December 31, 2016

1023 Morton St, Alameda

2,362 square foot 4 bedroom 3.5 bath Gold Coast Queen Anne Victorian built in 1889. Cost to build was $4,000. Current estimates value the property at about $1.4 million. There are no recent sales records for this property.

Documentation of Victorian and Post Victorian Residential and Commercial Buildings, City of Alameda 1854 to 1904 by Gunn, George C. (research and compiled)

☆Published by Alameda Historical Museum, CA, 1985

Available for purchase from the ALAMEDA MUSEUM HERE

December 30, 2016

1120 Morton St, Alameda

By sf daily photo 12.28.16
3,566 square foot 5 bedroom 3.5 bath Queen Anne Cottage built in 1889. Cost to build was $2,900. Last sold for $1.745 million in January 2016. An absolute steal in San Francisco where this gently renovated Victorian located in tony Pacific Heights would cost you at least $5 million ($1,577 per sq ft).

Personal preference wise, I'm not a big fan of the beige and white exterior.

More interesting Exterior paint ideas HERE


December 29, 2016

409 Clayton St, Haight Ashbury

409 Clayton St c. 2016

409 (rt) & 411 (lft) Clayton c. 2016

Balcony detail with scrollwork c. 2016

c. 1976
No. 409 {right} ♒︎ 3,218 square foot 6 bedroom 3 bath Queen Anne Victorian built in 1904. Last sold for $1.83 million in 2011 {119K under asking}. Current estimates value the property at $3.6 million.

In my humble opinion...

This house has definitely been renovated, but "...restored with state of the art finishes...." seems to be a bit of an overstatement.

BROKER BABBLE: PRICE REDUCED! This Victorian home is the ultimate Haight Ashbury Mansion of luxury living with 4 car parking. A substantial home that's been dramatically transformed back to its original Victorian grandeur w/ state of art finishes for modern living. Professional gourmet kitchen w/ Viking appliances & Carera Marble Countertops. Open floor plan, separate living/sleeping quarters, 2 Master Suites, grand & formal entry, ornate medallions & mouldings, astoundingly high ceilings; piece of SF history


No. 411 next post....

9 Most Expensive SF Home sales for 2016

2480 Broadway sold for $11.7 million

2600 Jackson St sold for $11 million

3800 Washington St sold for $15.75 million

164 Sea Cliff Ave sold for $17.8 million

2476 Broadway sold for $18.1 million

2250 Vallejo St sold for $21.8 million

2755 Fillmore St sold for $13.25 million

301 Mission St, Millennium Penthouse sold for $13 million

3610 Washington St sold for $11.3 million

December 28, 2016

1042 Tennessee St, Dogpatch

c. 1977
Historically significant 1,240 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath Eastlake Victorian worker's cottage built around 1900. Last sold as a fixer for $625K in 2009 ($75K under asking). A permit search revealed that the kitchen was remodeled in 2010 and a bathroom was added in 2014. Current estimates value the property at around $1.5 million. Less, if you still need to bring your contractor.

Suppose its been gut-renovated (without permits, I guess) and contemporized to the point  where it startles the crap out of you when you walked in....Then it's probably worth more!

I like that, what looks like, a modern roll-up garage door is almost an exact replica of the original door. But is that the original garage door? Were these workers cottages built with garages?

I'm looking into it.

2009 BROKER BABBLE: Located in the the Historic Dogpatch Area, this home needs work. Bring your contractors to look at it. This could be a real charmer if repairs are made to it. Has all the 1900's moldings and workmanship. It just needs someone to bring it to life.

You can find an exhaustive history of Dogpatch HERE (San Francisco Planning Department, 2001)

December 27, 2016

3022 Clay St, Pacific Heights

4,425 square foot 4 bedroom 2 bath fish and diamond scaled Colonial Revival inspired Queen Anne Victorian built in 1890. Last sold for $121.5K in 1975.

Currently worth about $6 million depending on the condition of the interiors which, according to city records, have not been updated since 1987.

Of note is a rather prominent eyebrow window which adds a bit of balance to the facade's asymmetry.

San Francisco Architectural Survey c. 1975
c. 1975

December 26, 2016

3570 Clay St, Presidio Heights

4,950 square foot 5 bedroom 3 bath Vicwardian built in 1907. Last sold in 1988 for $1.65 million. Current estimates value the property at about $5 million.

Home to noted Feminists/Psychiatrists/Authors/....
Drs Dee Mosbacher + Nanette Gartrell

December 25, 2016

MAYBECK @ 3500 Jackson St, Presidio Heights

10,313 square foot 9 bedroom 4 bath Landmarked Roos House designed by famed architect Bernard Maybeck in his interpretation of the Gothic Style. Built in 1909. Current estimates value the property around $11 million. Stellar Golden Gate Bridge views.

Iconic Golden Gate Bridge views

✒︎Architectural notes about this house from a 1976 Survey HERE

✒︎More Maybeck posts {3233 Pacific Ave} HERE
and {381 Magellan St} HERE

Rear view c. 1976
Front view c. 1976
Quatrefoil detail c. 1976