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A Peek Inside (And Prices For) The Modern Duo On Miguel

A Peek Inside (And Prices For) The Modern Duo On Miguel

Two weeks ago we let you know they were coming. Today we let you know that the interior pictures are online and the prices: $2,995,000 and $3,295,000. Oh, and that there’s a “Wine and Cheese Twilight Tour” this Wednesday (11/14). ∙ Listing: 71 Miguel (4/3.5) – $2,995,000 ... Read More »

Dorothy Lenehan’s “Realm” Is Rising Over At The Soma Grand

Dorothy Lenehan’s “Realm” Is Rising Over At The Soma Grand

“Composed of 390 panels, most about 2-by-7 feet and 1/4-inch thick, the mural titled “Realm” is the biggest piece of glass art in the city. Three stories tall, it cost $800,000. (As required by local planning law, 1 percent of the construction cost has to be used for art.)... Read More »

You Had Better Like Beadboard If You Buy It (326 Surrey)

You Had Better Like Beadboard If You Buy It (326 Surrey)

Described as having “the charm of a Victorian farmhouse enhanced with modern amenities,” there’s only one thing of which we can be certain: you had better like the look of beadboard if you buy it. ∙ Listing: 326 Surrey (2/2) – $949,000 ∙ Behind the Scenes with Beadboard... Read More »

39-41 Ord Street Before And After (And On The Market?)

39-41 Ord Street Before And After (And On The Market?)

As our plugged-in tipster notes, “what a difference an architect makes.” And as our tipster also notes, rumor has it that it’s either on or soon to be on the market (but not yet on the MLS). Anybody care to confirm (with a price) or deny (with... Read More »

We’re Ready To Become The Ropers Of Pacific Heights

We’re Ready To Become The Ropers Of Pacific Heights

We’ve had a serious crush on the exterior of the Edward Grosvenor Bolles designed apartment building (21 units) at 2360 Pacific Avenue for quite some time. And now that we’ve caught a glimpse of what’s actually inside (at least in terms of the owners unit)…we’re completely smitten (and ready... Read More »

An Albert Farr Design Breaks Free (610 El Camino Del Mar)

An Albert Farr Design Breaks Free (610 El Camino Del Mar)

So you missed out on the fifteen million dollar (asking) 120 Sea Cliff, and twenty-two million dollars for the Captain’s House is just a tad bit more than you were hoping to spend. Well, if you’re dead set on living on the bluff that put the ‘cliff’ in Sea... Read More »

Note To Hearst: Any Chance You’ve Still Got His Number Handy?

Note To Hearst: Any Chance You’ve Still Got His Number Handy?

While Hearst might be shopping their block (quite literally) of real estate in San Francisco, a reader notes that the corporation took a different approach to maximizing the value of their headquarters in New York. And a Norman Foster designed tower now rises above the original six-story Hearst Magazine... Read More »

One Of Four Little Donald MacDonald Urban Townhouses On Hermann

One Of Four Little Donald MacDonald Urban Townhouses On Hermann

398 Hermann is one of four little (800 square feet each) urban townhouses designed by architect Donald MacDonald in 1983 with two full bedrooms (and one bath) down, and a single great room (combined living/dining/kitchen) up. It offers a one car parking pad (downside: it’s uncovered; upside: it doesn’t... Read More »

A Rear That’s Actually As Fine As The Front (4924 17th Street)

A Rear That’s Actually As Fine As The Front (4924 17th Street)

We’re not sold on the glowing powder room counter, but once again we do find ourselves quite smitten with all those big doors, at least one big view out the back, and a master bedroom (above) that we might never want to leave. Oh, and a rear exterior (below)... Read More »

RandomRumors: The Other Half Of Sunset’s Idea House Coming Soon?

RandomRumors: The Other Half Of Sunset’s Idea House Coming Soon?

According to a non-exclusive tipster (apparently monogamy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea), rumor has it that: “…the larger portion of will not finish for 2 more months (final sign off from bldg. dept) but will go on the market any day now for $4mil and... Read More »