The Truth About Marin County’s Floating Homes


The Sausalito waterfront is thick with a peculiar varietal of home-buying prospect, the ever-whimsical and increasingly popular floating homes. Most of us have seen them, but few understand how they really work. For one thing, more often than not outsiders refer to these piscine properties as “houseboats,” but in most cases that’s not strictly accurate. … Continue reading The Truth About Marin County’s Floating Homes

Historic Empty Russian Hill Lot (yes) Asks $13 Million


Nothing broadens your perspective on the phrase “a whole lot of nothing” quite like the San Francisco real estate market. Case in point, there’s nothing on the lot at the corner of Taylor and Broadway, just as there hasn’t been for over 100 years. But that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the hottest … Continue reading Historic Empty Russian Hill Lot (yes) Asks $13 Million

Walnut Creek House Burns Down, Sells For $1 Million


Even burning down will not stop a Bay Area home for selling for $1 million, at least in the case of 254 Tamarisk Drive in Walnut Creek, which has now redefined the term “fire sale.” It’s been less than a year since fire destroyed this formerly handsome four bed, two bath, 2,400 square foot home … Continue reading Walnut Creek House Burns Down, Sells For $1 Million

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Cole Valley Single Family Home For Sale Not on MLS


I have the home you have sought for so long. We will not be going to MLS anytime soon, so consider yourself lucky you found yourself on theFrontSteps. Property Details: 715 Cole St. $2,495,000 3 bed, 2 bath Stately Master Bedroom Fireplace in master bedroom Shower over tub Separate WC Deck / landing off North … Continue reading Cole Valley Single Family Home For Sale Not on MLS

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