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Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Profit A New Home

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Profit A New Home

A tipster notes that 521 Liberty has been gutted, rehabbed (new windows, doors, heating, roof, plumbing, electrical, hrdwd floors, paint, molding, kitchen, baths, and deck), and returned to the market (first open this weekend). Purchased last June for $1,161,500. On the market today for $1,950,000. ∙ Listing: 521 Liberty... Read More »

The $8,000,000 Man Renovation

The $8,000,000 Man Renovation

The Captain’s Castle (300 Sea Cliff) was in the local news last night. And according to a tipster that caught the segment, all that stuccoing and remodeling reportedly didn’t come cheap ($8,000,000). Also noted on the segment, the house has been in the possession of the current owners for... Read More »

A Clean (Yet Classic) Renovation In Sea Cliff

A Clean (Yet Classic) Renovation In Sea Cliff

It’s a “down to the studs” Sea Cliff renovation that’s modern yet classic, with clean curb appeal and solar panels on the roof. Yes, we’re fans. ∙ Listing: 287 28th Avenue (4/3.5) – $2,395,000 Read More »

Another Beautifully Restored Victorian (68 Fair Oaks)

Another Beautifully Restored Victorian (68 Fair Oaks)

It’s a beautifully restored Victorian with modern furnishings (and nice photography). We’re fans. UPDATE: And yes, there’s been a significant price cut (and apparently “light renovation”) from when this property was on the market last year. ∙ Listing: 68 Fair Oaks (5/4.5) – $3,200,000 Read More »

161 Clifford Terrace: Calling All Couch Potatoes (With Good Taste)

161 Clifford Terrace: Calling All Couch Potatoes (With Good Taste)

By no means do we consider ourselves couch potatoes, but we’d be hard-pressed to ever leave the newly remodeled living room of 161 Clifford Terrace. ∙ Listing: 161 Clifford Terrace (1/1) – $795,000 (TIC) Read More »

Just Quotes: Permit Hell In San Francisco

Just Quotes: Permit Hell In San Francisco

From the Chronicle: “A full 588 days since the permits were first submitted Engelbrecht is still waiting to receive permission to demolish the water-damaged, ramshackle 1960s house that stands on the site of their dream house . In mid-December they learned that after being on the verge of... Read More »

Two Interesting SFGov Offerings

Two great catches from the SFHomeBlog (and two interesting offerings from SFGov): 1. With topics including Condo Conversion, Hi-Rises and the Changing San Francisco Skyline, and Tenants-Landlords’ Responsibilities & Realities, “The Department of Building Inspection is offering a FREE all-day slate of seminars on Wednesday, October 25th geared at... Read More »

Fun With Building Permits (And Complaints)

Fun With Building Permits (And Complaints)

Our thanks to “jimmy” for pointing out San Francisco’s Online Permit and Complaint Tracking system. Pulling permits can help you figure out what’s really going on with that “renovation” down the street, the apartment building in which you live, or that home that you’ve got your eye on. Pulling... Read More »

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 »