June 30, 2017

3095 24th Ave, Merced Manor


3,135 square foot mansarded French Provincial style home built in 1937. San Francisco currently values this property at a whopping $85K with property taxes set at $1,500 for the 2016-2017 tax year.

Currently valued at about $2.3 million.

Merced Manor (Sub-District 3-f) is a compact neighborhood bordered by Sloat Boulevard to the north, 19th Avenue to the east, Eucalyptus Drive to the south and 20th Avenue to the west boasts beautifully kept residences. Most of the homes here were built between the early 1930s and the late 1950s, offering an impressive selection of architectural styles, from elaborate storybook homes with archways to the geometric lines of Streamline Moderne residences. Utilities are underground in this neighborhood and most properties have alleyways that allow homeowners to access their garages from the back, giving the neighborhood a gracious feel.

While being a residential neighborhood, Merced Manor is within walking distance of Stonestown Galleria, a full service shopping center. The nearby Lake Merced, Harding Park, the San Francisco Golf Club, the Olympic Club, and Stern Grove offer excellent biking, hiking and other recreational options. Access to Highway 1 and I-280 is quick and convenient, and public transportation allows one to reach downtown San Francisco in less than 30 minutes. (SF by Kate)

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June 29, 2017

3040 23rd Ave, Merced Manor


2,245 square foot 3 bedroom 3 bath bracketed Tudor with an overabundance of half timbering, built in 1935. Last sold for $975K in 2006. Current estimates value the property at $1.7 million.

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June 28, 2017

1051 Noe St, Noe Valley

c. 2017
2,820 square foot Shingled Queen Anne Victorian duplex with Italianate and Eastlake details, built in 1891.

Last sold for $1,407,600 in 2005. Currently valued at about $2.3 million.

c. 1976
c. 2005

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June 27, 2017

737 Castro St, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights

c. 2017
c. 1975
2,671 square foot 3 bedroom 2.5 bath gently renovated Queen Anne Victorian built around 1900. Last sold for $2.61 million in 2016 ($115K over asking). Currently valued at $3.2 million.

BROKER BABBLE: This classic Victorian single family is nestled on a tree lined block in the heart of the Castro/Eureka Valley neighborhood. This 3 level, 2650 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath remodeled residence has modern influence while retaining its early 20th century charm.

With a spacious master suite on the upper level includes a private view terrace and ample closet space.

The 2 lower level bedrooms with a shared bath and private entrance lend privacy and comfort to the flexible floor plan. The main level features a formal living room with tall ceilings and as well as a formal dining room that gives way to an open kitchen and family room which is sure to be the center of the homes activity.

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June 26, 2017

807 Franklin St, Van Ness - Civic Center

c. 2017
c 1975
Englander House is a Wildrich A. Winterhalter designed 5,170 square foot Italianate built in the 1870s. Last sold for $2.65 million in 2013 ($450K over asking).

2014 BROKER BABBLE: This grand architecturally significant Italianate home, ca 1880, has been well preserved, with its decorated slant front bay, bold cornice, quoins, and columned portico. The main floor has a large entry hall dominated by a magnificent walnut banister, double parlor, formal dining room, kitchen, and half bath. Upstairs are 5 bedrooms and a full bath. The rear staircase leads to a penthouse with full bath. There is a full basement accessed from the main staircase. The interior is richly decorated and well preserved, but all systems are antiquated and will need replacement. The kitchen and baths will also require renovation. The house is on the city’s Architecturally Significant list, level 4, and has great potential for upscale professional offices, especially because it is close to the various court buildings and City Hall.

If you look closely at the top photo, this deteriorating Victorian is sadly and completely surrounded by barbed wire. But help appears to be on the way as plans are currently in the works for this beauty to be moved a half mile to a new site in Hayes Valley where it will become part of the Bryant Mortuary redevelopment project at 635 Fulton St. See rendering below.

635 Fulton St with Italianate on the right

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June 25, 2017

140 Ord St, Corona Heights

c. 2017
2,800 square foot gut renovated Flat Front Italianate Victorian built in the 1870s. Last sold for $2.45 million. Current estimates value the property at about $3.6 million. Property includes a detached studio.

c. 1976
BROKER BABBLE: This unique property is one of a kind. Using leading edge design elements and superior craftsmanship, this beautifully renovated property lends itself to creative living at its best. The complete transformation of this property can be seen in every detail, from the dramatic open span living space with soaring ceiling heights, to the lush bucolic garden that connect the two homes on the oversized lot.

The best of all worlds can be found here at 138 – 140 Ord Street, beginning with the restoration of an historic Italianate Victorian fa├žade of the two level front house with period detailing, to the sun lit modern two level playhouse on the rear of the expansive lot. This is truly an urban oasis to enjoy peaceful tranquility or entertaining among the mature trees and flowering plants, numerous decks, patios, and lighted pathway. Once arriving home, you will feel worlds away in your very private Shangri-La.

This magical city dwelling comes complete with two car off street parking with its own charging station, an oversized lot with mature garden, and all in an unbeatable location. More babble HERE

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