We’re Suckers For Dramatic Before And After Shots (And Renovations)

We’re Suckers For Dramatic Before And After Shots (And Renovations)

Façade Before: Façade After: It’s a top-to-bottom contemporary deco remodel of a two-unit building in Laurel Heights (52-54 Iris). And yes, it’s sure to elicit strong reactions (one way or the other). A couple of features that stand out: glass entry doors, new aluminium windows and garage doors; textured... Read More »

The Irony Continues: Another $400,000 Off Of The Old Droubi HQ

The Irony Continues: Another $400,000 Off Of The Old Droubi HQ

As a plugged-in tipster notes, the list price on 4128 24th Street (the former home of Droubi Real Estate) was just reduced another $400,000 (13.4%). It’s now listed at $2,595,000 (25.8% below original) and advertising: “Seller will carry second deed of trust.” And while it might simply have been priced too high to begin with, Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop: Half Of The Sunset Idea House Hits The Market

A plugged-in tipster forwards an email exchange between two incredulous San Francisco real estate watchers. The basic gist: A: Half of that “freaky-eco project” on Alabama and 25th just hit the market. Open this weekend. For free! M: $900/sqft for a TIC in this part of the Mission? And after selling tickets to see it Read More »

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

According to the San Francisco Business Times, a “blue-ribbon panel on the future of San Francisco’s cruise ship industry” (“led by former Port Commissioner Frankie Lee and Chamber of Commerce President Steve Falk”) agrees with what Frederick noted back in April: San Francisco’s new cruise ship terminal will likely dock on Pier 27. And yes, Read More »

JustQuotes: Don’t Shoot (But Feel Free To Debate) The Messenger(s)

“A recession within the next 12 months is likely and its impact on the Bay Area will be “sharp but short” due to the area’s strong economic underpinnings, according to a new forecast.” “A recession will be brought on by slowing consumer spending prompted by a cooling housing market, said economist Jon Haveman. “People who Read More »

If Only We Could Get This One “Un-Remodeled” (21 Parsons)

If Only We Could Get This One “Un-Remodeled” (21 Parsons)

So while it was the $299,000 garden studio that first caught (and then lost) our attention, it was the juxtaposition between the original woodwork (which we love) and the very un-original kitchen (no comment) up that landed 21 Parsons on the site. There’s nothing quite like having to budget for a remodel of a remodel Read More »

Take Two For Twenty-Seven Twenty-Two Sutter Street

Take Two For Twenty-Seven Twenty-Two Sutter Street

And speaking of new beginnings, 2722 Sutter Street has quickly returned to the market (after being withdrawn) with a new website (2722sutterst.com), a new price (reduced $116,000), and (perhaps not too surprisingly) a new agent. And yes, it’s also a new start for its days on the market and the baseline from which they’ll measure Read More »

Kicked To The Curb(ed)

Sorry, it was just too damn easy. Anyway, Curbed SF has re-launched with a new Editor, a new found enthusiasm (not to mention attitude), and an entirely new lease on life. Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On The 8 Washington Street Project

The SocketSite Scoop On The 8 Washington Street Project

Pacific Waterfront Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System have been working on plans to redevelop the area “bounded by The Embarcadero, Washington and Drumm Streets.” And as proposed, the 8 Washington Street Project would replace a surface parking lot (which could be a problem considering it’s Seawall lot 351) and the current Golden Read More »

JustQuotes: The Bigger Picture Is Looking A Bit Bleak

“Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Daniel Mudd said the housing slump will last beyond next year, dragging down home prices and increasing credit losses at the largest provider of financing for U.S. mortgages. ‘We don’t think we hit a bottom until the end of ’08 and then we have some period of time to Read More »

The Return Of The Red-Bellied Tudorbethan! (69 Waller)

The Return Of The Red-Bellied Tudorbethan! (69 Waller)

Could it have been some strange migratory pattern? Or that it got spooked by all the attention? Regardless, the “red-bellied” Tudorbethan (69 Waller) we first spotted last month is back. Only this time it’s listed at $1,149,000 (an increase of $100,000). Go figure (and we’re sure you will). ∙ Listing: 69 Waller Street (3/2) – Read More »

For The Views, They Are A-Changin’ (Not That That’s A Bad Thing)

For The Views, They Are A-Changin’ (Not That That’s A Bad Thing)

Sometimes we just like the view (or perhaps photo). Just don’t forget about that second One Rincon Hill tower that’s slated to sprout from in the lower left-hand third of this frame. Or the proposed Turnberry tower up the street. Or The Californian across the street. Or perhaps even 340 Fremont a little to the Read More »

Which Five Years Will The Next Five Years More Likely Resemble?

Which Five Years Will The Next Five Years More Likely Resemble?

213 Moulton is a contemporary single-family home situated down a little alley in Cow Hollow. It first sold for $545,000 in 1995. And ten years later (in 2005) it changed hands for $1,672,000. No doubt about it, that’s fantastic long-term appreciation. Then again, it also changed hands in the year 2000 for $1,600,000. We only Read More »

RandomRumors And Readers Report: Countrywide Cuts Commence

From a plugged-in tipster: “I talked to my friend who was just let go . Seems they’re going to go into the direction right now of letting those people go who started after June 11th, 2007. He said company wide so we shall see how it unfolds. Weird to begin letting people go on Read More »

Will It Stay Or Will It Go? (If It Goes There Will Be Trouble…)

Will It Stay Or Will It Go? (If It Goes There Will Be Trouble…)

3673 16th Street is an “1880′s Italianate with most original detailing” intact (although definitely not in the kitchen or out back). But it’s also a single-family home on an 130 foot long lot (“ideal for development”) that’s zoned RH-3. And so yes, we have to ask, will it stay or will it go? If it Read More »