July 25, 2011
Inside An Architect’s Home And Studio At 28 Precita
Purchased by Architect Lisa Harvey for $700,000 in April 2000, the 3,092 square foot building with a former store on the first floor has been remodeled into a three-bedroom flat over a (architect’s) studio and work-shop with
18 13 foot ceilings below.
Back on the market (but not "apples-to-apples") and asking $1,225,000.
∙ Listing: 28 Precita Avenue (3/1 + studio) 3,092 sqft - $1,225,000 [28precita.com] [MLS]
First Published: July 25, 2011 9:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Much nicer on the inside than you'd guess--it's pretty nondescript from the outside--and the outdoor space is a nice plus. But the real estate jargon always cracks me up (especially from this guy, who seems like a bit of a wanker). I guess it's nice to know that I live in "San Francisco's newest and coolest micro neighborhood", though I'd bet that according to realtors, we all do.
Posted by: vanillablue at July 25, 2011 9:59 AM
I live nearby, I'm a realtor, and I look forward to La Lengua going the way of the dodo.
Posted by: [anon.ed] at July 25, 2011 10:02 AM
I like the idea of living above your studio. The building looks beautiful as well..
Posted by: Lily at July 25, 2011 10:13 AM
They forgot to photoshop the utility lines out of that print on top of the brick wainscot.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at July 25, 2011 10:21 AM
Totally agree with comment #2: Calling a little sliver of land La Lengua instead of simply and proudly calling it part of The Mission is a big joke.
I can't wait for it to fade as well.
Posted by: Modernqueen at July 25, 2011 11:36 AM
Also, even if we are to debate whether La Lengua exists or not (which is unproductive), this house is not in La Lengua, right?
Posted by: sfrenegade at July 25, 2011 12:01 PM
By the way, speaking of realtors, did anyone see this post on the Freakonomics blog? Not that I think those guys are always right, but they posted about new study detailing how much realtor's fees and the way realtors operate anti-competitively are holding back the property market and increasing costs for everyone with little benefit:
The original study:
Posted by: sfrenegade at July 25, 2011 12:21 PM
All debate is productive. Dissing debate is not.
Posted by: Modernqueen at July 25, 2011 12:42 PM
Alas, I wonder whether the paltry amount of work for architects these days is forcing the sale...
Posted by: lee at July 25, 2011 1:20 PM
sfrenegade: correct, Precita is definitely part of Bernal Heights. La Lengua is south of Mission.
Posted by: vanillablue at July 25, 2011 1:29 PM
The eastern border of La Lengua is Mission Street. This house is in NW Bernal.
Posted by: Dan at July 25, 2011 1:34 PM
Like the study @sfrenegade.
Posted by: DanSanFranMan at July 25, 2011 7:01 PM
Nice place. But I don't see how the ceilings in the studio are 18'. 12', maybe.
Posted by: rocco at July 26, 2011 7:18 AM
It was corrected to 13' on the MLS listing but not the website, at least yet.
Posted by: Dan at July 26, 2011 8:47 AM
sfrenegade - great study. using that same time period I can prove that Real Estate only ever goes up. using the past 30 years I can prove that the stock market will always take off on a bull run regardless of any recent drop. using the previous 100 years i can prove that my grandmother will live forever.
Posted by: hangemhi at October 9, 2011 10:57 PM
The sale of 28 Precita has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1,225,000.
Posted by: SocketSite at February 10, 2012 3:32 PM