Maximum Luxury: A Classic Pac Heights Remodel, Before & After


Maximum Luxury is a weekly column where we gander at the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco, basically for no reason except that we want to. When 2620 Buchanan Street hit the market 90 days ago asking $18 million, it was actually the end of a long drama around this six bed, eight … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: A Classic Pac Heights Remodel, Before & After

How Did This 15-Bedroom Mission Victorian End Up On the Market?


Now here’s something you don’t see every day: A 15-bed, four-plus bath Victorian “manor” right smack dab in the middle of the Mission, listed for $4.88 million. Ordinarily a Victorian of this age (dated to 1890, per the ad) and proportions would have long since been chopped up into smaller units. But no, amazingly, this … Continue reading How Did This 15-Bedroom Mission Victorian End Up On the Market?

Build-It-Yourself Noe Valley House Asks $2.49 Million


We know where you can get a deal on a house in Noe Valley, but the catch is that you’ve got to build it yourself. Yes, it’s another “shovel ready” project for sale, this one at 942 Noe Street, just a few blocks from the main Noe Valley 24th Street strip. Ordinarily that term means … Continue reading Build-It-Yourself Noe Valley House Asks $2.49 Million

Before & After: Renovating This Bernal Heights Victorian


Conventional wisdom is that renovations increase the value of a home, but armchair preservationists fret that unregulated alterations to historical housing stock erode San Francisco’s architectural character. (Or at least, they did ten years ago–these days, anyone who worried about that kind of thing probably feels the damage has been done.) So when a Bernal … Continue reading Before & After: Renovating This Bernal Heights Victorian

Maximum Luxury: $6.8 Million Pac Heights Vic Returns After Just Nine Months


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, the column where we gander at the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco, simply because we can. The offering at 2411 Washington Street in Pac Heights just opened very hot, listing on Black Friday for $6.8 million. This is a classic SF Victorian circa 1900–note that since that’s … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: $6.8 Million Pac Heights Vic Returns After Just Nine Months

Soaring Alamo Square Victorian Quadruples In Price


Just so we’re clear, 850 Steiner Street, the four bed, six bath, dramatically turreted Victorian that went up for sale today asking more than $5.12 million, is not one of the most famous houses in San Francisco. But it is close; as in, geographically, it’s extremely close to the Postcard Row Victorians on Steiner street–just … Continue reading Soaring Alamo Square Victorian Quadruples In Price

Before & After: 1890 Castro Victorian Renovation


Sellers love to push the “r-words”: “renovate,” “refurbish,” “remodel.” Sometimes this is a practical consideration: Certain homes really could do with a new look and more modern sensibilities. Other times it’s simply a shrewd marketing move: People feel motivated to buy things that are new, and University of Western Ontario, Canada researchers find that one … Continue reading Before & After: 1890 Castro Victorian Renovation

This $5 Million Haight Vic Renovated, Raring To Go


A great San Francisco home is a work of art–but it’s also a very valuable commodity. Case in point, on Friday a new listing dropped for 459 Ashbury Street, one of the truly, profoundly beautiful Haight Victorians, with five beds, six baths, and a sumptuous baroque exterior dating to 1893. It’s the kind of home … Continue reading This $5 Million Haight Vic Renovated, Raring To Go

The Front Steps Guide To San Francisco Edwardians


Few things are so quintessentially San Franciscan as Victorian houses, but there’s another style of classic SF home that’s even more numerous in the city and, whether everyone realizes it or not, exerts even greater influence over the city’s aesthetic. Edwardians are what we might think of as siblings to Victorians–or, with an eye toward … Continue reading The Front Steps Guide To San Francisco Edwardians

Redesigned Pac Heights Looker Asks $8.5 Million


Say what you like about Pacific Heights–few neighborhoods are as financially unattainable for the average SF buyer–but it really does conceal some profound treasures in its storehouse. Case in point, 2250 Jackson Street, a looker that just listed with Coldwell Banker for the deeply Pac Heights price of $8.5 million. Per the ad: “Originally built … Continue reading Redesigned Pac Heights Looker Asks $8.5 Million

This Oakland House Is Free


Great news for bargain hunters: There’s a 130-plus year old West Oakland Victorian that’s yours to own for the low, low price of zero dollars. The only catch is: You’ve got to come pick it up–literally. Riaz Capitol, the current owners of a three bed, 1.5 bath, nearly 1,150-square-foot Vic at 2420 Chestnut, are telling … Continue reading This Oakland House Is Free

Still Available! Top Floor 2+ Bedroom Victorian In A+++ Location


It’s not often I have to post things twice, but to my amazement this wonderful property is still available…. 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 … Continue reading Still Available! Top Floor 2+ Bedroom Victorian In A+++ Location

Swoon Factor High On This Haight-Ashbury Victorian | $1,995,000


It’s a grand scale, late 1800s top floor Victorian Condominium on a coveted block in the Haight / Ashbury area of San Francisco, and it could be yours, or it could be your friends. With approximately 1692 square feet of living space, hardwood floors, formal living room, formal dining room, ~12 foot high ceilings, updated … Continue reading Swoon Factor High On This Haight-Ashbury Victorian | $1,995,000

844 Haight Street | Hayes Valley | $1,295,000


So you wanna live in the action, do you? Well, I have just the place for you – 844 Haight sits on the dividing line between Haight Ashbury (considered Lower Haight), Hayes Valley, Buena Vista Park, NOPA, Alamo Square, the Divisadero Corridor, is one block away from the Duboce Triangle area…and you’re in luck, because … Continue reading 844 Haight Street | Hayes Valley | $1,295,000

SOLD | 179 Carl | Cole Valley Victorian | $3,200,000


I’m pleased to report the sale of this amazing property, which we were able to get featured not only on SFGate (Cole Valley Queen Anne with fabulous wallpaper for $2.695), but also Curbed (Queen Anne Done Up in Designer Style Looks for $2.695), and possibly even in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens just closed today … Continue reading SOLD | 179 Carl | Cole Valley Victorian | $3,200,000

Inner Mission Victorian Fixer Sells $320,000 Over List | In Knoxville That Buys You This…


Not to be outdone by any of the fixers clinching the top spot on a few of our previous top 10 Overbids — 1078-80 York, a two unit in San Francisco’s hot, hotter, hottest Inner Mission District, just closed for only $320,000 over ask. (People around the world scratching their heads thinking, “Is this guy … Continue reading Inner Mission Victorian Fixer Sells $320,000 Over List | In Knoxville That Buys You This…