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Getty Mansion Price Slashed $1.5 Million

Getty Mansion Price Slashed $1.5 Million

William and Vanessa Getty have just cut the list price for their Pacific Heights mansion at 2900 Vallejo Street by $1.5 million and are now asking $14.5 million for the 8,675 square-foot pad which they purchased for $11.5 million in 2002.  The property has officially been on the market for six months. Originally designed by Read More »

Foreclosed Upon SF Mansion Flipped For A Few Million More

Foreclosed Upon SF Mansion Flipped For A Few Million More

Purchased for $3,875,000 at the end of 2007, the nearly 8,000-square-foot Victorian at 21 Buena Vista Avenue East, which features 22 remodeled rooms, 1,700 square feet of private gallery space, and a cellar for 3,000 bottles of wine, returned to the market last year listed for $6,500,000, was reduced to $5,900,000 and briefly marketed as a potential “Tech Incubator” Read More »

Flips, Flops And A Downward Trend

Flips, Flops And A Downward Trend

Two months ago, a two-bedroom condo at Linea, the listing for which boasted “perhaps the best floor plan” in the building along Market at Buchanan was flipped for $120,500 more than had been paid for the unit five months earlier, a price that was equal to $1,266 per square foot. Last month, another two-bedroom, the Read More »

Mission Dolores Home Sale Sets Neighborhood Record

Mission Dolores Home Sale Sets Neighborhood Record

While the “Castle On the Park” at 601 Dolores sold as a 17,000-square-foot single-family home for $6.6 million in 2011, it has since been converted into a school.  And as such, 41 Cumberland, the sale of which has just closed escrow for $4,999,500, is now the most expensive home within the borders of Mission Dolores.  And Read More »

A Nob Hill Penthouse For $100K Less Than Eight Years Ago

A Nob Hill Penthouse For $100K Less Than Eight Years Ago

Purchased for $1,625,000 in 2006, returned to the market in 2009 listed for $1,395,000, and then foreclosed upon and taken back by the bank in 2011, the Nob Hill penthouse atop the ivy-covered building at 1022 Powell Street, unit #3, re-sold on the open market for $1,189,000 in early 2012. Since remodeled with a modern new kitchen, bathrooms Read More »

Storied Spreckels Mansion Quietly Sells For $10M

Storied Spreckels Mansion Quietly Sells For $10M

Both Jack London and Danny Glover have called the former Spreckels Mansion home.  And at one point in the 1960’s, the ballroom atop the 8,400-square-foot pad at 737 Buena Vista Avenue West had been converted into “Buena Vista Studios,” a studio in which the Grateful Dead recorded a few of their first demo tracks. Purchased Read More »

Former Earthquake Cottage Sells For Over $2K Per Square Foot

Former Earthquake Cottage Sells For Over $2K Per Square Foot

Purchased for $500K in 2010 having previously sold for $633K in 2005, the former earthquake cottage at 1448 Kearny Street returned to the market last month having been renovated by its artist-owner, with whitewashed floors, raised ceilings and a new sleeping loft to make the most of its 350-ish-square-foot footprint. Listed for $679,000, the sale Read More »

Is $5 Million The New $3 Million Near Mission Dolores Park?

Is $5 Million The New $3 Million Near Mission Dolores Park?

Following a down to the studs renovation, expansion and opening up, the five-bedroom home at 41 Cumberland Street sold for $3.15 million in February of 2010 having been listed for $3.395 million at the time. While there have been a couple of changes to the interior design of the home since 2010, such as those Read More »

Flip This Mansion: The Results

Flip This Mansion: The Results

While not exactly a flop, the flip of the nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion at 3725 Washington Street doesn’t appear to have paid off quite as handsomely as initially projected. Listed for $11 million in September of 2013, the former Presidio Heights home of Diana Dollar Hickingbotham Knowles was quietly purchased for $8,400,000 six months ago.  A Read More »

Infamous Dogpatch Party Pad Sells For $2.2M

Infamous Dogpatch Party Pad Sells For $2.2M

Greg Bronstein’s former Dogpatch party pad at 1200 Indiana Street, complete with a cantilevered hot tub overlooking the living room island and a temple to showering behind, was foreclosed upon and sold for $2.179 million on the courthouse steps in San Francisco yesterday afternoon. On the market for a little over two million in 2006, Read More »

Modern Finishes And Big Views Behind A Craftsman Facade

Modern Finishes And Big Views Behind A Craftsman Facade

Taken down to the studs, expanded and re-built in 2010, with open rooms and modern finishes behind a Craftsman façade, the four-bedroom Noe Valley home at 21 Fountain Street sold for $2.78 million that November. All three levels of the home now feature walls of sliding glass doors, with decks overlooking the city and across Read More »

Tiny Crocker Amazon Cottage Fetches $1,260 Per Square Foot

Tiny Crocker Amazon Cottage Fetches $1,260 Per Square Foot

The sale of the 266-square-foot “cozy cottage” at 527 Morse, one of the smallest single-family homes in San Francisco, has closed escrow.  And while the Crocker Amazon home which sits on 1,355 square foot lot with a storage shed in the front yard didn’t fetch its original list price of $379,000, it did sell for Read More »

An Artistic Re-Renovation Of An Earthquake Cottage

An Artistic Re-Renovation Of An Earthquake Cottage

Purchased for $633,000 in late 2005, the Telegraph Hill cottage at 1448 Kearny Street returned to the market in 2007 having been “magically  transformed” by an interior decorator “to resemble the cottages of napa valley bed & breakfast” and was listed for $779,000. And in 2010, the former earthquake cottage resold for $500,000. Since re-renovated Read More »

Pincus Selling Pac Heights Pad For $18M

Pincus Selling Pac Heights Pad For $18M

Having paid $16 million for the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue in 2012, Mark and Alison Pincus, the respective co-founders of Zynga and One Kings Lane, have just put their distinctive Dutch Colonial mansion on the market for two million more. Designed by Albert Farr and built in 1907, plans to Read More »

Quick Flip Of Linea Condo Fetches Six Figures More

Quick Flip Of Linea Condo Fetches Six Figures More

Purchased at the end of April for $1,199,500, or roughly $1,150 per square foot, the 1,043-square-foot condo #610 at 8 Buchanan (a.k.a. Linea) returned to the market two months later listed for almost $200,000 more ($1,375,000). After three months on the market, the sale of the two-bedroom condo closed escrow today.  And while the reported contract Read More »