Haight Ashbury Victorian Sells In A Flash For $1,800,000

I had barely figured out how to turn the heat on in this place and it was gone….Listed for $1,649,000 on a Friday, in contract for $1,800,000 on a Tuesday. Gone in a flash. Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of this killer property in the Haight.

If you’re bummed you missed out on this one, you’re in luck, I have another Victorian condo for sale just down the street at 1826 Page, and it’s Top Floor.

Wondering where my most recent market updates and Overbids have been? I’ll get to those soon. Trust and patience. :-)

Grand scale, late 1800s Victorian Condominium on a coveted block in the Haight / Ashbury area of San Francisco with approximately 1692 square feet of living space, original wood floors, formal living room, formal dining room, designer lighting, ~12 foot high ceilings, renovated kitchen, decorative fireplaces, in unit washer & dryer, 1 car parking, exclusive use south facing patio, and great natural light.


A gem of gems, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home enjoys a wonderful southern exposure with French doors that open to a private and serene patio perfect for outdoor entertaining, lounging in the afternoon sun, or simply enjoying a quiet space amongst the hustle and bustle of city living. The home’s central location is steps away from all of your shopping needs and a growing number of popular restaurants, and is situated ideally for access to Golden Gate Park and Buena Vista Parks, Cole Valley, NoPa, freeways to points North, South, and East, and of course the famous Haight/Ashbury.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,649,000
SOLD $1,800,000
1692 square feet
3 bedrooms
1.5 bathrooms
1 car parking
Storage
Exclusive Use South Facing Patio
Wood Floors
Decorative Fireplaces
Period Details
High Ceilings
Designer Lighting
Modern Kitchen
In Unit Washer & Dryer
HOA Fees $435/mo. (Includes Water, Garbage, Insurance, Common Electric and repairs.)

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

SOLD | 321 Frederick | $1,850,000 | Cole Valley

Congratulations to my buyers and sellers of this wonderful top floor, three bedroom, two bathroom view condominium in prime Cole Valley.

Listed quietly off market (hence no interior pics) in the middle of an epic March storm cycle (If you follow this blog, you know I can’t think straight when the snow is falling!), shown to two buyers, and quickly snagged and secured by one of them, this stunner of a home that checks all the boxes, including amazing views to Sutro Forest, and down into Cole Valley, ultimately sold for $1,850,000.

As is the case with every transaction I do in and around Cole Valley (I do many) it pays to get on my radar, and stay on my radar. These buyers met me at my 1651 Page St listing, which I knew would go slightly out of their range, and told me what they were looking to get. I took mental inventory of what they wanted, set them up on a flurry of properties to see and got them on the track to market education, all the while knowing I might get 321 Frederick listed and it’d be perfect for them. Shortly thereafter, I locked down the listing on Frederick, listened to the sellers’ wants and needs to get the sale done, and started planning the potential marketing and sale timeline. After discussing all of the options, weighing recent sales, Facetimes and Skypes to foreign lands, I showed 321 Frederick to the buyers, and it was a done deal. Love at first sight.

I’m super happy for everyone involved and ready to help more of you Cole Valley residents come up with your ideal solution to selling or buying property in your tight-knit community.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Keep an eye on this site for 1649 Page, and 1826 Page that are both “Coming Soon”.

SOLD | 784 48th Ave | $1,300,000 … and the Perfect Storm

Every so often we get, in San Francisco real estate, what I call “the Perfect Storm”…that is a property that hits the MLS, listed by an out of town agent, no staging, amateur photos, and no offer date. It’s on these listings you have to pounce, submit an offer immediately, and get in contract. I was lucky enough to do it a while back on 22nd Ave, and lucky again to get my clients in contract and closed on their first home at 784 48th Ave in the oh-so popular Outer Richmond.

Anytime you can get in contract with hordes of buyers lurking around every corner it’s a win, and when you get a property at a reasonable price, it’s a double win. It just takes agent/client teamwork, a lightning quick process, and smiles…lots of smiles.

Congratulations to everyone involved. What a smooth transaction and great home.

784 48th Ave Outer Richmond, $1,300,000, Buyer Representation

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, 740 Clayton is a true (circa 1906) Victorian gem just waiting to be restored to its original glory, or developed to the max (zoned RH-3), situated on a massive L-shaped lot with 38 feet of frontage, and containing an additional structure / cottage in the rear.

Three Hundred Forty Seven Square Feet 4 Four Hundred Sixty Five Thousand

Ever wondered what $465,000 gets you in San Francisco? It gets you this…a 347 square foot studio in South Beach:


That’s $1340 per square foot in case you were wondering.

