From Apples-To-Apples To An Orange A Plum: 469 Clipper Returns

From Apples-To-Apples To An Orange A Plum: 469 Clipper Returns

Purchased for $1,020,000 as a dilapidated Noe Valley Victorian in July 2008 (“no kitchen, no bath and the rear portion of the structure is falling off”), 469 clipper resold in no better condition (i.e., apples to apples) a year later for $750,000. Since completely remodeled (i.e., no longer apples-to-apples... Read More »

The Ten Thousand Dollar (Plus) Toilet

For those who might have missed the update, a reader correctly identifies the newly pictured Albion Castle “throne” as a ten grand (plus) Herbeau “Dagobert” Wooden Toilet. ∙ The Albion Castle’s $10,592 Throne ∙ Herbeau “Dagobert” Wooden Toilet Throne Read More »

Less Great Expectations For Ex-Mayor’s Mid-Century Modern Home

Less Great Expectations For Ex-Mayor’s Mid-Century Modern Home

As we wrote in June: In March 2008 the Mid-Century Modern Clarendon Heights home at 100 Palo Alto Avenue built for former San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1953 hit the market asking $4,000,000. It ended up closing escrow with a recorded contract price of $5,625,000. And while... Read More »

June Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Tips Atop As YOY Gains Retreat

June Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Tips Atop As YOY Gains Retreat

According to the June 2010 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA rose a nominal 0.3% from May ’10 to June ’10, down 34.7% from a peak in May 2006 but up 14.3% year-over-year (YOY) versus an 18.3% YOY gain reported in May. For... Read More »

North Beach Branch Library Landmark Resolution Poised For Adoption

North Beach Branch Library Landmark Resolution Poised For Adoption

Having already voted to recommend that the Board of Supervisors designate the North Beach Branch Library as a City Landmark in June, tomorrow San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is scheduled to review the resolution it’s poised to adopt and pass along to the Board. Landmarking of the Library... Read More »

Land Grab On Linden?

Land Grab On Linden?

Four years ago Loring Sagan (Sagan Piechota Architecture and Build Inc.) and David Winslow (Winslow Architecture & Urban Design) who both have offices on Linden were awarded a challenge grant of $100,000 by the City of San Francisco for a master plan to make Linden Street more pedestrian friendly.... Read More »

178 Townsend Funded While 72 Townsend Vows To Move Forward

178 Townsend Funded While 72 Townsend Vows To Move Forward

Martin Building has scored a $32.4 million HUD insured construction loan to begin rebuilding 178 Townsend into the 94 rental units approved by Planning last year. And while the developers of the 74-unit 72 Townsend filed for bankruptcy this past December, according to West Bay Builders President Paul Thompson... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory: 8/30/10

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory: 8/30/10

Inventory of Active listed single-family homes, condos, and TICs in San Francisco dropped 2.1% over the past two weeks on new sales, a slowdown in new listings and a seasonal culling of listings that haven’t moved. On average, inventory has dropped 5.3% during the same two weeks over the... Read More »

A Castle Perch From Which To Ponder San Francisco (And DOM Stats)

A Castle Perch From Which To Ponder San Francisco (And DOM Stats)

Having been rebuilt in 1999, the single-family home at 41 Castle returned to the market listed for $3,950,000 in June 2007. Relisted that September, its list price was subsequently reduced to $3,695,000 before being withdrawn from the market two months later. 41 Castle reappeared on the MLS this past... Read More »

Clicking Their Heels And Chanting, “There’s No Time Like 2008…”

Clicking Their Heels And Chanting, “There’s No Time Like 2008…”

The 3,000+ square foot Victorian at 200 Clayton hit the market in 2008 asking $1,795,000 with a tenant in the in-law paying $1,550 per month. And according to a plugged-in tipster, a bid was received for $1,650,000 but was dismissed for being too low at the time. Withdrawn from... Read More »

A Forced San Francisco Sale Circa 1903

A Forced San Francisco Sale Circa 1903

During renovations of a pre-quake Victorian last year, a plugged-in tipster discovers a scrap of San Francisco newspaper dated September 18, 1903. The text of the boxed ad (click image to enlarge): Lot and cottage of 6 rooms and bath; high basement; situated on Mason st. within 120 feet... Read More »

Unofficial Inventory, But An Official Sale For An Apple On 26th Street

Unofficial Inventory, But An Official Sale For An Apple On 26th Street

As we wrote a year ago March: 3730 26th Street is a single-family home on the edge of Noe Valley that was last touted as a neighborhood sales comp in June of 2004 when purchased for $1,250,000. Now granted, there are more parking spaces (two) than baths (one a... Read More »

The Albion Castle’s $10,592 Throne

The Albion Castle’s $10,592 Throne

A few new pictures have been added to the listing for the Albion Castle at 881 Innes, including the rather literal castle’s throne. The property remains listed for $1,799,000. UPDATE: Want your own? A plugged-in reader finds a source for the Herbeau “Dagobert” Wooden Toilet Throne. Inspired by Dagobert,... Read More »

Let There Be Light, A Nice Neighborhood, And A Deck Off The Kitchen

Let There Be Light, A Nice Neighborhood, And A Deck Off The Kitchen

We would have redone the kitchen a little differently, and the wet bath on the second floor isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s a lot we like about 1451 10th Avenue including the light, neighborhood (mmm….Arizmendi), and deck out back. ∙ Listing: 1451 10th Avenue... Read More »

Foundations Poured (And Spray Cans At Work) At 1399 Clayton

Foundations Poured (And Spray Cans At Work) At 1399 Clayton

While the heavy equipment have long finished their work, and the foundations for two 4,000 square foot three-story single-family homes have been poured, as a tipster notes, spray cans have been hard at work at 1399 Clayton as well. ∙ Heavy Equipment Hard At Work At 1399 Clayton (We... Read More »