Wanderlust: Villa De Montaña In St. Helena. It’s Only $16,950,000


I mentioned this one a bit ago, and you can’t deny it “sounds” wonderful. But we never had a look inside the home, let alone inside the gates. That is until now. Have a look at Villa De Montaña in St. Helena an let your imagination soar! Currently not marketed on MLS, this home is … Continue reading Wanderlust: Villa De Montaña In St. Helena. It’s Only $16,950,000

A Wine Lover’s Paradise. Thirty Two Room St. Helena Luxury Estate Could Be Yours For $16,950,000


Do you love wine? Do you long for weekends, or a life, spent in wine country? Are you thinking, “Gee, it would be nice to have a place I could call my own and invite all of my friends without them having to sleep on the couch with my dog. A place like a completely … Continue reading A Wine Lover’s Paradise. Thirty Two Room St. Helena Luxury Estate Could Be Yours For $16,950,000

Living Large for Small Change on Tahoe


I never really heard the term “Lakefront” until I moved to Lake Tahoe. Now, as a realtor in Tahoe, I hear it all the time – mostly in relation to the ultimate in luxury living on the most desirable lake in the country. Affordable? Not usually. Lakefronts are generally reserved for the very rich or … Continue reading Living Large for Small Change on Tahoe

Wanderlust: Sweden Ain’t All IKEA You Know


As much as I love dealing in, and talking about, San Francisco real estate (because it is really THAT cool), I’ve been known to get a serious case of wanderlust from time. What better way to cure it than going walkabout. Last week was Los Angeles modern, yesterday a glimpse of real estate up Tahoe … Continue reading Wanderlust: Sweden Ain’t All IKEA You Know

When Men were Men and Mice were Movies Stars…


[Editor’s Note: Because I know soooo many San Francisco residents love to visit Lake Tahoe regularly for any number of great things the Lake Tahoe area has to offer, and because I know you all love yourself a little real estate, I have found a talented writer/Realtor up there to share some insight. This is … Continue reading When Men were Men and Mice were Movies Stars…

Escape The San Francisco Fog, Buy This Home In Sausalito


“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,” said Mark Twain, who didn’t have the luxury of hopping in his car, heading over the Golden Gate Bridge and parking in Sausalito. Indeed, it’s that time of year when the fog starts creeping back in, the mercury drops, the cold wind picks … Continue reading Escape The San Francisco Fog, Buy This Home In Sausalito

Wanderlust: A Little Lake Tahoe Getaway For $100,000,000


It’s Friday, and dammit if I don’t have a bit of Wanderlust. The snow is falling (very lightly), and the base is deep up Tahoe way, so I thought I’d do a little searching for a home big enough to house my ski bootens. This $100,000,000 home in Zephyr Cove ought to fit the bill. … Continue reading Wanderlust: A Little Lake Tahoe Getaway For $100,000,000

Walkabout: A True Case Of Wanderlust To The Swiss Alps…JUIZ!!!!


We saw this on Apartment Therapy and just had to share. Simply too cool to pass up. The best part…you don’t have to buy it, you can rent it. Oh, and it’s in Switzerland…JUIZ!!!! The home is located in the Valsertal at 1250 meters, deep in the Swiss Alps….oh we’ll save the translation. Here: Het … Continue reading Walkabout: A True Case Of Wanderlust To The Swiss Alps…JUIZ!!!!

Is It The Price Or The Mold That Brought You Here?


From $138,900 to $49,900 (the magic number) 880 Ashwood Ave, Vallejo, CA was quite simply too good to pass up. We’re not sure if it was the price that was so eye-catching ($49,900..oh! Too late, it’s “pending”) or the property description: REO/bank-owned property. Property has mold. Mold inspection report indicates the need for mold remediation … Continue reading Is It The Price Or The Mold That Brought You Here?

Walkabout: Homes Along California’s Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)


Those of you that have been reading theFrontSteps for a while know that we often get a case of Wanderlust and must cure the ailment by getting out of San Francisco and going Walkabout. Today, we take a little trip down Highway 1 (the most beautiful highway in the world) and discover some masterpieces fit … Continue reading Walkabout: Homes Along California’s Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)

Tour De San Francisco: Clarendon Heights


It took a little while, but true to our new year’s resolutions another stage of the Tour de San Francisco (real estate) has been completed. For all of the new readers or those that might just be passing by, le Tour, as it pertains to real estate, is a look (mostly pictures) at all the … Continue reading Tour De San Francisco: Clarendon Heights

Walkabout: Los Altos edition and a $7M price reduction (12335 Stonebrook Dr.)


Since we’re on the subject of million dollar price reductions (some more honorable and accurate than others), we got that Wanderlust in us again and couldn’t help but bring you 12335 Stonebrook Dr. (For more detailed pics go here.) “This magnificent home is one of the greatest estates in California” (and they just hacked the … Continue reading Walkabout: Los Altos edition and a $7M price reduction (12335 Stonebrook Dr.)

Walkabout: Sonoma edition, includes helicopter pad


Those of you that have read our little blog about San Francisco real estate for a while know we’ve been known to get Wanderlust from time to time and are forced to go walkabout. Today we head to Sonoma where $5,895,000 buys you one helluva sweet (green?) house at 2000 Hot Springs Rd. in the … Continue reading Walkabout: Sonoma edition, includes helicopter pad