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Roman (Holiday Weekend) In San Francisco

Roman (Holiday Weekend) In San Francisco

The 5,200 square foot Cow Hollow home at 2672 Filbert Street was taken down to the studs and rebuilt in 2005, envisioned as “a Roman style city home,” according to the architect. The floor plan spans four levels, with an entry foyer which leads to an open living and dining room and then down the hall Read More »

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

The three-bedroom Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street sold for $750,000 in August of 2005.  And in May of 2008, the property was foreclosed upon and re-sold for $499,878 in cash on the courthouse steps. Listed for $758,888 two months later as a “stunningly remodeled single family home,” the property re-sold for $691,000 in Read More »

Forget Flip This House, It’s Time For Flip This Mansion!

Forget Flip This House, It’s Time For Flip This Mansion!

Listed for $11 million last September, the nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion at 3725 Washington Street and former Presidio Heights home of Diana Dollar Hickingbotham Knowles quietly sold for $8,400,000 four months ago. From the listing at the time: “This remarkable property was reinvented by the well-known designer, Michael Taylor, and has extraordinary light-filled public rooms, large spaces and Read More »

From $1.4M Four Years Ago To $2.3M Today

From $1.4M Four Years Ago To $2.3M Today

Purchased for $1,945,000 in 2007, the modern Noe Valley home at 1420 Douglass Street was foreclosed upon in 2010 and re-sold  by the bank for $1,440,000 four years ago. Listed for “$1,795,000” three weeks ago, the sale of the three-bedroom home with an open floor plan divided by a familiar two-way fireplace and staircase has just closed escrow with a Read More »

Another Quick Flip Enters The Linea Listing Fray

Another Quick Flip Enters The Linea Listing Fray

With the sales office for Linea still trying to move their last few condos, having recently lowered the price or closed escrow for less than asking on a unit or two, and the first attempted flip in the building still available after two months on the market, another quick flip in the building has just Read More »

Nine Months Later And New Counters For $700K More?

Nine Months Later And New Counters For $700K More?

Nine months ago, the Pacific Heights four-bedroom home at 2418 Webster Street sold for $3,100,000 with an already remodeled kitchen, marble and tile baths, and 2,570 listed square feet of living space. While no building permits have since been issued and the interior looks the same, save the “recently updated” kitchen which does appear to Read More »

Harold and Lena’s Home Sells For A Little Less Than In 2007

Harold and Lena’s Home Sells For A Little Less Than In 2007

Designed by Daniel Solomon for Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (one of the bedrooms was originally her rehearsal studio) and her husband, recording artist and producer Pat Gleeson (another of the bedrooms was originally his recording studio), the modern Potrero Hill home at 610 Rhode Island sold for $2,551,000 in August of 2007. As we wrote Read More »

Foreclosed Upon In 2010, A Familiar Noe Valley Home Returns

Foreclosed Upon In 2010, A Familiar Noe Valley Home Returns

Foreclosed upon in 2010 having been purchased for $1,945,000 in 2007, the remodeled Noe Valley home at 1420 Douglass Street re-sold for $1,440,000 four years ago.  Today, the contemporary three-bedroom home with an open floor plan divided by a familiar two-way fireplace is back on the market and listed for $1,795,000. The kitchen is decked out Read More »

The Power Of Two’s At 74 New Montgomery

The Power Of Two’s At 74 New Montgomery

Purchased for $1,290,000 in 2009, unit #202 at 74 New Montgomery (“The Montgomery“) is back on the market and listed for $1,650,000. The 1,531 square foot unit features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Another “two” that sticks out (and not only because it’s listed in ALL CAPS): there are two deeded parking spaces for the Read More »

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

As we first wrote about Oakland’s Cathedral Building at 1615 Broadway when it went condo in early 2008: It’s across the bay, but we do love the building. Built in 1913 and designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, the 14-story Oakland Federal Building is a shining example of the Gothic Revival movement. Renamed the Cathedral Building Read More »

Flipping Out: $600K More After Six Months And A Mini-Makeover?

Flipping Out: $600K More After Six Months And A Mini-Makeover?

Listed for $2,895,000 nine months ago, the Forest Hill home at 279 Castenada Avenue sold for $2,600,000 this past December.  Since “updated with current colors and style featuring refinished hardwood floors in walnut tones, deluxe custom window treatment and nice accents,” the five-bedroom home is back on the market and listed for $3,195,000. No work Read More »

First Flip At Linea Seeks $1,300 Per Square Foot, Quick $200K Gain

First Flip At Linea Seeks $1,300 Per Square Foot, Quick $200K Gain

With the sales office still working to close out the last few units for sale at Linea on Market Street (a.k.a. 8 Buchanan), the buyer of a two-bedroom unit who closed escrow two months ago is looking to flip the condo for almost $200,000 more today. Purchased at the end of April for $1,199,500 or Read More »

The Priciest One-Bedroom On The Market In San Francisco

The Priciest One-Bedroom On The Market In San Francisco

Listed for $1,695,000 in early 2009, it sold for $950,000 that December.  And three years later, the 1,004-square-foot one-bedroom #27B within the San Francisco Four Seasons on Market Street returned to the market listed for $1,490,000 but was withdrawn from the MLS early last year without a reported sale. Today, 765 Market Street #27B is Read More »

Unpretentious Yet Assertive (Inside): A Classic William Wurster Design

Unpretentious Yet Assertive (Inside): A Classic William Wurster Design

In listing agent parlance, this one is not a drive by. Designed by renowned architect William Wilson Wurster, the Pacific Heights home at 1641 Green Street has been by described by historians as a classic Wurster “that demonstrates that unpretentious design can be assertive,” or “as straight a house as you could find anywhere, anytime.” Rather Read More »

Price For Market Street One-Bedroom Jumps $101K In Two Months

Price For Market Street One-Bedroom Jumps $101K In Two Months

Two months ago, a brand new 786-square-foot one-bedroom condo atop “The Century” at 2200 Market Street was purchased for $949,000 ($1,207 per square foot). Having decided against a move to the city, the buyer put the condo back on the market a month ago listed for $899,000 with the space staged by Arthur McLaughlin as the buyer never moved Read More »