315 Santa Clara Avenue
Purchased for $2,625,000 in 2007, the 5,707 square foot home on a double lot at 315 Santa Clara Avenue was reconfigured and remodeled in 2008, including a new kitchen.
315 Santa Clara Avenue Kitchen
The St. Francis Wood home returned to the market listed for $4,795,000 in 2009. Having been relisted and reduced a few times since, 315 Santa Clara Avenue is back on the market and asking $3,800,000. And yes, there’s a heated pool (and sauna) within.
315 Santa Clara Avenue Pool
∙ Listing: 315 Santa Clara Avenue (4/5.5) 5,707 sqft – $3,800,000 [315santaclara.com]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    Who designs a kitchen with an island blocking one leg of the triangle? There’s plenty of space there do to it right.
    To get their asking price they’ll need to find a buyer who wants that pool.

  2. Posted by KK

    horrible horrible horrible. the interior design is all over the place. french regency? gaudy italian, modern. ick.

  3. Posted by Palms

    I’d have to agree with KK. The house’s identity is all over the place. Spanish facade, French interior, modern bathrooms…
    Not a big fan.

  4. Posted by inmycountry

    Looks like there is no garage, just a open parking court and it’s tandem.

  5. Posted by Rooc

    Having seen it before and after, I’d say it’s a tragic interior remodel of a once-handsome Marston & Hurd. Even in 2007 it had a tricky layout/floor plan, though, and no garage, as the previous commenter points out.

  6. Posted by lol

    At this price point any buyer is bound to have an ever-so-slightly different taste and engage into a complete redo. All this money spent in 2008 for something that will have only been enjoyed for 4 years. Sigh.
    Or maybe remodeling has become the nouveau riche solution to ennui.

  7. Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

    The underlying logic in all these absurd remodel-of-multimillion-dollar-home cases seems fairly clear. Upper class american households are somewhat over-endowed with wealth relative to what they actually make use of, save or productively invest. So what you get is remodeling as a form of conspicuous consumption.

  8. Posted by Legacy Dude

    @lol and Brahma: I’ve been saying the same thing for a while. Look at the bright side, though – at this price point somebody is likely to actually live in this house, at least for a few years. Most of the Pac Heights/Presidio/Marina mansions, on the other hand, are just collectibles to be perpetually swapped and remodeled, sitting empty 90% of the time. One hopes there’s at least some human utilization here.

  9. Posted by StGeorge

    WHERE did they get the music for the website for this property??
    Is there a ‘realtor’ section hidden away somewhere on iTunes? (presumably along with ‘elevator music’ and ‘airliner cabin music’).
    Just askin’…

  10. Posted by Geo

    Still way over priced…I predict it gets pulled again.
    and I agree, an ugly, confused redo.

  11. Posted by djt

    People need to move away from the consumptive and wasteful semi-decadal remodel toward the position of curator with homes like these. Yes, if there are floor plan defects or not enough lights or outlets or other conveniences people expect today, put them in. But let the building be what it is.
    I consider myself the curator of our 1920’s home, and fortunately the previous owners acted as curators as well. It’s possible one of the bathrooms still has the original tile. All the original details are there. yes, the baseboards are dimpled from use, but they have the same finish as when original. It’s much easier just to preserve what is there then to change it. We’ve done many updates with period materials and no one is the wiser.

  12. Posted by R

    I’ve got no problem with renovating.. Places get rundown and out of date.
    I do have a problem with ugly renovations like this that are confused, out of character, and discombobulated.

  13. Posted by EBGuy

    MoD, You’re showing a lot of disdain for that kitchen (linking in other threads!) Is it really that bad? There’s a prep sink in the island that makes for a decent triangle. Clean up, I suppose, may give you a bit of exercise.

  14. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    I didn’t notice the prep sink on the island. So the triangle is actually pretty good then. You’re right I shouldn’t complain so much about this kitchen. It beats mine (though mine is smaller and cheaper).

  15. Posted by lambf

    I have soft spot for folks who just don’t care about interior design. I mean, they have other priorities…so more power to them. But this level of hideous takes real effort. It’s actually shocking.

  16. Posted by SocketSite

    The list price for 315 Santa Clara Avenue has been reduced $305,000 (8 percent), now asking $3,495,000.

  17. Posted by SocketSite

    The sale of 315 Santa Clara closed escrow today with a reported contract price of $3,205,000 ($562 per square foot).

  18. Posted by 94114

    315 Santa Clara sold for 3,205,000.

  19. Posted by Amrit Bawa

    Wow, this house is freaking awesome!!! too bad, its not on d market anymore…

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