2523 Steiner 5/2/11 (

Another coat of now chocolatey colored paint has been applied to the façade of 2523 Steiner. As a plugged-in reader wonders, will the third time be the color charm?

And considering that the previous coats of paint weren’t first stripped from the hardwood around the windows before re-painting, how long will the current coat of color last?

Color Me Yours At 2523 Steiner [SocketSite]
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The Freshly Re-Finished Façade Of 2523 Steiner [SocketSite]
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Pacific Heights For 50 Percent Below 2006 Expectations And Debt [SocketSite]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Denis

    Yup, as soon as I drove by this with a friend of mine, I immediately mentioned that the paint will start peeling in three months (maybe less) because this last coat is over two other coats with no primer.
    I mentioned this in the other thread, but does anyone want to guess what this sells for? I’m going to say 850k.

  2. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    What? Denis’ comment gave hope that the finally got it right but this is the worst color combo yet. It seems like they tried to modulate +/- the magenta component of the brick color to create the two new colors. One with less magenta and the other with more. The resulting effect is a little hard to describe without getting graphic.
    Either that or the SocketSite photographer has the white balance really messed up.

  3. Posted by Denis

    I think it looks worse in the picture. I didn’t say it was good, I said it was acceptable. I’m heading by it in a bit, so I’ll take another look. The picture makes it totally look like a chocolate cake.

  4. Posted by gh

    Better, but yes, the green will be showing through momentarily…

  5. Posted by lol

    Get ready for the next episode:
    Tomorrow, the painters will come back and sand paper the edges to expose the different layers of paint.
    Making it look distressed was the plan all along.
    It will be known as the “Shabby Chic” house.

  6. Posted by SocketSite

    I think it [looked] worse in the [original] picture.
    Agreed, but unfortunately it was the best we could do this morning as we haven’t yet mastered our control of the sun (although we are working on it). While shadowed, the updated image above provides a more accurate representation of the colors.

  7. Posted by Hmmm

    I actually like it.

  8. Posted by Lori

    Better, but still a miss. Now it looks like paneling in a 1970s basement. The dark chocolate is OK but it also needs a lighter, possibly cream color to balance it out. The detailing around the windows is getting lost in one dark mass.

  9. Posted by tony

    Best yet. 2-3 more rounds and they should have it dialed in…

  10. Posted by SocketSite

    Apparently we’re not the only ones who are enamored with chocolate as 2523 Steiner is now in escrow “firm” (i.e., all contingencies have been waived).

  11. Posted by tipster

    I can see the postcards sent to the neighbors now:
    Sold! Over Asking with multiple offers paint jobs!

  12. Posted by Denis

    Obviously, this last coat was part of a contingency to get it into contract. So I’m guessing it wasn’t sold to a developer. Good luck to the buyers. I hope they have great insurance.
    Meanwhile, in D7, 2400 Vallejo was being staged today. This could be a great developer project were it not for the unfortunate fact that it’s next door to the infamous Arden Van Upp’s current residence/rat-motel. Also, a home that just sold last year may be coming back soon…

  13. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    … in escrow “firm”
    This might go down in history as the first successful use of the “fly fishing” technique to sell a house.
    “Well usually you could get a bite with a deep muted hue and off white trim lure. Not this year. It was back in ’11. No good fly fishermen heads to the stream with only one lure, you wouldn’t want to when moving a large property either. You cast a few times with that reliable fly. Then start switchin up the colors. We tried raw meat, then sufferin succotash, then salmon pate. Finally tried chocolate mousse with peanuts and caramel. BAM! A big one pops up from the surface and swallers her whole. Yup. MmmHmm”

  14. Posted by Eddy

    Going out on a limb here andni predict this will not close. Happy to be proven wrong as i’d love to see the comp.

  15. Posted by jlasf

    Much better on the outside, but the inside is still a totally incomprehensible mess. I predict a world-record amount
    of buyer’s remorse.

  16. Posted by Denis

    $1.26… Did anyone post this yet? All I have to say is, good luck…

  17. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    New color scheme within two months.

  18. Posted by Denis

    ^ you know what.. I bet the current scheme was picked out by the buyers during escrow. My thought is that they move in as is..

  19. Posted by eddy

    2400 Vallejo closed for $3.55. Amazing purchase.

  20. Posted by Eddy

    Why rent when you can buy this at 2.45m! Back on market after selling In 2011

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