224 Sea Cliff Avenue

While the 6,375 square foot home at 130 Sea Cliff Avenue has sold for a reported $13,000,000, down the street at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue the 5,552 square foot home is scheduled to hit the courthouse steps tomorrow with $7,983,898 owed on a 2007 era first mortgage for $6,000,000.

Owned by Brugnara Properties VI, a name which might ring a few bells (or perhaps bars), in addition to the foreclosing first, a note for $11,350,000 was added in 2008.

If you see some suits on the steps tomorrow, say hello to lenders number two.

41 thoughts on “Luke Feels the Foreclosure Force (as Do Lenders Number Two)”
  1. It boggles my mind that banks are willing to give $6,000,000 mortgages. If you can’t pay cash for a house this expensive, you can’t afford it, the ongoing maintenance, the property taxes, the Downton Abbey-esque servants, etc.
    If a bank is this stupid to write such a big mortgage, I’d be fine with that, provided once the bank goes in to financial distress, it was allowed to shrivel and die like the incompetent nincompoop it is, and not receive a taxpayer bailout.
    We live in a world of privatized gains and socialized losses.

  2. i live in the neighborhood and this place is a dump. it all makes sense now. clearly the guy was never meant for the neighborhood. i will be happy once this gets foreclosed on and the new owners gut it and clean it up.

  3. Now this is a property that could fetch 50% of $13M. There will be no cash bidders for this place on the courthouse steps. This is one of the few remaining homes on this block that hasn’t gone under a massive MM renovation. Only 3-5 more and that stretch of ocean front real estate will be fully transformed. I’m trying to think of some join the dark side joke but I’m not that creative right now.

  4. “the guy was never meant for the neighborhood” is possibly the snobbiest thing I’ve read on this site. Oh dear, clearly one of the hoi polloi… glad they’ll be heading back to Lake St where they belong…

  5. @ James
    this site is full of inflated egos.
    I’m sure residents of the Upper East Side would scoff at such a pedestrian neighborhood.

  6. DataDude,
    To hell with 6 mil. That’s not actually entirely ridiculous for a market like this. I sort of agree with the “if you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it” thing, but there’s more to it than that.
    What boggles my mind is that some ninny wrote an 11+ mil second knowing that 6 was already there. What were they possibly thinking? Who did they ask for the appraisal, the former owner of 830 El Camino?
    So, someone pulled $17 million out of this place within a two year stretch. Jeez. I suppose I’d just hang around until they kicked me out and then chuck the keys at them too. They can afford to buy a pretty nice place all cash now I guess.

  7. Sale postponed to June 18th
    6/18/2012 2:00:00 PM
    Address: 224 SEA CLIFF AVENUE
    State: CA
    Zip: 94121
    County: San Francisco
    APN: 10-1307-001S-01
    Sale Status: Postponed to 06/18/2012
    (Trustee’s Discretion)
    TS Number: 20100015004574
    ASAP Number: 4246380
    Notice of Sale Amt: $7,983,898.03
    Opening Bid Amt: 0
    Sold Amt: 0
    Sale Location: At the Van Ness Avenue entrance to City Hall, 400 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94101

  8. let me clarify the statement “the guy was never meant for the neighborhood”
    no snobbiness intended. simply the house stands out like a sore thumb. every single house on the block is maintained impeccably. this one isn’t. chipped and peeling paint. sunbleached rotting toys on that front deck. if that makes me a snob, whatevs!

  9. momonthego –
    I knew what you meant. Sea Cliff is so meticulously maintained that the few houses that aren’t really stand out.

  10. Luke has lived in Sea Cliff longer than 90% of his Sea cliff neighbors and “belongs” there more- so than any newbee, as Luke has completed over $2B of commecial real estate deals; according to records he purchased his house in the 90s from Cheech Marin…losers have hated on Luke for years because of his success…

  11. I saw Luke and his kids playing basketball at his house yesterday, I guess he found a way to pay the $18M…ha ha …the annoymous losers/cowards that hate Luke so much for his success should say to his face what they are thinking about him..

  12. I saw Luke and his kids playing basketball at his house yesterday, I guess he found a way to pay the $18M
    While the auction has been postponed, 224 Sea Cliff remains in foreclosure and is currently scheduled to hit the courthouse steps on 12/10/12.

  13. looks like a negotiated workout to me……you guys at Socketsite really are sad haters….anonymous/cowardly haters…

  14. Socketsite should be carefull what it writes….libel lawsuits are very expensive to defend and lose..ask Joe Francis about his $40M judgement when Wynn sued him …..224 Sea Cliff is not “hitting the courthouse steps” nor is it scheduled for “auction”..nor does Luke “Feel the Force” from anyone….Socketsite will feel the force from Luke though….annonymity is a glass shield.

  15. That’s odd that SocketSite tries to target Luke Brugnara…what is the connection between the owners of Socket Site and Luke?? did Luke evict SocketSite from one of his office buildings, or do your wives have a crush on him????…lol….Luke has lived in Sea Cliff for longer than anyone on that cliff; I know because I work for him….as much as you wish for Luke’s demise it will never happen because Luke is a winner.

  16. Yeah, what is this horrible obession SS has with Brugnara’s multi-million dollar foreclosures?!? I mean don’t you think you are over doing it with a post in 2008 and a post in 2012? Seriously mentioning his name more than once every five years is a clear sign you have a grudge against him!

  17. Luke Brugnara has never had a foreclosure on any property he or his businesses have owned. Luke has completed a mind-boggling $2B worth of commercial real estate deals in SF and LV since 1992….Luke is certainly the most successful commercial developer San Francisco has ever had.. he currently owns one of the best corners on the Las Vegas Strip, right next to Wynn Resorts..that site alone is worth over $550M!!

