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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 »

Salvation Through Salvage

Salvation Through Salvage

(Image from Rejuvenation Online) Carol Lloyd jumps on the salvage bandwagon with insight on six Bay Area sources for salvaged building supplies (supplementing our previous list of two). She also sheds light on a new source of bargain building materials: “pre-demolition sales”. The six local sources: Read More »

Refrigerator Porn

Refrigerator Porn

We present the Sub-Zero Pro 48 as a perfect excuse (or inspiration) to remodel your kitchen. And according to Land+Living, “this refrigerator conforms to the US Department of Energy’s stringent standards for residential use – consuming less energy than a 100 watt light bulb.” Now that’s cool. · Sub-Zero... Read More »

Remodeling For Profit

Looking for an excuse to install that Sub-Zero fridge and Viking range? The RealEstateJournal provides a couple of tips: First, you should not increase the value of your house to a point where it is the most expensive home in your neighborhood…Second, you should strive to keep your new... Read More »

Mining Urban Ore

Inspired by ScrapHouse? Feeling green and eco-conscious? Looking for a vintage fixture? Or simply looking to complete that remodeling job on a budget? Make a trip to Urban Ore in Berkeley. Two acres of reclaimed and recycled fixtures and building materials that are kind to the environment (as well... Read More »