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Bernal Home Sells for 24% below Touted Appraisal

Bernal Home Sells for 24% below Touted Appraisal

Purchased for $815,000 in March of 2015, the then 912-square-foot, one-bedroom Bernal Heights house at 519 Nevada Street was taken down to the studs, expanded, remodeled and returned to the market early last year, listed as a contemporary three-bedroom home with 1,636 square feet of remodeled space for $1,550,000.... Read More »

$300K Price Cut for Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad

$300K Price Cut for Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad

Purchased as a 1,500-square-foot Noe Valley home for $750,000 in 2003, Eric Melvin, the lead guitarist for NOFX, doubled the living space at 665 29th Street, remodeled the home’s rear studio, and added the all-new kitchen, lower-level family room, third bedroom and two-car garage below. And having returned to... Read More »

A Stunning Alamo Square Renovation and Hidden $7.3 Million Home

A Stunning Alamo Square Renovation and Hidden $7.3 Million Home

Purchased as a dilapidated four-unit building which had been completely stripped of its architectural integrity for $975,000 back in 2012, the complete transformation of the historic Alamo Square home at 1164 Fulton Street has been completed, as plugged-in people knew to expect. Behind the home’s new façade, which was... Read More »

A Mega Merger and New Mansion in Pacific Heights

A Mega Merger and New Mansion in Pacific Heights

Purchased as a vacant 7-unit building for $4.95 million in 2009, the 14,000-square-foot structure at 104 Presidio Avenue, which sits on the border of Pacific and Presidio Heights, was effectively gutted, remodeled and a new seven car garage was added below. The approved permits and plans for the multi-million... Read More »

Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad on the Market for $3.6 Million

Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad on the Market for $3.6 Million

It’s probably not the pad you envisioned for a punk rocker, but the Noe Valley home at 665 29th Street, which is owned by Eric Melvin, the lead guitarist for NOFX, is on the market for $3.6 million. Purchased as a 1,500-square-foot house for $750,000 in 2003, Melvin doubled... Read More »

Contractor Caught Demolishing a Historic Facade

Contractor Caught Demolishing a Historic Facade

Purchased by a local contractor for $1.282 million in March of 2012, plans to allow the construction of a new garage, a new entry stair and “minor façade alterations” to accommodate a new entrance for the secondary unit of the Craftsman-style home at 151-153 Liberty Street were subsequently approved,... Read More »

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 »