849 Sanchez
Having sold for $3,200,000 ($1,032 per square foot) this past March having been purchased for $3,400,000 ($1,096 per square) in 2008, the Streamline Moderne 3,100 square foot property at 849 Sanchez has returned to the market listed for $3,300,000.
849 Sanchez Kitchen
And if a plugged-in reader is correct, the poster child Moderne home has returned to the market without any new wear or tear.
∙ Listing: 849 Sanchez (4/3.5) – $3,300,000 [849sanchezstreet.com] [MLS]
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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Geo

    How bizarre; still one of my favorite houses in the city.

  2. Posted by wc1

    Love this house. Much better presented this go around.

  3. Posted by 94114

    It will be interesting to see if this house performs as well as it has in the recent past.

  4. Posted by EBGuy

    For those who might want some Streamline Moderne for less, you might check out the East Bay burbs. This one comes in at $290/sq.ft.

  5. Posted by lol

    Why such a short hold? Buyer remorse? Trophy house hangover?

  6. Posted by Bernie Hill

    Bizarre that this place is up for sale again so fast? Anyone have any intel?

  7. Posted by shza

    I understood the Ed.’s reference to “no new wear and tear” to mean that the seller never moved in. Sounds like a job move (or a job non-move).

  8. Posted by Oceangoer

    Can someone explain the pricing strategy to me? Did they add the extra $100,000 to pay property taxes, their realtor or to test the market. Or is it that it’s midway between the 2008 and 2011 prices?

  9. Posted by sparky-b

    They actually did do some work: a June permit to,
    REMODEL CLOSET & LAUNDRY ROOM. REMOVE FIREPLACE & ADD NEW WINDOW

  10. Posted by tipster

    Buyers were husband and wife and very established in SF. They currently own a condo on a high floor at a prestigious building in SF.
    SF Court records don’t show a divorce.
    Records appear to show that he’s late 40s, she’s mid 30s. Based on all of the publicly available information, I assume (but don’t know) that they had a change in plans regarding their need for more space, and will leave it at that.

  11. Posted by Longtime Lurker

    @Oceangoer – I am fairly certain the pricing strategy is based on recouping some costs. $24,750 in transfer tax and $165,000 on commission (although I wouldn’t be totally surprised if that been slightly negotiated down).
    As tempting as it is to price based on a rough graph of where the market is overall or yoy performance percentages, it really doesn’t work that way. Those metrics can serve as a helpful guide, but the reality the market doesn’t move quite like that. Depends heavily on what is happening in the market that month, that week, that day. A property may be brought on with no comparable competition and threee well qualified groups of buyers ideal for the property, or two months later with three similar listings and one buyer who has time and choices.

  12. Posted by Agent415

    tipster… you’re a total creeper. Ewww.

  13. Posted by 94114

    Another odd thing: yesterday’s open house was canceled. Just a hand written sign on the door saying it was canceled.

  14. Posted by FormerAptBroker

    Agent415 wrote:
    > tipster… you’re a total creeper. Ewww.
    Are we to assume that Agent415 has never done a Google search on anyone?

  15. Posted by lark

    Another case where the big bucks in SF goes to ripping out the period detail and replacing it with Dwell blandness. Compare the main staircase in the SF property to the one in the East Bay property, here:
    http://www.redfin.com/CA/Berkeley/2300-Le-Conte-Ave-94709/home/1729632
    Sad.

  16. Wierd looking house to me. Don’t know why someone would want to pay that much for it.

  17. Posted by Geo

    EB: that is a great house. wow.
    Lark: on the stair — do you know if sanxhez had an original railing like the Berkeley? If they didn’t, then you cant fault them too much. some of the orignal railings from the period were simple cast iron boring.
    railing code will never let you put that Berk. railing up again in SF. We tried something like that. no dice. we were able to make it interesting by keeping curves of the metal, but it is not cheap at all to do those curves.

  18. Posted by Jim

    949 Sanchez is no 2300 Le Conte. This house is just a 1940s spec house remuddled in the 2000s to try to give it some architectural character. I guess the good news is Socketsite readers are hungry for architectural character, as meager as it may be in this one.

  19. Posted by SocketSite

    The listing for 849 Sanchez has been withdrawn from the MLS after 112 days on the market without a reported sale.

  20. Posted by El Bombero

    849 Sanchez is back on the market at $3,150k. Current sellers definitely overpaid last year.

  21. Posted by El Bombero

    This place still hasn’t sold. 62 DOM for the latest listing, although the place has basically been for sale for more than six months.
    The 2008 buyers lost somewhere in the neighborhood of $400k on the 2011 sale, and it looks like the 2011 buyers will have to eat a similar loss.
    I thought prices were up over last year? Must be a lousy neighborhood or house I guess.

  22. Posted by El Bombero

    It stinks being a bear these days. The would-be sellers of 849 Sanchez apparently couldn’t find a greater fool to buy it at $50k under what they paid in 2011, so they withdrew it after trying to sell for basically a full year. Can’t even indulge in any real schadenfreude over how much they lost, just a smile that they’re still stuck with it.

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