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Krafft Work

Krafft Work

A turn of the century condo at 2616 Jackson, and which is “attributed to renown architect” Julius E. Krafft, has been on the market for three months and has just undergone a second “Unbeatable price reduction!” of $405,000 (first reduction was $200,000). The condo is now listed at... Read More »

Haus Martin And Cass Calder Smith Architecture

Haus Martin And Cass Calder Smith Architecture

Our first glimpse of Haus Martin was through the pages of Dwell. Almost two years later, we cross paths with the website of Cass Calder Smith Architecture, which provides additional details (budget of $650,000) and pictures of the 1800 square foot “haus” at 611 Buena Vista Avenue. Read More »

The Cove (Candlestick Point)

The Cove (Candlestick Point)

Our first thought upon spying The Cove from 101: “Are they building a prison over there?” And after perusing their website (“Candlestick Point is one of the City’s hottest new neighborhoods,” and “fast becoming one the of the City’s most desirable addresses”), our second thought: “Uh….” The Cove consists... Read More »

Never Underestimate Curb Appeal

Over at Inman News, Bill & Kevin Burnett tackle the question of how to care for the wooden steps of a Victorian home. “The staircase is the first thing a visitor to your home sees. It sets the tone for the rest of the house.” ∙ Tips... Read More »

Contemporary Off Clipper

Contemporary Off Clipper

Speaking of former abodes, and as Curbed notes, the beautiful contemporary home that Richard Beard (architect) and Michael Booth (designer) built for themselves in 1995 came on the market this past Friday. And we have to admit, that of the 100 or so new properties that hit the market... Read More »

Noe Valley Bunny House For Sale

Noe Valley Bunny House For Sale

That’s right, the infamous (at least to some) Noe Valley Bunny House is for sale (although not yet listed on the MLS). Having often admired the bunny trim from the outside, we’re looking forward to getting our first peek inside this weekend (June 4). [Editor’s note: this is most... Read More »

The Art of the Listing

The Art of the Listing

Don’t get us wrong, we’re intrigued by 355 Bryant #102 (then again, perhaps it’s just the art), but we have to admit that we’re still struggling a bit with the description: “The kitchen and two sumptuous bathrooms are in total harmony with the bedroom areas with no sense of... Read More »

Victorian By Definition

Victorian By Definition

A reader almost reaches the end of his rope while pursuing the listing for 39 Chattanooga (“a historic Victorian fixer”) and writes, “Whatever is Victorian about this…BOX…escapes me !!” We feel your pain. As it turns out, however, the house was built in 1900 (according to Zillow) and anything... Read More »

Build It Green

Build It Green

Build It Green is a “professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient buildings in California.” The organization offers workshops, green home tours (next tour on June 4th), and general information about green building. ∙ Build It Green: Workshops for Homeowners ∙ Build... Read More »

New Developments: 601 King Street

New Developments: 601 King Street

601 King Street is a “mixed-use development of retail space and 224 dwelling units” (market rate and affordable housing) that is being developed by A.F. Evans Company and architected by david baker + partners. The design incorporates a half-acre of public open space and a portion of the Mission... Read More »