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Sold: 104 Baker Street, Unit No. 5, San Francisco | MLS 485107

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Vanguard Properties

Kevin K. Ho, Esq. + Jonathan B. McNarry

proudly present

104 Baker Street, Number 5

A Sunny Top-Floor Haight District Loft

sold.

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Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 485107

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

NOW SELLING: 104 Baker Street, No. 5, San Francisco
Top-Floor Haight Attic Loft

Beautiful and dramatic A-frame loft set above Baker and Page Streets, Unit 5 at 104 Baker is a pocket of a more eclectic and authentic San Francisco with pitched ceilings, warm sunlight, wood floors, a cast-iron clawfoot tub and a dramatic 15-ft+ octagonal turret over its dining area. Dating from 1894, 104 Baker has an open-beam ceiling, walk-in closet, gas stove, marble counters and additional storage space downstairs. Views of the skyline to the east, dramatic light fixtures by Andrew Neyer, marble countertops, and rich materials combine to create a light and warmth here. Filled with quirks, character and joy.

Offered at:

$799,000

SOLD:

$830,000

CONTACT US.

Have a question? Want to setup a showing? 

Feel free to call or text us…

Kevin (415) 297-7462

Jonathan (415) 215-4393

BULLET POINTS.

  • Top-floor, Full-floor Dramatic A-Frame Architecture, Views to the skyline
  • 1 Bedroom w/walk-in closet
  • 1 Bathroom (tub over shower), with dual-flush toilet, slate tiles
  • Solar panels exclusive to unit (typical PG&E bill for unit is $25 (gas and electricity); unit has ‘negative’ usage at times and feeds the grid 
  • Deeded storage room (approx 80 sqft) 
  • Brand-new gas stove, marble countertops, new kitchen cabinet doors
  • Solar water heating for building with instant-on tankless water heater backup
  • 5-unit tenancy-in-common building (Unit 5’s share is 20%)
  • Common back patio/backyard
  • Building dates from 1894 (per City water records)
  • Informal HOA dues are $100/month 
  • Pet-friendly building 
  • Ground-floor sprinkler system
  • 5-minute proximity to tech shuttles (like Google and Apple) 
  • Close to Buena Vista and Duboce Parks, the Panhandle
  • Urban Dwellers’ Delight:

THE OPEN HOUSES.

Contact us for more information.

THE PHOTOS.

THE FLOOR PLAN.

104 Baker's Floor Plan (approximately)
The approximate floor plan for Unit 5.

THE LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

What's Around.
The information contained in this material is deemed to be reliable and accurate but it is unverified. Potential buyers should take all steps necessary to satisfy themselves regarding the information contained herein or any other matter related to the property they see fit. 

It’s Tour Tuesday! Here’s the SFAR Broker Tour Sheet for Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013!

Finally, We Have More Homes to See and Tour!

Hopefully this is the start of the thaw in San Francisco’s real estate market so we can have more people get into new homes!  If there’s anything you want me to see for you, let me know!

 

Broker Tour for Feb 12 2013 (pdf version)

 

Kevin’s Picks and Updates of the Week for San Francisco Real Estate 2/2/13 Ed.

Go Niners (next week)! Go See Your Next House on Saturday or Early Sunday

GO NINERS! (Bet of the Week: Niners, by 6)

Hello! Happy Weekend!. Welcome to Kevin’s Open House Picks of the Week — although this week I’m picking our 49ers. 

Just a year ago interest rates for 30-year fixed mortgages averaged 4.18% This year they are averaging 3.5% while the median price for San Francisco residential properties has shot up 39% since then. While that median price is a hard number to rely upon because inventory has changed — fewer foreclosures, lower inventory generally — one certainty is that interest rates will float down like a feather but will shoot up like a rocket and fast. And with the recovery starting nationally the risks of inflation will almost certainly lead to interest rate hikes. So while prices are higher, your overall cost and tradeoff between having more money today on hand versus money tomorrow or a decade from now can be measured by whether or not you get to make that assessment from your home.

Today’s market demands decisive action. Bidding $20,000 or $30,000 over an asking price — itself an inaccurate almost irrelevant value — is almost pointless and expected. In fact, we’ve started to see what they do in New York: the “suggested price.” Remember, market value only equals what someone (hopefully not someone else) is willing to pay for a property, which explains price flexibility especially if a property is not listed on the MLS. In fact, there is thinking that a third of property that will change hands in 2013 will be done off-market; all the more reason to have someone plugged in like me working for you.

