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719 Carolina

There’s a lot to look at in the listing for 719 Carolina, and we’re not just talking about the number of photos (59) but rather renovations, materials, and styles alike. And yes, a rather red Scavollini kitchen we simply couldn’t resist (showing)…

719 Carolina: Kitchen

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by jessep

    anyone worry that those shingles will chip off?

  2. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    From the photos, this looks like a very nice renovation. The work looks to be high quality. Though I would never specify a red kitchen on my own remod, if I owned this place I would not touch it at all. Let the red scream, the kitchen still looks great.
    This block of Carolina is interesting. It is a quite a mix of houses from fully redone luxury places like this to disheveled homes that the tax assessor probably considers to be worth $50K to a couple of tiny earthquake shacks.

  3. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    … and then I saw that big curbside photo that the editor just added above and wonder with what must have been a down-to-the-studs remodel, why [was] that long vertical conduit from the electrical service entry to the meter tacked onto the exterior instead of buried into the walls ?
    Attention to detail everywhere, but this big ugly 16′ conduit remains on the exterior.

  4. Posted by potratter

    Has Potrero Hill suddenly gotten fancy? 272 Missouri is listed at $3 million. I thought those days were gone…

  5. Posted by Auden

    I agree with Milkshake. I never would have specified a red kitchen for a remodel either, but I’m digging it. Its pretty nice.

  6. Posted by San FronziScheme

    A nice round number looks like a wish price to me.

  7. Posted by Renter in Piedmont(Italy)

    I am surprised that people like this place. Looks so dated and all the wrong colors chosen.
    The wine cellar is the real afterthought and clearly the owner is not a drinker from the set up.

  8. Posted by EBGuy

    Milkshake, I don’t know the electrical code, but I’m guessing PG&E is responsible for the electrical connection up to the meter. It has to be accessible so that it can be serviced. Note all the other houses in the Google Streetview have similar conduit. Puts the ughhh in ugly.

  9. Posted by Chad

    Looks like Dexter’s Bachelor Pad up in here 😉

  10. Posted by Fishchum

    I like it. I like Potrero Hill as well. The outdoor space looks killer.
    What, no photo of Bloom’s on the neighborhood pics?

  11. Posted by luigimail

    Is it mod, or is it a loft, or is it a craftsman, or is it japanese or is it mid-century????? Individually each room look fine, but it looks like they couldn’t decide which style to go with??
    The red kitchen is fine, except for the cabinets in the darker “poop” color that is on the outside of the island and in the dining room? what were they thinking? Scavolini cabinetry has gone out of business in the city, what does that tell you?

  12. Posted by BobN

    Puts the ughhh in ugly.
    Speaking of which, I’ve noticed quite a few major renovations and new construction with completely exposed gas meters — not recessed into the building, no “planter” covers leaving just the readings visible.
    What’s up with that?

  13. Posted by BobbyS

    I appreciate the design, but it isn’t my cup of tea. The kitchen looks too commercial and too cold for me. Plus the red is too jarring to the eye.

  14. Posted by Brutus

    What this place needs is a rhino in the kitchen. Maybe, maaaaybe a zebra.

  15. Posted by I'm a fan

    It’s the same owners that did the original remodel of 355 Bryant #107 also now back on the market. Carolina is a back to the studs, no expense spared high-end remodel. Not sure if it will get it’s list price but anyone would be hard pressed to build this with those quality finishes for less. It’s a beautiful quiet street in Potrero with great weather. I like it. I’d live with the kitchen for a month or so and see it in different light before I decided whether to swap the kichen cabinets out or not. Overall it’s a really sweet home. I’d trade a view unit at the Infinity for this SFH myself…but that’s just me.

  16. Posted by Sunset Guy

    Put me down for liking the kitchen and the location and the outside space.
    Who cares about the wine cellar, nobody but the owner should see it unless you are trying to be too show off too much. Its about the wine not the cellar.
    Potrero Hill has always been an underated neighborhood in my opinion. Has the best weather, great views, and easy access to downtown.

  17. Posted by anonn

    I’ll weigh in with the obligatory, 2M+ in Potrero prior to late 2004, and earlier? Precisely one, and it’s 400 Pennsylvania. That’s the prominent, detatched one with the flagpole and the palm tree on a 5000 foot lot visible from 280. And it looks like something weird happened with that one too, because it supposedly sold for 3M in 2000, yet 1.9M in ’02.
    So toss that one aside. Other than it, nothing ever sold in Potrero prior to late 2004 for more than 2M. I count six 2M+ ever.

  18. Posted by sometech

    The electrical service pipe on the exterior of the building is either bad planning, laziness, or something about the structure that does not let a big pipe run up inside. PG&E’s side of things only start at the top. We bury them when it’s possible, and on a full remodel it is more often possible than not.

  19. Posted by kthnxybe

    The outside space is lovely, but I pretty much agree with luigimail on the rest of it.
    I want to really like the master suite with the wooden wall but the yellow paint with white trim clashes, and the hello-it’s-turquoise bath is a bit jarring.
    The whole effect of those house is to make me imagine someone with a maniacal gleam in their eye talking about “not being afraid of color!” Perhaps it can be a decorator showcase.

  20. Posted by BobbyS

    Shingled exterior walls remind me of Tina Turner’s dresses back in the 80s.

  21. Posted by whatever

    How come I only see 54 pix?
    What happened to the other 5?
    That sounded like TMBG Till my head falls off. 🙂

  22. Posted by Rillion

    “How come I only see 54 pix?
    What happened to the other 5?”
    They were taken to the photo shop for fixing?

  23. Posted by NoeValleyJim

    Has any SFH on Portrero Hill ever gone for this price? Maybe one.
    Seems like an odd time to be trying to set new records, but PH has gentrified so it might happen.

  24. Posted by SocketSite

    The list price for 719 Carolina has been reduced to $2,250,000.

  25. Posted by SocketSite

    The listing for 719 Carolina has been withdrawn from the MLS without a sale.

  26. Posted by SocketSite

    719 Carolina is back on the MLS with an official four days on the market and an “original” list price of $2,250,000.

  27. Posted by whatever

    Well if you first you do succeed try and try again!
    Saw the house, it was nice but do not agree with all the finishes or design. I do not understand the pricing….think the seller must have missed the boat. All the on line appraisals place this house at $1.5-1.8 million-I agree at this price point and would make a run at a purchase-but at $2.25 million well they will most likely sell in short sale unless they get real now-just my opinion.

  28. Posted by potratter

    I heard this sold. Does anyone know the price?

  29. Posted by anonn

    2.1M — 725 a foot

  30. Posted by anonn

    sorry, it was 2800 feet so 750 a foot

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