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Award Winning Potrero Hill “Flip House” Hits The Market For $3.5M

Award Winning Potrero Hill “Flip House” Hits The Market For $3.5M

The Anne Fougeron designed “Flip House,” an award winning modern renovation of a 1930s Potrero Hill rowhouse on Wisconsin Street, has just hit the market listed for $3,495,000. From Fougeron Architecture with respect to the 2012 project which cost $850,000 and why 664 Wisconsin was dubbed the “Flip House”: The Challenge: To reconnect an erratic Read More »

Before And After: A Designer Remodel And Meld

Before And After: A Designer Remodel And Meld

Purchased as a vacant two-unit building for $1,700,000 in May of 2013, the Cow Hollow property at 3218 Buchanan Street was “completely renovated in 2014″ under the direction of designer Jean-Pierre Berthy and has returned to the market configured as a single-family home for $2,995,000. The kitchen before and after: The new master bath with Porcelanosa tile Read More »

$645K Less For The Living Preferences Of Today

$645K Less For The Living Preferences Of Today

Purchased for $3.3 million in 2011 having already been renovated with “xqzt archi” details and a new marble kitchen, the Pacific/Presidio Heights home at 68 Presidio Avenue was expanded and rebuilt to conform to the “aesthetic and living preferences of today” and re-listed for $8,995,000 at the end of May. The new floor plan includes Read More »

Flipping Out: $600K More After Six Months And A Mini-Makeover?

Flipping Out: $600K More After Six Months And A Mini-Makeover?

Listed for $2,895,000 nine months ago, the Forest Hill home at 279 Castenada Avenue sold for $2,600,000 this past December.  Since “updated with current colors and style featuring refinished hardwood floors in walnut tones, deluxe custom window treatment and nice accents,” the five-bedroom home is back on the market and listed for $3,195,000. No work Read More »

$300K Over Asking In Bayview? Yes, But Take A Look Inside

$300K Over Asking In Bayview? Yes, But Take A Look Inside

Purchased for $565,000 in 2007 and in need of work, the buyers of 1574 Innes Avenue did a beautiful job of remodeling and expanding the living space of the Bayview home. In addition to the two bedrooms and remodeled bath on the main floor, the lower level now includes a full bathroom and family room… Read More »

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

The permits to renovate and restore the iconic Hibernia Bank building at 1 Jones Street have been issued and the scaffolding is finally starting to rise.  And a new Mid-Market “club” could be on the way. The planned exterior work to the building includes the enlargement of three window openings to create new exit doors along Read More »

Purchased For 37 Percent Less, Sold For 90 Percent More

Purchased For 37 Percent Less, Sold For 90 Percent More

The 475-square-foot “junior one bedroom” condo #629 at 177 Townsend Street was purchased for $466,000 in August of 2007 and resold for $295,000 in November of 2011. With “over 35K” since invested in the unit, including new floors and refinished cabinetry, the South Beach condo with parking was returned to the market this past March Read More »

From A “Fixer And Charmer” To Contemporary On Chattanooga

From A “Fixer And Charmer” To Contemporary On Chattanooga

Purchased as a “Victorian Fixer…in a location that can’t be beat” for $750,000 in September of 2012, the Noe Valley home at 212 Chattanooga has been rebuilt with contemporary flair and three levels of living space. The tiered living area opens to the kitchen, which opens to a west-facing deck and yard. And across the Read More »

An Invitation To Judge (And Peek Inside)

An Invitation To Judge (And Peek Inside)

The three-unit Inner Mission Edwardian on the corner Bartlett and 24th Streets has been renovated from top to bottom in a contemporary aesthetic while maintain its 1900’s façade. On the market as three Tenancy in Common (TIC) units with the top floor “in contract,” the 1,656 square foot middle unit (3352 24th Street) has been priced Read More »

Exceptional And Extraordinary Circumstances In San Francisco

Set at 80 percent of the combined land and structure values of single-family homes in San Francisco, the threshold for “demonstrably unaffordable and financially inaccessible housing” in the city is now $1,506,000, up from $1,342,000 ten months ago. While merging units in a building where the least expensive unit is over the $1,506,000 threshold of Read More »

Green On Green For Even More Green, And White

Green On Green For Even More Green, And White

Purchased as a “fixer” for $3,100,000 in 2010 and looking a little less modern at the time, the Cow Hollow home at 2680 Green Street is about to hit the market listed for $13,000,000 as a completely renovated, “ultra-sustainable” residence with applications for LEED Platinum and Passive Home certification underway. A glass staircase and elevator Read More »

The Makeover And Return Of  A Townsend Street Warehouse

The Makeover And Return Of A Townsend Street Warehouse

The former warehouse building on the southwest corner of Townsend and 2nd Streets is preparing for a makeover which will remove the non-historic elements from its façade (fire escapes, ducts and pipes), replace the windows, and repaint with a new color scheme. And if approved, a deck will be constructed on the roof, although the Read More »

Unaffordable Housing Mark Hits $1.5 Million In San Francisco

The owner of the three-bedroom condo #22A at the Four Seasons Residences in San Francisco purchased the adjoining 836 square foot one-bedroom in October of 2008 and would like to merge the two units to create a 3,743 square foot four-bedroom home. As the proposed merger will result in the loss of a legal dwelling Read More »

Legislation To Legalize Unpermitted In-Law Units Adopted

Building owners with an unpermitted in-law constructed prior to January 1, 2013 will now have the option of legalizing the unit by way of the legislation adopted by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors last night. As we wrote about the legislation when it was first proposed: Unless a significant number of the illegal units are Read More »

The Push To Landmark An At-Risk Market Street Tree

Seeking an “open aesthetic,” the buyer of 3066 Market Street, a speculative project which had been stalled mid-construction and ended up selling on the courthouse steps earlier this year, was planning to chop down the 75-foot-tall redwood tree in the backyard. Sponsored by Supervisor Wiener and recommended by San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Read More »