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An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

Purchased as a little two-unit building with “old world charm” for $2.175 million in April of 2018, permits to expand and remodel the two units at 842-844 Lyon Street were secured that June and the building was soon under wraps. Having returned to the market as two “spectacularly remodeled”... Read More »

An Upgraded Archetype Edwardian, Circa 2007 to Today

An Upgraded Archetype Edwardian, Circa 2007 to Today

Purchased for $1.6 million in 2007, the interior of the “archetype Edwardian” at 4334 19th Street was remodeled, a garage was added and the 2,248-square-foot home subsequently traded for $2.7 million in September of 2015. The home’s kitchen has since been upgraded a bit more, with new Calacatta marble... Read More »

Upgraded Victorian Drops Below Its 2015 Price

Upgraded Victorian Drops Below Its 2015 Price

The nearly 3,000-square-foot, “exceptional” Victorian home at 559 Douglass Street, on the border of Eureka and Noe Valley, was purchased for $2.85 million in October 2015, with a previously remodeled “chef’s kitchen” and lower-level bedroom suite which opens to a large deck and flowering backyard. The home’s kitchen, adjoining... Read More »

Former Drug Den Redeveloped, Fetches $4.8 Million

Former Drug Den Redeveloped, Fetches $4.8 Million

As we outlined back in 2017: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City... Read More »

Rarely Available Condo Trades Anew

Rarely Available Condo Trades Anew

Having sold for $1.4 million in October of 2014, the 1,700 square-foot condo #812W at 101 Lombard Street, which features a private terrace, high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and deeded parking, returned to the market five weeks later listed as a “rarely available” unit for $1,499,000 and re-sold for... Read More »

Fully Remodeled Four-Bedroom Home Fetches $1.15 Million

Fully Remodeled Four-Bedroom Home Fetches $1.15 Million

Purchased for $950,000 in February of last year, the 1,700-square-foot, four-bedroom Bayview Heights home at 1119 Hollister Avenue was subsequently taken “down to the studs” and subfloors. A structural wall was removed to open up the floor plan, a third bathroom was added, the electrical was upgraded (along with the... Read More »

Thanks, Thoughts and Tradition

Thanks, Thoughts and Tradition

Built in 1903, the year after a new shipping canal turned the former East Bay peninsula on which it stands into the island of Alameda, the Gold Coast home at 1405 San Antonio Avenue had been in the same family for five generations. Sold for $2 million in October... Read More »

Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising

Having been “marketed to those with Vision and Experience who can see the potential of this diamond in the rough,” the three-bedroom Noe Valley home without a garage at 374 Valley Street was purchased for $1.5 million in September of 2016. Since remodeled, “featuring luxury finishes throughout with new... Read More »

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

If the whitewashing of ornate detailing and original woodwork in the name of modernizing drives you crazy, now’s the time to look away. Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over... Read More »

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

Purchased as a 1,300-square-foot house, with two bedrooms and two baths, for $760,000 in October of 2007, the Sunnyside home at 643 Mangels Avenue, just below Miraloma and to the west of Glen Park, resold for $527,000 in November of 2011. Since completely rebuilt and expanded to 2,300 square... Read More »