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Curb Appeal: The Sunny Steps Of 2813 Buchanan

Curb Appeal: The Sunny Steps Of 2813 Buchanan

On this sunny San Francisco day we pay homage to the recently unveiled mosaic steps (full view) of 2813 Buchanan. These steps definitely set the tone for the rest of the house (and could brighten the foggiest summer day). ∙ Never Underestimate Curb Appeal Read More »

Tip Of The Day II

Tip Of The Day II

Since our first Tip Of The Day seemed to work quite well, we’re offering up our second handy hint: If you’re actively trying to hide obscure the address of a listing on the MLS, then don’t include it on the ‘Virtual Media’ to which the listing links. This could... Read More »

Kiss That Deposit Goodbye

Kiss That Deposit Goodbye

At first glance, it’s just another move. Upon closer inspection, however, it’s poignant commentary on the springtime rush to renovate and the heightened demand for construction dumpsters (and perhaps lack thereof) in San Francisco. On a much smaller scale, perhaps not too dissimilar from the shortage of labor and... Read More »

An Exhibitionist At Heart (And Rightfully So)

An Exhibitionist At Heart (And Rightfully So)

Big windows, ocean views, an open floor plan, Wolf stove, Sub-Zero fridge, radiant heat, and decks…yep, we’re definitely digging the “to the studs remodel” of 2127 29th Ave (but not the parquet floors in the living/dining area). Want to see it? You’re in luck. A “Preview Open” on the... Read More »

Now That’s How To Flip Renovate!

Now That’s How To Flip Renovate!

Purchase a Presidio Heights Beaux Arts mansion (3701 Washington) in need of renovation for $8 million; spend a “couple of million” updating the plumbing, roof, and parking; entice 25 top-tier decorators to ‘volunteer’ their time; and voila! We give you the 29th annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase property. (And... Read More »

You Almost Had Us At Hello

You Almost Had Us At Hello

The four units in 519 Natoma boast “wide-plank Oak 3/4in. hardwood floors. Miele appliances, Sub-Zero refrigeration, Wolf range, Duravit bathroom fixtures, European cabinetry, cut glass mosaic tile bathroom w/ Terrazzo soaking tub, Russ stereo surround sound, Siebel video intercom. Washer/Dryer hookups.” And those pictures? Did you see those pictures?... Read More »

Can’t Sell?  Then Stucco!

Can’t Sell? Then Stucco!

Matt Jalbert of le blog exuberance captures the infamous 300 Sea Cliff Avenue undergoing a “modern” face lift. In Matt’s own words, “I guess no millionaires appreciate that old-school hollow red brick façade. And rather than lower the price, it appears that the sellers decided to update the property... Read More »

Finding A Contractor

According to the folks at Charles and Hudson, a San Francisco version of the Franklin Report (“surveying all of your friends and neighbors to find the best home services – and to help you avoid the worst!”) is coming soon. Also mentioned, Angie’s List. Read More »

Cool Online Design Tools

Cool Online Design Tools

It’s funny, on the East Coast a real estate group (corcoran) redesigns their website, includes an online “Arrange-a-Room” tool, and gets all sorts of nods for launching a cool new feature. It’s funny because it is actually Better Homes and Gardens’ (i.e. the Meredith Corporation) Arrange-a-Room tool that they... Read More »

Not Such Trivial Knowledge

Know the difference between a Benjamin Moore Mulberry, Behr Plum Jam, and Glidden Valhalla? What about the difference between a Queen Anne Victorian, Gothic Revival, and a San Francisco Stick? Neither did we until readers tipped us to these two sites: Colorcharts – billed as the “online library of... Read More »