Ernest Born Oceanfront Mid-Century Beach House On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach For Sale


Perhaps one of the most appealing properties on all of the Great Highway, famed Mid-Century modernist Ernest Born’s beach house designed and built in 1949, and its sleek conjoined (by glass bridge) Aidlin-Darling designed ocean-view master suite and tower addition added in 2006 are for sale…and we have your first look inside. Located at 2020 … Continue reading Ernest Born Oceanfront Mid-Century Beach House On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach For Sale

Not on MLS | 64 Rosemont Place | Mission Dolores


Your wait is over… Situated in the heart-center of San Francisco in oh-so hip Mission Dolores, and walking distance to countless shops and restaurants, this wonderful flat at 64 Rosemont Place is sure to delight and charm, and check every box: Circa 1928 barrel front; 1458 square feet; two bedrooms; one split bathroom w/ stall … Continue reading Not on MLS | 64 Rosemont Place | Mission Dolores

For Sale: 1957 11th Ave | Golden Gate Heights | $1,295,000


Nestled in the hills of Golden Gate Heights with wonderful vistas to the North/North East, surrounded by beautiful trees and a lush garden, and tastefully remodeled for the minimalist in all of us, including a painstakingly thought out master suite on the lower level, which opens to the garden, 1957 11th Ave is the home … Continue reading For Sale: 1957 11th Ave | Golden Gate Heights | $1,295,000

Mid Century Modern With An Emphasis On Modern


Are you a lover of Modern (particularly Mid-Century) like me? Are you looking for a home that you just can’t seem to find anywhere else? Do you have a budget up to $2,200,000? If so, I have found the home for you. I have been asked not to share any photos of this particular home … Continue reading Mid Century Modern With An Emphasis On Modern

Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Home In Forest Hill (One San Marcos)


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)

Glen Park, Charles Warren Callister Designed Mid-Century Drooler


You know we often get stuck on the mid-century homes in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, and if you’re gonna spam us, it better be good (or at least mention mid-century or modern.) This home at 66 Everson surely fits the bill of good & mid-century. A little bit heavy on the dark … Continue reading Glen Park, Charles Warren Callister Designed Mid-Century Drooler

Stunner: 4356 25th Street Sold Within 15 Days*


This little Noe Valley gem (3 bed, 3 bath, “Mid-Century Modern”, single family home asking $2,579,000) had been burning the candle off the market for quite some time (we showed it to some clients well before it hit MLS), and we thought it was quite a nice house (especially the graduated ceiling). Maybe it’s not … Continue reading Stunner: 4356 25th Street Sold Within 15 Days*

Suckers For Eichler


We (courtesy of Renee) gladly give you a preview to a new Eichler coming to the market. Now, of course, when we say “new” Eichler we don’t mean they’re building more, we mean, it’s a new listing. Here is your chance to take a peek before the masses: The deets: –25 Bolanos Drive, Marin County … Continue reading Suckers For Eichler

East Bay: Mid-Mod Classic with Eyes on SF Buyers


By Home Girl (aka real-estate blogger Tracey Taylor, former Redfin Sweet Digs maven, making her first guest appearance on The Front Steps. Thank you Alex!): It doesn’t surprise me that this 3bed/3bath, 1946 house (pictured above), which comes with the distinguished Bay Area architect Walter Ratcliff‘s moniker attached, should be listed on the San Francisco … Continue reading East Bay: Mid-Mod Classic with Eyes on SF Buyers

Hop, skip, and jump to the Mid-Century (Fremont)


Every now and then we’ve been known to skip across the pond or even ferry to the north to get our fix of real estate porn, and a good way to get us to bite has always been with a tip to some Mid-Century Modern gems and today is no exception. Built in 1962 and … Continue reading Hop, skip, and jump to the Mid-Century (Fremont)

Fridays = sfnewsletter


…and a big reason why posts on theFrontSteps are always light on Friday. To see the latest issue of sfnewsletter, click here, especially if you’re an Eichler fan, like us. Real estate agents and mortgage brokers! To send sfnewsletter to your sphere of influence? Click Here (sfnewsletter.com) Feel like touring some San Francisco neighborhoods, Click … Continue reading Fridays = sfnewsletter

Your First Look inside 1575 20th Ave


Not your typical Central Sunset home to say the least. Enjoy being the first to get a look inside this 3 bed, 3 bath, custom built, view home at 1575 20th Ave (website and more pics will be up soon). Asking $1,285,000. This house is SWEET! (yes caps) The front: The courtyard: The back: The … Continue reading Your First Look inside 1575 20th Ave

Walkabout: Nowhere but everywhere at the same time


The weather is so dodgy outside, and sometimes we just get plain tired of talking real estate (not that you should), so what better to do than go wandering? [image source: sellmodern.com] –Amazing green roof art school in Singapore [Inhabitat] –Wine selling and storytelling [Springwise] –You gotta be f’in kidding me! [Deacon Brews] –Mid-Century Modern … Continue reading Walkabout: Nowhere but everywhere at the same time

Mid-Century Movement (56 Clarendon)


Originally listed September 19, 2007 for $2,495,000, reduced to $2,300,000 two months later, and now sold for $2,250,000, 56 Clarendon, in Clarendon Heights, is a done deal. — — Is this a significant “anecdote” of market information/fluctuation. We’ll let you decide that, we just wanted to highlight another gem of the mid-century. –56 Clarendon [mls] … Continue reading Mid-Century Movement (56 Clarendon)

Marin gets More Modern (as in a new office)


From the press release: Marin Modern Real Estate, an independent residential real estate brokerage and leading authority on modern and mid-century modern homes in Marin and San Francisco County, announced the opening of a new office in San Rafael, California. Since we’re spreading the love about them, maybe they’ll spread the love and keep us … Continue reading Marin gets More Modern (as in a new office)