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Former Metallica Mansion Withdrawn from the MLS (Again)

Former Metallica Mansion Withdrawn from the MLS (Again)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 Withdrawn from the MLS after seven months, the Pacific Heights pad, which sports...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 ($504 per square foot). Remodeled by John Hans Ostwald, an enclosed redwood atrium leads to the four-bedroom home’s... 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 »

Over Asking in Noe but under as Well

Over Asking in Noe but under as Well

Listed for $3.55 million last October, the asking price for the remodeled Noe Valley home at 439 Clipper Street was subsequently reduced to $3.25 million, at which point the listing was updated to tout the ‘best priced home in Noe Valley’ and to warn that the ‘seller ... Read More »

Museum Quality Eichler Touted for Its Bones

Museum Quality Eichler Touted for Its Bones

As we first reported earlier this week, a pristine condition Eichler, with original kitchen cabinetry and a mint condition bathroom, is on the market for $1.15 million in San Rafael. From the marketing materials for the ‘museum quality’ home: “The current owners have mindfully thought about the importance of... Read More »

Another Seven-Figure Reduction for Belvedere’s Landfall Estate

Another Seven-Figure Reduction for Belvedere’s Landfall Estate

Listed for $13 million last year, reduced to $11.8 million and then withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale, the Belvedere Island “Landfall” estate has just returned to market with a $9.989 million price tag. Built in 1892 as a honeymoon cottage at which to spend summers and... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Cut for That Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

Another Million Dollar Cut for That Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

Asking $5.95 million at the end of 2014, the 2,757-square-foot unit #22A on the twenty-second floor of the Four Seasons Residences was reduced to a shell following its approval to be merged with the adjacent unit #22B to create a 3,600-square-foot “super unit,” and its price was subsequently reduced... Read More »

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Plans to rehabilitate and re-purpose the landmark and long-abandoned Geneva Car Barn buildings at Geneva and San Jose have been in the works since 2004. And with funding having been secured for Phase One of the two-phase project, a project which will eventually transform the former Powerhouse and Office... Read More »