Articles Filed Under: Remodeling and Renovation

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Little Background, Lot’s Of Interest (At Least From Us): 2420 Larkin

Little Background, Lot’s Of Interest (At Least From Us): 2420 Larkin

2420 Larkin just hit the market (“SPECTACULAR RUSSIAN HILL RE-BUILD”). No photos and little background, but we’re still intrigued. Anybody care to share the inside scoop? UPDATE (8/5): Closed escrow on 7/17/07 with a contract price of $4,100,000. ∙ Listing: 2420 Larkin (3/3.5) – $3,995,000 Read More »

A Modern Worldly Renovation In Bernal Heights (442 Anderson)

A Modern Worldly Renovation In Bernal Heights (442 Anderson)

We’re digging the clean, modern and open renovation of 442 Anderson in Bernal Heights. In fact, we’re enamored enough with just the Finnish wood burning stove and Brazilian Ipe deck to look right past the Corian counters in the kitchen. ∙ Listing: 442 Anderson (4/2) – $969,000 Read More »

A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 119 Hancock Street

A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 119 Hancock Street

A longtime reader recommends taking a look, and we have to agree. If not for the Bertazzoni (in the kitchen), custom sound dampening (it is the lower unit), and lighting/green technology (“…the owner is an energy conservation and lighting expert, the remodel has been designed with Green technologies and... Read More »

An Ubermodern Renovation In A Classic Conversion Building

An Ubermodern Renovation In A Classic Conversion Building

Yes, we have a soft spot for 355 Bryant. And no, it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But if you’re anything like us, the renovation of 355 Bryant #409 will leave you drooling (for one reason or another). From the glass enclosed double rain shower stall,... Read More »

A Relatively Nondescript Building (And A Unit That’s Anything But)

A Relatively Nondescript Building (And A Unit That’s Anything But)

We liked it when it first hit the market three weeks ago, but within days it was listed as “in contract” (and so we chose not to point it out). But for one reason or another, 1080 Chestnut #11D is once again active and worth a peek. And yes,... Read More »

The “Marina Green Showcase” Hits The Market (1771 North Point)

The “Marina Green Showcase” Hits The Market (1771 North Point)

1771 North Point is a down to the studs total overhaul (remodel doesn’t do it justice) and the showcase home for the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. By the numbers: One elevator, two powder rooms, three floors, four full bathrooms, five car garage, six bedrooms, five thousand square feet (approximately),... Read More »

JustQuotes: Spotting A Killer Kitchen (So To Speak)

“Granite is for tombstones! It doesn’t seem friendly; it’s mean. Shelter magazines have crammed granite down people’s throats.” (COOKS’ KITCHENS) “Matching equipment is stupid!” (APPLIANCES: What the pros use in their homes) ∙ COOKS’ KITCHENS: Professionals share their recipes for design success ∙ APPLIANCES: What the pros use... Read More »

The Full Plan Monty (135 Fernwood Drive)

The Full Plan Monty (135 Fernwood Drive)

It was the doors, tile work, and staircase that caught our attention. It was the full on floor/architectural/renovation plans (pdf) that secured its spot on the site. What can we say, we’re total real estate (and renovation) geeks. ∙ Listing: 135 Fernwood Drive (7/4.5) – $4,285,000 Read More »

JustQuotes: Not For Sale (But Perhaps For Inspiration)

JustQuotes: Not For Sale (But Perhaps For Inspiration)

“A person might think that taking down walls eliminates cabinet space. While it’s true that the new kitchen doesn’t have traditional upper cabinet space, it more than makes up for it in efficient storage walls and drawers. All of the cabinets are along one wall, wrapped around double wall... Read More »

Before And After And On The Market (1326-28 15th Avenue)

Before And After And On The Market (1326-28 15th Avenue)

And speaking of fixers, we’re always suckers for some good before and after photos. And as a tipster notes, sfnewsletter’s pictorial of 1326-28 15th Avenue fits the bill. UPDATE (6/6): Sold on 6/05/07 for $1,610,000 (16.2% over asking). ∙ Listing: 1326-28 15th Avenue (4/2.5 – 1/1) – $1,385,000 ... Read More »