The “two-bedroom” home at 2140 Great Highway hit the market earlier this year, with a marketing push touting its “Mondrian inspired” paint job (which the seller had successfully maintained for two decades).

“Featuring unobstructed views of the sun, sky, sand and surf,” and a newly landscaped backyard (not to mention a second entrance and the “framework” for a second kitchen/unit, which is adjacent to an unlisted third bedroom and second bath), the home sold for $2.05 million in mid-March with additional fanfare.

And according to a plugged-in reader, the new owner of the home is now getting quotes for repainting its facade, “in order to avoid people stopping and gawking at the house” (and constantly obstructing those aforementioned views and otherwise bucolic ocean vibe).

Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by ben wa

    So she/he didn’t pay $2k/sq ft for the artful paint job……..

    • Posted by SocketSite

      According to industry stats, and perhaps a postcard or two, the official sale price was actually a little under “$1,600 per square foot!”

      Of course, that’s not accounting for the “framework” for a second kitchen/unit (which happens to be attached to an unlisted third bedroom and second full bath), as we outlined above.

      • Posted by Jeff

        Interesting that there is no permit history for that work performed.
        It would be a real shame if someone reported it to DBI…

        • Posted by CC

          Sorry, DBI seems reticent to strictly enforce the rules when it comes to illegal units. I have seen more then one complaint closed where a kitchen ceases to be a kitchen when the oven / stove is removed. Bedrooms simply become an office, media room, exercise room, tool room etc.

  2. Posted by bachman_erlich_overdrive

    No doubt every person who mourns the loss of this landmark will go and replicate it on her own home.

  3. Posted by bdunn

    Unobstructed view of the sun? Is it ever not foggy out there?

    • Posted by bachman_erlich_overdrive

      No, never!

      While you’re here visiting San Francisco, be sure to check out Coit Tower (it DOES look like a fire hose nozzle!) and try some Dungeness crab down at good ol’ Fisherman’s Wharf! Finish it off with a world famous cable car ride! Gosh that Lombard Street sure is twisty!

  4. Posted by sanders

    tsunami insurance?

  5. Posted by not sure why this is all caps

    That second entrance just goes to the back yard, to which there’s no access except through the main house. Right? So that can’t support a second unit.

  6. Posted by John

    Oh, I know, paint it dark gray!

  7. Posted by Hanque

    It’s a PAINT JOB.

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