April 30, 2017

768 Ashbury St, Haight Ashbury

c. 2017

This post makes me feel like a total moron for not investing in SF real estate back in the day. Too worried busy about being a Hippy-Dippy IDIOT.

3,162 square foot 1 bath Grand Queen Anne Victorian built in 1903. Last sold for $44,500 in 1972. Currently valued at about $3.6 million.

Get this, the city values this property at $96,176 (Prop 13 beneficiary). Property taxes are 1,137 PER YR!!

A permit check did not reveal any major remodeling other than kitchen and bath. To date, it does not appear that there are any bath additions.

Sorry to say this, but this Queen is a prime candidate for a gut renovation which essentially says "fixer".

c. 1975

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April 28, 2017

50 Walnut St, Presidio Heights

4,728 square foot 4 bedroom 4.5 bath Châteauesque home with iconic GG views, built in 1930. Last sold for $4.6 million in 2010. Current estimates value the property at about $7.4 million.

BROKER BABBLE: This coveted Presidio Heights corner residence, circa 1930, offers stunning Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views from the top floor great room and deck as well as the master suite with terrace. Other highlights include abundant natural light, classic period details, four fireplaces, hardwood floors, high ceilings, moldings, and a private gated garden. This home enjoys four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, along with an extra room and bath downstairs. The elegant living and dining rooms are perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Everyone wants to spend time in the light-filled gourmet kitchen with large eating area opening to the deck overlooking the garden. Other amenities include the wine cellar holding approximately 700 bottles, laundry room, storage room and large one car garage. It is perfectly situated in close proximity to Julius Kahn playground and the Presidio, as well as the Sacramento Street stores and restaurants and Laurel Village shopping

✬✬✬✬✬✬✬2010 LISTING PHOTOS✬✬✬✬✬✬✬

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April 27, 2017

3450 Washington St, Presidio Heights

c. 2017

Albert Farr designed 8,368 square foot 7 bedroom 9 bath French Normandy Chateau with iconic views, built in 1929-1930 for the Guggenhime family. Last sold for $18 million in 2014, $3 million below the original list price of $21 million.

This property hosted the 2010 Designer Showcase.

Cost to build was about $32K. Albert Farr's design was inspired by Henry IV's Place de Vosges in Paris.

This historic part of the city of Paris is made beautiful by the stunning architectural ensemble of buildings that surround what was the first prestigious square designed for combining residential, commercial and public purposes at Paris.

Aesthetically they are highly appealing with their steeply pitched roofs and red brick and stone format with arcaded galleries underneath. The stunning gardens attached contain rows of pleached trees setting off the architectural style.

The area is an important aspect of the city today and the vision and legacy of one man, King Henry IV [1553-1610], the Great. He restored France to peace, strong monarchy and stable government and set about reviving an interest in learning, the arts, as well as rending great public works when he ascended the throne. (Culture Concept Circle)

Place des Vosges, Paris – detail



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