21 Farnum Kitchen After
It’s not apples to apples as the kitchen has been spruced up (after above, before below), the impact of which we’d probably overlook in and of itself in terms of apples, but the bathrooms have also been remodeled (and paint applied outside and throughout).
21 Farnum Kitchen Before
That being said, 21 Farnum sold for $749,000 in February 2009 (pre-sprucing) and is back on the market a year later asking $799,000 ($678 per square foot).
∙ Listing: 21 Farnum (3/2) – $799,000 [MLS]

14 thoughts on “Twelve Months Later A Spruced Up Twenty-One Farnum Returns”
  1. Kitchen spruce up looks to me like they painted the existing cabinets and put a new backsplash in. Not too much to write home about there.

  2. R, don’t overlook the new cabinet hardware, too. You have to admit, though… these little things do make the kitchen look much nicer.

  3. Man………you people are so critical and hard to please !
    Seriously, where can you find a remodeled 3/2 with parking in a single family home that is 1 block away from Noe Valley,..2 steps from Walter Hass park and great for kids and shopping nearby for $799k ? Glenn Park is a nice hood….

  4. “Seriously, where can you find a remodeled 3/2 …[feature list omitted]… for $799k ?”
    In 2009, where it was $50K cheaper and in a higher priced market. There’s no reason for this to cost more in the current 2010 market. Very little was invested in the renovations.
    I’m curious about the timing between the sales here though. Too short to be a normal end-user buyer’s hold. Far too long for a superficial flip.

  5. You miss the point Outsider, it is whether such a nominal kitchen update warrants a $50k price bump for the property. Even setting aside my personal taste preferences, it still doesn’t seem to be any real value add there.
    maybe the paint job??

  6. Looks like someone used a wide-angle in the “after” photo. If this is a spruce, it must be an Engelmann Spruce rather than a Sitka Spruce. They really could have done something better than this crappy paint job.

  7. ^^ Also the baths. The one there is a picture of is pretty nice. A quality whole house exterior paint job costs what, $15K – $20K? Don’t think this was intended as a cosmetic flip. The “move out” expenses will wipe out all the improvement costs they have experienced.

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