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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#27B within the San Francisco Four Seasons on Market Street returned to the market listed for $1,490,000 but was withdrawn from the MLS early last year without a reported sale.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 »

Three Years Later And Asking $1M More In The Mission

Three Years Later And Asking $1M More In The Mission

Built in 2007 with reclaimed olive oil barrels used for siding, hardwood floors from reclaimed mine timbers, and bathrooms with Zuma tubs and Duravit sinks, the 1,880-square-foot unit # D atop 3280 22nd Street was listed for $1,399,000 that July and sold for $1,450,000. Three years later, the three-bedroom returned to the market listed for Read More »

Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Doesn’t Score On Penthouse Sale

Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Doesn’t Score On Penthouse Sale

Purchased for $1,475,000 in 2012, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry put his Oakland penthouse condo, #1501 at the Ellington, on the market for $1,695,000 last September. Reduced to $1,599,000 in February and then to $1,499,000 in March, the 2,085-square-foot three bedroom near Jack London Square sold for $1,499,000 earlier this month. Curry and family have moved Read More »

Modern Parkside Home Sets A New Neighborhood Record

Modern Parkside Home Sets A New Neighborhood Record

Purchased for $1,286,000 in early 2007 having been listed for $1,350,000 in late 2006 following a “Dwell-style, Modern” makeover by Andy Rogers Design Studio, the Parkside home at 1967 29th Avenue just sold for $1,800,000 having been marketed at $1,200,000 last month. Measuring 2,200 square feet, call it $818 per square foot for the four-bedroom, Read More »

Modern Potrero Hill Circa 1989 And Coming Soon

Modern Potrero Hill Circa 1989 And Coming Soon

Designed by Daniel Solomon and built in 1989 for Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (one of the bedrooms was originally her rehearsal studio) and her husband, recording artist and producer Pat Gleeson (one of the bedrooms was originally his recording studio), the modern home at 610 Rhode Island hit the market in 2007 asking $2,300,000 Read More »

Two Million More (And Less) At 2000 Washington Street

Two Million More (And Less) At 2000 Washington Street

Purchased for $6,110,000 in 2008 having been listed for $6,250,000 at the time, the full-floor Pacific Heights unit #1 at 2000 Washington Street is back on the market and asking $8,200,000 for the 4,438 square foot three-bedroom which was renovated in a “loft-like contemporary design.” Having been listed for $11,500,000 last year, the 5,360 square Read More »

A Voyeur’s Dream Condo, Post-Bubble Buyer’s Dream Outcome

A Voyeur’s Dream Condo, Post-Bubble Buyer’s Dream Outcome

Purchased for $2,250,000 in 2007, remodeled with a wall of glass between a bedroom and living room to provide more light, and then listed for sale asking $2,595,000 in 2008, the rather voyeurlicious™ two-bedroom St. Regis condo #23F sold in a short sale for $1,588,000 in 2012. While never listed for sale, according to a Read More »

A Blast From The Past And Back To The Future On Portola Drive

A Blast From The Past And Back To The Future On Portola Drive

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. Having failed to sell, the listing for 1365 Portola was withdrawn in early Read More »

A Major Price Cut For Minor’s Massive San Francisco Estate

A Major Price Cut For Minor’s Massive San Francisco Estate

The list price for Halsey Minor’s 18,000 square foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street has just been cut by $1,994,000 (10%). Now asking $17,995,000 for the mansion, adjacent 2,600 square foot guest house, and the undeveloped lot behind. Having topped the list of the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers in California last year, Mr. Read More »

Before And After On The 25th Floor Of The St. Regis

Before And After On The 25th Floor Of The St. Regis

Purchased for $1,930,000 in January of 2013 having traded for $2,100,000 in July of 2008, the 1,527 square foot St. Regis condo #25F has since been completely remodeled. And the wall between the living room and second bedroom has been removed to open up the space, replaced with a sliding pocket wall for when a Read More »