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House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

Purchased as a half-finished project for $951,000 in cash on the courthouse steps in 2014, Maven Investments was planning to chop down the 75-foot-tall redwood tree behind the Corona Heights home at 3066 Market Street in order to provide a more “open aesthetic” and “family friendly” backyard for its... 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 »

Remodel Of Recently Restored $23.5M Mansion Underway

Remodel Of Recently Restored $23.5M Mansion Underway

Built for the Spreckels family in 1905 and remodeled by renowned architect Albert Farr in 1929, the 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights mansion at 2520 Pacific Avenue was purchased from the son of former San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto (Joseph Alioto, Jr.) for $6.3 million in 1997. The buyers spent the... Read More »

Before, After, And A $500K Cut For A ‘Bespoke’ Cow Hollow Home

Before, After, And A $500K Cut For A ‘Bespoke’ Cow Hollow Home

Listed for $7.495 million in April and in contract for ten days in May, the price for the modern Cow Hollow pad at 1864 Greenwich Street was reduced by $500,000 on Friday and they’re now asking $6.995 million for the “bespoke” five-bedroom home. Purchased as a “charming” two-bedroom for... Read More »

Noe Valley Has A Second $7M Sale And New Most Expensive Home

Noe Valley Has A Second $7M Sale And New Most Expensive Home

Listed for $5.8 million in April, the sale of the rebuilt Noe Valley home at 553 Elizabeth Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $7 million, matching the record setting $7 million sale price of 625 Duncan which recently resold for $4.4 million having been “stripped out... Read More »

Albion Hall On The Market For $6.5M

Albion Hall On The Market For $6.5M

Built in 1907 as Tivoli Hall and once home to San Francisco’s Socialist Party (at which point it was known as “Equality Hall”) as well as the International Longshoreman’s Association, 143 Albion Street was seismically retrofitted and remodeled as a 4,500-square-foot home with a three-story great room in 2009.... 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 »

697-Square-Foot Carriage House Fetches $1,400 Per Foot

697-Square-Foot Carriage House Fetches $1,400 Per Foot

The modern 697-square-foot carriage house at 46 Mars, which is technically a condo as it shares a parcel with the house in front, has sold for $975,000 or $1,398 per square foot. While small in size, the carriage house is large in style and was renovated to make the... Read More »

Russian Hill Condo Misses The $3K Mark (But Fetches $6.9M)

Russian Hill Condo Misses The $3K Mark (But Fetches $6.9M)

Listed for $7.5 million last month, twice the price at which the three-bedroom Russian Hill condo had been purchased at the end of 2013 prior to being completely remodeled by Black Mountain Construction with April Sheldon Design, and a sale at which would have topped $3,000 per square foot,... Read More »

Historic Bryant Street Building Could Be Going To The Dogs

Historic Bryant Street Building Could Be Going To The Dogs

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is planning to vacate the historic Municipal Railway Overhead Lines building at 1401/1419 Bryant Street which was built in 1893. And as proposed, the interior of the building will be gutted and an all-new building will be constructed within the envelope of the... 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 »

Market Street Plaza And Chipotle Lovers Take Note

Market Street Plaza And Chipotle Lovers Take Note

It’s mixed news for lovers of the plaza adjacent to 525 Market Street as barricades have been installed and the area will be closed to the public through the end of the year. But when it reopens following its makeover, the remodeled plaza will include more space for sitting... Read More »

Modern Nob Hill “One-Bedroom” Fetches $2.3M

Modern Nob Hill “One-Bedroom” Fetches $2.3M

Technically a two-bedroom, the 1,838-square-foot corner unit #806 at the Comstock (1333 Jones) was reconfigured and remodeled with a glass wall and shades between the second bedroom and living room, and the modern “one-bedroom” returned to the market listed for $2.495 million early last month. Late last week, the... Read More »

$600K Under Asking For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

$600K Under Asking For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

Listed for $3.995 million in February, the asking price for the fully-remodeled Ashbury Heights home at 908 Ashbury was reduced to $3.595 million after three weeks on the market and the sale has now closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3.4 million. Purchased for $2.75 million in... 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 »