Listing Sneak Peeks

(as overheard/shared by my colleagues)
I’ve been pounding the pavement, making calls and carefully listening to learn about new opportunities for you all before others do so you can get a head start.

  1. 24th and Dolores – Stunning renovation of two condominiums from a former single-family house. Won’t last long. Stunning views, high-end finishes, solid and quality construction. 1101 Dolores St. Lower unit 1.5 million upper at $1.995 million. Upper has four bedrooms, two and half-bath and 2300 ft.² (sold at +15% to an exclusive appointment client. Lower home has three bedrooms two baths with Cornerview at 1800 ft.² each comes with a parking space and it essentially new construction. Exclusive appointments only.
  2. 160A Linda Street @19th Street, 2-Bed/2 Bath 1 Bed/1Bath, TIC home in lottery, expected in January, February, pre-sale possible, middle unit, recently remodeled and sold (2010), expected list price range: $479k–$525k
  3. 486 Chestnut, Three new condos, 2 or 3 bedrooms with 1 to 2 parking spaces each, at least 1600 sq ft each expected, priced from $1.6M to $2.1M are coming on the market in January [construction delay]. It’s a rare to find something new in this area at all. See more: https://1456chestnut.com
  4. 2069 Green Street @ Webster, 3-Bed/3 Bath Pacific Heights Condo with parking and 3000+ sq ft., good light & garden access, expected list price range: $1.695M
  5. 1610 Sacramento at Polk, Nob Hill condos, eight recently renovated condos, each with independent parking spaces, 2 beds, 2 baths each either at 1150 sq ft or 1500 sq ft, prices range from $900k – $1.3M on within a week. [Staged this week, one already in contract].
  6. 96 6th Ave at Lake, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, + den, 6 unit bldg, Edwardian, great period details. Leased parking $150/month, Fireplace, wood floor, $400/month HOAs, wood floors, west facing, off market as sellers will deliver at the end of the year. Expected price: $675,000.
  7. 1653 Golden Gate, tic converting into 3 Bed/ 1.50 bath, 1800 sq ft, restored and upgraded top-of-the line, 7 rooms south-facing garden view.; price TBD, prob $800k – $900k+ (on this weekend or next)
  8. 1880 Steiner, 2 Bed/2Bath, 1 pkg second floor, at Post, nice layout with nice light, comfortable, fireplace, wood floors, built in 2002, 39 units altogether, around 1000 sq ft expected 1st week of Feb. Anticipated list price: $779,000 on next week
  9. 601 Van Ness #1132 1bd condo, opera plaza, $439k
  10. 627 Castro, top-floor TIC unit, 3 Beds, 2 Bath (1 is en suite) 2 parking spaces (!) recently renovated Edwardian flat, with 1600 sq ft. approx.
  11. top-shelf remodel, 2 fireplace, open kitchen, speakers in ceiling, new overhead light fixtures, small patio, restoration hardware finishes, garage parking, great location. List price $1.25M. Open to the public shortly thereafter and who knows what it will sell for and how long it will last. Seller is willing to take an offer now.
  12. 355 Buena Vista Ave, #301, 1 bed, 1 bath, extra storage, TWO parking space, condo, 774 sq ft, HOA dues around $400/month, expected list price $599k
  13. 352 Richland at Andover, Bernal Heights single family home fixer with APPROVED, shovel-ready plans for a 2300 sq ft expansion/addition to an otherwise large 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, deep lot with yard, listed at $795k. Listed this week generally on MLS.
  14. 86 Wool St, Single Family Home at Eugenia Ave — 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car, 1800 sq ft, was on the market last summer as a fixer, now it’s just about complete with high-end finishes and remodel. Expected list price $1.5M
  15. Noe Valley, Single-family House on Jersey St, between Noe & Sanchez, 290 Jersey, with AMAZING finishes; Previously 2 unit-probate at Jersey and Sanchez – now a stunning single-family home – 4 bedrooms (3 on same level); 3.5 bathrooms; formal living & dining; gourmet kitchen with family room / eat-in area; media room with wet-bar and adjacent outdoor living space with fire pit, garden and parking. Suggested list price in the $2.8’s. Shown by appointment only this Sunday, seller would love for Vanguard to sell the property and willing to take advance offers before going to open market.
  16. 994 Corbett near Market/Portola, it’s improved (perhaps over-improved, which means more value for you). Single family with 4 levels, w/ elevator, 3000 sq ft, master suite level with deck overlooking the city, fire place, steam sauna, infinity tub with views, master walk-in with chandelier, then three other levels with another 2-4 bedrooms depending on how you configure each floor. Decks on each. Excellent finishes and remodel. Radiant heat. Wood floors throughout. The kitchen is, well, wow, viking, gas range, custom wine fridge in addition to full-length refrigerator and freezer, two dining rooms, two sitting rooms, family rooms, workout room. Each person gets their own level. There’s a place to plugin your electric vehicle, the views are stunning, Anyway, it’s off market for a while and the list price now is $2.9M. Sellers are willing to negotiate.
  17. 537 Natoma @ Russ, 13 new construction condos, 9 2Bd/2Ba, 4 1Bd/1Ba, 850 sq ft–1100 sq ft, elevator building, all with parking, ready soon with exclusive for Vanguard agents and their clients. Expected price range $525k–$799k
  18. Oak & Baker, 5-unit building, with one renovated owner’s unit with 3-4 units some delivered vacant, excellent redevelopment opportunity, expected $1.8M–$2.0M
  19. Bryant & 1st Street, 3 Bed, 3 Bath, penthouse suite that combined two units into a space with more than 2500 sq ft with 2 parking spaces, 2 fireplaces decks, bridge and water views, expected list price: $2.7M
  20. 25th St & Castro, 2002-built 2 level, 3 bedroom, 3.5 Baths, upper unit that’s big and spacious with decks, sauna in a luxe building, tenant-occupied until Aug 1, expected list price $2M.
  21. 14th and Valencia, 411 Valencia, 1 bedroom, 4th floor, new construction condo, no parking, expected at $550,000.

