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First eBay Employee’s Home Fetches $16.5 Million

First eBay Employee’s Home Fetches $16.5 Million

Listed for $19.988 million in January, the asking price for the 14,000-square-foot Los Altos Hills home owned by Jeff Skoll, the first employee and former President of eBay, was reduced to $16.75 million in March. And on Monday, the sale of 27040 Old Trace Lane closed escrow with a... Read More »

Russian Hill Platinum House Priced at $2K per Square Foot

Russian Hill Platinum House Priced at $2K per Square Foot

Built on the site of a former garage and backyard for the adjacent home at the corner of Hyde and Filbert, the brand new LEED Platinum home at 1209 Filbert Street was listed for $7,000,000 in early 2011 and sold for $6,888,000 ($1,188 per listed square foot) that May. This... Read More »

A Killer Loss

A Killer Loss

Purchased by a member of The Killers for $3.45 million last July, the Lower Haight Victorian at 630 Page Street has just resold for $2.995 million, a 13 percent drop in value for the home on an apples-to-apples basis over the past ten months. Listed for $3.45 million in... Read More »

An Artful Bolinas Retreat and Resale

An Artful Bolinas Retreat and Resale

Designed by William Leddy and built on five acres overlooking the Bolinas Lagoon for a collector of Asian Art in 1994, the plans for the modern home at 40 Mesa Road are part of SFMOMA’s permanent collection. Purchased for $2,995,000 in early 2005, the 3,021-square-foot home was listed for... Read More »

No Atlas Shrug, More Like a High Five (or Six)

No Atlas Shrug, More Like a High Five (or Six)

Listed for $232,000 less than the price which was paid for the rather exceptional Mid-Century Modern home at 10 Atlas Place two years ago, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the listing agent for the Berkeley Hills pad was able to achieve an “Over Asking!”... Read More »

Under a Million (and Asking) in Excelsior

Under a Million (and Asking) in Excelsior

As we wrote at the end of last year: “One of the nearly 100 homes listed for sale in San Francisco for which the asking price has recently been reduced, the three-bedroom, single-family Excelsior District home at 159 Dublin Street was foreclosed upon in 2013 with no bidders at... Read More »

Iconic Silicon Valley VC Selling His Marina Mansion and HQ

Iconic Silicon Valley VC Selling His Marina Mansion and HQ

The Marina District mansion that PayPal co-founder, turned iconic Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, purchased for $6.5 million in 2010 (and then spent a pretty penny to reconfigure and redecorate), has just hit the market listed for $9.25 million. Thiel had actually rented the 7,000-square-foot home at 2140 Jefferson... Read More »

A Failed Dreambuilders Flip Returns

A Failed Dreambuilders Flip Returns

Purchased for $1.3 million in 2013 and permitted for a major remodel and expansion by “SS Dreambuilders LLC” (no relation to SocketSite) in 2014, the Potrero Hill home at 837 Wisconsin Street was foreclosed upon and sold for $1,945,375 on the courthouse steps in 2015, a discount of roughly... Read More »

Buyer Looking to Cash Out on a Banked Pacific Heights Home

Buyer Looking to Cash Out on a Banked Pacific Heights Home

Having been completely remodeled and listed for $12,500,000 in October of 2013, the sale of 2755 Fillmore Street closed escrow with a recorded contract price of $9,999,998 that November, a price which would have cost the sellers, and provided the City, $50,000 more in transfer tax had it been... Read More »

Contemporary Potrero Hill Pad Gained 5% over the Past Year

Contemporary Potrero Hill Pad Gained 5% over the Past Year

Purchased for $1,400,000 in March 2015, the contemporary three-bedroom Potrero Hill condo #B at 2130 24th Street returned to the market seven weeks ago listed for $1,395,000. This past Friday, the sale of the 1,535 square foot condo closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1,475,000 or $961... Read More »