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Former Summer Cottage Fetches $8.2 Million

Former Summer Cottage Fetches $8.2 Million

Built in 1892 as a honeymoon cottage at which to spend summers and weekends away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, and since remodeled for year-round use and expanded to 5,066 square feet, the Belvedere Island “Landfall” estate was purchased for $5.8 million in 2001 and the... Read More »

Luxury Faraday Cage with Views Fetches $5.2M

Luxury Faraday Cage with Views Fetches $5.2M

Listed for $8.6 million a year ago last month, the sale of the full-floor Pacific Heights cooperative apartment which was turned into a luxury Faraday cage with views has closed escrow with a contract price of $5.2 million. Purchased for $2.7 million in 2007, the fourth floor unit was... Read More »

G’s Penthouse Lair Delisted (Again)

G’s Penthouse Lair Delisted (Again)

Speaking of infamous high-end lairs on the market around San Francisco, despite an effective $4 million reduction from an asking price of $12 million last year, the listing for Gurbaksh “G” Chahal’s 3,355-square-foot penthouse atop the Infinity has once again been delisted from the MLS without a reported sale.... Read More »

From Fabled Flip to Reality

From Fabled Flip to Reality

While we debunked the misreported flip of a two-bedroom Nob Hill condo at 1150 Sacramento Street last year, the unit has since been flipped for real and $515,000 more. Purchased for $1,740,000 a year ago last month, following a family’s 20-year hold, the 1,789-square-foot unit #202 was then renovated... Read More »

One Day on the Market at $3.55M in Potrero Hill

One Day on the Market at $3.55M in Potrero Hill

Listed for $3.8 million in February, the asking price for the newly renovated two-unit building now being marketed as 838 Rhode Island Street (with the legal studio on the ground level “perfect…for hosting back yard BBQ’s” or “a home theatre, office or retreat”) was reduced to $3.61 million in April.... Read More »

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 »