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Appraised for $1.8M but No Sale When Listed for $600K Less

Appraised for $1.8M but No Sale When Listed for $600K Less

Purchased as a Bernal Heights fixer for $580,000 in October of 2014, the 912-square-foot, one-bedroom house at 519 Nevada Street was flipped for $815,000 four months later with no improvements save plans for a major expansion. Subsequently taken down to the studs, 519 Nevada Street returned to the market... Read More »

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans to convert the two-story warehouse building at 1076 Howard Street into 15,000 square feet of open tech space are in the works, which includes an expansion of the building’s mezzanine level and the addition of a new roof deck and stairwell. While historic designations can hinder development, in... Read More »

A Race to (Fore)Close in Saint Francis Wood

A Race to (Fore)Close in Saint Francis Wood

Purchased for $910,000 in 2003 having sat empty for 25 years, the St. Francis Wood home at 250 Santa Paula Avenue, which was originally designed by noted architect Angus McSweeney, returned to the market listed for $2,995,000 in 2008, following a major renovation and expansion to five floors connected... Read More »

$5.4M Mansion Resells for $1.4M Less

$5.4M Mansion Resells for $1.4M Less

Having been painstakingly renovated and restored in 2002, the 6,000-square-foot “Grande Dame” at 1450 Masonic Avenue sold for $4.95 million in 2005 and then again for $5.375 million in July of 2014. Four months later, plans to remodel the home’s kitchen and three of its five and one-half bathrooms... Read More »

Gutted Four Seasons Condo Fetches $3.3 Million

Gutted Four Seasons Condo Fetches $3.3 Million

Purchased for $3.42 million in 2006, the 2,757-square-foot unit #22A on the twenty-second floor of the Four Seasons Residences at 765 Market Street returned to the market listed for $5.95 million at the end of 2014, after which it was gutted and reduced to a shell following its approval... Read More »

Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Purchased as a legal three-unit building for $7.3 million in early 2014 and then gutted, merged, expanded and “restored,” 2476 Broadway returned to the market listed as a “Stately Pacific Heights Compound” for $22 million this past May. Reduced to $19.5 million in August, the property was in contract... Read More »

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick is Selling his Home in San Jose

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick is Selling his Home in San Jose

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has just put his gated San Jose home at 4903 Eastbourne Court on the market for $2.895 million. Kaepernick purchased the 4,600 square foot house, which sits on a half-acre lot and features 12-foot ceilings on the first floor, for $2.7 million... Read More »

Steph and Ayesha Curry Asking $3.7 Million for Their East Bay Pad

Steph and Ayesha Curry Asking $3.7 Million for Their East Bay Pad

Having traded up to a gated $5.8 million home in Alamo, which was purchased at a $1.5 million discount to its original $7.3 million list price, Steph and Ayesha Curry have just listed the 7,520-square-foot Walnut Creek pad at 620 Sugarloaf Court which they purchased for $3.2 million last... Read More »

Modernized Pac Heights Mansion Fetches $21.8 Million

Modernized Pac Heights Mansion Fetches $21.8 Million

Having quietly hit the market priced at $28 million last year, the list price for the modernized Pacific Heights mansion at 2250 Vallejo Street was reduced by $3 million four months ago. And on Friday, the sale of the now 9,100-square-foot pad closed escrow with a contract price of... Read More »

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced $1.7 Million

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced $1.7 Million

Inspired by the Maison de Verre in Paris and designed by the late modernist architect John Thodos, the award-winning “House of Light” was constructed on a wooded Menlo Park lot in 2010, with a concrete and steel frame, walls and ceilings of structural glass, and an entrance that’s framed... Read More »