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Adding to the expanding inventory of multi-million dollar “Heights” homes that have recently undergone multi-million dollar renovations and are now all hitting the market comes 3855 Washington with an asking price of $8,000,000. Interior photos coming soon.
∙ Listing: 3855 Washington (6/6.5) – $8,000,000 [MLS]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by eddy

    And although not yet complete, the VT is actually online and does have some factual information on the details of the home.
    http://www.3855washington.com/

  2. Posted by eddy

    I was wondering why you didn’t post up pics of the home from the MLS listing, and it took me about 5 minutes to find this home on MapJack. Mostly because the facade here is totally different and either the MLS listing has a photoshop, or there were some extensive renovations here! Interesting.
    See mapjack link in namalink for a pic of the old facade.
    As a side note, one of my all time favorite setback homes and driveways is directly across the street from this home at 2850. The winding driveway is so unique.

  3. Posted by anonarch

    How much of the north of California San Francisco economy was devoted to so-called “professional” developers who were really confusing their profits being created from their “professional” skills, instead of being created by an ever expanding easy available real estate dept bubble?
    How many re-built fluffed homes can one neighborhood have sitting on the market?
    As an architect, one of the best outcomes that could come from this mess will be that homes such as this in the future will be purchasd by families who will rebuild them to accomodate their needs and lifestyle, instead of to try to create a look that will “sell”.

  4. Posted by corntrollio

    eddy — thanks for mapjack link. The funniest thing is the Golden Retriever patrolling the winding driveway house across the street!

  5. Posted by eddy

    That dog is great!
    The more I look at the MLS photo the more I’m convinced that it’s a virtual image. It just doesn’t seem to sit right in that pic.

  6. Posted by sf jack

    “How much of the north of California San Francisco economy was devoted to so-called ‘professional’ developers who were really confusing their profits being created from their ‘professional’ skills, instead of being created by an ever expanding easy available real estate dept bubble?”
    *****
    Ah, this is similar to what I was asking in 2005.
    “How much of the San Francisco Bay Area economy is devoted to ‘professional’ bubble riders who have really been confusing their windfalls (from consumer tech/dotcom, finance or all things real estate related) to being created from their ‘professional’ skills, instead of being created by an ever expanding easy available credit bubble?”

  7. Posted by geoff

    well it looks like the house went from white (check mapjack) to what looks like a soft pink exterior. not digging the pink.

  8. Posted by sleepiguy

    This house was 100% rebuilt over the last couple of years. I’m not really loving the faux french facade. Maybe it’s just me, but the pitch of the roof is aesthetically off. They obviously wanted full floor ceiling height on the added floor, but it looks strange to me.
    This is a really tough sell. The other house on Washington is in a superior location on the north side and is 2.5 million cheaper. Unless the interior is really spectacular, I can’t really see it selling close to asking. I bet a lot of wiggle room is built into the pricing.

  9. Posted by Joshua

    There’s a strange, inbred world of “professional” developers, agents, stagers, etc. who think they know what buyers want. Typically they don’t. Walking through some of the houses on the market makes me literally laugh b/c of money wasted on frivolous features no buyer would ever choose.
    There’s some old saying that [straight] women don’t dress for men, they dress for other women. Well people in the biz do the same thing. They’d make a lot more money if they created and marketed houses that fit buyers’ needs, not the conventional wisdom of their peers/competition.

  10. Posted by eddy

    Here is my all time favorite setback:
    2727 Pierce – The Casebolt House
    http://www.mapjack.com/?8hCnWLpxbFqE
    There is also a nice little SF Chron article in the name link covering some of the nicer homes in PH.

  11. Posted by eddy

    1772 gets a nice little mention in this article worth reading.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/05/BAGUKPLK381.DTL

  12. Posted by eddy

    In Escrow. Never cease to be amazed by top notch remodels.

  13. Posted by John

    Wasn’t this house started over 2 and a half years ago?
    I thought there were lots of problems with it.
    Didn’t someone die during the renovation in the house?

  14. Posted by eddy

    In Escrow Firm

  15. Posted by eddy

    Sold, confidential.

  16. Posted by geoff

    If you were impressed with the architecture and/or the ability of this project to fetch top-dollar in this market, get in touch with the architect, Geoff Gibson, Winder Gibson Architects. gibson@archsf.com. We work on residential and commercial projects of all sizes, from kitchen remodels up to additions and new homes.

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