June 2, 2008

Mid-Century Modern That’s Been Remodeled: 2209 9th Avenue

2209 9th Avenue

It’s a mid-century modern home by Henry Hill that’s been remodeled. And according to the listing, the design “maintains [the] architect's vision.” We’ll let the plugged-in Hill (or at least mid-century) enthusiasts make the call.

∙ Listing: 2209 9th Avenue (2/1) – $1,195,000 [MLS]

First Published: June 2, 2008 12:30 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

This is directly above the San Marcos lot/plans that was panned for not fitting the neighborhood.

Posted by: sparky at June 2, 2008 1:59 PM

Wow, nice place!

Posted by: Foolio at June 2, 2008 2:36 PM

If a realtor is going to use "stunning" (why, oh why is *everything* in realtor-land "stunning"?) they could at least spell it correctly. Sheesh!

Posted by: inthemarket at June 2, 2008 2:38 PM


Maybe they are referring to the asking price? ;-)

Posted by: Foolio at June 2, 2008 2:46 PM

According to Property Shark, the house is only 1200 sq ft. That makes the asking price about $1000 per sq ft!

Posted by: xemdesign at June 2, 2008 2:52 PM

2035 9th sold for 955,000. It was a 2/1, 950 sq ft, traditional Marina tunnel style home in good condition but not updated. A second house at 2027 9th ave, almost identical to 2035 9th, but 2/2, has not sold at 979,000 asking. However, these wee not in Forest Hill proper as 2209 9th is. Also, 2209 9th is surrounded by homes of much higher value. The house next to it (on the left in photo) is a brand new contemporay.

Posted by: fred at June 2, 2008 2:59 PM

Love Forest Hill. It's got to be one of the single most green, tree-lined, clean neighborhoods in the city with architecturally interesting and well-maintained homes.

Posted by: zzzzzzz at June 2, 2008 3:31 PM

This indeed is a stunning house. It was for sale a couple of years ago, having suffered a number of unfortunate remuddlings over the years. Happily it appears those have been removed, and it has been returned to its pristine more or less original state. In the meantime however, the vacant lot next door has been developed (by an owner-architect) so some view has been lost.

Posted by: Jim at June 2, 2008 3:53 PM

Beautiful house and nice area. There are great Henry Hill houses around the Bay Area.

But why oh why did they stage it to look like a tract house in Pleasanton?

Posted by: plantguy at June 3, 2008 11:06 AM

zzzzzzz, let's not forget St Francis Wood, which is equally nice and has Terrace Park and private tennis courts to boot ...

Posted by: Lurker at June 3, 2008 11:08 AM

It's not staged, It's actually my dentist's house!

Posted by: sf beach boy at June 4, 2008 10:39 PM

Just saw the house this wknd...Simply Amazing!! A question to [plantguy]: How many houses in Pleasanton have Naguci coffee tables?!!? This Henry Hill home is furnished with incredible taste and style. Oh why oh why are you spending so much time in pleasaton track homes...your credibility is shot.

Posted by: ben at June 9, 2008 3:15 PM


Are you there? What do you think this house is worth? It's very unique. Great neighborhood but probably only 1200 square feet with only 1 bathroom (upstairs).

Posted by: 94114 at July 2, 2008 11:44 AM

This is a tough one. Forest Hill, surprisingly, only commands about $700 a foot on average. You can't simply take that and extrapolate it outward on a property as high quality as this one, tho. The property last sold for $1.126 in 2005, and that was with a nearly 300K overbid. Since then they've remodelled extensively.

I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings but I'd put it at like $1.095M. That would be 900+ a foot out in front of the curve for the area. This is sort of the end result of what happens when someone falls in love with a property and both overspends and overbuilds. Judging by how lovely everything appears to be they probably can afford to take a loss. It appears likely they will as well.

Posted by: fluj at July 2, 2008 11:58 AM

Thanks so much Fluj! I didn't realize they paid that much for it. For a unique house in a great neighborhood, 1.095 is a pretty fair deal.

Posted by: 94114 at July 2, 2008 12:05 PM

Has this sold or have they taken it off the market?

Posted by: 94114 at July 30, 2008 7:01 AM

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