In addition to my Picks of the Week, Advances and Exclusives, I thought you’d be interested to see how things ended up with previously listed properties. So without further ado:

 

Stories of the Week:

  1. 310 Townsend, a big one bedroom loft in that historic restoration building next to CalTrain, that was listed at $799,000 went in to the $800,000s — for a one bedroom!
  2. 2776 Golden Gate, a 2 unit building with one unit being tenant-occupied was listed at $999,000, received 6 offers and will close nearly 20% over the asking price.
  3. 1015 Florida, the single family home in need of some TLC in the hot Inner Mission area, listed at $665,000, received at least 14 offers and entered escrow at a “substantial” amount over the asking price.
  4. 1610 Sacramento, 3 bedroom Nob Hill condos with more than 1200 sq ft, which was exclusively previewed last weekend to Vanguard agents and their clients, already has the top-floor unit in contract at more than $1,000 a sq ft.
  5. 411 Valencia, the last 2-bedroom condo available went into contract over its asking price of $759,000 with multiple offers.

Extras: Access various reference resources — including my exclusive 60-page User Guide on how to navigate real estate successfully in San Francisco for buyers and sellers at www.kevinho.org Ask me for reference materials via Dropbox. And see pictures of many the homes I preview for you at Photobucket or on iCloud or YouTube.

This week there seems to be a lot of single-family homes and larger condos at the $2M price point. I’ve always said that the $2.3M – $2.9M price point is the perfect price in SF as you’ll get the most ideal home, or amenity-filled condo in areas like Pac Heights/Marina, South Beach (condo), Noe Valley/Eureka Valley, Haight (single family homes) Also we’re seeing more fixers pop on to the market too. So, take a look here and also be sure to go to www.kevinho.org to see the upcoming broker tour sheet for Tuesday.

My business comes from you and yours, so please feel free to pass this along to your friends, colleagues, pet walkers, etc. Thanks! Kevin Ho

Picks of the Week

 TAKE NOTE: Many of the open houses this weekend are on Saturday or are EARLIER on SUNDAY.

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K.Ho’s Open House Picks of the Weekend, pt 1: Eastern 1/2 of SFO as of 11am

It looks like the hibernation is starting to break. Take a look at the stuff coming up so far. And there’s still time for real estate folks to update and enter information. Up until high noon!

Also, sign-up for my weekly email digest: Kevin’s Open House Picks of the Week, sent each weekend where I handpick homes that warrant your attention and update you on developments in San Francisco real estate. Click here.