Happy Hump Day – you’re almost there.

201 Harrison St #108, sold $465,000 [The Goods]
…Loving the hand sketched floorplan.

SOLD! | 875 La Playa #179 | Outer Richmond / Ocean Beach | $860,000

Thanks to stellar photography, lightning fast painters, and top notch staging, we were able to get this property on the market in a matter of two weeks, get six offers, all over list price, and set a new high water mark sales price for this building. Congratulations to everyone involved, and thank you for a smooth transaction.

Whether you’re looking for a starter home, Pacific Ocean view pied-a-terre, or simply an Ocean Beach property for the right price, 875 La Playa unit 179 is just the ticket.


Situated on the ground floor and just steps from Ocean Beach, this wonderful Outer Richmond residence features an open living/kitchen/dining area, spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, updated kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops, a patio with direct access to the common area/courtyard, a private balcony accessed from the living area and guest room…oh…and VIEWS! Views, views, views. On a clear day you can see the Farallon Islands, and on any given day you can watch ships sail in and out of the bay, whales breaching, dolphins playing in the surf, fishermen, dog walkers, runners, cyclists, surfers, and all of the wonderful things living by the beach affords.

In addition to the well maintained unit with breathtaking views, you also get parking for one car in a large underground garage, a private storage facility, and gym, art, and woodworking rooms.

This home is walking distance to the bustling Balboa Corridor Shops and Restaurants (Have you tried Miki or Shanghai Dumpling King? What about Chino’s?), but it’s also a stone’s throw from: Land’s End hiking trails; the ruins of Sutro Baths; Sutro Park; Cliff House & Beach Chalet Restaurants; Lincoln & Golden Gate Park golf courses; Beach Chalet Soccer Fields; Golden Gate Park; Safeway; and so much more. The location of this property also makes for an easy commute to the South via the Great Highway, East via 5 Fulton, 38 Geary, and 31 Balboa Muni Buses, as well as proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge and points north. If you want to go West, you’ll need a boat.

It’s just a matter of time before the Outer Richmond really gets “discovered” so get in while the gettin’s good.

Property Details:
List Price: $779,000
SOLD: $860,000
1306 Square Feet (per tax Records)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms (both en-suite)
1 Car Parking
1 Storage Unit
Updated Kitchen
Updated Bathrooms
Open Living/Dining/Kitchen
Patio
Private Balcony
Pacific Ocean Views
In Unit Washer & Dryer
HOA dues $733.34 per month (water, garbage, outside management, on-site manager, maintenance, repairs, building insurance, reserves)
Common Areas (Gym, bike storage, BBQ area, woodworking and art rooms)
Close to Public transportation

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

1% of my commission from this sale will be donated to environmental non-profits fighting the epic fight of saving our environment.

SOLD | 1143-45 Jackson | It’s a Good Story…

I had the pleasure of representing some repeat clients on their purchase of this well located and highly sought after two unit property at 1143-45 Jackson for $2,150,000. We had to go to battle, for sure, but in the end we beat out 11 other buyers (including one higher) to seal the deal. The story on this is very interesting…


My clients really wanted this property, despite having just recently (2 weeks prior) purchased another property in the neighborhood. Listed for $1,688,000, it was anybody’s guess where 1143-45 Jackson would go, so we guessed $1,850,000 as our original offer (cash, 7 day close, no contingencies) would “get us a seat at the table”. Well…it almost got us kicked out of the club as we were the LOWEST of 11! Laughable, but not laughable. Many agents would stop there. Not me.

I practically begged to be involved in a multiple counter, and advised the listing agents we could go higher, but simply didn’t know where to begin. So we got the counter from sellers at $2,150,000…and it was ours, because we had excellent terms and a well put together offer package. BUT! We countered at $2,125,000, which was a risky move and could backfire. It backfired. The sellers said they were accepting a higher offer than ours, because we didn’t go where we needed to go. We were devastated.

Then we got the call…the other buyer was M.I.A., and so we could again have the property at $2,150,000 if we could get it signed within 30 minutes. While cooking Salmon on the barbecue, and managing my starving children, I was able to sit down to Docusign (our electronic signature system) between grill checks, some flames, and occasional shouts of “the fish is on fire dad!” to get the counter sent to my buyer, signed, and back to the seller within 10 minutes. Fish off the grill. White wine and milk poured. Napkins in laps. Mahlzeit.

