Supremely Located West Portal Home Sells For $2,500,000

Pleased to report the recent sale of this fantastic West Portal Home:

Beautifully renovated Mediterranean-inspired home has a style and feel that is absolutely unique and special. The spacious lot (124′ frontage) creates a great floor plan with lots of natural light and privacy. Perfect home for entertaining with open chef’s kitchen, dramatic living and dining rooms. Split level floor plan offers three bedrooms, two baths. Top floor closes off as private suite. Fourth bedroom and third bath, family room, wet bar on lower level (direct access from street – no stairs). Decks in backyard are surrounded by open green space/gardens, two car side-by-side parking. Fantastic location close to shops, Metro, parks, and freeway access.

Congratulations to my buyers, and thanks again to all involved for a smooth transaction.

-40 Dorchester Way, West Portal San Francisco, $2,500,000

Bernal Heights Home On Large Lot Gets 12 Offers, Sells In 5 Days

We had to put the battle armor on to get this one (232 Precita in Bernal Heights)…with 12 offers, and negotiations happening at light speed. We offered much lower than the final sales price (given the uncertainty in the market), but had to change our thinking, and change it fast. (This is exactly what I was talking about in my previous post about some properties not getting offers, while others get many multiples.) It was ultimately too nice of a location and lot for my client to pass up. Congratulations to you, sir…well done. It is a great house with major potential.


From the marketing remarks:

Charming 1930’s era Spanish Mediterranean style home with unprecedented 120′ deep x 56′ wide L-shaped lot, offering the most amazing back yard potential you’ll ever find in Bernal Heights! And just a block from beautiful dynamic Precita Park. Versatile, highly desirable floor plan. Living Room with wood burning fireplace, Formal dining room, Kitchen with breakfast nook -all could be opened up for incredible open Living/Dining/Kitchen experience! Two large bedrooms & delightful period bath w exquisite tilework, separate shower & tub. Parquet wood floors. Interior stairs to large home office & guest suite, w obvious further expansion potential. Live the dream & ultimate CA indoor/outdoor lifestyle with fruit orchard, potting shed & Downtown View backdrop! Premium N.Slope location, where Mission meets Bernal.

Property was listed by Vanguard Properties. I represented the buyer. If you want the play by play on how this deal went down, give me a shout.

Potrero Hill TIC With Big Views And Superb Location Fetches $985,000

I’ve been working on this one for the better part of four months, and our timing and strategy couldn’t have gone more smoothly (despite the market shift). Showing it a few times off market back in July helped us gauge the interest, set a good price, know that we definitely needed to spruce it up a bit, and it allowed the co-owners to establish fractional financing, which definitely helped the sale. After painting, staging, and doing what we do, we were able to get multiple offers, allow the other owners to finish getting fractional financing, and close without a hitch. Hats off to everyone involved, including the lender, the buyer’s agent and her clients, photographer, stager, and of course my client, the seller who couldn’t have been more easy and organized to work with. Congratulations to all!

Situated in the heart-center of Potrero Hill, and just steps to 18th Street shops and restaurants, this top floor two bedroom, one bathroom flat with sweeping Northwest views from Corona Heights to City Hall is not to be missed.

SOLD OFF MARKET | NoPa Condo @215 Cole St. | $1,500,000

Had to just do a quick blog post to congratulate the buyers and sellers of this sweet little gem I just sold off market.

Another amazing off market opportunity for my dear readers…not going on MLS for a few weeks, but definitely available for immediate purchase and viewing.

Like some of my other listings at the moment, this is off market, so we don’t have pictures to share. You gotta see it in person.

The House Where Craigslist Was Born Finally Found A Buyer

What do you do in San Francisco when it takes you more than two weeks to get a property sold? A property that was featured on multiple media outlets for the fact it was the place where Craig Newmark founded that little website called Craigslist? You adjust, just like we did here.

After a couple weeks on the market without any real bites (despite at least 150 people walking through the door on the first weekend of Open Houses), and not having been painted or staged, the feeling was brewing inside we needed to shift our focus. Something wasn’t right. Sure, we were in the thick of the Summer doldrums, but this was a perfectly located charming Cole Valley condominium that checked all the boxes…except one…a forever dedicated parking spot. That was the deal killer.

Alas, we pulled this baby off the market for a couple weeks, painted critical rooms, changed some lighting, staged, and bammo! Sold to a wonderful person who is going to enjoy it for many years to come, and doesn’t have a car.

Thanks to my sellers for their incredible patience, and thanks to the buyer for coming forward with an excellent offer.

This property sold for $1,480,000.

The property so many seek is finally available, and it couldn’t be more supremely located…Situated in the heart-center of Cole Valley, this circa 1907 ground floor condominium will delight from the moment you walk in the door.


[Update: This was found within the walls…]

This wonderful home features three bedrooms, one remodeled bathroom, a true chef’s kitchen with Blue Star range (because not all chefs have massive kitchens, but all chefs have the best of the best stoves), hard and softwood floors from generations past, two decorative fireplaces, direct access to common area deck and shared yard, eastern exposure for amazing morning light, washer & dryer, and easy access to public transportation, Sutro Forest & Tank Hill hiking trails, Golden Gate Park, the N-Judah line, UCSF, the Castro, and USF to name a few.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,245,000
SOLD: $1,480,000
3 bedroom
1 updated/modern bathroom with radiant floor heating
Great kitchen
Blue Star Range
Dining room w/ Box beam ceilings
Nest Thermostat
Hardwood and Softwood floors
2 decorative fireplaces
Washer & Dryer
Parking in building (for one year, then rolls to 1/3 share)
Extra Storage
Low HOAs $145/mo
Direct access to yard
Approximately 1250 Square feet
AAA Cole Valley Location
Close to shops, restaurants, public transportation

I am an expert in the Cole Valley real estate market. If you are interested in selling or buying in the area, give me a shout.

