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Noe Valley Bunny House For Sale

Noe Valley Bunny House For Sale

That’s right, the infamous (at least to some) Noe Valley Bunny House is for sale (although not yet listed on the MLS). Having often admired the bunny trim from the outside, we’re looking forward to getting our first peek inside this weekend (June 4). [Editor’s note: this is most... Read More »

Victorian By Definition

Victorian By Definition

A reader almost reaches the end of his rope while pursuing the listing for 39 Chattanooga (“a historic Victorian fixer”) and writes, “Whatever is Victorian about this…BOX…escapes me !!” We feel your pain. As it turns out, however, the house was built in 1900 (according to Zillow) and anything... Read More »

Build It Green

Build It Green

Build It Green is a “professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient buildings in California.” The organization offers workshops, green home tours (next tour on June 4th), and general information about green building. ∙ Build It Green: Workshops for Homeowners ∙ Build... Read More »

New Developments: 601 King Street

New Developments: 601 King Street

601 King Street is a “mixed-use development of retail space and 224 dwelling units” (market rate and affordable housing) that is being developed by A.F. Evans Company and architected by david baker + partners. The design incorporates a half-acre of public open space and a portion of the Mission... Read More »

Oh So Sexy Showers

Oh So Sexy Showers

We’re suckers for a luxurious shower (and doubly so when it’s outside). So you can imagine our glee when we first noticed the five shower heads (including two separately controlled rain-heads and a steam function) in the his & her shower at 188 South Park #7, and then our... Read More »

188 King: Phase I Pricing

188 King: Phase I Pricing

188 King opened its doors this weekend and has priced its first of three releases. The high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and open layouts, particularly of floor plan 3 (or the 02 series), did not dissapoint; and the finishes were impressive (although the Amana refrigerator seemed out of... Read More »

Tip Of The Day II

Tip Of The Day II

Since our first Tip Of The Day seemed to work quite well, we’re offering up our second handy hint: If you’re actively trying to hide obscure the address of a listing on the MLS, then don’t include it on the ‘Virtual Media’ to which the listing links. This could... Read More »

Commercial Green Building Tour: May 2nd

The San Francisco Department of the Environment is sponsoring a tour of Swinerton Headquarters (260 Townsend), a LEED (Gold) certified building. The building is equipped with fully digital building management system, advanced lighting system, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and a cool roof. Materials throughout the building were selected to maximize... Read More »

Stainless-Steel?  So What?

Stainless-Steel? So What?

As “stainless-steel” has evolved from describing a kitchen outfitted with true commercial grade appliances to simply any kitchen with stainless-steel front panel appliances (a particular pet peeve of ours), high-end manufactures, and consumers, are looking for ways to differentiate themselves from the riffraff. Welcome to the growing trend of... Read More »

Spoiler Alert: One Rincon Hill Video

Spoiler Alert: One Rincon Hill Video

Okay, so maybe we were less than impressed by the One Rincon Hill webcam, but their video left us dazed (and yet strangely giddy). Yes, based on the pictures and press (“the tallest residential property west of the Mississippi”) we knew these towers were going to be tall, but... Read More »