February 21, 2014

Original Flair With Room(s) For Improvement, Olé!


The Spanish Mediterranean home at 460 Pacheco was designed by Charles Strothoff and built in 1929. On the market for the first time in 45 years, hence the current tax assessed value of $113,652, the Forest Hill property on a large corner lot sports some rather fine original finishes and detailing, along with room(s) for improvement:


∙ Listing: 460 Pacheco (3/3) 2,466 sqft - $1,595,000 [460pacheco.com]

First Published: February 21, 2014 10:30 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Nice crib. Bet it goes for more than asking.... $1.8 ?

Posted by: 4oceans at February 21, 2014 1:01 PM

it's definitely going for way over ask. A few weeks ago a place in FH Extension went for $1.4. Same condition but less character and 900-1000 sq ft smaller. This place is very exposed to 8th ave which is a well travelled cut through for FH.

There is another place on 8th ave 5 or 6 down from this that looks like it is getting staged this week. Interesting to see how they compare

Posted by: simpr at February 21, 2014 1:10 PM

In that same-ish area, what is up with 83 Madrone. It was purchased by flippers but only on the market for 6 days, then removed. Did it sell that fast? Still has a for sale sign in the yard.

Posted by: SFBuyer at February 21, 2014 1:34 PM

"In that same-ish area, what is up with 83 Madrone. It was purchased by flippers but only on the market for 6 days, then removed. Did it sell that fast? Still has a for sale sign in the yard."

I live right in that area. According to the agent, someone made an offer "significantly over asking". So yes, it did sell that fast. Don't know if it actually closed yet however.

Posted by: PotreroResident at February 21, 2014 2:28 PM

Re 83 Madrone in the area, an agent in the same office told me it went over asking , all cash a bit over 1.8M. This was a spec home, gutted and given a 'modernized' open floor plan. It seems these turn key sanitized home are what's attracting the huge over asking offers. It'll be interesting to see how this charm intact home fairs.

Posted by: George at February 21, 2014 4:46 PM

Have a cabinet maker match new kitchen cabz to the breakfast room's built in, 42 inch range, red with black trimmed solid surface, new red with black cove battleship lino, and I'm moving in.

Posted by: GetOffTheIvy at February 21, 2014 9:31 PM

It needs some Monterey furniture and then it would be perfect.

Posted by: noe mom at February 22, 2014 8:37 PM

This is a "real SF" house in a truly delightful but foggy neighborhood in what Herb Caen called the County of San Francisco.

A normal person could move in as is. Let Us Pray, as we say, that a real user buys this and not a flipper, who will surely destroy the interior -- even if they would not in southern California. We have been warned by our fellow socketsite LA architect poster.

Posted by: conifer at February 24, 2014 11:15 AM

It's an interesting house, but the layout for a modern family is potentially an issue -- tiny kitchen with no room to expand, no powder room on the main floor, no deck access from the main and the unwarranted space downstairs would be better with a bedroom rather than merely a living room. Will definitely be interested to see where it goes...

Posted by: SFlover at February 24, 2014 2:46 PM

The sale of 460 Pacheco Street closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $1,940,000 ($787 per square foot).

Posted by: SocketSite at March 26, 2014 8:07 AM

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