Holy hell that was a long one! In the end, we got it done. Congratulations to all involved. And to those readers that are looking for more blogging than just our recent sales, my apologies. We’re working on that too. Gotta make hay while the sun is shining, and get back to blogging about all that good real estate p*rn when we come up for air. In the meantime, there is always The Goods, which updates daily so you can track everything on your own.
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 their daughters would live close to them when they married, this magnificent storybook Queen Anne Victorian is 6,000+ square feet, and loaded with Victorian details.
What an amazing property! Congratulations to everyone involved. My client’s lender was outstanding, the other agent was easy to work with, which all made for a very smooth and ideal transaction. Thank you everyone for your professionalism, and calm.
Originally listed for $4,150,000, my clients scored it for $3,200,000.
Buyer represented by Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty
For details about this transaction, please do not hesitate to contact me. In the market to sell your trophy property? I can help…I seem to be attracting the Queen Annes lately.
–179 Carl, Cole Valley Queen Anne Sold [theFrontSteps]
Dogpatch, San Francisco: according to Wikipedia “is located on the eastern side of the city, adjacent to the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay, and to the East of Potrero Hill. Its boundaries are Mariposa Street to the North, I-280 to the West, Cesar Chavez to the South, and the waterfront to the East. It contains housing, some remaining heavy industry, more recent light industry, and a new but growing arts district. In 2002 it became an officially designated historic district of the city of San Francisco….[and] there is no definitive explanation for the name”
One thing we know for certain, Dogpatch has some amazing properties, and 1011 23rd Street #10 is right up there…
Situated on the corner of 23rd Street and Minnesota, this corner unit residence features soaring (approximately) 17′ ceilings, enormous windows that flood the home with natural light, an open kitchen/living area with bar seating, granite countertops, stainless appliances, fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, in unit Washer & Dyer, new carpet in the loft bedroom, and parking.
Just a short walk away from the increasingly vibrant Dogpatch shops and restaurants, and half a block away from Philz Coffee (yes, that’s a selling feature, since Philz was voted the best coffee house in San Francisco, and this is their Mothership location), living at 1011 23rd Street will afford you all of the new things San Francisco is offering up, as well as some of the old that seems to have been lost (especially some grit and character).
Come check out this wonderful loft, introduce yourself, feel the vibe, cruise the neighborhood, bring me a coffee, and I’ll hand you the keys – coffee and a few hundred thousand dollars.
1 parking space
Corner Unit Loft
Soaring (Approx. 17′) Ceilings & Windows
Custom Window Coverings
Open Kitchen w/bar counter
New Carpet in Bedroom/loft
Washer & Dryer
View Roof Deck
HOA Dues: $512.94/mo (Includes Water, Garbage, Webpass Internet, Building maintenance, gym, roof deck, building insurance, outside management)
A+ Dogpatch Location
Private Showings Upon Request
Open House Sundays 2-4pm
Exclusively listed by:
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
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 with the intent of fostering a creative community. Of the Allied Box Factory’s 31 spaces, 15 of them are live/work condominiums, eight of the building’s non-residential units are used as creative studios, and six house commercial enterprises.
Situated on the second floor, unit M202 has recently been transformed from cool to ultra cool with the complete remodel of the kitchen/living/dining area that creates an ambiance second to none. Entertain guests in your modern, open kitchen complete with a 5 burner Thermador range, grey Caesarstone Countertops, Custom Walnut Cabinets, Carrera Marble Island (with seating), Thermador Dishwasher, GE Monogram Refrigerator, and original bar lighting from the previous owner, famous artist Rex Ray.
A combination of hardwood and concrete flooring with large exposed timber and open ceilings is certain to capture your attention. Extend your living area by opening the doors to your large outdoor PRIVATE patio with room for seating, dining, gardening, and of course barbecuing. Enjoy the warm weather the Inner Mission provides, soak in the city vibes and rooftop views, and live the San Francisco dream.
Not only does this amazing unit feature a completely remodeled kitchen, a designer bedroom with custom closets, hardwood floors throughout, a designer bathroom with custom mosaic tiling, washer & dryer, and deeded parking, but also a completely separate bedroom/office/studio across the hall. This room also contains gorgeous wood floors, original windows, tons of natural light from the courtyard, and is ideal for the live/work lifestyle so many of us strive to achieve.
1 car parking
Remodeled Designer Kitchen
Carrera Marble Island
Custom Walnut Cabinets
Hardwood & Concrete Floors
HOA Dues: $437.96/mo + approx $40/50/mo for common utilities
Prime Inner Mission Location
*Live/Work loft. Certain restrictions/stipulations may apply. Buyer is advised to investigate
Private Showings Upon Request
Exclusively listed by:
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
It’s not everyday a home sells for $3,800,000 above asking…actually in San Francisco we hardly bat an eye at this anymore, especially when paired with buzzwords #PacificHeights and #MidCentury. It also helps to be an extremely rare property in a one of a kind location:
William Wurster Masterpiece with timeless mid-century contemporary design. The unique home with wonderful public rooms boasts sweeping Bay & Golden Gate Views and a Sheltered South facing Tommy Church Garden. 4 Bedrooms + library. 4 Baths. 2 Half Baths. 4 Fireplaces.Garage.Carport.Entry reveals a beautiful private garden & covered breezeway leading to the front door. The Reception Foyer looks to the Bay & features Wurster signature staircase. Elevator, Coat Closet, Powder Room. Grand LR is well-integrated with garden. Large formal DR looks out to GG Bridge. Kitchen flows to breakfast room. Guest suite & family room. Upstairs Central Hall opens to South Deck. Master suite & Library have Expansive Bay Views. 2 more beds with en-suite baths
Listed at $7,500,000
Sold for $11,300,000
$2,000 per square foot
This gorgeous and rare Clocktower gem at 461 Second Street is our newest listing at theFrontSteps. Unit T660 features a spacious floorplan, hardwood flooring, soaring ceilings, and industrial-inspired, modern interiors. Peer out the floor-to-ceiling windows for a view of AT&T Park, Potrero Hill and the beautiful, blue bay.