Cutest of the Week:
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eureka Valley/Dolore
$799,000 – 4362 21st, San Francisco, CA 94114
The Sunshine Cottage…A Noe Valley charmer..This wonderful light filled home has been lovingly and meticulously maintained.The open living room boasts a stone fireplace,hardwood floors and vaulted ceiling.There is a dining area,modern kitchen,Miele appliances and french doors leading to a magical lower patio as well as the upper Tuscan terrace with it’s built-in BBQ,heat lamp,rock walls and views!Exceptional craftsmanship throughout….. a private bedroom w/pocket doors,built-in custom closets,beautiful stained glass and an office alcove.The remodeled bathroom has a walk-in travertine shower, hand crafted vanity and w/d and storage.There is a front lower patio as well as a basement for storage.A great home or condo alternative!
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.0
  • Parking: 0
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 836 (Per Appraiser)
  • MLS: 403714

Best Location, Biggest Potential and Potentially Most Popular of the Week:

Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eureka Valley/Dolore
$1,295,000 – 3861 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Enjoy the myriad of cultural,dining,entertainment,shopping & outdoor activities San Francisco has to offer while living on a sunny,quiet,tree-lined street w/a neighborhood vibe. Located on the best block of 20th Street in Dolores Heights,this well-maintained SFD overlooks Dolores Park & the City. The street-level entrance opens onto a stairway leading up to the main living area, featuring 2 BR, 2BA, kitchen w/outside deck, dining room, family room w/skylights & vaulted ceiling, living room w/2 two bay windows & an atrium. The lower level features a huge garage with tandem parking for 2 cars, laundry & storage areas. Additional unwarranted bonus rooms consist of 1BR, 1BA & a wet bar. New paint & carpet, plus newer electrical, heat & windows.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 2/2.0
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1385 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 403738
Other Contenders for Most Popular of the Week:
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 11:00 to 1:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Top floor 2 bedroom & 1 bath condo in a charming 2 unit building on a tree lined street. Enter into an open feel where period meets a modern twist. Well laid out floorplan with hard wood floors, high ceilings,lots of windows & a center sky light that creates a bright open space. The front room & large eat-in kitchen are divided by a cozy gas fire place. Yard, deeded attic. Steps to Duboce Park, delightful bistros & fantastic restaurants. Centrally located to many neighborhoods & green space, walk to Buena Vista, Alamo Square or Dolores Park. Jump onto the wiggle & ride your bike to the beach. Convenient to the N-Judah, J-Church & all lines, plus super easy freeway access.92 walkscore & bikescore-Paradise,100 transit score-Riders Paradise.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 0
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403866
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 11:00 to 1:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lower 2 bedroom & 1 bath garden flat located on a premier Duboce Triangle/Hayes Valley block between Steiner & Fillmore. Great open space kitchen/living combo with exposed brick chimney & high ceilings. Steps to Duboce Park both units are available and perfect for an owner user or 2 partners looking for fast track condo conversion. Walk to hip Lower Haight cafes, shops, delightful bistros & fantastic restaurants. Centrally located to many neighborhoods & green space, walk to Buena Vista, Alamo Square or Dolores Park. Jump onto the wiggle & ride your bike to the beach. Convenient to the N-Judah, J-Church & all lines, plus super easy freeway access.92 walkscore-Walkers Paradise, 92 bikescore-Bikers Paradise, 100 transit score-Riders Paradise.
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 0
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403807
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 11:00 to 1:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hayes Valley
$479,000 – 111 Germania, San Francisco, CA 94117
Top floor flat in a 2 unit building with Fabulous Victorian facade. Premier location in Duboce Triangle/Hayes Valley between Steiner & Fillmore this 2 bedroom & 1 bath flat is incredibly light & bright. Steps to Duboce Park this building is perfect for an owner user or 2 partners looking for fast track condo conversion. Walk to hip Lower Haight cafes, shops, delightful bistros & fantastic restaurants. Centrally located to many neighborhoods & green space, walk to Buena Vista, Alamo Square or Dolores Park. Jump onto the wiggle & ride your bike to the beach. Convenient to the N-Judah, J-Church & all lines, plus super easy freeway access.92 walkscore-Walkers Paradise, 92 bikescore-Bikers Paradise, 100 transit score-Riders Paradise.
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 0
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403806

 

Other NIce Homes to Peruse! 

Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Rarely available!! St. Paul’s Commons spacious 1 Bedroom Condo + Den/Study with its own closet which can be used as guest quarters or a small 2nd bedroom. Extra high ceilings, expansive windows and maple Hardwood floors throughout. Modern AEK with breakfast bar and granite counters plus in-unit laundry as well as 1 car deeded parking complete this unit in a super Noe Valley Neighborhood, close to Muni, 280, great restaurants, hot Mission District, neighborhood shops and fabulous weather to boot! Walk Score of 86. Tremendous Value! Probate Sale under IAEA. Hurry!!
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 803 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 403843
Chicest of the Week Right Near Bi-Rite Too!
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Mission Dolores
$2,550,000 – 40 Lapidge St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Completely renovated 3 story Modern home with 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in the desirable Mission Dolores. The main level features 2 bedrooms plus an open living and dining area with a SOZO Design kitchen and professional appliances. The upper level features two large suites: the master has dual walk in closets, a large walk in shower stall and separate vanities. Lower level with large family room and immediate access to modern landscaped garden plus an additional suite and immediate access to 2 car garage. Bordered by Valencia and Guerrero, 18th and 19th Streets, 40 Lapidge is perfectly situated in the center of the most desirable area yet on a quiet residential street.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 5/4.0
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 3026 (Per Owner)
  • MLS: 403868
Noe Valley, Castro, Mission Dolores, Eureka & Bernal Heights
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Bernal Heights
$415,000 – 661 Peralta Ave #2, San Francisco, CA 94110
661 Peralta is a charming 4 unit building atop Bernal Heights. Each 1 bedroom/ 1 bath unit is remodeled throughout with an open floor plan and sweeping views. The kitchens are tastefully appointed with granite countertops, cherry stained cabinets and modern appliances. The bathrooms are remodeled with porcelain tile and charming pedestal sinks. Each unit has parking, storage and access to the share laundry and backyard.
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403954

 

Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Spacious North Bernal / Precita Park flat with flexible floor plan. The flat offers a large eat-in kitchen with breakfast counter, big enclosed back porch, hardwood floors, W/D hookups and new electrical, plumbing & heating systems. Huge exclusive storage area in basement and very low monthly HOA fees make this a good value. Sunny micro-climate, one block to local cafes and restaurants on Precita Park, three blocks to BART & 101, four blocks to 280 access. Corporate shuttle stops one block away. Fractional financing rates start at 4.25%.
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 0
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403914
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bright & Beautiful TOP FLOOR unit w/ Amazing West-facing Views! Flexible Floorplan for up to 3 bedrooms! Thorough building renovation in 2007 with many original details intact! Front room has bay window & charming dec antique tile fp w/ mirrored mantel. 2nd bdrm has large west-facing window & stained glass accents. Family Rm has built-ins, 2 closets & view of Twin Peaks. Very Large Eat-in Kit has stainless appls incl dw, refrig, stove, mwave plus caesarstone cntrtps, tile backsplash w/ a View of Sutro Tower. Laundry Rm w/ Washer/Dryer and pantry-like storage off kit. Deck leads to huge, shared yard. ENORMOUS PRIVATE STORAGE RM in basement, 17’10 x 11’5.5. Walking distance to 24th Street shops & reastaurants!
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 0
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 954 (Per Appraiser)
  • MLS: 403722
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bernal Heights
$649,000 – 744 Moultrie St, San Francisco, CA 94110
First Open House this Sat & Sun 2-4pm. Gorgeous top floor flat/condo. Spacious floor plan. 2 bedrooms PLUS office. 2 full bathrooms. Large living room with working gas fireplace and partial bay views. Formal dining room. EZ access to freeways and MUNI. Just a few blocks away from Cortland St and Holly Park.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 2/2.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1375 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 403945

Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Bernal Heights
$699,000 – 557 Anderson St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Charming, light-filled home in sunny Bernal Heights, very walkable to Cortland Ave shops and eateries. A lovely re-model has transformed the home with open plan kitchen/living/dining room perfect for modern living. Custom kitchen cabinets sit above designer ceramic sink and chefs 6-burner stove and hood, stainless steel dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Beautiful granite counters wrap around kitchen to offer bar-top area for casual dining & entertaining. Two bedrooms are separated by tiled bathroom with shower over tub. Access to the private yard with fruit bearing avocado tree is easy via the kitchen. 2-car parking and loads of space down for expansion and storage. Freshly painted exterior and new garage door. A great place to call home!
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 950 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 400803
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Charming 2 story Victorian with formal living and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen w/ balcony overlooking very sweet garden. Washer Dryer in full basement with lots of storage. Small unwarranted room down. One block from Bart and Glen Park Village. close to shopping and freeways. Terrific location. Great value.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes

Beds/Bath: 3/2.0

  • Parking: 0

Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1103 (Per Tax Records) MLS: 403924

 

Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Bernal Heights
$825,000 – 113 Gates St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Much Potential!!This house is located in well established Bernal Heights. Features many rooms, perfect for a big family. Top floor has 1 bath, 2 Bedooms with beautiful views to the bay. Middle floor has 2 Bedrooms,1 full bath & kitchen. Lower level has 2 rooms. large basement. propety needs some work. Walking distance to shops, easy access to 101 and 280.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 3/2.0
  • Parking: 0
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1626 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 401785

Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

New Listing!
Bernal Heights
$845,000 – 316 Bocana St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Classic Victorian with great curb appeal & an extra deep lot, located in the hert of Bernal Village, just a short block to BOTH Cortland & Holly Park! Updated kitchen & baths are sensitive to the period but shiny new & provide all the modern conveniences you have come to expect. Flexible floor plan with big rooms, high ceilings, skylights, & nice details. Big kitchen with stone counters & SS apps opens up directly to large walkout deck ovelooking massive & professionally designed gardens. 1 of a kind stunning indoor/outdoor experience so sought after in sunny Bernal Hts! Enjoy the luxury of an oversized FDR + spacious liv room with decorative f/p. A level of elegance & comfort that’s hard to find. Large garage & further expansion potential!
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.5
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1110 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 403897
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Spectacular modern home on a prime block in Glen Park. Ideally located 3 blocks to Noe Valley and 3 blocks to Glen Park village, this home offers the best of contemporary urban living. Completely redesigned and extensively renovated in 2012, it features all new interior, luxurious fixtures & timeless finishes. Bright and spacious living space flows seamlessly from the living room, dining room, kitchen to a huge landscaped rear yard, perfect for entertaining & dining alfresco. Chef’s kitchen with center island & quartz counter tops. Luxurious baths with floating vanities & Grohe fixtures. Spacious garage with interior access. Close proximity to high tech shuttle stops, BART station, urban conveniences in Glen Park village and in Noe Valley.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 2/2.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1458 (Per Appraiser)
  • MLS: 403922
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cole Valley/Parnassu
$995,000 – 1741 Waller St, San Francisco, CA 94117
A stylish and elegant turn-of-the-century full-floor flat, this home combines gracefully-preserved period details with modern amentities and a contemporary flair. The upper floor in a 2-unit association, this condo features tall ceilings, beautifully refinished softwood floors, stained-glass windows, open light-filled dining & living room w/built-in bookcases & decorative fireplace, a master bedroom w/custom storage & plantation shutters, powder room, bathroom w/separate shower & soaking tub, & in-unit laundry. The kitchen, with high-end appliances & pantry, leads out to the spacious south-facing landscaped garden. This home is perfectly located close to Cole Valley’s shops, restaurants, cafes, Whole Foods, muni, tech shuttles, & much more.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 3/1.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1444 (Condo Map)
  • MLS: 403900
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Corona Heights
$999,000 – 4150 17th St #18, San Francisco, CA 94114
This contemporary townhome boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, ample closets, gorgeous hardwood and carpeted floors and high ceilings. The cozy living room has a wood burning fireplace with floor to ceiling windows looking out to views of the Castro, Liberty Hill and to the Bay. The granite kitchen includes high-end appliances and a peninsula, opposite the dining room. The top floor has an office/sitting room that leads out onto a large private terrace, with panoramic views. Included is a private 2 car garage with storage loft.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 3/3.0
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 2000 (Per Owner)
  • MLS: 403876
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Haight Ashbury
$1,295,000 – 766 Clayton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
