If you’re looking for decisive vindication of the idea that Lake Tahoe is an entirely different world from San Francisco in housing terms, consider that a two bed, two bath house in Truckee (on the north side of the lake) can be had for the SF-frugal price of $675,000. Now of course this is not … Continue reading “Modified A-Frame” North of Lake Tahoe Asks $675K
Although there are many beautiful and historic styles of homes for sale across San Francisco, the word “Victorian” is so ubiquitous with the city’s image that some homebuyers are scarcely interested in anything less. But although we all know a Vic when we see one, defining them can be deceptively tricky–especially since even the most … Continue reading The Front Steps Guide To San Francisco Victorians
It’s been another busy week in the world of San Francisco real estate, so we thought a quick recap of some of the most recent and worthy real estate porn is in order. To begin…the Top 10 Overbids. They never get old, and as always, there are some stunners. Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Porn Recap | Think Pools, Architecture, Overbids, and More
If you don’t get the Spinal Tap reference…it’s high time you watch Spinal Tap. Anywho…my newest listing to hit the market. — Grand scale, turn of the century Victorian Condominium on a coveted block in the Haight / Ashbury area of San Francisco with approximately 1630 square feet of living space, original wood floors, period … Continue reading Haight Ashbury Victorian Flat Hits MLS Asking $1,700,000 – Wow Factor At 11
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 … Continue reading FOR SALE | 740 Clayton | Haight-Ashbury / Cole Valley | $2,495,000
[Editor’s Note: We have a new contributing architect, Sven, and this is his first post ever. Please take a moment to read his post, and welcome Sven Lavine.] I decided to do a little brainstorming on the factors affecting San Francisco house design. I want to steer clear of discussions of the city’s historical & … Continue reading What makes a San Francisco house a San Francisco house?
There are many reasons WE live here in San Francisco, and certainly many reasons YOU live here, so feel free to share with us. We captured this photo just yesterday evening on walkabout in North Beach, and thought, “damn that’s cool!” Just another reason we live here…great (iconic) architecture old and new all around us.
We were fans at Usonian, but if you must…the whip cream on top: Polished concrete floors; radiant heating; chef’s kitchen; custom walnut cabinetry; multiroom sound system; remodeled bath with handcrafted Heath tile; Sub-Zero refrigerator with glass front; Viking convection oven; Miele range; 2,344 sqare feet all on one level; two car side-by-side garage. Some history … Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Home In Forest Hill (One San Marcos)
Oh if we had time to publish these things when they’re hot off the presses. Oh well, we’re still fans of all things architecture, especially when Eichler is involved, so we’ll throw them up for your delight. Coming soon to the Lucas Valley (Marin) real estate market (and what we’d almost consider an epicenter of … Continue reading Claude Oakland Designed Mid Century Eichler In Marin
For those of you that read this San Francisco real estate blog on a regular basis, you’ll know I’ve been watching the progress of many of the new developments around town. One of my favorites happens to be Millennium Tower (301 Mission). Not because I’ve sold many units there, but because it truly stands out … Continue reading Millennium Tower, San Francisco: A walkthrough, a few photos, a little scoop, and my opinion
If you think we come up with this legal mumbo jumbo reporting on our time, you’re nuts. This taken from the SFAR Advantage Online: The Department of Building Inspection is increasing the fee for 3R reports from $50 to $160. The increase is part of a comprehensive adjustment of permit and inspection fees designed to … Continue reading Department of Building Inspection increases fees for 3R (Report of Residential Building Record) to $160
Part 1: We noticed it [3373 22nd Street] hadn’t had a Sunday open in a while, but rather than a pending or sold sign outside – we noticed the sign was just gone yesterday. It isn’t on the public mls as in contract – it just isn’t there. You know the scoop? We are dying … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: “$2+ million on 22nd between Valencia and Guerrero (3373 22nd St)” and some East Bay insight
Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: Hi, I own a building with 4 other people here in San Francisco and we need to get good advice on how structurally sound our building is re: earthquakes. I want to be able to trust the opinion and not be concerned with getting an … Continue reading Ask Us: How sound is our building as it relates to earthquakes
As stated numerous times, we can’t do all of this without you, and appreciate your tips, suggestions, and rants, so keep them coming. One person who is particularly helpful and deserving of praise is our friend the Fluj, who this week sends us this: To my mind, the western portion of North Slope Potrero has … Continue reading Weekly Fluj: “I don’t know that they’re trippin’ either!” (2145 18th Street @ Kansas)
Where readers ask, and we try to answer: Hi – I read your article [about calculating square footage in San Francisco] and had a quick question on measuring square footage in a high-rise condominium in San Francisco. Do you know if the structural concrete should get included in the condo square footage? The condo I … Continue reading Ask Us: “Should structural concrete be included in the condo square footage?”
We hesitate to provide the address of this property (as always to preserve privacy), but at the same time we feel it our obligation to put out to a larger audience some potential deals that might be right up your alley. Should you, or your friends, be interested in taking this property off the hands … Continue reading Developer Special (not on market) in Haight Ashbury