July 30, 2016

1797-1799 10th Ave, Inner Sunset

3,502 square foot multi-unit mixed use Victorian built in 1910. Current estimates value the property at about $1.4 million.

For the 2015-2016 tax year San Francisco County gave this property an assessed value of $134K. Property taxes, equally ridiculous, are $1,576 - that's per year not per month....

There is something very pristine about this property.

2715-2719 Bush St, Lower Pacific Heights

4,731 square foot Queen Anne Victorian triplex built around 1900. Current estimates value the property at around $3.1 million.

For the 2015-2016 tax year, this property is assessed at a whopping $102K. Property taxes are $1,198. This is barely kept-up income property that has had the same owners since the beginning of time!

It could use a good power washing or a fresh coat of paint don't you think?

2715-19 Bush St c. 1975

San Francisco Architectural Survey c.1975

July 29, 2016

3060 23rd Ave, Merced Manor

2,476 square foot Period style home built in 1935. Last sold for $522K in 1995. Current estimates value the property at $1.7 million.

860 Fell St, Stylish Communal Living in Alamo Square

4,400 square foot restored colonial Revival mansion built in 1894. Designed by Albert Pissis. Last sold for $3 million in 2015 ($1.095 below asking).

Interior Photos HERE

The property, a rental, is currently occupied by a commune calling itself Chateau Ubuntu. Read on....and welcome to San Francisco.

This was Ubuntu's most recent Craigslist ad:

Hello, Craigslist friends!

We have openings for July and August!

Apply here: https://chateauubuntu.typeform.com/to/gm0I9Q

We're looking for people who are open, seek growth, and are willing to take the initiative to bring their ideas to life. What would you do with a community of 38 awesome people to support and inspire you? We regularly convene for family dinners; we lead yoga and meditation in our "zen zone;" we move, dance, play music, make art, and set up regular sharing circles; we host friends and loved ones; we hold intimate house concerts; and much more. Fill out the application below to tell us what you're passionate about and how you will participate in our community!

Our home is a unique and lovely 10BR, 11.5BA, French Victorian mansion. Originally built in 1894, it is just around the corner from Alamo Square and the iconic Painted Ladies. We have a large backyard with a fire pit, a newly remodeled kitchen with industrial appliances, beautiful views overlooking the city, a "formal" living room, bike storage, a zen zone, and much more.

To make life in San Francisco affordable, we live... nontraditionally! We see sharing as an opportunity, not a sacrifice. Think of it as a practice in communication and connection. While we live in shared rooms (with up to 5 other people), it is different from anywhere you've lived before. We share with intention.

Every member participates in a communal food plan. We come home to a kitchen stocked with fresh produce from the farmer's market, meats, local eggs, local roasted coffee, dairy, nuts -- and everything is up for grabs. There are two planned family meals per week, but it's not uncommon to find somebody cooking for 8-10 people for any given meal.

Of course, none of this happens magically. There are some simple rules that make a co-op tick, such as, "If you don't cook, you clean," and, "when someone comes home with groceries, stop, drop what you're doing, and help carry them in." That being said, it's not uncommon to wake up to a housemate's vegan, gluten-free banana cookies or breakfast burritos for all.

There is a $350/mo membership fee, the majority of which contributes to the shared food plan. Utilities, furnishings, maintenance, social events, household supplies, home improvement, and other administrative costs are also included. On top of all this, the total rent is still lower than most anything you'll find in San Francisco. Beyond price, everyone in our community is looking for something more meaningful than just a cheap place to live.

Our house has a variety of sizes of rooms (contact us for availability):

Furnished 6-person room: $650/mo/pp + membership fee
Furnished 4-person room: $850/mo/pp + membership fee
Furnished 3-person room: $975/mo/pp + membership fee
Furnished 2-person room: $1050/mo/pp + membership fee

Take a few minutes to fill out the application below. We read every single one.

With Love and Gratitude,

Chateau Ubuntu

Check us out on Instagram: http://instagram.com/goodmorningubuntu/
And on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6joCaacjnlA
(created by some of our housemates)

July 27, 2016

436-440 Scott St, Hayes Valley

5,420 square foot triplex Queen Anne built around 1900. Last sold for $525K in 1989. Current estimates value the property at about $2.1 million.

July 26, 2016

64 Surrey St, Glen Park

There was an addition of unknown square footage in 1990. The house was originally 910 square feet. Last sold for $1,011,750 in 2014.

