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Word Up by 2.3 Percent per Year

Word Up by 2.3 Percent per Year

Purchased for $1.55 million in 2007, the 1,979-square-foot, mid-century modern home in architect-restored condition at 7 Cameo Way returned to the market listed for $1.995 million at the end of last year. Delisted and relisted for $1.795 million in March, the sale at $1.885 million, which closed escrow yesterday,... Read More »

Protecting the 1 Percent from $5M Apartments on Russian Hill

Protecting the 1 Percent from $5M Apartments on Russian Hill

Listed together for $5.5 million in October of 2013, the Royal Towers (1750 Taylor Street) one-bedroom unit #804 and adjacent, but not connected, two-bedroom unit #805 sold for a combined $4.6 million in January of 2014. From the listing at the time: “Combine these 2 apartments and have amazing... Read More »

Asking $22 Million for a Stately Pacific Heights Compound

Asking $22 Million for a Stately Pacific Heights Compound

Purchased as a legal three-unit building, which had long been used as a single-family home, for $7.3 million in early 2014, an application to merge two of the three units was approved, the building was gutted, and “2476 Broadway” has just returned to the market as a contemporary 9,340-square-foot... Read More »

Raising the Roof and Density in Noe Valley

Raising the Roof and Density in Noe Valley

Purchased for $1.229 million in 2006, the “Recently RENOVATED” Noe Valley home with “Breathtaking WATER VIEWS” at 437 Hoffman returned to the market listed for $1.495 million in 2009 and sold for $1.160 million in 2010. Plans to raise and expand the home were initiated in early 2014 and... Read More »

Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills Fetches $726 Per Foot

Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills Fetches $726 Per Foot

Listed for $2.4 million, the remodeled 4,065-square-foot ‘Mid-Century Hacienda’ in the Oakland Hills which we featured last month has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2.95 million or roughly $726 per square foot. The five-bedroom home sits on a 1.5-acre gated parcel at 5630 Bacon Road, with... Read More »

Former Metallica Mansion Withdrawn from the MLS (Again)

Former Metallica Mansion Withdrawn from the MLS (Again)

Purchased from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett for $7.6 million in 2009, the 10,000-square-foot Georgian mansion at 2505 Divisadero Street was subsequently remodeled from top to bottom and returned to the market listed for $9.25 million in 2012. Withdrawn from the MLS after seven months, the Pacific Heights pad, which sports... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

On the market for $10.25 million in late 2013, the asking price for the landmark, but newly renovated, Pacific Heights Mansion at 1735 Franklin Street was reduced to $9.7 million in 2014 and then to $8.995 million last year. Known to some as the “Brandenstein” or “Bransten” house, the... Read More »

Million Dollar Listing Sells for a Million Dollars Less

Million Dollar Listing Sells for a Million Dollars Less

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, trashed and sold for $800,000 in early 2014 in need of “some work.” Rebuilt and... Read More »

Remodeled Mid-Century Listed for $232K Less in the Berkeley Hills

Remodeled Mid-Century Listed for $232K Less in the Berkeley Hills

Purchased for $2,117,000 two years ago when listed for $1,695,000, the rather exceptional Mid-Century home at 10 Atlas Place has just returned to the market in the Berkeley Hills listed for “$1,885,000” or $504 per square foot. Remodeled by John Hans Ostwald, an enclosed redwood atrium leads to the four-bedroom... Read More »

Three Months Later and Seeking a Million More

Three Months Later and Seeking a Million More

Listed for $6.995 million last year, the sale of the five-bedroom Pacific Heights home at 2470 Broadway closed escrow with a contract price of $6.5 million three months ago. And today, the home suddenly returned to the market with a $7.488 million price tag. Originally designed by Samuel and... Read More »