June 4, 2010
Faucet Over The Stove? Yes. Television Over The Fireplace? Well…
As far as we know the remodeling of 2007 9th Avenue was actually done back in 2006 when purchased for $801,000 and then resold five months later for $1,185,000. Now four years after that, the Forest Hill home is back on the market and listed for $1,079,000.
We happen to be fans of the faucet over the stove. The television over the fireplace? Well, not so much, although it is better than this: How Not To Mount A Plasma Screen Television.
First Published: June 4, 2010 5:00 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
An indoor faucet mounted anywhere that is not over a drain gives me the creeps. These are common in commercial kitchens where overloaded cooks need to fill large pots with water quickly. That is not a big issue in a home kitchen.
C'mon, it isn't that big of an problem to fill a large 16 quart pot in the sink and transfer it to the burner assuming you've got a good work triangle in the first place. I do it all of the time. I've got also got a 15 gallon kettle (used a few times yearly outdoors) which requires ferrying 3 gallons at a time to fill and it is no big deal. I used to fill it directly with a food grade hose which was nice but after the hose wore out I don't even miss it.
These stovetop faucets are just another "look at me" feature.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at June 4, 2010 5:22 PM
What I want is a stove top with a drain.
Posted by: BobN at June 4, 2010 5:28 PM
a few years ago my wife identified this block of 9th as appealing - there really isn't much traffic above Pacheco. The one minus is the short lot - there is virtually no backyard. The finishes look consistent with two other (larger) homes that recently sold in the area - 475 Pacheco and 1950 12th. I think this goes at $50k over asking. Unfortunately this is still short of the owners purchase.
Posted by: simpr at June 4, 2010 5:30 PM
The square footage at 2259 seems a little optimistic for that type of house.
Posted by: fred at June 4, 2010 5:42 PM
If it's in the avenues, other than a few blocks near Lake st, you know it's going to be tacky.
Posted by: guest at June 4, 2010 5:47 PM
Silly to have these fill faucets in a residential kitchen:
1) unless there's a powder room on the other side or a bathroom below on the lower level, you had to bring in plumbing, since it's nowhere near the kitchen sink
2) this particular fill faucet doesn't reach the front burners
3) it will leak eventually, especially with the moving joint
4) it's just going to get splattered with oil constantly and be a pain to clean
5) how often will you really use this anyway to justify the hassle?
Apparently this agent thinks plumbing fixtures will sell a house -- more detail of yet another faucet in another picture too. Must have gotten a 2 for 1 on that powder room sink, although I don't dislike it.
On the plus side, it looks like they thought about lighting. I can't tell enough about the layout of this place from the pictures, but there seems to be an abundance of doorways on the main level. Minus points for sliding mirrored closet door in master, no?
Tiny lot. Pretty anonymous house on this street -- more Malvina Reynolds than I'd like.
Posted by: sfrenegade at June 4, 2010 6:01 PM
Guest - "If it's in the avenues, other than a few blocks near Lake st, you know it's going to be tacky."
This is in the Sunset side, specifically Forest Hill, not the Richmond. You really should know your neighborhoods (which you don't) before giving us your uninformed and useless opinion.
Posted by: Live Smart at June 4, 2010 8:09 PM
And it is quite tacky. If I could I would travel back in time and buy stock in stucco before the avenues were being developed.
Posted by: guest at June 5, 2010 12:59 AM
My friend recently remodeled his kitchen and had a range faucet installed. He and his wife use it all the time. I personally would never install one. My (not so strong) girlfriend thinks these are awesome.
Posted by: joh at June 5, 2010 1:43 AM
...and is that a fabulous JP Murphy Bed in the yellow room? (pics 13/14)
Posted by: andyc at June 5, 2010 8:39 AM
This house seemed priced fairly for the neighborhood, square footage and condition. This faucet over the stove nonsense is just much ado about nothing. The house is in fine condition and will make a nice home for somebody.
Posted by: Dan at June 6, 2010 10:10 AM
Given the overall quality of this renovation, the price seems reasonable. I think the faucet over the stove would be an appealing feature for a cook.
Posted by: DB at June 6, 2010 11:14 AM
This house is not in Forest Hill.
Posted by: Forest Hill at June 6, 2010 12:07 PM
"Guest - 'If it's in the avenues, other than a few blocks near Lake st, you know it's going to be tacky.'
This is in the Sunset side, specifically Forest Hill, not the Richmond. You really should know your neighborhoods (which you don't) before giving us your uninformed and useless opinion."
"Guest" did not state that this was in the Richmond. They stated that if it is in the avenues it is tacky (except for a few blocks near Lake Street). You then called their opinion uninformed and useless.
Are you enjoying yourself on your computer?
Posted by: j at June 6, 2010 6:22 PM
This location is totally Forest Hill, and really not like the Avenues of Sunset or Richmond at all. The feel of the street leaves little room for ambiguity there. One good reference are Yahoo maps which have mostly accurate neighborhood boundaries that are displayed at high but not highest zoom level.
Posted by: Mole Man at June 6, 2010 7:34 PM
Forest Hill is correct. This house is technically just outside of Forest Hill but it's pretty close. You'll notice there's no yearly Forest Hill association fee listed and it's attached on both side. All of the homes in Forest Hill are detached.
Posted by: 94116 at June 6, 2010 9:07 PM
I repeat , Technically or indeed physically - this place is not in forest hill.
Posted by: Forest hill at June 6, 2010 10:01 PM
My wife and I did a large kitchen renovation in our last house which included a pot filler (a faucet over the range). The pot filler was a huge hit and conversation starter with everyone that visited the house. That said, we probably used the pot filler three times in three years. We then sold the house and moved to another house within the same neighborhood and have become friends with the new owners. At a recent dinner with the new owners of our old house, the wife told us that the added touch of the pot filler was the clincher that told her that she wanted the house. Then, in her next breath, she admitted that she had not used it since they move in (in November 2008). LOL.
Posted by: Copernicus at June 7, 2010 8:56 AM
Further add that in our next house, the full gut and renovation of the kitchen did not include a pot filler.
Posted by: Copernicus at June 7, 2010 8:59 AM
I would like a faucet over a fireplace and a HDTV over the stove.
Posted by: midcentfan at June 7, 2010 9:06 AM
I love the idea of a cooktop with a built-in drain. It would make so easy to clean.
Posted by: redseca2 at June 7, 2010 9:15 AM
"I love the idea of a cooktop with a built-in drain. It would make so easy to clean."
The way this is addressed in commercial kitchens is to design everything so it can tolerate being hosed down. A drain is installed in the tile floor. At the end if the night copious quantities of hot soapy water is employed to scrub everything clean followed up by a rinse. The last thing done before closing out the kitchen is to squeegee the pools of water towards the drain.
Copernicus' story sounds like what I'd expect that the pot filler is more of a conversation piece than a practical addition. Fitting for today's impressive but lightly used luxury kitchens.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at June 7, 2010 9:48 AM
Posted by: SocketSite at August 4, 2010 11:26 AM