Broker Babble: Built in 1914 this charming two bedroom, one bath home is on a terrific block in Glen Park with stunning south-westerly views. Light filled with some original details, this home has hardwood floors in the living - dining room. The kitchen features a sky-light and green-house window which frames the lovely terraced garden. A deck and direct access to Penny Lane, the garden is a quiet sanctuary. 1 car garage, washer and dryer hookups in the large storage room. With a Very Walkable score of 83 and a Excellent Transit score of 85. The Glen Park village is a short walk away with its many services, great restaurants and stores. Glen Canyon park, Access to highway 280, Glen Park BART Station, Muni are all nearby.

Interior Photos HERE

465-469 Castro St, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights

5,390 square foot Edwardian triplex built in 1906. Currently listed for $5.9 million. Last sold for $660K in 1992.

Interior Photos HERE or HERE

Broker Babble: Landmark building in the heart of Castro with decorated painted murals facade, consists of 2 residential units and 1 commercial unit. Residential units have been rehabilitated and remodeled but its Edwardian beauty remained intact. Features high coved ceiling, sun filled living room w/ curved bay windows, hardwood floors and charming banisters. Unit 465: 3 Beds/1.5 Baths, Unit 467: 3 Beds included a master suite at rear w/ wet bar, 2.5 Baths, elegant living room, gas fireplace, huge dining room, modern kitchen, laundry area and deck. Both units are also offered as TIC.


July 25, 2016

37 Raycliff Ter (a.k.a. 2799 Broadway), Pacific Heights

Back in 2008 An uber rich British couple fell madly in love with this Pacific Heights mansion on Billionaires Row which, by the way, wasn’t even on the market. Said couple offered $29 million for the property. Offer was accepted. The buyes were techie billionaires Michael Birch and his wife Xochi.

11,558 square foot 6 bedroom 7 bath Classic Revival mansion built in 2002. For the 2015-2016 tax year property taxes are $289,396.66.

Beautiful interior photos HERE

37 Raycliff Ter c. 1975

37 Raycliff Ter, rear view c. 1975

July 24, 2016

139-41 Belvedere St, Cole Valley - Parnassus Heights

3,330 square foot duplex Victorian built around 1900. Current estimates value the property at $1.7 million.

July 23, 2016

2776-2778 Bush St, Lower Pacific Heights

2,560 square foot Sick style Victorian duplex built around 1900. Last sold for $995K in 1998. Current estimates value the property at about $1.7 million.

July 21, 2016

3777 22nd St, Noe Valley

1,780 square foot (looks bigger doesn't it????) 3 bedroom 1 bath (????) Queen Anne-Eastlake Victorian built in 1908. Last sold for $1.55 million in 2006. Current estimates value the property at about $2.3 million.

3777 22nd St c. 1976

54-56 Cook St, Laurel Heights

2,280 square foot duplex Victorian fixer built around 1900. Currently listed for $1.2 million.

Broker Babble: This is a remarkable blank canvas that once belonged to the famous SF artist Howard Hack. Howard used the lower unit as a huge art studio and reduced the upper to lots of open space. Tax records show 11 rooms total. Both large flats have 1BA each. Walls have been (re)moved, and maintenance has been profoundly deferred: it needs a fresh start with new owners. Not for the faint of heart ... this is truly a contractor's special, as it has sat vacant for over 15 years. Possible potential for expansion in the basement and/or tall attic. Bring your contractor and your vision. Rare 1900 combination of slanted and square bays. This will be a brilliant building once again when given a new lease on life!

Interior Photos HERE or HERE

A raw beauty! No?


July 20, 2016

3745 22nd St, Noe Valley

2,245 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath Victorian built in 1904. Last sold for 110K in 1977. Current estimates value the property at about $2.9 million.

July 19, 2016

24 White St, Russian Hill

1,674 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath Victorian built in 1912. Last sold for $1.7 million in 2006. Before that, it sold for $1.25 million in 2005. I'm guessing this may have been a flip.

July 18, 2016

807 Faxon Ave, Westwood Park

2,017 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath Tudor style residence built in 1926. Last sold for $930K in 2011. Current estimates value the property at $1.4 million.

Broker Babble: Handsome Craftsman Home announces its exquisite period detail on first sight. Spacious, bright living room with views, barrel ceiling, woodburning fireplace with art tiles, built in bookcases and leaded glass bay windows. Formal living room with hardwood floors and period detailing. Remodeled kitchen wth granite counters, full remodeled bath and a breakfast nook. 2 large bedrooms, 1 with deck access and beautifully landscaped yard. Spacious family room/guest-bedroom down with a newly added bath.

Interior Photos HERE

July 17, 2016

1390 McAllister St, Alamo Square

1,830 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath condominium flat in a multi-unit Conrad Meussdorffer designed Victorian built in 1901. The style is Queen Anne with Neo-Georgian details. Currently listed for $1,595,999. Last sold for $595K in 2011.

