May 31, 2017

Kitschy Silicon Valley Castle

✤✤✤✤✤✤21449 TOLL GATE ROAD, SARATOGA✤✤✤✤✤✤

DEFINITION: kitschy (adjective) (of art, objects, or design) considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.

7,100 square foot 7 bedroom 7.5 bath Disneylandish style Castle built in 1985. Currently listed for $8.988 million. Last sold for $4.995 million in 2003. And before that it sold for $3,988,888 in 1999.

BROKER BABBLE: Hilltop Luxury with Old World Flair....nestled in the beautiful hills of Saratoga transport your guests to a world of medieval romance infused with modern luxury. Resting on a hilltop estate of 3.34 acres (per county) within the gated Quail Ridge enclave, this architectural landmark(?) flaunts a plethora of amenities worthy of Silicon Valley nobility, including multiple fireplaces, Honduran mahogany paneling, and wraparound panoramas of the Bay Area and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sumptuous grounds include a guesthouse, a 50-foot swimming pool, a vineyard of over 1,000 vines, and a motor court with a porte cochère and a four-car garage.


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May 30, 2017

2000 Gough St, Pacific Heights

c. 2017
4,415 square foot 5 bedroom 4.5 bath subdued Queen Anne Victorian built in 1885.

Last sold for in $1.85 million in 1999. Current estimates value the property at about $6.2 million.

Permit records dating back to 1999 to not reveal any major remodeling so the interiors may be all or mostly intact. The kitchen was remodeled in 1999.

c. 1975

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May 29, 2017

1994 Jackson St, Pacific Heights

5,490 square foot 5 bedroom 6.5 bath French Chateau with iconic views built in 1941. Currently listed for $10.75 million. Last sold for $6.995 million in 2008. In 1994 this property sold for $1.43 million.

BROKER BABBLE: 1994 Jackson Street offers the absolute finest in modern family living. Esteemed San Francisco interior designer Ken Fulk caters to the 21st-century family while incorporating the best finishes of yesterday and today. Expansive panoramic vistas that extend across the San Francisco Bay fill the main living areas with natural sunlight, accentuating the elegant hardwood floors and crown moldings. An elevator and two staircases access 4 levels with 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 1 powder room, spacious formal rooms, a gourmet kitchen, recreation room, and entertainment venue with media center. Minutes from shopping, quaint cafes, and fine restaurants, this updated residence truly epitomizes a relaxed city lifestyle.


May 28, 2017

2141 Pacific St, Pacific Heights

c. 2017

3,610 square foot duplex Queen Anne Victorian built around 1900. Last sold for $4.4 million in 2016.

c. 1975