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The First Resale Of An Icon

The First Resale Of An Icon

Having filled the decades-old “Hole in the Ground” at the intersection of Market, 16th and Noe and been dubbed the “Icon,” the five-story building that rose at 2299 Market Street opened in 2013. And in August of 2013, the purchase of unit #204, an 820 square-foot one-bedroom on the... Read More »

A Tangerine Stinson Beach Dream

A Tangerine Stinson Beach Dream

Having sold his Billionaires Row home in San Francisco to the Trainas for a record setting $35 million last year, former Tangerine Dream keyboardist turned real estate and natural resource investor, Peter Baumann, is now aiming to sell his contemporary Stinson Beach pad for $7.5 million. Baumann purchased the... Read More »

Up Over 50 Percent Since 2011, Will A Marquee Flip Now Flop?

Up Over 50 Percent Since 2011, Will A Marquee Flip Now Flop?

Listed for $1.399 million this past March, the two-level penthouse unit #807 atop The Marquee at 151 Alice B. Toklas Place (a.k.a. the former Cadillac building or AMC Van Ness) ended up selling for $1.25 million in June.  And in July, the condo briefly returned to the market listed... Read More »

Minor’s Major Mansion Withdrawn From The Market

Minor’s Major Mansion Withdrawn From The Market

Despite a million dollar price cut earlier this year, and having last been listed for $18 million versus the $20 million which was paid for the Presidio Heights property in 2007, the listing for Halesy Minor’s 18,000 square foot mansion at 3800 Washington and its adjacent 2,600 square foot guesthouse... Read More »

Noe Valley Compound Gains 43% In Four Years

Noe Valley Compound Gains 43% In Four Years

Purchased for $1,610,000 in 2011 following a down to the studs renovation and expansion, the seven-bedroom compound at 676 San Jose Avenue returned to the market this past September listed for $2,495,000. Reduced to $2,295,000 in October, the sale of 676 San Jose closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract... Read More »

Potential For A $7.5M “Super Unit” In The Four Seasons

As we first reported eight months ago: The owner of the three-bedroom condo #22A at the Four Seasons Residences in San Francisco purchased the adjoining 836 square foot one-bedroom in October of 2008 and would like to merge the two units to create a 3,743 square foot four-bedroom home.... Read More »

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More »