February 2, 2010
The Old Bonus Rooms (So To Speak) At 130 Cresta Vista Drive
From yesterday's listing of 130 Cresta Vista Drive:
Immaculate Westwood Highlands 4-story residence with amazing views! Main floor offers spacious dining/living/kitchen and 1/2 bath. Upper floor consists of 3brm 3ba. Two lower levels have additional rooms which could be used as extra bedrooms, office rooms or entertainment rooms.
From the San Francisco Police with respect to the arrest of four suspects across four properties three weeks ago for growing marijuana on a relatively large scale.
The locations searched were 130 Cresta Vista Drive, 15 Dorchester Way, and 1400-1402 Kansas Street. Officers observed an elaborate marijuana grow operation with numerous grow lights and ballasts in place at each location, including both flats on Kansas. Police seized a total of over 5,900 marijuana plants, with an estimated street value in excess of $200,000.
We'll assume the electric meter bypass has since been removed from that lower level. And while it appears the suspect arrested at 130 Cresta Vista was renting, no word on 15 Dorchester Way or 1400-1402 Kansas Street which said suspect appears to own.
∙ Listing: 130 Cresta Vista Drive (5/5.5) - $1,350,000 [MLS]
∙ San Francisco Police Arrest Four Suspects In Marijuana Grow Busts [sf-police.org]
First Published: February 2, 2010 8:30 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Wow. That is one ugly house.
Posted by: R at February 2, 2010 5:40 AM
Nice find! Shouldn't the ganja be rent controlled to keep prices low?
[Editor’s Note: Credit for the find goes to a plugged-in tipster.]
Posted by: eddy at February 2, 2010 9:10 AM
This is the most beautiful transformer vault I've ever seen.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at February 2, 2010 9:14 AM
Asset seizure. Can you spell it?
Posted by: jon at February 2, 2010 11:17 AM
Does "immaculate" cover the property damage from a grow house? Grow houses are generally toxic from all the mold (heat + water). Not as bad as a meth kitchen, but you'll probably need to strip to the studs and dry in places where the plants were. I'd ask for invoices of the remediation before putting in a bid.
Posted by: D at February 2, 2010 1:16 PM
Now there's proof: bad architecture breads stoners.
Posted by: matt at February 2, 2010 2:10 PM
Asset seizure. Can you spell it?
The suspected growers will probably claim that they were cultivating "compassionate care medical cannabis" as allowed by Proposition 215, and while it probably won't ultimately work, it'll stave off seizure proceedings for quite a while.
Posted by: Brahma (incensed renter) at February 2, 2010 2:19 PM
Stoners go with bad architecture? Then how do you explain the Haight, Ashbury Heights, or all those cute restored places in Berkeley and North Oakland? In my experience stoners are one of the only social groups that comes anywhere near to the gentrifying force of gay men.
Posted by: Mole Man at February 2, 2010 3:54 PM
Is this the ugliest house ever featured on SS?
Posted by: SF renter waiting to buy at February 3, 2010 1:24 PM
Posted by: gumby at February 3, 2010 2:41 PM
15 Dorchester was just listed as a short sale. The listing says, "House needs work." Tee hee.
Posted by: sidelined at February 12, 2010 11:43 AM
Price just cut to $1.19...
Posted by: Geo at March 19, 2010 2:42 PM
130 Cresta Vista Drive has fallen out of escrow and its short sale "list price" has been reduced to $999,000. Purchased for $1,200,000 in September 2004, asking $1,350,000 this past February.
Posted by: SocketSite at June 24, 2010 3:34 PM
This just sold for 949K.
Posted by: 94114 at March 24, 2011 1:15 PM
Nice. Good luck to the buyer de-grow housing this place. Hope all the brick I see on this street is all facade.
Posted by: sfrenegade at March 24, 2011 1:22 PM