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386

Charming Cole Valley Condo Where Craig Newmark Launched Craigslist… [SFGate]
Condo Where Craigslist Was Born Asks $1.39 Million [Curbed SF]

2263 47th Ave | Outer Parkside | $1,000,000

Every so often, you get an amazing deal in San Francisco, and you wonder if it really happened. This one did, and we were #1 on the Top 20 list of Underbids! Are you kidding…a single family home in the hottest neighborhood in the city for a million bucks? It happened, and my clients are thrilled.

Details are few and far between on this home, but you can see some here on The Goods.

Congratulations to my clients, and Mahalo to the Hawaii agent who represented the seller (that’s how you get a home for $1,000,000 in SF….look for those.)

2263 47th Ave, San Francisco

SOLD! | Haight Ashbury Victorian | $1,500,000

This is one of those properties that took me for a whirl. We spent 5 weeks of marketing and open houses before getting an offer. I had countless calls and showings, but ultimately the property did not sell where we expected ($1,650,000 or more). In the end, sellers are happy and moving on, and buyers are thrilled. Did the market hiccup right around the time we listed, or did the “Summer Doldrums” come early? Time will tell…stay tuned by following theFrontSteps.

This turn of the century Top Floor two plus bedroom, two bathroom, south facing Victorian Condominium checks all the boxes in the most ideal Upper Haight/Ashbury location.

SOLD! | 27 Alta Mar Way | Outer Richmond / Sutro Heights | $1,750,000

Even during a typically quiet Summer market, we got this done, and we got it done right. Congratulations to everyone involved. What a great house, and thank you to my client for this great testimonial.

Situated at the western end of the city, and steps from the wonderful natural environments that only coastal Northern California can provide, 27 Alta Mar is perfect for those of us that want to live in the City, yet be totally connected to nature.


Enter the home and be delighted with a large, open formal living room with high coved ceilings, wood burning fireplace, and wood floors. Entertain guests with a wonderful open kitchen complete with modern appliances, granite countertops and high end glass stovetop. The kitchen is immediately next to a large dining area. This main level also contains two bedrooms (both with ocean views), one large bathroom with shower over tub, as well as a large office area.

Downstairs you will find a delightful garden level bedroom and large great room, full bathroom, extra space, and a delightfully large laundry room. Ample parking for one car as well as additional storage / work area in the garage.

This home has been well maintained and shows true pride of ownership. It has been recently painted inside and out, and is available for immediate occupancy and enjoyment.

Enjoy all of the best parks, running trails, surfing, cycling, kiting, beach walks, dog runs, golf courses, and outdoor activities this part of town affords. In addition to ease of your escape to nature, you can easily commute North, South, and East.

Property details:
27 Alta Mar
$1,595,000
SOLD $1,750,000
Stone’s throw from Lands end, Sutro Baths/Park, Lincoln Golf Course, Ocean Beach
3 bedroom
2.5 bathroom
Approx 2305 sqft (per tax records)
Hardwood & Bamboo Floors
Fireplace
Office
1 car parking
Formal Living Room
Great room downstairs
Bonus Room
Large Laundry area
Washer & Dryer
Deck
Landscaped backyard
Ocean Views (You can see the Farallon Islands)

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386
For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

SOLD! | 850 Corbett #2 | Twin Peaks | $1,400,000

This was another one of those off market transactions sellers dream of…sign a listing, discuss strategies, show it to one buyer, get an offer at a price higher than you expected, close in 30 days, move out, and into your new home

SOLD | 850 Corbett #2 | $1,400,000

It happened so quickly, in fact, I don’t even have pictures. Some might say it’s dumb luck, I beg to differ…there is an art to all of this.

Property Details:
$1,400,000
Seller Representation
3 bed
2 bath
Large Open Living Room
Deeded Patio
Loft area
Fireplace
Wood Floors
1 car parking
Well run HOA

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386

SOLD! 2695 43rd Ave | Outer Parkside | $1,710,000

I’ll get back to blogging about our exciting, confusing, astounding, basically mind-boggling real estate market soon enough, but for now I’m pleased to have represented the buyers of this really incredible Outer Parkside home (not like any you’ve seen out that way) at 2695 43rd Ave.

The Pacific Ocean greets you every day: smell the salt air and soak in the sun! Open, updated and filled with natural light!


Approaching this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom corner-lot in the Outer Parkside, you will take in the simple, clean, and streamlined Art Deco lines. On the main level the ultimate chef’s kitchen is fully equipped with Thermador and Bosch appliances; a U-Line wine cooler; a counter-depth built-in refrigerator; and a pot filler wall faucet. Intelligently selected tech systems give you the custom home edge with Nest 3 thermostats; a Ring Pro video doorbell; Schlage keyless entry; solar panel system and more! Exceptionally efficient floor plan, 6 skylights, hardwood flooring and very high ceilings, deck, firepit and garden.

We closed a couple weeks ago now, and my clients couldn’t be happier.