This wonderful condominium has been completely renovated and offers 2-levels of contemporary living space w/lovely finishes. Main level features a spacious open living room/dining room and gourmet kitchen w/Caesarstone quartz counters, stylish lacquered cabinets and Jenn-Air S/S appliances. Adjoining the kitchen is the family room w/direct access to the level garden space. Main level offers 2 comfortable bedrooms with walk-in closets and full en-suite baths, as well as an office and half bath. The lower level features a 3rd bedroom w/walk-in closet and en-suite full bath. Beautiful Victorian facade, tall ceilings on the main level, all new systems and foundation, hrdwd flrs, recessed lighting throughout, 1-Car S/S Garage w/Interior Access.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 3/3.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1856 (Condo Map)
  • MLS: 403943
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Bernal Heights
$1,150,000 – 131 Ellsworth St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Classic single family home located in the coveted Bernal Heights neighborhood comes with amazing panoramic bay views. Formal entry foyer leads up to main level which includes living room w/ gas fireplace, French doors, hardwood floors, bay windows, formal dining room and separate living room. The upper level is spacious and bright with special details found throughout. The living room spaciously opens to a chef-inspired kitchen complete with granite counters, Viking range & stainless steel appliances. Sliding doors lead out to an impressive view deck with perfect space for entertaining. Relax in the master suite on the lower level which also boasts spectacular bay and garden views. Private office near master completes this fabulous home.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 3/2.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1524 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 403768
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Noe Valley
$1,188,000 – 4046 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Location! Currently owner occupied as a SFR. 1885 Victorian Home OR 2 Units in the Heart Of Noe Valley! Walking distance to cafes, restaurants, Whole Foods, a few blocks to Google/Apple Shuttles, shops and boutiques. The front rooms have been opened up to create a spacious living rm w/wood fireplace & dining room. Softwood floors, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bath on upper level. On the lower level you have a separate one bedroom unit with charming living room and gas stove. Convert to a master suite or perfect to rent. Both top levels have access to the garden and patio. This home features a 2car tandem garage with storage. Don’t miss this opportunity….Bring Your Vision, ready for your renovation! Well loved neighborhood block!
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 3/2.0
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1902 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 403498
Open House Saturday 1/12/13 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm; Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Noe Valley
$1,595,000 – 565 Jersey St, San Francisco, CA 94114
1900’s Modernized Victorian with wonderfully open floor plan. Wood floors with radiant heat throughout the main floor. Hi-end kitchen with poured cement counters & casual eating area, spa-like bathroom, large bedroom & office area (legally a bedroom). Built-in sound. Lower level just completed with additional master suite with en suite bathroom & walk-in closet, library/den used as a bedroom, 2nd full hi-end bathroom & laundry closet. Painted cement floors with radiant heat throughout. Direct access to patio & awesome south facing yard from this level as well as interior access to the garage. Just over a block to 24th St. & some of SF’s best dining & shopping. GOOGLE bus stop close by. Easy access to HWY’s 280/101, public trans. Terrific.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 3/3.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403835
  • Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Noe Valley
    $3,399,000 – 1507 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94131
    HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Newly built in 2012, this gorgeous contemporary blends exquisite design with a fantastic Noe Valley location. Abundant natural light ushers in wonderful views of the city and East Bay as you’re surrounded by modern warmth: imported Danish douglas fir and limestone flooring, Calacatta marble kitchen counters balanced against rich, walnut cabinetry, and the striking use of glass, wood, and stone. The master bedroom/pent level is an incredible oasis with panoramic views, fireplace, and sumptuous bath. Entertaining level, complete with bar, leads to walk-out terrace and garden. 2-car garage. Truly a must see!
    • Type: Single-Family Homes
    • Beds/Bath: 4/3.5
    • Parking: 2
    • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 3400 (Per Architect)
    • MLS: 402880

