January 31, 2017

540 Liberty St, Noe Valley

c. 2016
3,132 square foot 2 bedroom 3 bath Queen Anne Victorian with rolled shingling built in 1897. Last sold for $585K in 1993. Currently valued at about $4.1 million.

Embellishments that immediately catch the eye are a recessed window with complex curved shingling at the gable end, a denticulated cornice beneath the gable, brackets around the slanted bay window, and spindlework around the entryway.


c. 2008
2012 INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS: PROVIDE NEW APPROX 15' WIDE ROOF DORMER ON EAST FACING ROOF.

EXPAND (E) WEST FACING ROOF DORMER TO APPROX 33' LENGTH.

ADD NEW SKYLIGHTS & REROOF BUILDING. REMOVE (E) + PROVIDE (N) INTERIOR PARTITIONS PER PLANS. REMODEL KITCHEN, (2) BATHS AND LAUDRY ROOMS (cost $290K).

There was a horizontal addition in 1991.

I like the way this house looked in 2008 and I like the way it looks now although the current Mackenzie Childs theme is a little over the top for me.

Mackenzie Childs
The use of curved shingling can typify "thatched cottage" style, but on this Queen Anne, the curves and checks create a bold look that is somewhat cartoonish. The 2008 look is more delicate and certainly more subtle like the Juliska pottery pictured below.
Juliska



January 30, 2017

1710 & 1712 Baker St, Lower Pacific Heights


c. 1975
Stick style double residence built in 1889. Now 2 one bedroom 1 bath 865 square foot condominiums

No. 1710 in pink last sold for $275K in 1995.

No. 1712 in Aqua last sold for $187.5K in 1987

Valued at about $900K apiece.

The garage was added to No. 1710 in 1996 at a cost of $18K

San Francisco Architectural Survey 1975

January 29, 2017

117 Manchester St, Bernal Heights

c. 2017 

c. 2014
2,276 square foot 4 bedroom 4 bath gut renovated and enlarged Vicwardian cottage built in 1906.

Currently listed for $2.785 million or $1,223 per square foot.

This house is perfectly situated close to the top of a steep quintessentially San Francisco street that dead ends at Bernal Heights Park so no through traffic making for a relatively peaceful setting.

The house is not well-staged and slightly overpriced. Not exactly a winning combination.

A permit search revealed both horizontal and vertical additions in 2015: HORIZONTAL ADDITION AT ALL FLOORS. INTERIOR REMODEL. PARTIAL VERTICAL ADDITION. ADD 2 ADDITIONAL BATHROOMS.

Originally a 640 square foot fixer that sold for $685K in 2013 (see photos below). Apparently the property sold again for $1.03 million in 2014 and had grown to 1,247 square feet???

2017 BROKER BABBLE: Perched atop Bernal Heights in a prime north slope location, this beautiful Edwardian has been transformed into a stunning 3-level contemporary home with all the amenities of modern-day living. Sweeping panoramic views from all 3 levels!! Luxurious designer finishes, flexible floor plan, excellent location--2 blocks from Precita Park! 4 BDRMS/4 FULL BATHS + 1 car garage parking with interior access. Top floor media/family. 3 decks and huge flat backyard. Amenities include A/C, solar, radiant heat, custom closets, gas fireplace, Thermador appliances, designer fixtures & window coverings, and huge bonus storage room.

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January 28, 2017

3984 20th St, Dolores Heights

c. 2017

c. 2013 before
4 bedroom 3.5 bath gut renovated interior and restored exterior Italianate Victorian built around 1900 Recently sold for $4,998 (358K over asking). Previously sold as a fixer in 2013 for $1.18 million (see 2013 photos left and below).

2017 BROKER BABBLE: Prestigious block within steps of Dolores Park. Recently rebuilt with an incredible attention to detail alongside Kendall Wilkinson Design. Spanning 3 levels, the home features 4 bd, 3.5 ba, impressive living/dining rooms, and an impeccably designed kitchen.

The kitchen enjoys direct access out to the deck, a built-in banquette, great storage & oversized island. Smart wired with Lutron lights, radiant heat, waterworks finishes, & more. Details include incredible natural light, vaulted ceilings, and wide-planked hardwood floors.

Thoughtfully designed with elegant spaces for modern living & indoor/outdoor entertaining including sunny yard, multiple decks, and pano view roof deck. Striking views of downtown SF can be seen from roof deck & master suite.

Rear before c. 2013

Rear after c. 2017

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