Taken “down to the studs” and modernized, “with no details left unfinished,” the remodeled four-bedroom Bayview home at 1119 Hollister sold for $1.15 million in 2019 and then again for $1.17 million in early 2021 with a high-end stove switcheroo.

The “absolute gem” is now back on the market, listed for $1.199 million, a sale at which would represent total appreciation of 2.5 percent over the past two years on an apples-to-apples basis for the 1,774-square-foot home while the index for “San Francisco” homes values is “still up 18 percent” over the same period of time.

If you think you know Bayview and the market for single-family homes, now’s the time to tell.

18 thoughts on “A Modernized Bayview Home Returns”
  1. This would have been a damned convenient location in the days when Paul Ave. Caltrain still existed. These days you’d have to escape by car.

    1. Paul Avenue was probably the scariest station when it was open. Super narrow platforms, no lighting, in a culvert, under a road bridge, with absolutely no escape should there be trouble. And since only a few locals would stop there, high-speed trains blowing past at 60 mph. Not my idea of convenience.

  2. Feels like the editor is jumping to conclusions on this one. Pricing it at $1.199M with the goal of getting $1.3M or more has been the standard playbook for 10 years now. The editor is probably right, it won’t fetch its 2021 price, but I would have waited until a sale is complete before highlighting.

    1. What conclusion was jumped to ?? All the story did was point out it was for sale. Or are you implying the site has an agenda…namely hgh-lighting the worst performers.

    1. Well, the flipper or the person who decided to “modernize” the home probably made the conscious decision to spend more of the improvement budget on the interior “modernization” rather than on a yard that would have called for actual grass planting, drip irrigation or sprinkler installation, etc.. I am not a flipper, so I’m assuming that a four-bedroom home would be targeting a family.
      Whether the gravel was a good decision for maximizing resale value is arguable.

      1. Bark chips would have been preferable IMO… at least they can be disposed of easily as they’re much lighter and can be composted. I assume it’d be less expensive than gravel both in material and labor.
        With all that heavy gravel it would feel like such a burden if I were thinking of buying this house.

        1. I think the gravel is better at keeping down the weeds. It’s also much better for fire safety; admittedly Bayview isn’t much of a wildfire risk, but non-flamability is a general trend.

  3. That kitchen looks like it came out of a studio apartment. Why put in a $$$ stove with hardly any counter space or cabinets?

  4. The people who delivered the original La Cornue must have double and triple checked the address before they unloaded the truck.If I had been looking at the house as a buyer I would have immediately been suspicious that they were desperately trying to distract me from something. Even in Pacific Heights a La Cornue is a bit over the top, don’t you think?

    1. Judging by that “kitchen of the rather spectacular Victorian home at 2187 California St.” in Lower Pacific Heights, that had one installed prior to it’s last changing hands in 2020, maybe it isn’t so out of the ordinary in that neighborhood. It’s a status symbol to impress one’s guests.

  5. I always laugh out loud when I see houses like at those kind of prices given exactly where they are located. I’d guess they only sell to recent arrivals in SF who know nothing about the history of that area. Or else to some kind of real estate “investor” hoping to find a bigger fool to sell onto.

    That was a solid blue collar area when built but by the 1960’s it was already rapidly going downhill. By the 1980’s it was one of those no go areas unless you had to misfortune to live there and did not sell up before it was too late. I remember back then houses around there being on the market for years even at a very steep discount from those the other side of 101. And that was not a great area either. Geneva Towers anyone? Cheap rentals too. Lowest in SF. Almost all Section 8’s.

    Anyone who lived in SF pre mid 1990’s has their own “crime map” of SF. Neighborhoods that were safe, neighborhoods that were marginal, neighborhoods that were outright dangerous. All neighborhoods got a lot safer after the mid 1990’s for a variety of reasons but the “reforms” of the last decade have reset the SF “crime map” in almost all neighborhoods back to the early 1990’s. Neighborhoods that were dangerous then are getting dangerous again. Sure that neighborhood is not as dangerous as Hunters Point. But that’s a benchmark you dont want to be compared with.

    For reference thirty years ago everything south of Army St to 101 on 3’rd St was lock your car doors and do rolling stops if needed. Required at night. If you dont know what a rolling stop at a red light is then you must nt have been around back then.

      1. I’d vote Breed over him any day. She at least knows the “real” SF. He is just another Trust Fund Baby i.e mind numbingly stupid with a huge sense of entitlement.

        The sort of idiot who think poverty causes crime. And that street people are “homeless” rather than mostly recently arrived in town addicts who refuse rehab. Or the mentally ill who cannot be treated due to lawsuits brought by the ACLU and other “activists”. Or has nt notices despite the billions spent on “homelessness” in SF over the last 30 years the number of street people is the same. And still the same sort of people. But its been a nice little scam for the “homeless industry”. A problem that does not exist that cannot be solved.

        Where’s Sunny Jim Rolph when you need him.

        Not a lot can be done crimewise until Props 47 / 57 are overturned. Even a competent City DA cannot prosecute most crime in SF. And as long as the DPA runs the SFPD most crims in that particular area cannot be prosecuted, because, reasons. And the SF Housing Authority cannot do the big clean out of criminals and gang members living in public housing like they did in the 1990’s because of recent state laws like AB1418. Its easier to understand whats going on when you accept that some elected officials are actually working for the gangs and cartels. Just like most of the did before they were elected to office. As lawyers.

        That particular area could be really nice. A great location. But only when SF public housing demographics accurately represent current SF poverty demographics not the demographics of 50+ years ago. But thats another story.

      2. Of course, it really doesn’t matter that Daniel Lurie might be out of touch with normal folk. What matters is that he is in touch with members of the donor class that can fund his campaign and what they think. He can probably write off every voter in Bayview and as long as he has enough money, can run enough advertising to convince other voters citywide and win.

        As far as homelessness, as I’ve said here before, Mayor Breed is constrained considerably by what the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case Martin v. City of Boise and if Mr. Lurie wins, he’ll find out that no change in “leadership” is going to going to enable future mayors to clear out encampments en masse.

  6. UPDATE: Having failed to garner an acceptable “over asking!” offer, the list price for 1119 Hollister has just been increased to $1.29 million, touting “Transparent Pricing” as a feature versus flaw.

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