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The “Marina Green Showcase” Hits The Market (1771 North Point)

The “Marina Green Showcase” Hits The Market (1771 North Point)

1771 North Point is a down to the studs total overhaul (remodel doesn’t do it justice) and the showcase home for the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. By the numbers: One elevator, two powder rooms, three floors, four full bathrooms, five car garage, six bedrooms, five thousand square feet (approximately),... Read More »

JustQuotes: Spotting A Killer Kitchen (So To Speak)

“Granite is for tombstones! It doesn’t seem friendly; it’s mean. Shelter magazines have crammed granite down people’s throats.” (COOKS’ KITCHENS) “Matching equipment is stupid!” (APPLIANCES: What the pros use in their homes) ∙ COOKS’ KITCHENS: Professionals share their recipes for design success ∙ APPLIANCES: What the pros use... Read More »

The Full Plan Monty (135 Fernwood Drive)

The Full Plan Monty (135 Fernwood Drive)

It was the doors, tile work, and staircase that caught our attention. It was the full on floor/architectural/renovation plans (pdf) that secured its spot on the site. What can we say, we’re total real estate (and renovation) geeks. ∙ Listing: 135 Fernwood Drive (7/4.5) – $4,285,000 Read More »

JustQuotes: Not For Sale (But Perhaps For Inspiration)

JustQuotes: Not For Sale (But Perhaps For Inspiration)

“A person might think that taking down walls eliminates cabinet space. While it’s true that the new kitchen doesn’t have traditional upper cabinet space, it more than makes up for it in efficient storage walls and drawers. All of the cabinets are along one wall, wrapped around double wall... Read More »

Before And After And On The Market (1326-28 15th Avenue)

Before And After And On The Market (1326-28 15th Avenue)

And speaking of fixers, we’re always suckers for some good before and after photos. And as a tipster notes, sfnewsletter’s pictorial of 1326-28 15th Avenue fits the bill. UPDATE (6/6): Sold on 6/05/07 for $1,610,000 (16.2% over asking). ∙ Listing: 1326-28 15th Avenue (4/2.5 – 1/1) – $1,385,000 ... Read More »

Garcon, There’s A Couch In My Kitchen (785 Cole)

Garcon, There’s A Couch In My Kitchen (785 Cole)

Well, it looks like we weren’t the only ones to get the ‘pocket listing’ email last week. Hey, it happens. And regardless, it’s the two/three room Jensen & Macy remodel that caught our attention (kitchen, master bed/bath). We’re particularly fond of the wall of doors from the kitchen to... Read More »

The Palmtag Muzzio Bowen Mansion (Just South Of Santa Cruz)

The Palmtag Muzzio Bowen Mansion (Just South Of Santa Cruz)

Once again, this one’s not in San Francisco. But it is just fifteen minutes south of Santa Cruz. And as you’re probably aware, we have a serious soft spot for stunning renovations. The Palmtag Muzzio Bowen Mansion is a beautifully restored Victorian that manages to maintain its period feel... Read More »

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The SocketSite Forums

The newest use of SocketSite’s Real Estate Forums: “plugged-in” buyers banding together to investigate a group purchase of (and discount on) hardwood floors and upgrades for condos in a new development. ∙ Infinity Buyers Band Together for Upgrades Read More »

The Actual Cost Of Building In San Francisco

A “plugged-in” reader goes to the head of the site for his/her must read comment and insight into building a home in San Francisco. The punch line: “This is possibly one of the hardest places to build on the planet, and another reason property is expensive here. If the... Read More »

Not Just Cool But “Uber Cool” In Sunnyside

Not Just Cool But “Uber Cool” In Sunnyside

Like there’s any chance we could pass up a listing described at “uber cool.” Okay, so perhaps it was actually the pictures (and floor plans). ∙ Listing: 745 Detroit (3/2.5) – $1,700,000 Read More »