I’m pleased to report the sale of this amazing property, which we were able to get featured not only on SFGate (Cole Valley Queen Anne with fabulous wallpaper for $2.695), but also Curbed (Queen Anne Done Up in Designer Style Looks for $2.695), and possibly even in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens just closed today for a whopping $505,000 over list price at $3,200,000. Considering we were targeting a $2.9-$3M sale, I’d consider this knocked out of the park.
Congratulations to my wonderful clients on an extraordinary Cole Valley sale, as well as to the buyers who are sure to love this amazing home in an epic location.
This home on 43rd Ave just sold $331,000 over asking, and takes this week’s top spot on the top 10 San Francisco Overbids. But let’s look deeper into what’s going on here.
You might be wondering why I chose the amazing picture of pro surfer Damien Hobgood getting burned by some random guy as this week’s featured image to go with the continually insane overbids San Francisco dishes out. Well…it’s significant in many respects (in my mind anyway, so hear me out).
1. Not only does Ocean Beach occasionally get world class surf (word is out, sorry), but it brings the pain, as does our market to many, many, many buyers continually burned by that other buyer that dropped in on them and “stole” their home. And just like waves, there will always be another home come your way, so bite your lip, regroup, focus, don’t get upset, and get the next one.
2. The Avenues are the hottest part of town right now to be selling a Single Family Home, as it is the last frontier where such a home is still attainable under $1.1M (check the stats). You can find these homes in the Outer Sunset, Outer Parkside, and if you’re lucky, the Outer Richmond districts. Miraloma Park is a hidden gem of bargain homes too, but no beach. For you out of towners, Ocean Beach is where San Francisco officially ends, and Pacific Ocean begins (the “Bay” is not). This is our “beach” neighborhood, which at some point will go back to normal programming of fog for months on end, howling onshore winds, and no hipsters cruising on their penny boards to check the surf, because it will be too damn cold and the bikinis will be all covered up.
3.Who still prices a home like this, in a location like that, at $699,000? Seriously John. Seriously.
4. This sale is $331,000 over the asking price, but really, it was underpriced by at least $100,000, so let’s hope all the marketing that goes out around it doesn’t say “I got my clients $331,000 more than they expected!” We all know it was expected to go over, and I guarantee if they only got one offer at $699,000 they never would have sold it. At 1200 square feet, or $807/psft, some might even argue it is a steal.
5. The photo caption on the Surfing Magazine article sums it up best with what people THINK is happening in San Francisco real estate, “A quick reminder that the surfer closest to the peak of the wave, or in the barrel, has the right of way. Damien Hobgood and some tech nerd“. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a great caption and it’s definitely evident in the water, but it’s not just the techies with all the cash. I’ve been telling my clients and readers this for years. There is an insane amount of money from all walks of life in this city and greater Bay Area. It’s easy to point the finger at one group and make assumptions, but I guarantee you, your assumptions about the techies and our real estate market are wrong.
And before you go blaming the techies for your lack of wave domination, or missing out on your dream home, reconsider that GoPro strapped to your board, the Uber you just took to work, that baby picture you just HAD to share on Instagram, and all the other tech channels you can’t live without whether you’ve been living here 40 years, or 4. The city is a changing. Embrace the Chaos.
[Song: Pa Lante by Ozomatli; Album: Embrace the Chaos…turn it up!]
With all of that said, the Top 10:
|2471 43rd Avenue||2/1.00/N/A||19||$699,000||$1,030,000||47.35%|
|1650 Florida Street||3/1.00/||42||$695,000||$970,000||39.57%|
|1099 23rd Street||1/1.50/1||20||$599,000||$801,000||33.72%|
|136 Seville Street||2/1.00/N/A||33||$699,000||$890,000||27.32%|
|2769 Union Street||3/2.00/||13||$2,499,000||$3,130,000||25.25%|
|4500 California Street||2/2.00/||38||$980,000||$1,210,000||23.47%|
|164 Parker Avenue||2/1.00/B||31||$995,000||$1,210,000||21.61%|
|681 Panorama Drive||3/2.00/N/A||28||$999,000||$1,204,000||20.52%|
|204 Anderson Street||2/2.00/N/A||13||$1,189,000||$1,425,500||19.89%|
|2270 9th Avenue||4/3.50/N/A||8||$1,795,000||$2,150,000||19.78%|
Have a great weekend! Looking to buy or sell Bay Area Real Estate? Look no further, and give me a shout.
–Image Source for Surfers [Surfing Magazine]