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1011 Green (Image Source: MapJack.com)
Purchased for $3,600,000 two years ago tomorrow, 1011 Green is a “sensational home on the best block of Russian Hill” that’s been “beautifully renovated by Arthur McLaughlin and Associates” (twas McLaughlin owned from 2005 to 2008) with bay views from the top.
1011 Green Kitchen
Listed ever so briefly anew yesterday for $2,998,000, its asking price was quickly changed to $3,298,000. Asking $3,695,000 in June of last year, reduced to $3,495,000 in September, and then withdrawn this December past.
UPDATE: And as a plugged-in reader notes, also available for rent at $9,999 per month (and its website site still notes $3,495,000 versus $2,998,000 $3,298,000 on the MLS).
∙ Listing: 1011 Green (3/2.5) – $3,298,000 [MLS] [1011green.com] [Map]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by JLSF

    And of course offered for rent for 10k a month. Annual rent = 3.6% of asking. Link to the craigslist post below.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/apa/1535419341.html

  2. Posted by Sally-M

    I guess they keep their meat & veggies cool through some sort of alien tech? Where is the fridge?

  3. Posted by DZinerSF

    @ Sally: Those six big drawers are fridges/freezers. Makes for cleaner lined countertops and the mirror backsplash.

  4. Posted by OneEyedMan

    Too funny on the fridge. I guess they exhausted their appliance budget before they got to the microwave and had to pick up a countertop model at Target. I would have hidden the m/w in the closet for these photos out of embarrassment over such a stupid design boo-boo.

  5. Posted by jon

    Wow, this is not dissimilar to having 6 of those Igloo coolers, that I take camping. I wouldn’t have to transfer the unused food to the fridge.
    At least the coolers can be dumped upside down to clean them. Is that how you clean these?

  6. Posted by tipster

    Anyone know how energy efficient 6 refrigerators will be?

  7. Posted by EBGuy

    Anyone know how energy efficient 6 refrigerators will be?
    tipster, not sure if you being facetious, but here’s the quick analysis I did on the Beaver Street thread.
    Did a quick comparison between a Subzero drawer model (~5cu.ft.) and my LG fridge/freezer (~15cu.ft./~7cu.ft.). The Subzero uses 337kWh/year compared to 465kWh for my entire refrigerator with bottom freezer. Yikes!

  8. Posted by jon

    Most of this type’s efficiency lies in the fact that you are opening only one drawer instead of accessing the whole unit as in an upright model.
    I would prefer the upright because the items are much more visible. Plus, they are easier to clean.
    I have a chest model freezer. I believe there is deer meat at the bottom, shot by my deceased step-father, from the 1950’s.

  9. Posted by anon

    Suprised they didn’t make a stealth microwave in one of the upper cabinets!

  10. Posted by tipster

    I kind of thought that’s how it would work. So you basically use 4x the electricity for a setup like that. You may only be opening one drawer instead of the whole fridge, but air isn’t that hard to rechill. The bigger problem is 6 compressors and insulation that probably isn’t as good as a regular fridge.
    So for about 15 minutes a day, it works a little easier not rechilling as much air, and for the other 23.75 hours, it struggles against the inefficiency of 6 compressors and less insulation. 6x the maintenance costs too.
    Dumb.

  11. Posted by anon

    Agree on the terrible fridge design. At least they didn’t claim to be green? (except for the street…)

  12. Posted by Yum!

    So now you have to open SIX drawers, stand in front of each for 2-3 mintues and wonder what to eat!

  13. Posted by D

    +$3M for horrible curb appeal. “Look, honey! I bought us a garage!”

  14. Posted by sleepiguy

    I remember when this was for sale back in the mid 00s as a Malin listing. It sat and sat on the market for months and was finally withdrawn and eventually sold off the MLS. (Didn’t I just write this exact post about another house?) Even during the “peak” market years, this was a tough sell. Good luck!

  15. Posted by tipster

    BTW, thanks EBGuy for the analysis. As usual, your numbers are helpful.

  16. Posted by johnqh

    I have no opinion over the property. However, my two cents over the frig.
    The benefit of multiple compartmented frigs is that you have specialize. The bread drawer should just be cool, while meat should be frozen. Vegetables and icecream will also require different temperatures.
    So, no, you don’t need to open six drawers to decide what to eat.
    Also, cold air stay at the bottom. When you open an upright frig, the cold air come out. When you draw a frig drawer, the cold air stay in. Drawers are much more energy efficient design. That’s why street vendors use top-open design, and all coolers (the ones you use for camping, or ice box in sailboats) are top-open.
    In other countries, even top-right frigs have compartments. If you go to Asia, observe. The frigs have separate doors for the freezer section and chill section (and the freezer is on bottom). When you open the freezer door, you will see multiple drawers.
    And don’t use the compressor rating for energy calculation. Once the temperature reaches the designated point, the compressor works only to keep it at that temperature. The total energy used depends on the insulation, not the compressor rating.
    So, the drawer type should be more energy efficient for the same volume.

  17. Posted by anon

    sorry johnqh, even with all the alleged efficiencies that you mention, 6 fridges are going to be less efficient than 1 for reasons mentioned above. The efficiencies of separate temperatures/top-open/etc do not offset the inefficiencies of this arrangement such as multiple compressors, insulation, maintenance, etc. that tipster mentioned.
    Let’s not pretend this is about efficiency — it’s purely about style.

  18. Posted by johnqh

    When did tipster become authority on energy efficiency?
    First, pay attention to the last few words: “for the same volume”.
    Second, Multiple compressors does not mean it is definitely less efficient. Let’s use another example – if you have a big house, often it is more efficient to zone it and use multiple heaters. This is the same concept.
    Third, I was talking about “efficiency”, not “cost”. Maintenance is a cost factor, not efficiency factor.
    Fourth, while insulation is a valid factor, I believe the insulation for regular up-tight models are as efficient as it can be, and I don’t believe the drawer models are worse. It also depends on the design – the six drawers may be wrapped by an overall insulation. There is no evidence to say either one is better.

  19. Posted by anon

    I don’t know if tipster is an authority, but looks at the numbers above, johnqh.
    15cuft fridge/7cuft freezer in a combined LG upright = 465 kwh/year vs. 337 kwh/year for a 5cuft Subzero drawer. Maybe those aren’t typical models, but I bet those aren’t far off from a typical scenario. It doesn’t seem like your claim of “for the same volume” holds just based on real world results.
    Comparing a fridge to a house doesn’t really work very well. We’re talking about completely different applications.

  20. Posted by straw

    Drawer fridges don’t seem like a terrible idea. Why would you need six compressors? You’d think they could share.

  21. Posted by SocketSite

    The listing for 1011 Green has been withdrawn from the MLS after 43 days on the market without a sale (or re-reduction).

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