Cole Valley Flat For $15; Scantily Clad Bathers Arrested; Dead Man Returns To Life – August 18, 1908

It’s not everyday you get to sell a property where history was made (no, I haven’t posted this listing on Craigslist), and it’s definitely not everyday that you open up a wall for a remodel and find a San Francisco Examiner from August 18, 1908…and it’s totally legible!

The information contained on the pages of this newspaper will truly transport you back in time:

“Dead man returns to life under injection of Strychnia”

…the birth and progress of the Independence Party led by William Randolph Hearst “was only defeated by the treason and the knife…”

“…bathers who appear in the surf so scant of cloth as to shock public decency to be arrested and fined.”

“Our country cousins [Santa Cruz residents] who are unused and unaccustomed to the fashions of city life are seriously shocked when they come to see us and go to spend an hour at the seashore…”

And since this is primarily a real estate blog, and I’m selling 1010 Cole, take a look at some of the rental listings, particularly 1039 Cole:

2 sunny; furn. hskpg. rooms; bath; gas; laundry; $15; Masonic ave. cars.

Some things don’t change…the importance of the sun in SF (where has it been!?), having gas to your home, an easy way to wash your clothes, and proximity to public transportation…and luckily others do.

The images are massive, so if you can’t read it, click and zoom.

Priceless reading, for sure.

Although this newspaper is tucked away in a safe and totally not able to be viewed, the property where it was found, and Craigslist was founded, is for sale, and available for purchase, 1010 Cole St, Cole Valley.

Come on by, have a look, or better yet…buy the home, and maybe (if you’re lucky) the newspaper will be part of the deal.

1010 Cole Street, Cole Valley, $1,395,000 [theFrontSteps]
Condo Where Craigslist Was Born Asks $1.39 Million [Curbed]
San Francisco House where Craigslist Was Launched Up For Sale [ABC 7 News]

For Sale | 1010 Cole St. | Cole Valley | $1,395,000

Hi friends and followers! As is always the case, you get a head up on my listings, so tell your friends. This AAA Cole Valley location is hard to beat, so don’t drag your feet…Going on MLS very soon, but you get first look.

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.


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.

Come take a look and tell your friends…

Property Details:
List Price: $1,395,000
3 bedroom
1 updated/modern bathroom with radiant floor heating
Great kitchen
Blue Star Range
Dining room w/ Box beam ceilings
Hue Smart lighting
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

Showing Schedule:
Saturday 8/4 from 2-4pm
Sunday 8/5 from 1-4pm
Tuesday 8/7 from 12-1:30pm
Wednesday Twilight 5-7pm
Saturday 8/11 from 2-4pm
Sunday 8/12 from 1-4pm
Private Showings by Appointment

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! | 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.

For Sale | Outer Richmond / Sutro Heights Single Family | Ocean View Home | $1,595,000

You had your chance to snag this off market, and now it’s out to everyone else. If it’s not for you, maybe it’s perfect for a friend. Sharing is caring…

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
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.

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 | 3541 Cabrillo | Outer Richmond | $1,825,000

I’m pleased to report another Outer Richmond sale knocked out of the park. We did some big time work getting this one ready and to the market, and it paid off in spades. After 10 days marketing, and a few open houses, we set an offer date, received multiple, negotiated some pros and cons of each offer and there you have it…Sold from a $1,595,000 list price to a $1,825,000 sales price. Congratulations to the buyers and my client, the seller. And a HUGE thank you to Primary Painting for going the extra mile cleaning up on multiple occasions.

Situated one block from the trendy Balboa Corridor, one block from Golden Gate Park, and one stone’s throw away from Ocean Beach, 3541 Cabrillo is a rare find in the Outer Richmond…

Having recently been updated and re-imagined, this amazing home features everything you need, including three full size bedrooms, three bathrooms (including en suite master bathroom with dual showerheads, dual sink, bathed in natural light), two car garage parking, hardwood floors with period details, formal living, formal dining room, in unit Washer & Dryer, downstairs great room that opens to a South facing yard with deck, designer lighting, patio off of the updated kitchen, and newer appliances.

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.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,595,000
SOLD Price: $1,825,000
Multiple Offers
Year Built: 1925
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Car Garage Parking
Hardwood Floors
Formal Living Room
Formal Dining Room
Designer Lighting
Updated Kitchen
Patio off kitchen
Master Bedroom
Master Walk-in Closet
En Suite Master Bathroom
Downstairs Great Room
Washer & Dryer
South Facing Yard and Deck
*Some updates made without the benefit of Permit, prospective Buyers advised to investigate

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

Upper Haight Victorian For $1,495,000…Yes Please!

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.


Entering from street level, you’ll be drawn in by large, period stained glass windows above the front door flooding the entry with natural light which radiates throughout the entire home. Victorian details abound including a picturesque stained glass skylight, soaring ceilings, original dark wood floors, crown moldings, wainscoting, two working fireplaces, and large functioning pocket doors. The front windows provide a great view of Sutro Tower. This unit has been continually updated since the early 1900s with 2 substantial skylights in the eat-in kitchen, office/bonus room in the back, modern bathrooms, updated appliances, brand new in-unit Washer & Dryer, Monkeybrains & cable ready Internet, beautiful shared courtyard, parking for one car, substantial garage storage including a storage room w/lock.

This central location is across the street from The Park Branch Public Library, 1 block from shops on Haight Street and the Panhandle, 2 blocks from Whole Foods & the entrance to Golden Gate Park. Easy commute anywhere in SF: North, West, East, and South, walk to Cole Valley, tech shuttle stops, St. Mary’s / Dignity Medical Center, UCSF Parnassus and a multitude of dining and shopping options. While the official “Walk Score” is 97 it feels more like 99! As Page Street is one of SF’s official bike routes, 1826 Page street has a “Bike Score” of 98.

When you own a Victorian like this you’ll enjoy the benefits of a modern space while appreciating the quality workmanship, design, charm, and engineering of an historic San Francisco Victorian. Come visit us at one of the open houses, peruse the high resolution photos, or better yet, schedule a private tour and come fall in love with your future home.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,495,000
1400 square feet (per floor plan expert)
2+ bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Office/Breakfast Nook
1 car parking
Storage
Original Wood Floors
2 Fireplaces
Period Details
High Ceilings
Skylights
In Unit Washer & Dryer
Serene Common area Patio
HOA Fees $369/mo. (Includes Water, Garbage, Insurance, Common Electric and repairs.)

Showing Schedule:
Saturday 6/9 from 1-4pm
Sunday 6/10 from 1-4pm
Private Showings by Appointment
Offers as they come

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.