Interior Photos HERE

Broker babble: Full floor Alamo Square Flat. Classic San Francisco Style! An extraordinary flat, located within one of only three buildings of this unique style built in SF. Designed & constructed in 1901 by famed Beau-Arts Architect Conrad Meussdorffer for the family of a turn of the century Irish tailor. The flat boasts a large parlor with working sliding panel doors, formal dining room, two operational fireplaces, original claw foot tub & pedestal sink, original curved windows, remodeled kitchen with pantry, in-flat laundry room with washer & dryer, direct garden access and dedicated basement storage.Shared rear yard with room for patio table & BBQ. Available & adjacent is long term parking. One quick block to Alamo Square & the famous Painted Ladies

July 16, 2016

1399 Plymouth Ave, Westwood Park

1399 Plymouth Ave c. 1975

1399 Plymouth Ave today

Beautiful, but decrepit 1,545 square foot craftsman style bungalow built in 1918. Last sold for $52K in 1975. It's really hard to value this property due to its deteriorated condition. Under "normal" conditions, a house of this size and age in this neighborhood would be worth about $1.1 million.



Martin O'Dea House 1840-1842 Eddy Street, Western Addition

Written on back of photo:
1840 Eddy Street
Moved from 751 Turk Street in 1974
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency

Landmarked Martin O'Dea House. 2,880 square foot Stick style Victorian with Eastlake ornamentation built in 1885. Last sold for $850K in 2006. Current estimates value the property at about 4.1 million.

In 1973, some Victorian residences were listed on the National Register of Historic Places and moved to save them from
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency slum clearance. These residences were among the first NRHP listings in
San Francisco. Prior to 1973, only fourteen San Francisco properties had been listed on the NRHP.

How Urban Renewal Destroyed The Fillmore In Order to Save It

July 15, 2016

1627 10th Ave, Inner Sunset

3,900 square foot 5 bedroom 3.5 bath Queen Anne Victorian built around 1900. Last sold for $340K in 1986. Current estimates value the property at around $3 million.

1627 10th Ave c. 1975

July 14, 2016

2790 Broadway St, Pacific Heights

Entry Detail 12,150 square foot Georgian style Colonial mansion built in 1927. Last sold for $5 million in 1994. Current estimates value the property at about $16.3 million.

July 13, 2016

1600 Baker St, Lower Pacific Heights

3,368 square foot 4 bedroom 4 bath Queen Anne Victorian built in 1895. Last sold for $1.695 million in 2000. Current estimates value the property at about $4.8 million.

July 12, 2016

2748 Bush St, Lower Pacific Heights

1,050 square foot 1 bedroom 1 bath Italianate Victorian built around 1900. Last sold for $200K in 1980.


2806 Van Ness Ave, Russian Hill

4,266 square foot 10 bedroom 6 bath Queen Anne Victorian built in 1906. Currently listed for $4.95 million. Last sold in 2008 for $2.2 million. Most recently this property was used as office space.

Broker Babble: Unique opportunity to create a grand-scale home or office on a quiet coveted block in Russian Hill. RC3 Zoning, mixed use for both residential and commercial. Loaded with endless potentials for either large household, live and work, remodel or expand. Unique and elegant architectural with flexible floorplan with total of 10 bedrooms plus den and 6 bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood floors, wainscot on first level. Vibrant neighborhood, close to Fisherman's Warf, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square. In close proximity to North Beach, China Town, Downtown, Civic Center, Opera House and Symphony Hall. Current owner has submitted plans to City for a 4 story building addition at the rear of property, pending for city approval.

Interior Photos HERE or HERE

July 11, 2016

2038 Baker St, Pacific Heights

1,577 square foot Stick-Eastlake Victorian built in 1891. Last sold for $1.225 million in 2001. Current estimates value the property at about $2.2 million.

San Francisco Architectural Survey c. 1975
2038 Baker St c. 1975

July 10, 2016

107 Banks St, Bernal Heights

1,035 square foot 3 bedroom 1.5 bath bungalow built in 1910. Last sold for $575K in 2003. Current estimates value the property at about $1.1 million.

If you have a red house then you must have a red car.

1542-1544 Green St, Cow Hollow

3,410 square foot Mission flavored Edwardian duplex built in 1922. For the 2015-2016 tax year, this property is assessed at $143K. Property taxes are $1,674. Current estimates value this property at about $2.7 million.

Do you have a truck that perfectly matches your house?

July 09, 2016

1368 Fulton St, NoPa

1368 Fulton today
3,720 square foot 6 bedroom 5 bath Queen Anne Victorian built in 1895. Last sold as a fixer for $1.412 million in 2005. Current estimates value the property at $4.4 million.

The garage was added in 2008.

2005 Listing Photos