March 4, 2008

Coming Soon In Cow Hollow (But We Want To Know Now)

Coming Soon in Cow Hollow (Image Source:

It’s featured on the San Francisco Properties website as “Coming Soon” in “Cow Hollow.” And while there's no address, we’re wondering if a plugged-in reader or two might be able to name that house based on the picture and the price ($5,000,000). Represent people.

UPDATE: And represent you did. Within the hour Tipster nails the address (2848 Union Street), Sleepiguy follows shortly thereafter with a link to the last listing, and FSBO adds "sold for $4.275K in June 2005 after just 11 DOM for $775K OVER list price of $3.5M."

Tipster was also kind enough to email us a few photos from the last time he toured the property to support his hypothesis/street cred and adds: "It is covered in bougainvillea. That's probably why they are waiting until April 1, so that it can bloom."

2848 Union: Exterior (Image Credit: Tipster)

First Published: March 4, 2008 12:20 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

I think the house is on the North side of Green near Lyon?

Posted by: Leo at March 4, 2008 12:43 PM

I'd say that this has to be "The April Fools" house given its announced release date.

[Editor's Note: If it is, we can't believe we missed that. And if it isn't, well...we can't believe we missed that.]

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at March 4, 2008 12:48 PM

Looks a whole lot like 2848 Union Street. Sold a few years ago for mid 4s. Needed everything, including a new roof and a new kitchen.

Posted by: Tipster at March 4, 2008 1:11 PM

Yes, it's 2848 Union. Malin sold it a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Sleepiguy at March 4, 2008 1:41 PM

Granny village, USA.

Posted by: hat at March 4, 2008 1:48 PM

It sold for $4.275K in June 2005 after just 11 DOM for $775K OVER list price of $3.5M (talk about a hot market). Looks like they pulled a few permits in 06 & 07 - not sure if any major work was done. Most of the pictures on the listing are the same ones from 2005.

Hey, why not shoot for 43% over the 2005 asking price. This is District 7 in San Francisco and the rates on mega jumbo mortgages are coming down, right?

Posted by: FSBO at March 4, 2008 2:06 PM

Say what you want, but this is the best three square block area in SF. And it's not snooty either. Best of all Liverpool Lil's awaits three blocks away. I'm not a broker and am actually negative on the market, but Green St. is really nice along these blocks.

Posted by: gh at March 4, 2008 2:24 PM

Well I don't know whether this is "the best" neighborhood, but this area definitely one of the best. And grannies make great neighbors !

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at March 4, 2008 4:42 PM

What's with all the granny comments? I live a few blocks away and would kill for a place like this. Quiet, and yet only a few blocks from Lil's and the Final Final. Walks through the Presidio and down onto Crissy Field.

Anyone want to loan me $5 million?

Posted by: Fishchum at March 4, 2008 6:19 PM

"What's with all the granny comments?"

Testing the waters for the prop 13 comments :)

Posted by: dub dub at March 4, 2008 7:05 PM


If you can afford this place you probably wouldn't be caught dead at the Final Final.

Posted by: vox at March 5, 2008 7:49 AM

Don't knock the Final...try a night of Racer 5 beer and microwaved hotdogs and pizza there and you'll be getting an Alt-A loan to move into the neighborhood.

Posted by: gh at March 5, 2008 8:21 AM

My wife refers to the Final Final as my "second living room" - it's a great place to watch a game (any game) and have a couple of beers.

I always like to joke that it's a "neighborhood dive" - albeit in a neighborhood with some of the most beautiful and expensive homes in The City.

Posted by: Fishchum at March 5, 2008 9:19 AM

Posted by: Michael at March 27, 2008 5:44 PM

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