November 17, 2011
Channeling Mid-Century Modern Flair At 4378 Cesar Chavez
It looks to be perfectly livable but with room(s) to refine and views to boot.
∙ Listing: 4378 Cesar Chavez (2/2) 1,810 sqft - $1,100,000 [4378cesarchavez.com]
∙ San Francisco’s Modern Era Of Design And Development [SocketSite]
First Published: November 17, 2011 9:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Not one facade shot?
Posted by: [anon.ed] at November 17, 2011 9:31 AM
Looks like it wasn't possible to get much of a facade shot because it sits back from the street and a garage was built in front of it. Street view:
Birds Eye View:
Posted by: tipster at November 17, 2011 9:46 AM
That brick fireplace is just screaming to be covered up with tacky marble tile veneer. C'mon, who uses brick anymore. I mean real brick, not the press-on fake veneer brick which seems to be totally acceptable.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at November 17, 2011 10:04 AM
I love my 1920s building in the Inner Richmond, but sometimes I see a home like this and I get seriously, seriously envious of whoever buys it. So groovy.
Posted by: nancydrew99 at November 17, 2011 10:31 AM
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I have serious house envy when I see this place. I wouldn't change a thing.
Posted by: NoeNut at November 17, 2011 10:48 AM
Love it. Seems underpriced but I guess SF does not appreciate modernism like they do in LA.
Posted by: Snark17 at November 17, 2011 11:12 AM
This place is a good example of a certain category of SF house, examples of which appear for sale from time to time -- places that are appropriate for a relatively well-off childless couple (or a couple with one older child). They typically have a great location, nice views, nice interiors, and a certain funkiness.
These places all seem to be in the 900-1.9M range and they all seem to sell relatively quickly. Its nice to see that the market, at least in SF, isn't comprised entirely of either 'family-homes-with-lots-of-bedrooms-all-on-one-floor' and 'young-single-stylish-one-bedroom-fake-loft-condo'. ....
Posted by: around1905 at November 17, 2011 12:26 PM
That's Redwood? All I see is plywood finishes. Whatever the wood used for the boards, it feels 70s tacky.
Posted by: lol at November 17, 2011 12:50 PM
Someone beat me to it. But Groovy!
Posted by: erdoc at November 17, 2011 1:00 PM
I like it, but would do some rennovations.
Posted by: Mark F. at November 17, 2011 4:10 PM
This house gives me a woody.
Posted by: tsf at November 17, 2011 4:56 PM
I would hit on it even though with the exception of two George Nelson chairs, I would have to replace every stick of furniture I own.
Posted by: redseca2 at November 17, 2011 5:36 PM
I agree with you @around1905. Perfect spot for childless couples looking for something with an interesting vibe. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this one goes for over asking. Sadly, there are fewer and fewer homes with any character left in Noe!
Posted by: NoeNut at November 17, 2011 6:11 PM
@#1 - it didn't have a garage built in front of it, its built down a hillside. It was always that way.
Posted by: marta at November 18, 2011 1:24 AM
Wow I actually dig this place - kind of reminds me of a cabin in Tahoe. Is there anything to walk to around here (I don't know the hood very well other than the main noe valley downtown).
Posted by: lolcat_94123 at November 18, 2011 3:30 PM
lol, that's redwood plywood, the frequent mid-century material of choice of Frank Lloyd Wright, Joe Eshrick, Bill Wurster, et al. There is a FLlW house in Orinda for sale right now, filled with redwood plywood.
Posted by: Jim at November 18, 2011 7:12 PM
Lots of Plywood- lots of upgrades needed-issues with plumbing- leaks in ceiling and all through bathroom- no real disclosures- probate sale- approach with caution!
Posted by: inside track at November 22, 2011 10:51 PM
The sign in the Herth window says "sale Pending" with "22 offers received" after two weekends of open houses. Will be interesting to see how much this beauty by architect Albert Lanier (wife of sculptor Ruth Asawa) has been bid up.
Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2011 10:39 AM
The sign in the Herth window says "sale Pending" with "22 offers received"
That's lame. Those guys missed the pricepoint and they were the first to admit it during showings.
They wasted a lot of people's time. Yet there they are, touting how badly they gauged the market. Great.
Posted by: [anon.ed] at December 13, 2011 9:13 AM
Sold for 1,540,000. 440,000 over asking. Crazy.
Posted by: 94114 at December 21, 2011 3:33 PM
There's no tech money, no Europeans, no Chinese, no new Mid-Market cafe's and Oracle is in the tank. There must be a typo.
Posted by: sparky-b at December 21, 2011 3:42 PM
Still not a fan of plywood (even redwood), but pretty incredible outcome.
Posted by: lol at December 21, 2011 4:03 PM