685 Marina Boulevard Entry

Built in 1930, purchased in a foreclosure sale for $2.4 million in 2003, and renovated in 2004, the Spanish Mediterranean home at 685 Marina Boulevard hasn’t been stripped of its original style and character.

But modern features (such as heated bathroom floors) and amenities (pot filler alert) have been seamlessly integrated into the four-bedroom Marina home which is now on the market for $6.75 million.

24 thoughts on “Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)”
  1. Reminds me of that house in “Double Indemnity”. I expected to see Barbara Stanwyck at the top of the stairs in a towel.

  2. I think the house would benefit from a bit more faux painting, and more detail. Particularly the kitchen. I think there are a few more square inches that have not been touched by the interior decorator. I guess in this case, more is more.

  3. So tasteful. I would prefer a nice bright white instead of the “sponge” beige of the walls and ceilings.

    1. Beautiful, tasteful, consistent and with the right level of detail. You can see the expense in fine details like the handmade tiles, iron work, and exposed hinged inset cabinetry. Although I’m not a fan of the color on the walls in some rooms, I’m thinking it’s tinted plaster. I’d prefer an off-white like the kitchen ceiling — bright white would be too harsh against the warm woods and tile. That’s a quibble. To see it done wrong,

    1. Because all the young, rich tech and finance folks would prefer sleek white and steel like you see in NV and the Mission? Your comment, like many of yours on this site, is ridiculous. Also, pictures don’t smell.

      1. Do you really think Mediterranean (across the world from the Mediterranean) is more than a niche style that most people (and particularly most young people) don’t choose to live in full time?

        (and soccermom has my vote for most witty commenter two years running)

          1. Oh, come on. This neighborhood didn’t even exist until centuries after the Spaniards. I’ll double down and put it out there that an Ohlone hut would be “niche housing” as well.

          2. I mean that there is a local style based on homes built during the Spanish colonial period in the Americas. This isn’t “Mediterranean”.

    2. Yeah, i like the smell of old rich women, or rich people in general. After all I live in western SOMA and smell young poor people everyday…

    3. True but don’t you love senior ladies & gents? I love them. They’re awesome, and the stories they could tell….

  4. No doubt the developer got a discount on all the little lights in the ceilings.
    But compared to the white shoebox it might have been, the developer at least preserved the architectural inspiration of the original.
    What is going to happen to houses in the Marina in the next 1989 or larger earthquake? Is there a discount for the risk?

    1. Having been IN the Marina when there was a huge jolt once, it was unlike anything I’ve ever felt before in any earthquake zone. It felt like the building was on ice and was sliding. Scariest feeling ever, and I’ve lived through quite a few earthquakes in different parts. The building I was in survived intact, this was before the last big one.

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