April 29, 2010
Decorator Showcase Miss 2000 Repainted, Remodeled And Repriced
It’s not yet listed on the MLS, but as a few plugged-in readers and tipsters alike have noted, 2601 Broadway has been repainted, repriced and returned to the market.
Listed for $15,500,000 in 2009, asking $12,800,000 today. The nearly 10,000 square foot former Decorator Showcase Home (Miss 2000) features four car parking and a "newly remodeled gourmet kitchen finished in marble with professional quality appliances" and "a luxurious master suite with newly remodeled, spa-inspired bathroom."
∙ Listing: 2601 Broadway (7/7) - $12,800,000 [davidbellings.com]
∙ Decorator Showcase Miss 2000 Officially Hits The Market On Broadway [SocketSite]
First Published: April 29, 2010 12:00 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Apparently, $12M is the cutoff for piston chairs.
Posted by: tipster at April 29, 2010 12:21 PM
^ hahaha! i was just commenting to demand my LEM piston stools.
Posted by: Joshua at April 29, 2010 12:29 PM
For 12+ million this property should have its own website with tacky backround music!
Posted by: astonished at April 29, 2010 12:49 PM
Don't take tipster's bait Sparky....
Nice place. Might even be worth the price. But for $12 million I could move to Paris, buy a fabulous flat live very comfortably on the leftovers for the rest of my years.
[Editor’s Note: Bait and response since removed. And with JimBobJones we’ll agree.]
Posted by: CameronRex at April 29, 2010 12:55 PM
Is that the picture of the kitchen? Is that all of it?
Posted by: Charlotte at April 29, 2010 1:04 PM
Man, tipster, I realize that sparky-b might be related to your favorite person to snark, but was that necessary? I thought sparky's comments re: lowering ceilings on the Noe place were extremely helpful, along with the additional commentary on neighborhood processes.
[Editor's Note: Agreed. And now back to the property at hand...]
Posted by: JimBobJones at April 29, 2010 1:04 PM
For 12+ million this property should have some much better photos.
Posted by: *** at April 29, 2010 1:04 PM
but seriously, $12.8MM at ~7500 sq ft. $1700 psf? really???!!!???
[Editor's Note: "Approximately 9744 square ft (per appraiser)."]
Posted by: Joshua at April 29, 2010 1:09 PM
^ silly me. i forgot to add the premium for being located next to a school.
Posted by: Joshua at April 29, 2010 1:14 PM
Joshua, I think they added the top floor and it doesn't show up in the stats. The top floor looks like one giant dormer wrapped around the tiniest remnant of a peaked roof. More like 10,000 square feet.
For the record, my post was intended to be humorous. Sparky knows full well not to remake a Broadway street house the same way you'd remake a Sunset or Noe house. Besides, I said that *I* would hire sparky to do such a thing, not that sparky would propose it.
I think sparky contributes greatly, and I VERY much appreciate every one of his posts, including all of those from yesterday, and NoeArch, though he contributes to this site too, was a little too harsh in his responses. I understand the disagreement: some people are good at the practical, and the economy has changed and made that more valuable.
However, NoeArch knows what can be done, knows that it's only somewhat more expensive, and the result is better. But I think the developers are trying to minimize the price points right now, and so there is a different attitude. They also need to minimize their risk. Adding an extra 3-6 months in a declining market is not something a rational business person is going to do: it can make the difference between project success and project failure.
I didn't see the posts removed by the editor above, but they weren't mine. Keep contributing Sparky. Keep contributing NoeArch, but be a little bit nicer to the people who actually contribute like Sparky.
You can be as mean as you want to me, though. I even complemented you-know-who (I don't want to say his name for fear he'll come back) a couple of times when he hit me with a particularly good snarks.
Posted by: tipster at April 29, 2010 1:27 PM
I assume this is the last $12M home on the planet with a visible TV antenna on the roof.
