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Purchased for $1,995,000 in August of 2010 having sold for $2,000,000 in 2005, the Spanish Mediterranean bones of 49 Divisadero Street have since been made-over.
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A bedroom and bath have been added, at least to the new listing for $2,750,000, and the existing baths were remodeled, the master of which features radiant heated floors.
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The kitchen which had been sporting a Viking gas range and granite countertops now features a Gaggenau electric cooktop, marble counters, and access to the patio:


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As the kitchen looked before:
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Perhaps it’s time to revist our Gas Versus Electric In The Kitchen smackdown.
∙ Listing: 49 Divisadero (4/4) – $2,750,000 [zephyrsf.com]
A SocketSite Smackdown: Gas Versus Electric In The Kitchen [SocketSite]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Morgan

    Well after the gas pipe break on 24th street today I guess this change from gas to electric is in keeping with current headlines. BTW- After the 89 earthquake those of us with gas ranges were out of luck in Cow Hollow as gas service was not restored for more than two months while electric service was back up within 24 hours. We had a gas water heater and I learned to “embrace” taking a cold shower as well for almost 10 weeks.

  2. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    I’m for gas almost anywhere it can be used. Oven, range, water heater, dryer, but not the fireplace. But then I’ve never experienced an extended outage like Morgan. I get electrical outages frequently though usually never lasting long enough to melt the contents of the freezer.
    I once toured a house near the base of Potrero’s north slope that must have been owned by someone with a natural gas phobia. Everything was electric and the original gas supply had been capped off. There were massive built-in radiant space heaters in the living room. The whole house had been rewired with an extensive supplemental electrical supply. Metal conduit and outlet boxes tacked to the wall. Quite a macho place. Then I noticed a framed photo on the wall of a building burning. It was probably caused by a gas fire.

  3. Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

    Induction cooktops is the way to go. Gas is obsolete, dirty and dangerous.

  4. Posted by Morgan

    I still have a gas range and prefer it, but just wanted people to be aware that after a major earthquake, natural gas is usually the last service to be restored.
    The high pressure gas break today near 24th and Bryant reminded me of some of the problems that happened in San Francisco during the 89 earthquake, especially in the Marina.

  5. Posted by eddy

    I wasn’t sure which pic was the before and the after of the facade.
    Many older homes in SF don’t have the amperage to run all electric utilities.

  6. Posted by Mark

    Love: the bathroom, especially the shower
    Dislike: new cooktop (my preference is gas)
    Like: new French doors in kitchen
    Dislike: camera angle of the new kitchen doesn’t do the room justice

  7. Posted by amused

    It goes like this:
    induction > gas > electric
    People like to see and feel their heat source, so gas has visceral appeal. I used to have induction. I moved, and now have gas. I’d like to switch. The wife kiboshed it.
    But calling a Gaggenau electric cooktop “electric” is misleading.

  8. Posted by amused

    … and of course I meant “Gaggenau induction cooktop”

  9. Posted by New To Neighborhood

    Isn’t this house overpriced for a relatively funky neighborhood?

  10. Posted by lol

    Not a funky neighborhood at all. It’s actually pretty central and residential, but well hidden. Houses on the street are pretty nice and well maintained. This is not the busy car-plagued side of Divisadero and there’s very little car traffic there. The 11M House on Buena Vista and Duboce featured earlier is actually 2 short blocks up.

  11. Posted by New To Neighborhood

    Still.. with the description of houses on the block being “pretty nice” ..while not funky it seems that a $2.75 million house is “out of place” for the neighborhood. Is it changing?

  12. Posted by BobN

    Odd. Bowling just came to mind.

  13. Posted by radar

    Am I the only one that thinks the ‘old kitchen’ looks richer, flows better and has better quality finishes than the 80′s inspired kitchen with white glossy cabinets and black granite that followed ?

  14. Posted by Rocco

    New to N: “Funky” is not a term that comes to mind for this neighborhood. You should try walking or driving down this stretch of Divisadero sometime (between 14th & Duboce) before you condemn it to funkiness. Granted, it’s not Cow Hollow, but it’s still very sweet and if you’ve got kids, not far from two private schools and a public school down the street. Almost no thru-traffic.
    Looking over the permit history, I don’t see that a bedroom has been added, although it seems the ground floor has been re-configured.

  15. Posted by tomstone

    Yup, one of the nearby private schools referenced is SFFriends (on 14 & Valencia) which is self-admittedly in the hood (per their mission), so not sure this makes the location of this house any better …I do think the locale is dodgy for almost $3 million home.

  16. Posted by radar

    disregard my comment as I now see the ‘old kitchen’ is the ‘new kitchen’……….my bad.

  17. Posted by eddy

    Sold: $2,760,000
    Another micro hood heating up.

  18. Posted by Denis

    Sold for $2.76m

  19. Posted by sparky*b

    another Wow. Imagine if this were higher up the hill with views, a better floor plan and a yard. Not sure what this hot microhood is, but it is D5 and that is all that matters on the thermometer.

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