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Soul Searching

About three weeks ago we broke the story about the $65,000,000 mansion hitting the San Francisco market. And although the mainstream press ran with the story about a week later (with nary a nod to good old SocketSite…) we don’t remember any coverage of the following little tidbit submitted... Read More »

Truth In Advertising: 1750 Taylor (Royal Towers)

Truth In Advertising: 1750 Taylor (Royal Towers)

It’s not often that we wholeheartedly agree with an agent’s description of a listing. In the case of 1750 Taylor #1301, we just might… “With over 3,200 square feet of living space, state-of-the-art amenities, walls of steel & glass, and three terraces, this magnificent home offers unequalled sophistication and... Read More »

Curbed Shoots…And Scores?

Curbed jumps on the 300 Sea Cliff bandwagon we started about ten months ago…and ends up simply getting emailed the real scoop. Nice. A couple of excerpts: “I lived at 300 Seacliff growing up during the 80’s and 90’s. I probably know more about the house than anyone around.... Read More »

QuickLinks: fabfaves

∙ fabprefab’s newsletter number 12 is hot off the presses ∙ fablist (Prefab dwellings available now) Read More »

Can’t Sell?  Then Stucco!

Can’t Sell? Then Stucco!

Matt Jalbert of le blog exuberance captures the infamous 300 Sea Cliff Avenue undergoing a “modern” face lift. In Matt’s own words, “I guess no millionaires appreciate that old-school hollow red brick façade. And rather than lower the price, it appears that the sellers decided to update the property... Read More »

1200 Indiana: Flip Or Folly?

1200 Indiana: Flip Or Folly?

If we remember correctly, the ultra modern (and apparently “URBAN FABULOUS”) live/work space at 1200 Indiana last changed hands was last on the market about nine months ago after it was (listed at $1,998,000 with Herth). Well, it’s back on the market with a new price ($2,188,000) and a... Read More »

A Week of Atonement

A Week of Atonement

So we mange to wax poetic (“stunning – from the design, to the finishes, to the views”) about the new “Green” house at 520 Clipper. We give accolades to the builder (Lorax Development) and even point out the broker (Brown & Co.). The only person we forget to mention?... Read More »

The Greenest Home In San Francisco

The Greenest Home In San Francisco

Advertising the “very first City-approved installation of a rainwater catchment system”, recycled blue jean denim insulation, reclaimed hardwood flooring, and solar heating (along with numerous other “Green” features) , Brown & Co. and Lorax Development have dubbed 520 Clipper “The Greenest Home in San Francisco”. We just might have... Read More »

Party Like It’s 2002 (California)

Party Like It’s 2002 (California)

Sporting a fantastic facade, a killer Mediterranean courtyard, and “great bones”, we think 2002 California could make one of the swankiest bachelor(ette) pads in the city. That’s assuming, of course, that you’re willing to completely gut, remodel, and drop invest another $500k on top of the $1,349,000 asking price.... Read More »

Friday Fun: Name This House

Friday Fun: Name This House

Welcome to the inaugural installment of SocketSite’s Name This House™ (just sounds better than “identify this house”). First up, an ex-bachelor pad with a modern façade that belies quite possibly the best bay views in San Francisco. Unfortunately we’ve only seen pictures of the views, so bonus points to... Read More »