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Quite Simply, We’re Completely Crushing On This Craftsman On Cole

Quite Simply, We’re Completely Crushing On This Craftsman On Cole

It’s has nothing to do with the alliteration in the listing. Quite simply, we’re completely crushing on the design, style and architecture of this Craftsman on Cole. And in keeping with the day’s theme, the upstairs deck. And yes, there’s another off the kitchen. UPDATE (6/20): 1445 Cole closed... Read More »

It’s Not Often A Listing Can Tout A Private Outdoor Amphitheater

It’s Not Often A Listing Can Tout A Private Outdoor Amphitheater

So the pictures aren’t particularly fantastic, but the backyard and private amphitheater do sound quite fantastical. From the $17.5 million listing for 3444 Washington: A welcoming place to entertain, the garden was recently transformed to a level yard by elevating the ground six feet with new retaining walls. A checkerboard... Read More »

One Of Only 49 Oakland (The City) Eichlers: 8100 Phaeton Drive

One Of Only 49 Oakland (The City) Eichlers: 8100 Phaeton Drive

It’s an Oakland (both in terms of the city and Claude) Eichler across the bay. If our tipster is correct, it’s one of only 49 ever built (in terms of the city). And once again, a retractable roof (although this time over the atrium). ∙ Listing: 8100 Phaeton Drive... Read More »

A “Modern” Looking Kitchen (On A Not So “Modern” Budget)

A “Modern” Looking Kitchen (On A Not So “Modern” Budget)

Once again, it’s sure to look too industrial or unfinished to some. And it’s not necessarily what we’d expect at this price point (or perhaps even with the rest of the architecture). But we’ve always had a soft spot for Metro shelving. It’s relatively easy (and inexpensive) way to... Read More »

No Real Story, It Simply Seemed Ever So San Francisco

No Real Story, It Simply Seemed Ever So San Francisco

No real story (and it’s not for sale), we simply loved the craftsmanship and style of the gate (731 Buena Vista Avenue). And it somehow seems ever so San Francisco. UPDATE (5/5): From one plugged-in reader: “hat once was bobby mcferrin’s house — perhaps it is he who came... Read More »

The Power (Or Perhaps To The Power) Of Three: 2000 Washington #A

The Power (Or Perhaps To The Power) Of Three: 2000 Washington #A

Three bedrooms, three (and one-half) baths, three parking spaces, and three cheers. One full floor, one of only seven cooperative units in the Conrad Muessdorffer designed building, and one “if you have to ask” price ($6,250,000) with dues to match ($2,285/mo). ∙ Listing: 2000 Washington Street #A (3/3.5) –... Read More »

Past Post And Property Update: Listing For 270 Castenada Withdrawn

Past Post And Property Update: Listing For 270 Castenada Withdrawn

The listing for 270 Castenada was withdrawn from the MLS yesterday. Perhaps it wasn’t only “too beautiful to describe,” but “too beautiful to price” (or with which to part) as well. ∙ A Peek Inside 270 Castenada (And Now About Those Drawings…) ∙ Too Beautiful To Describe (Except... Read More »

“Plans” But No Permits (Or Even Approvals As Best We Can Tell)

“Plans” But No Permits (Or Even Approvals As Best We Can Tell)

As best we can tell they’re simply “plans” (i.e., no approvals or permits) to develop the lot. And as such, these 16 units aren’t part of our pipeline. But the potential (for) development is on our radar along with the rest of the ‘hood. ∙ Listing: 616 20th Street... Read More »

From JustQuotes To JustPhotos: The Aforementioned Bridge House

From JustQuotes To JustPhotos: The Aforementioned Bridge House

∙ Bridge House: Stanley Saitowitz ∙ JustQuotes: American Institute of Architects Honor Awards: SF Style Read More »

JustQuotes: American Institute of Architects Honor Awards: SF Style

JustQuotes: American Institute of Architects Honor Awards: SF Style

“One of four honor awards for excellence in architecture handed out by the San Francisco chapter went to 185 Post St., a six-story box from 1955 that’s been turned from nondescript to knockout by Brand + Allen Architects. The firm’s design kept the masonry shell... Read More »