1365 Portola Drive Before
Foreclosed upon in 2010 with $1,795,000 in mortgage debt then owed and resold for $1,180,000 in 2011, the Saint Francis Woods border home at 1365 Portola Drive was refaced, renovated and returned to the market in July of 2012 listed for $1,998,000.
1365 Portola Drive 2012
Having failed to sell, the listing for 1365 Portola was withdrawn in early 2013. And today, the 3,307 square foot home is back on the market and listed for $1,990,000.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Traffic

    What you don’t see is the 15,000 cars a day that travel right at the doorstep of this place…

  2. Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

    Well, the current seller “remuddled” it (although it’s not the worst I’ve ever seen), so they should probably lower the price to a point close to $1.2M to cover the negative value imposition.

  3. Posted by eddy

    Should have created a second curb cut and a U shaped drive path to make it easier to get in and out of there. Front yard essentially useless.

  4. Posted by Serge

    Holy HDR batman! By far some of the worst photos I’ve seen. $1.9M listing x 2.5 points to the seller = $47.5K in fees and they don’t want to spring for better photos?

  5. Posted by Sausalito_res

    @Brahma/Serge:
    Uninspired remodel, staging, and photos.
    Photos 15 and 19: They might have taken the stickers off the toilets. And where are you supposed to put your toothbrush and toothpaste?

  6. Posted by Phongpei

    If it sold now, long term gain…

  7. Posted by EH

    Hardly the worst pictures ever.

  8. Posted by Pioneer

    All those border homes along Portola have great access to public transportation–steps away from West Portal. Their problem is single family detached zoning. If these lots were zoned for multi-family units they could even be considered affordable. It’s going to be hard to find a single family who wants to live with all that traffic.

  9. Posted by BobN

    I’ll have you know it’s damned hard to get those stickers off Kohler toilets. Works like a charm if you get them going from a corner just right. Otherwise, you’d think they designed them to stay on through nuclear attack.

  10. Posted by pvc

    Cute that the listing describes St Francis Wood as “affluent”…accurate, but kind of weird for a list. Like they’re targeting aspirational buyers. Usually some euphemism like prestigious or something like that used instead.
    Given the size of the house, I think the busy street is factored into the price. There’s not much for sale over there, but it’s definitely all north of $602/ft.
    Assuming you could get the approval, the second curb cut and removal of all the front yard and reinforcement is probably pretty expensive. It’s hard to see the incentive to do that on a spec/flip.

  11. Posted by Abe Ruef

    I’d be pretty diligent in my home inspection on this place. A Redfin realtor? Really?

  12. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    They sealed up that ugly inside a new veneer of contemporary. I agree with Abe about getting a thorough inspection.
    If I were the seller I’d pump up its proximity to West Portal

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