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Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

The listing for the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, which Mark and Alison Pincus, the respective co-founders of Zynga and One Kings Lane, purchased for $16 million in 2012 and re-listed for $18 million six months ago, has been withdrawn from the MLS and scrubbed from... Read More »

Newly Remodeled And An Old-Fashioned Tip

Newly Remodeled And An Old-Fashioned Tip

Purchased as a “lovingly maintained large family home” for $1.725 million near the end of 2013, the Noe Valley home at 577 Alvarado has since been gutted and expanded and has just returned to the market listed for $3 million more as a “modern Smart Home…built with great attention to detail…to... Read More »

Space Invader Home In Contract

Space Invader Home In Contract

Listed for $2.25 million in 2012, the Noe Valley Victorian at 264 Clipper Street which was remodeled under the direction of Envelope Architecture + Design and embedded with a Space Invader in the concrete out front sold for $1.895 million in January 2013. Returned to the market two weeks... Read More »

Quick $400K Cut For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

Quick $400K Cut For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

Purchased for $2.75 million in 2010 following the remodeling of the home’s master bath and its top floor which now includes a family/media room that plugged-in people might recognize, the Ashbury Heights home at 908 Ashbury Street returned to the market three weeks ago listed for $3.995 million, a... Read More »

An Excelsior District Cottage With Style

An Excelsior District Cottage With Style

Rebuilt by architect Ian Murray in 2005, then sold for $565,000 in 2007, the setback cottage at 247 Ney Street features a double-height trussed ceiling in the dining room, with French doors opening to the garden, and a living room clad in reclaimed paneling. A steel staircase leads to... Read More »

Legislation To Halt Development Of “Monster Homes” Passed

Supervisor Wiener’s proposed legislation to halt the development, or expansion, of homes exceeding 3,000 gross square feet in size within San Francisco’s Corona Heights neighborhood was passed by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors yesterday. The legislation could effectively put an 18-month hold on any such projects where a final... 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 »

Seeking $3K Per Square Foot On Russian Hill

Seeking $3K Per Square Foot On Russian Hill

Purchased for $3.65 million fourteen months ago in a relatively original state, the three-bedroom unit #1501 at 1070 Green Street (a.k.a. the “Green Hill Tower” which was constructed in 1961) has been completely remodeled by April Sheldon Design and Black Mountain Construction. The floors are now European oak with... Read More »

Perfectly Timed And Flipped

Perfectly Timed And Flipped

While the “rarely available” two-bedroom condo at 101 Lombard just sold for $25K less than five months ago, the sale of the single-family home at 1636 Diamond Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3.5 million, $1.52 million more than in late 2011 when it first... Read More »

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Purchased for $4.25 million two years ago, when listed as a vintage “trophy estate” with an upgraded foundation on an over-sized lot, the 5,400-square-foot home at 663 Marina Boulevard is now back on the market having been remodeled, with contemporary fixtures and finishes throughout. And they’re now asking $9.5... Read More »

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Battles Over EV Charging Stations Brewing

Powertree, a local electric vehicle (EV) charging station startup, has lined up over 100 apartment buildings in San Francisco, Berkeley and Emeryville into which it plans to install solar-powered charging stations for residents, the first installation of which is slated for testing in the Mission in about a week.... Read More »

A $10M Two-Bedroom And Nearly $3K Per Square Foot

A $10M Two-Bedroom And Nearly $3K Per Square Foot

A bastion of San Francisco’s power Democrats, and a fixture of Pacific Heights, the twelve-story “Alta Plaza Apartments” building at 2500 Steiner opened in 1927, with twelve full-floor co-op units overlooking the San Francisco Bay and adjacent Alta Plaza Park. And just below the Hambrechts’ pad on the sixth... Read More »

Peek Inside A Five Million Dollar One-Bedroom

Peek Inside A Five Million Dollar One-Bedroom

Originally a three-bedroom, the fourth floor of the Russian Hill building at 2222 Hyde Street has been remodeled by interior designer, John Wheatman, to effectively serve as a rather enviable one-bedroom unit, with postcard worthy views of the city and bay from the dining room, living room and library.... Read More »

A Flip With Flair

A Flip With Flair

Purchased as a 1,037-square-foot Bernal Heights home for $869,000 six months ago, a remodeled 114 Banks has just returned to the market listed for $1,595,000, with 1,890 square feet of space, including an all-new master suite on the ground floor, and touting an “amazing ground up renovation” that was “intelligently... Read More »

An Inspired Italianate Dwell-ing

An Inspired Italianate Dwell-ing

The facade has been rebuilt, the garage recently added, and the kitchen has been featured in Dwell.  And while the rest of the 1880s-era Italianate at 50 Buena Vista Terrace has been remodeled and “modernized” as well, it hasn’t been stripped of its original character and class. Even the... Read More »