November 30, 2016

2975 25th Ave, Merced Manor

1,825 square foot 2 bedroom 1 bath Art Moderne home built in 1939. Sold for $1.425 million in October 2016. Last sold for $800K in 2013 ($125K under asking).

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The Streamline Decade – Art Moderne or Streamline Moderne: 1930 – 1945

In stylistic terms, Streamline Moderne represents the last phase of Art Deco. Whereas Art Deco is concerned with surface ornament, color and abstractions of natural forms applied as decoration on buildings, Streamline Moderne is essentially a machine aesthetic focused on mass production, functional efficiency, and a more abstract aesthetic coming from the Bauhaus in Germany and the “white architecture” of Europe: The International Style. As the world was transitioning from the exuberance and richness of the “Roaring Twenties” and into the grips of austerity and self-discipline of Depression-era 1930s, the high-style architects were pushed aside in favor of industrial designers.

November 29, 2016

1200 Saint Charles St, Alameda

Gold Coast home that was listed for sale in 2014 for $3.3M and sold less than 2 weeks later for $100K over asking. The 6,631 square foot four-level 5 bedroom 5 bath Colonial Revival sits on three-quarters of an acre.

Designed by Bay Area architects Marcuse and Remmel. Built in 1898 by David S, Brehaut. Original cost to build was $3,500. Current estimates value the property at around $4 million.

November 28, 2016

2754 Vallejo St, Pacific Heights

6,200+ square foot 6 bedroom 5.25 bath grand Mediterranean view Villa originally constructed in 1925 for candy merchant Reuben C. Haas. Designed by architects C.E. Gottschalk and M.J. Rist. Was once the New Zealand Consulate.

Last sold for $6.84 million in 2005 ($590K over asking). Currently valued at about $13.5 million.