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Knorr, Girard, And  Mid-Century, Oh My!

Knorr, Girard, And Mid-Century, Oh My!

The mid-century home at 568 Mountain Home Road in Woodside was designed by Don Knorr in 1969 and the front doors by Alexander Girard, both of whom were friends of the owner who passed away in 2012. In addition to the main residence, the 3-acre property includes a guest... Read More »

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon (and trashed). Listed in need of “some work” for $1.3 million in 2013, and with tags... Read More »

Eclectic Ashbury Heights Mansion On The Market For $4.5M

Eclectic Ashbury Heights Mansion On The Market For $4.5M

Built in 1908 and since seismically upgraded, the 4,500-square-foot Buena Vista Park home at 880 Ashbury was on the market for $2.75 million in early 2011 and sold for $2.46 million that June. The four-level home is an eclectic mix of old and new, with ornate original woodwork and period details; an... Read More »

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

Built for C. Earl Dawson in 1939 on what was then a 130-acre assemblage of land purchased from the University of California in 1936, the 17,000-square-foot Rancho San Antonio estate now occupies a 5.6-acre parcel at 11627 Dawson Drive in Los Altos Hills. Purchased for $6 million in 1997,... Read More »

Seeking A New Envoy Of Beer

Seeking A New Envoy Of Beer

While reports of its imminent demise back in 2013 were well off the mark, Bistro Gambrinus at 1813 Fulton and Masonic is now on the market if you’re looking to become an envoy of beer. The asking price of $335,000 doesn’t include the building, but it does include a... Read More »

Contemporary Living In Tiburon For $11.95M

Contemporary Living In Tiburon For $11.95M

The contemporary 5,400-square-foot home at 1925 Straits View Drive in Tiburon was designed by Sutton Suzuki Architects in 2009 “to maintain established view corridors for uphill neighbors,” while capturing the views for itself as well. Finished in stone and wood with walls of glass, a Koi pond separates... Read More »

For The Love Of An Awesome Loggia Or Two

For The Love Of An Awesome Loggia Or Two

Speaking of resort-style living, the 24-acre Calistoga estate at 3145 State Highway 128 is on the market for $8.75 million. Purchased for $2.8 million in 2009 and overhauled in 2010, the heated front and back loggias are standouts, with multiple grills, full outdoor kitchens and a pizza oven, not... Read More »

Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Built in 1930, purchased in a foreclosure sale for $2.4 million in 2003, and renovated in 2004, the Spanish Mediterranean home at 685 Marina Boulevard hasn’t been stripped of its original style and character. But modern features (such as heated bathroom floors) and amenities (pot filler alert) have been seamlessly... Read More »

Villa De Montaña Returns For Millions Less

Villa De Montaña Returns For Millions Less

On the market for $22.5 million prior to the crash, re-listed for $17 million in 2012 and reduced to $15 million in 2013, the 32-room Villa De Montaña which sits on over 20 acres in St. Helena overlooking the Napa Valley below is now back on the market for... Read More »

Looking For An $8.6M Luxury Faraday Cage With Views?

Looking For An $8.6M Luxury Faraday Cage With Views?

Purchased for $2.7 million in 2007, the fourth floor of 2170 Jackson Street was taken down to the studs, every external wall, sub-floor and ceiling surface was painted with a thick semi-conducting paint, the floors were connected with wire tape to the walls, the walls were connected with wire... Read More »

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Purchased for $2.85 million in 2011 (having previously traded for $3.2 million in 2009), the two-bedroom Grand Residence #53D atop the Millennium Tower at 301 Mission Street has just returned to the market listed for $4,999,999, touting “hundreds of thousands of dollars of renovations” and having been “superbly improved... Read More »

Resort-Styled Living In Tiburon For $15M

Resort-Styled Living In Tiburon For $15M

On the market for the first time since being built in the early 90’s and listed for $14.925 million with an undisclosed address, 3 Via Parariso West is described as “Western resort living” in Tiburon, with 8,500 square feet of living space and a network of terraces, and infinity... Read More »

The Infamous “G” Unloading Infinity Penthouse, Asking $12M

The Infamous “G” Unloading Infinity Penthouse, Asking $12M

The infamous Gurbaksh Chahal (a.k.a. “G”) purchased the penthouse unit #37B atop the first tower of The Infinity at 301 Main Street for $6.925 million in early 2008 and spent a million dollars upgrading the 3,355 square foot condo, a budget which included a reported $250K in marble flooring... Read More »

The Priciest Apartment In San Francisco At $3,165 Per Square Foot

The Priciest Apartment In San Francisco At $3,165 Per Square Foot

Referenced by a plugged-in reader last week, while the 3,318-square-foot unit #1601 within The Royal Towers at 1750 Taylor Street isn’t listed on the MLS, it is for sale and asking $10.5 million, a sale at which would make it the priciest apartment (condo/co-op) in San Francisco at $3,165... Read More »

Sophisticated And Listed For $1M Less

Sophisticated And Listed For $1M Less

As we first reported five months ago: Purchased for $11 million in 2007, a year-long renovation of the Presidio Heights home at 3501 Jackson Street was completed in 2008, resulting in an 8,000-square-foot home that’s “delightfully modernized and eminently sophisticated.” How sophisticated? Well, this is “his” master bath and... Read More »