They put the other buyer in “backup” position, in case we faltered. We closed 7 days later.

That’s probably more story than you needed to hear, but that’s how you get it done for your buyers in this market.

Congratulations!

SOLD | 707 Cole St. | Cole Valley | $2,606,000

Quite possibly one of the busiest sets of open houses I’ve ever held, with nearly 250-300 people through the door, 707 Cole St. has changed hands to a pair of wonderful people that will hopefully enjoy this home as much as my clients did. Listed for $2,495,000, in the end it didn’t go nuts, but we still got over list and closed at $2,606,000.

On a side note, I have TWO properties in Cole Valley that are similar to this, and they are not on MLS. So if you, or anyone you know, are interested in an off market Cole Valley property, get in touch.
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707 Cole Marketing Remarks:

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 iconic San Francisco locations, this is truly a must-see property.


Carefully maintained to preserve the era in which it was built and upgraded with the finest modern amenities, 707 Cole features a formal entry/foyer and grand staircase leading upstairs to three of the four generously proportioned bedrooms (including master with it’s own fireplace), one bathroom, and conveniently located stackable washer and dryer. The entire top floor is bathed in natural light and period charm, including well preserved, beautiful original wood floors, and access to the large attic.

The main level features gorgeous, newly refinished wood floors, a formal living room with fireplace, a formal dining room, also with fireplace and wonderful French doors that open to a private outdoor deck perfect for indoor/outdoor living when San Francisco weather delights. Also on this level is the modern kitchen with bar seating, granite countertops, custom cabinets, recessed lighting, Viking Gas Range, stainless appliances, and windows looking out on the Japanese maples and large avocado tree in the professionally landscaped backyard.

The recent, down to the studs, remodeled ground floor is a perfect space for extra guests, playroom, home office, or your teenager that wants his/her privacy. Complete with wood floors, open flow, custom wood closets and cabinetry, a modern bathroom addition, and amazing floor to ceiling pivot door that brings the outside in and truly makes the transition from indoor to outdoor living seamless, this fourth bedroom is a wonderful addition to the already amazing home. Also on this level is garage parking for two cars, and interior access to the mudroom with custom wood cabinets and heaps of additional storage for all of your toys, bikes, skis, boots and shoes.

The backyard was professionally designed and maintained with seating areas, lush plantings, excellent flow, and low maintenance artificial turf for year-round enjoyment.

Property Details:
List Price $2,495,000
SOLD: $2,606,000, cash, 7 day close, multiple offers
Year Built 1896
4 bedrooms
3 baths
2 Car parking
Formal Dining
Formal Living Room
Formal Entryway
Grand Staircase
High Ceilings
3 Fireplaces (decorative)
Wood Floors
Designer Lighting
Modern Kitchen
Gas Range
Landscaped Backyard
Artificial Turf
Solar Panels
Seismic Upgrades
Large Attic
Washer & Dryer
Nest Thermostat
New Double Paned Windows
High Efficiency Furnace
Tankless Water Heater
A+ Cole Valley Location

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

SOLD | 323 Church St. #A | Mission Dolores | $1,525,000

I’m pleased to report the successful off market close of my clients’ amazing condominium in a smooth and effortless transaction. Congratulations to the buyers, and my clients (the sellers). It has been a great deal all around.

Talk about a great location…

Remodeled in 2015 and only lived in by one owner since, this home has softwood floors, high ceilings & period details.

The light & airy living room has new double-paned windows & a decorative fireplace. The remodeled kitchen features Carrera marble counters, wood floors, stainless appliances, including a Bertazzoni Gas range & stackable washer & dryer. It has a lovely, separate dining area with soaring windows viewing lush greenery and open space. The kitchen leads onto a back staircase with easy access to the garden.

This flat features two lovely bedrooms and a home office/den. The tiled bathroom has a shower over bathtub & vanity. The lush common garden is perfect for entertaining. Deeded 1 car parking w/ additional storage. Walk score 98. 1 block to tech buses, shopping, MUNI & restaurants. Walk to Dolores Park, Valencia Corridor & Castro.

Property Details:
$1,525,000
NOT ON MLS
Victorian Flat
2 bedroom
1 bath
Den/Office
Soft & Hardwood floors
High Ceilings
Decorative Fireplace
Designer Lighting
Period Details
Double Paned Windows
Bertazzoni Range
Carrera Marble Countertops
Washer & Dryer
Parking
Shared Yard
Storage
A+++ Location

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

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 market, and it’s those kinds of tactics that get you property in San Francisco. This market waits for nobody.