  18. You guys at Socket Site know nothing about Luke or business….Luke’s mortgages are all current and he has paid in full lenders more than $1B of commercial loans since 1992..the people who own and write for Socket Site are very ignorant about business. Your very fortunate Luke hasn’t sued Socket Site and its principals for libel.

  19. Having been postponed by way of beneficiary request, a trustee sale for 224 Sea Cliff Avenue is currently scheduled for 6/3/13 (TS#20100015004574).
    We’re not targeting Luke nor do we wish for his demise. Roughly 69 percent of scheduled foreclosure auctions in San Francisco were cancelled in 2012 and the auction for 224 Sea Cliff Avenue could be as well, but for now, it’s still listed as Active in the system as outlined above.

  20. This is exactly why Socket Site is going to be sued for libel by Luke Brugnara. There is no foreclosure scheduled June 3rd, nor is there a foreclosure scheduled for any date at all on this property…I just phoned up the trustee and confirmed this fact (I suggest you do the same)….your inaccurate information and the libelous title to this thread is further indication of your intent to libel Luke Brugnara …I can inform you that suing the principals of Socket Site for libel are on Luke’s “things to do list”. I suggest you delete this libelous thread immediately.

  21. Is he going to sue Zillow too? Cause I just looked on there and they are libeling him by saying this property is in “pre-foreclosure” as well.

  22. So how much does a reputation management service cost?
    and do you get paid by the word, by the post, or is it a flat fee?

  23. I don’t know, but it seems to be working. The editors keep deleting my posts!
    [Editor’s Note: Stick to the facts, there’s no need to fan the flames.]

  24. Online reputation is a pain to restore. But I’d say restoring your reputation is just like fixing your credit: the best cure is always prevention.

  25. What is hilarious here is that in his “defense” of LB mjp is actually doing the opposite by reawakening an old thread that most people had long forgotten.

  26. The scheduled foreclosure auction for 224 Sea Cliff Avenue (TS#20100015004574) has been cancelled and there are no other auctions scheduled for the property.

  27. Looks like the one year rule takes effect.
    Address: 224 SEA CLIFF AVENUE
    State: CA
    Zip: 94121
    County: San Francisco
    APN: 10-1307-001S-01
    Sale Status: Cancelled on 05/20/2013

  28. you guys are idiots…the $11,350,000 2nd TD is paid off in full and reconveyed, the first is not in foreclosure, and all the property taxes are paid…stop being so envious of Luke…

  29. S.F. con accused of not paying for $11M worth of art
    Luke Brugnara, 50, was named in a complaint unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors accused him of taking delivery of the art and then refusing to pay for the pieces or return them.

    The dealer went into the home and “observed it was almost empty with the exception of two chairs” and had no artwork inside, Desor wrote.

    1. Arrgh. What a hassle for the art dealer. Maybe LB confused the art for tenant’s deposits? Also noted in the article that he was convicted for poaching trout as well. He must feel that he’s above all laws.

  30. I wonder if that’s how he paid off that second mortgage?! LOL. That is a heck of a scam if true. What a con artist!

  31. Scorercard & MJP are both Luke Brugnara. The comments of Scorecrd, mjp, & dgump on this related article also appear to be Luke Brugnara:

    I’ve heard him speak and it sounds just like him. This guy is absolutely pathological! It’s now 2015, and on 9/8/15 at 2pm, LuckyLukeBrugnara is scheduled to be sentenced in Judge Alsup’s courtroom for being found guilty on 6 of 9 counts to include mail fraud, wire fraud, escape & contempt. He was facing up to 115 years in prison for telling Rose Long he wanted to buy her art and put it in his museum. A museum he doesn’t own. He is destitute. I saw his entire trial. He’s a piece of work. He yelled at the judge daily, lobbing insult after insult to Alsup and Robin Harris, the prosecutor. He disrespected the entire justice system with his act of “defending himself.”

    He put on absolutely NO defense. After telling the jury he would testify because he had “a lot to say.” He stalled as long as he could, then said nothing to defend why he stated he would buy someone’s $11M art collection for a museum when a year prior he filed reports with the court that he had nothing: no money, no assets, no income, no potential. One letter he wrote to a probation officer for her to include, or use for her own report, suggested he was likely going to have to be a high school coach because he was done…all washed up with no potential to earn money in the future. (Probably, the only true thing he ever wrote!)

    One of the jurors on his trial had to be expelled from the case for lying about his prior arrest record. When everyone was asked to leave the courtroom so they could ask about the juror’s criminal history, he was overheard telling the judge he was accused of rape when he had sex with a prostitute and refused to pay her the agreed rate. She later dropped the charges, yet he didn’t disclose the arrest up front. Brugnara was later found guilty once the juror in question was removed and the replacement lady was brought in, because the guy who Alsup removed wanted to vote not guilty. He screamed Brugnara was “innocent because he was Italian” He also screamed the jury was prejudice against Brugnara because he was Italian. (If you haven’t guessed, the crazy juror was an immigrant from Italy or close to it).

    They removed him and took him to the hospital for a psych eval. In true Brugnara fashion, he approached the juror before his removal…clapped his hands repeatedly in the guy’s face and told him, “you’re not helping me here!” Alsup gave Brugnara an additional 90 days for contempt for that stupid stunt. Brugnara racked up over 470 days in jail for contempt! How do you not posses any self control Mr. Brugnara?

    This guy may have had a moment of brilliance in his past, but whatever he’s been smokin’ over the years has made him look worn and old, way older than his years, and crazy as all heck. Brugnara gives new meaning to the term crazy eyes – they’re black, cold, and dead. Sorry Luke, I guess you’re luck just ran out!

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