February 23, 2011
1823 Jackson: Before The Before And The "Fresh New" Now
Built as a single-family home but then legally converted to a six unit building (which it legally remains), 1823 Jackson was Ellis Acted in 1999 and sold for $3,050,000 in 2007.
Since remodeled and "updated to an exquisite, luxurious condition," 1823 Jackson returned to the market last May asking $5,850,000 for the now "two-unit" building with six bedrooms and six full baths atop a lower level guest suite.
Another look at the "fresh new look" over the now old new:
And we'd be remiss if we didn't note the built-in rotisserie:
∙ Listing: 1823 Jackson (8/6) 6650 sqft - $4,995,000 [MLS]
∙ San Francisco’s DUM Policy In Principle (And Action At 2037 Jefferson) [SocketSite]
First Published: February 23, 2011 3:30 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
looks to my untrained eye that the "fresh new look" mostly involved painting surfaces white or off-white and putting down white or off-white floor covering.
Posted by: Brahma (incensed renter) at February 23, 2011 3:41 PM
The fresh new look is a mistake for people looking for "real SF" which this house was, and could again be.
The main problem is the back yard faces a concrete wall of the garage of the huge apartment above on Washington. There is no view.
But overall, even with some problems, it remains a large and great SF house, suitable as it was when built for a family of considerable standing.
It never should have been chopped up, but economic times were different then.
Posted by: Conifer at February 23, 2011 3:48 PM
Changing the dining room into a "family" room, and the library into a dining room is ridiculous, but someone things that will help it sell. Most will change it back, if they haven't ruined the library.
Posted by: Conifer at February 23, 2011 3:51 PM
The house looks nauseated by the dwell-type furniture it has been forced to engorge.
Posted by: lark at February 23, 2011 4:12 PM
So how many units are in this house now?
The location is also kind of iffy.. It's a nice house, but when you can buy in ultra-prime Presidio Heights for the same or less, it makes this place a tough sell.
Posted by: Denis at February 23, 2011 4:24 PM
Location not iffy, just eastern PacHts between Gough and Franklin. A lot of tall apartments.
They removed the period appropriate brass crown chandelier from the entry and put in a cheap modern thing. They put unnecessary carpet on the stairs, so there now must be tack marks or holes.
It appears that they stained the oak paneling and staircase darker, but I hope that is just an artifact of the photography.
Posted by: Conifer at February 23, 2011 5:19 PM
How the heck do you even get away with this? How did they get DBI to sign off on the removal of all those kitchens? Something is fishy here.
Posted by: NoeValleyJim at February 23, 2011 9:53 PM
There was no excess of kitchens in 2007.
Posted by: Conifer at February 24, 2011 2:11 AM
I agree with Denis - there will be a lot of D7 buyers that this property won't work for. Washington between Gough and Franklin is an icky location, it's very busy traffic-wise and is just barely in Pac Heights. If you're spending over $4 mil most D7 buyers would rather be much further west.
Posted by: Gigi at February 24, 2011 6:31 AM
Oops, meant Jackson btwn. Gough & Franklin!
Posted by: Gigi at February 24, 2011 6:33 AM
Gigi is right, some will not want the location. This block is a one way street going west.
The quality of the house is high, and all fixed up (except for the "fresh new look") with a new garage.
The question is whether one can get a house like this for the same price in a better part of Pacific Heights.
Did the Burr Mansion on Vallejo, also between Franklin and Gough, ever sell? That is a much better situation, but it was priced higher.
Posted by: Conifer at February 24, 2011 12:31 PM
I was going to mention the Burr mansion... It never sold and I think it's being rented out. It was on craigslist for a while. Owners moved everything out a couple of weeks ago... new furnishings moved in. It still says "call malin" on her website.
Posted by: Denis at February 24, 2011 1:57 PM
Feck, I'm redoing my kitchen and never thought to put in a rotisserie! And now it's too late. Oh well.
Posted by: Robb at February 24, 2011 5:27 PM
After another 188 days on the market, the MLS listing for 1823 Jackson has once again been withdrawn from the market without a reported sale.
Posted by: SocketSite at August 30, 2011 3:29 PM