Someone in a $12M house who is too cheap to get cable is my kind of guy.
Posted by: tipster at April 29, 2010 1:35 PM
Is that a TV antenna?
It could be a lightning rod.
Posted by: John at April 29, 2010 1:44 PM
Not a lightning rod.
Posted by: tipster at April 29, 2010 2:02 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this place is kinda hideous? Like an overdecorated hotel lobby?
Posted by: Ronald at April 29, 2010 2:23 PM
I was in this home when it was Miss 2000. It's a solid home, well built and spacious. My only comment would be that you really need to live mostly on the top floor to enjoy the views. I don't recall the views being from "almost" every room.
Posted by: Lori at April 29, 2010 2:38 PM
On the Mapjack photo, you can also see a satellite dish on the roof.
So it seems that they use satellite but use the antenna for local channels.
Posted by: John at April 29, 2010 3:21 PM
@tipster: thanks for your positive comments on how I work. I do know what needs to be done, it will be more expensive, and the result will be better.
I'm sorry if some commenters seem threatened by my confidence. My intention is never to come off arrogant or snobbish. But it takes an incredible amount of work and experience and exams to become a licensed architect. I'm very proud of my profession.
But I simply do not compromise quality and thoroughness on a project, simply because of a rough economy right now. I have had clients ask me to "do it cheaper" or cut some corners. Unfortunately, I have terminated my agreements with clients like that.
But I will call people (or ideas) out when I see incompetent work or "cheap" ideas. It is disingenuous to the client. And in many cases results in call backs to the site to fix what should have been done right in the first place.
Not every potential client hires me. Those that do understand my passion for the success of a project, how I approach it, and what it will cost.
That's just how I work.
Posted by: noearch at April 29, 2010 10:47 PM
loool @ architect divas
Posted by: fancy rental at April 30, 2010 2:52 AM
Ditto on most of the comments on this house. The house was way overpriced at $15mil and just overpriced now at $12mil. This should be under $9 mil. to sell.
Posted by: radar at April 30, 2010 8:36 AM
There are more photos online now that it's on the MLS... I'm actually a fan and honestly, I don't think it's that much overpriced... I wouldn't put it under 10. It's a big house in (I think) move-in condition. There's really not much else out there that size that doesn't need a lot of work. I think it's maybe 10% over its selling price.
Posted by: sleepiguy at April 30, 2010 4:28 PM
Still on the market 12.8
Posted by: Conifer at August 3, 2010 12:44 PM
10Ksf X 850 = 8.5M
The sucker-for-the-place-and-will-pay-anything premium is almost gone from uber SF.
Once that reality sets in, they'll sell.
Posted by: lol at August 3, 2010 4:13 PM
Of course painting all the dark wood white, the walls gray, and staining the floors very light appeals to a certain crowd, and excludes people who like houses that look as the architect intended.
Posted by: Conifer at August 3, 2010 5:21 PM
Didn't sell. BOM same price.
Posted by: tipster at January 20, 2011 1:29 PM
Posted by: eddy at February 11, 2011 10:20 AM
Posted by: eddy at May 25, 2011 9:56 AM
2601 Broadway has fallen out of escrow and is once again active and available for $11,950,000.
Posted by: SocketSite at June 2, 2011 3:01 PM
Seems everyone is Pincus Hunting! LOL
Posted by: eddy at November 17, 2011 7:00 PM
After 348 days on the market, reduction, and new virtual tour, 2601 Broadway has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale.
Posted by: SocketSite at January 3, 2012 7:52 AM
Redfin reports this as sold for 11 million.
Posted by: Denis at February 10, 2012 4:38 PM
So much for the rule on being forced to disclose sold price on mls. Seems all you have to do is just with way the listing. What a joke.
Posted by: Eddy at February 11, 2012 8:54 AM
Actually, looks like they did slip it back on the market to update the close price. Sneaky. :)
Posted by: eddy at February 11, 2012 10:09 AM