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Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Built as St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1926, with a façade that was cast as the sanatorium in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, 355 Buena Vista Avenue East was converted to the Park Hill condominiums in 1986. And the Park Hill penthouse unit #701W which was purchased for $1.1 million three months... Read More »

An Inspired Italianate Dwell-ing

An Inspired Italianate Dwell-ing

The facade has been rebuilt, the garage recently added, and the kitchen has been featured in Dwell.  And while the rest of the 1880s-era Italianate at 50 Buena Vista Terrace has been remodeled and “modernized” as well, it hasn’t been stripped of its original character and class. Even the... Read More »

Foreclosed upon SF Mansion Flipped for a Few Million More

Foreclosed upon SF Mansion Flipped for a Few Million More

Purchased for $3,875,000 at the end of 2007, the nearly 8,000-square-foot Victorian at 21 Buena Vista Avenue East, which features 22 remodeled rooms, 1,700 square feet of private gallery space, and a cellar for 3,000 bottles of wine, returned to the market last year listed for $6,500,000, was reduced to $5,900,000 and briefly... Read More »

Storied Spreckels Mansion Quietly Sells For $10M

Storied Spreckels Mansion Quietly Sells For $10M

Both Jack London and Danny Glover have called the former Spreckels Mansion home.  And at one point in the 1960’s, the ballroom atop the 8,400-square-foot pad at 737 Buena Vista Avenue West had been converted into “Buena Vista Studios,” a studio in which the Grateful Dead recorded a few... Read More »

An Eleven Million Dollar Mansion Is Under Wraps Above The Haight

An Eleven Million Dollar Mansion Is Under Wraps Above The Haight

Former United States Ambassador James Hormel quietly sold his 8,000 square foot San Francisco mansion at 181 Buena Vista Avenue East for $7,200,000 early last year. While Hormel extensively remodeled and expanded the Buena Vista mansion which sits on a massive 13,555 square foot lot in the late 1980’s,... Read More »

Live Like A Spreckels, London, Nash Or Glover: 737 Buena Vista West

Live Like A Spreckels, London, Nash Or Glover: 737 Buena Vista West

Designed by Edward Vogel and built for one of the Spreckels, the 8,400 square foot Spreckels Mansion at 737 Buena Vista West was subsequently home to Jack London, Ambrose Bierce and Graham Nash. The last we heard it was Danny Glover’s house and it’s been available for rent since... Read More »

No Real Story, It Simply Seemed Ever So San Francisco

No Real Story, It Simply Seemed Ever So San Francisco

No real story (and it’s not for sale), we simply loved the craftsmanship and style of the gate (731 Buena Vista Avenue). And it somehow seems ever so San Francisco. UPDATE (5/5): From one plugged-in reader: “hat once was bobby mcferrin’s house — perhaps it is he who came... Read More »