcomes NIMBYs, Delays For $6.85 Million Listing

Inside Gavin Newsom’s (former) $5.9 Million Marin County Mansion


The big news in California politics is the upcoming recall election, asking voters whether or not they want to oust Governor Gavin Newsom. And speaking of recall, we’re also getting a flashback to some of Newsom’s recent real estate prospects. Earlier this year, Newsom finally managed to sell his Marin County mansion, after a two-plus … Continue reading Inside Gavin Newsom’s (former) $5.9 Million Marin County Mansion

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 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

A-MAZ-ING Views with South Facing Garden


Situated in an exclusive cul-de-sac on Telegraph Hill this 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms stunner asks $8.3M. Take in views from all three levels of this mid-century remodel – including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Coit Tower. The main floor offers a light-filled updated kitchen with white Corian counters, hardwood floors, and stainless appliances. The … Continue reading A-MAZ-ING Views with South Facing Garden

Haight Ashbury Victorian Flat Hits MLS Asking $1,700,000 – Wow Factor At 11


If you don’t get the Spinal Tap reference…it’s high time you watch Spinal Tap. Anywho…my newest listing to hit the market. — Grand scale, turn of the century Victorian Condominium on a coveted block in the Haight / Ashbury area of San Francisco with approximately 1630 square feet of living space, original wood floors, period … Continue reading Haight Ashbury Victorian Flat Hits MLS Asking $1,700,000 – Wow Factor At 11

SOLD | 740 Clayton | Haight Ashbury / Cole Valley | $2,600,000


Three offers, and a long three months later, I’m pleased to report the successful sale of the Church of the Living God…a.k.a. 740 Clayton. Congratulations to the buyers, and the sellers and thank you all for a smooth (albeit long) transaction. First time on the market since the 1960’s, and currently used as a Church, … Continue reading SOLD | 740 Clayton | Haight Ashbury / Cole Valley | $2,600,000

For Sale | 707 Cole St. | Cole Valley | $2,495,000


This timeless Cole Valley single family home situated in one of the most desirable locations in all of San Francisco is a circa 1896 Victorian loaded with period details and charm, and updated for today’s standards. Just two blocks to the heart of Cole Valley, the N-Judah, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, and so many more … Continue reading For Sale | 707 Cole St. | Cole Valley | $2,495,000

SOLD | 456 Belvedere | Cole Valley | $4,500,000


Congratulations to my buyers that just scored this AAA located Cole Valley home at 456 Belvedere. We were the first people to see it, and we wrote an offer that day. They went big and fast to win, and I told ’em they can’t ever move. It’s that kind of house. It’s that kind of … Continue reading SOLD | 456 Belvedere | Cole Valley | $4,500,000

Adolf Sutro Ocean Beach Carriage House Gets Major Facelift And $2.6M Price Tag


For those of you folks that rarely venture to the Outer Lands…and I’m not talking about the restaurant, if you take a trip down the Lower Great Highway, you may have at one point seen this home: You may have also wondered what it looked like inside: And you may have thought, “Meh…wonder what hippie, … Continue reading Adolf Sutro Ocean Beach Carriage House Gets Major Facelift And $2.6M Price Tag

¡Que Rico! | $681,000 Over Asking For A Tear Down | ¿Qué?


The Friday before Labor Day weekend…Many call it the end of Summer, but here in San Francisco it’s safe to say it’s the beginning. Our temperatures finally heat up from the Bay Shore to the Pacific Ocean. The sun is lower on the horizon, shadows are longer, Fall fashion ads are everywhere, and local restaurants … Continue reading ¡Que Rico! | $681,000 Over Asking For A Tear Down | ¿Qué?

For Sale: 1957 11th Ave | Golden Gate Heights | $1,295,000


Nestled in the hills of Golden Gate Heights with wonderful vistas to the North/North East, surrounded by beautiful trees and a lush garden, and tastefully remodeled for the minimalist in all of us, including a painstakingly thought out master suite on the lower level, which opens to the garden, 1957 11th Ave is the home … Continue reading For Sale: 1957 11th Ave | Golden Gate Heights | $1,295,000

2169 Folsom M202 | Allied Box Factory Lofts | Mission District | $1,375,000


From your first look at the exterior of the historic Allied Box Factory, to the time you stroll through the lush courtyard to this one of a kind Live/Work loft, you will be in awe… Originally built in 1907 as a timber factory, the Allied Box Factory was converted to a mixed-use development in 2001 … Continue reading 2169 Folsom M202 | Allied Box Factory Lofts | Mission District | $1,375,000