October 31, 2016

3233 Pacific Ave, Presidio Heights


Bernard Maybeck designed 3,706 square foot eclectic style home built in 1909. Last sold for $4.701 million in 2003.

During Maybeck’s long career he designed over 150 buildings in California, the majority of them being houses in Berkeley, but with several in San Francisco. Two of the earliest, in 1909, were in Presidio Heights - a townhouse for Samuel Goslinsky at 3233 Pacific (pictured above) and the much larger Tudor-style corner house for Leon Roos at 3500 Jackson, now San Francisco Landmark #56.

Early 60's Willys 4-wheel drive truck in bright yellow.

October 30, 2016

3747 Jackson St, Presidio Heights


C.F. WHITTLESEY designed 4,120 square foot Tudor Revival FIXER built in 1912. Currently listed for $5.295 million. This home has been in serious decline for many years as is evidenced by the interior/exterior photos. The list price, however, seems to ignore the derelict condition of the property. Presidio Heights currently commands about $1,306 per square foot or $5.4 million which is only 100K more than the current ask. It'll be interesting to see what it sells for.

More Photos HERE

Broker Babble: A rare gem in a coveted location. Endowed with pedigree and style, this prestigious Presidio Heights house calls for your personal vision to unfold. Grand in scale yet intimate in feel, this is a rare opportunity to design your elegant new home on a historic template. Built in 1912 by famous architect Charles Whittlesey, this distinguished property is Type A in the Presidio Heights historic district. Sunny south side garden created by renowned landscape architect Thomas Church. Perfectly placed near the Presidio Golf Course, parks, shopping and dining. Great expansion potential or keep current footprint and add your special touch. Bring your contractor and let your imagination run wild - design the home of your dreams. 3747JacksonSt.com


October 29, 2016

2212 Sacramento St, Pacific Heights


Landmarked Richard E Queen House. A. Page Brown designed 10,194 square foot Classic Revival mansion built in 1895. Last sold for $1,262,500 in 1996. Current estimates value the property at around $14.1 million.

THE RICHARD QUEEN HOUSE IS SIGNIFICANT AS THE ONLY INTACT, SURVIVING RESIDENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY ARTHUR PAGE BROWN, "THE ARCHITECT WHO HAD THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON SAN FRANCISCO AT (THE TURN OF THE CENTURY) (LONGSTRETH, 81). THE RICHARD QUEEN HOUSE WAS BROWN'S LAST BUILT DESIGN. ITS ARCHITECTURE IS GRAND AND GRACIOUS...." (Here Today San Francisco's Architectural Heritage, 1973)

c. 1975

October 28, 2016

917 Alvarado St, Noe Valley



1,125 square foot 3 bedroom 1.25 bath somewhat renovated Petite Queen Anne Victorian built in 1902. Currently listed for $1.695 million. Last sold for $995K in 2006.

More Interior Photos HERE (No bathroom photos so assume the worst)

October 26, 2016

31 Fair Oaks St, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights


2,150 square foot 4 bedroom 3 bath shingled Queen Anne Victorian built in 1888 featuring a large corner tower, an array of fishscale and shiplap shingles, and a gabled portico with lattice-filled spandrels.

Current estimates value the property at about $2.3 million. Last sold for $680K in 1996.

715 Ashbury St, Haight Ashbury


1,892 square foot Queen Anne Victorian built in 1903. Current estimates value the property at about $2.3 million. Last sold for $127.5K in 1976.

In his autobiography, “Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs With the Grateful Dead,” founding drummer Bill Kreutzmann looks back at his life with the band. In this excerpt, he remembers life at 710 Ashbury Street....Our place on Ashbury Street was the same boarding house where (band managers Rock) Scully and (Danny) Rifkin first set up the band’s office, while managing both the band and the house. It was no coincidence that when we needed to leave Camp Lagunitas for the real world, rooms there mysteriously began to open up until we took over the entire building. “We knew the management.” And that’s how 710 Ashbury became the Grateful Dead house.

There was another Victorian across the street, at 715 Ashbury Street that, while not nearly as famous, is still a part of the story. Sue Swanson and Ron Rakow, both eventual Grateful Dead employees, lived there. So did Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, the famous psychedelic poster artists who did several of our album covers and whose art remains a big part of our identity today — most notably the “Skull and Roses” image. Also of note: 715 became somewhat of a nest for Hells Angels. So you had the Grateful Dead on the one side of that street, and the Hells Angels on the other. Kinda a nice juxtaposition....(SFGate 6/23/15)


October 25, 2016

2508 Green St, Cow Hollow


Currently vacant 4,000 square foot 5 bedroom 4 bath EDGAR MATHEWS designed Craftsman built in 1901 (Also designed 2415 and 2421 PIERCE). Last sold for $9 million in 2015. Sold for $4.5 million in 2004 and for $765K in 1986.


More Photos HERE

c. 1975

October 23, 2016

566 10th Ave, Inner Richmond



2,917 square foot shingled Craftsman with Gothic Revival details built in 1911. Last sold for $1.35 million in 2003. Current estimates value the property at about $3 million.

October 22, 2016

572 Funston Ave, Inner Richmond


Large home needing love located on one of the most desirable tree lined streets in the Inner Richmond. 2,816 square foot 4 bedroom 2 bath Craftsman FIXER built in 1912. Currently listed for $1.199 million.


Listing (OPEN LISTINGS)

1478 Guerrero St, Noe Valley


3,579 square foot duplex Queen Anne Victorian condominiums built around 1900. The upper unit comprising 1,751 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths recently sold for $1.175 million ($320K under list). In 2006 this unit sold for $829K.

More Interior Photos HERE

Broker Babble: Gorgeous light filled, updated Victorian in Noe Valley. Dramatic design in this top floor 2 bed 2 bath condominium + loft space. Spacious one level contemporary living, dining, kitchen with soaring cathedral ceilings. Living room has bay window, master bath Jacuzzi tub, east and west windows for all day light, overhead loft for office or study, plus laundry bonus room in unit. This home is completed with with a private deck and 2 car garage.