Hayes Valley and USF & NoPa

Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hayes Valley
$665,000 – 253 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102
LAST UNIT! Located in the ultra-chic Hayes Valley, this charming newly renovated 2B/1BA Unit enjoys classic Edwardian period features tastefully blended with modern fixtures and finishes. This perfect urban retreat features magnificent original Douglas Fir solid wood floors, a gourmet white kitchen with stunning marble & black countertops, high-end appliances including Bosch & G.E. Monogram, a spacious master bedroom and a beautiful spa-like bathroom. This ideal home also boasts an exclusive terraced rooftop garden with city views! Dream location for many award-winning restaurants (Absinthe, Sebo, Hayes St. Grill, Modern Tea & Patxi’s), an array of trendy one-of-a-kind boutiques, performing art venues and close to all transportation!
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 402729
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Set on the garden level of a beautiful 1889 Alamo Square Victorian, this quiet one bedroom one bath TIC is a perfect retreat for today’s busy lifestyle. With an updated kitchen, dual bathroom sinks, bamboo flooring throughout and a large bright bedroom with direct access to the rear shared yard, this home gives you the best of modern comforts in a classic San Francisco home and neighborhood. One car parking, a private deck, individual laundry and plenty of storage round out the tremendous value of this home.
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 700 (Per Owner)
  • MLS: 403009
Open House Sunday 1/13/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Built in 1889 this top floor 2 bed 1 bth, Eastlake Victorian TIC is bright and spacious with modern updates to a classic San Francisco home. Over 1000 sqft of living space, expansive windows and 11′ ceilings, home is flooded in the light and space you need. Highlights include original period detail, bamboo flooring throughout, excellent natural light, Vetrazzo recycled glass island countertop, storage space in unit and additional storage area in garage. Bright and sunny shared yard with mature landscaping, terraced garden and new grilling area, personal washer/dryer for the unit in garage. New wiring and plumbing throughout (2006), Low HOA dues include heat, Direct TV, garbage. 2nd bedroom great to use as a home studio/office/dining room.
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 2/1.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1000 (Per Owner)
  • MLS: 402968

 

How a Google/Apple/Genetech/EBay/Yahoo shuttle stop impacts home prices

Another Silicon Valley perk — free shuttle service | from Marketplace.org

By now you’ve heard about the perks that come with working in Silicon Valley. Free lunch, 20 percent time — that’s the work time you can use to pursue independent projects.

Well, another perk? A private bus that picks you up in your neighborhood in San Francisco and shuttles you down to your corporate campus about an hour south in the suburbs of Silicon Valley.

During rush hour in San Francisco, you see them everywhere, said Eric Rodenbeck, the creative director of Stamen Design in the Mission District of San Francisco.

“They’re just so big,” Rodenbeck says. “These buses are two stories high and they’re barrelling down residential streets, and no one knows where they’re going except the people who are on them.”

Rodenbeck is talking about the private shuttle buses that run up and down the Peninsula. They look like fancy tour buses. Google’s buses are white. Facebook’s are a sleek blue. But beyond that, they’re sort of a mystery to most San Franciscans.

“You know it’s almost like this masonic ritual,” Rodenbeck says. “If you’ve got the key, this whole other city layer unlocks itself to you. And that’s the kind of urban puzzle we like to solve.”

So, Stamen decided to map the private shuttle buses connecting San Francisco to Silicon Valley.

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But getting the data wasn’t easy. The tech companies don’t comment on the buses. They don’t tell you where they stop or how many people ride on them. But in the era of big data, the information was easy enough to find.

“Even though the companies might not have wanted their locations public, we started looking around and we realized on Foursquare — if you typed in “shuttle” and “google” or “shuttle” and “apple” all these locations came up because their employees were checking in at those bus stops,” Rodenbeck says.

Stamen also hired bike messengers to follow the buses. And then they had people just sit at a cafe on the corner of 18th and Dolores and count the people getting on and off the buses.

I checked out the Google bus stop a little after 7 a.m. one rainy morning and the “G-bus,” as the display on its windshield reads, was already picking of Googlers. For the next few hours, the buses would arrive in 15-20 minute intervals and a steady stream of 20-30 somethings, holding coffee cups and wearing sneakers and backpacks, would get on board.

It might have been the early morning hour or the rain but few people were willing to talk. When I approached a group of 20-somethings and asked them about the bus, they said they couldn’t talk because Google was in “a quiet period.” A quiet period is when a company can’t say anything that might affect its stock price, and that was the nicest response I got until I met 35-year-old Tanya Birch, who works on the Google Earth outreach team. I asked her what it’s like on the bus.

“It’s pretty sweet,” Birch said. “They let us choose the type of seats and decor inside. And it’s got dim lighting with the Google colors.”

There’s also free Wi-Fi on the shuttles, and Birch said it’s basically another hour of work.

The tech world is driven by young, educated largely urban workers. But companies like Facebook, Google and Apple are located in the suburbs of Silicon Valley, which is about an hour south of the San Francisco.

“I think a lot of young people who work at the tech companies they want the city life they want something that’s fun and entertaining, and you don’t get that in the suburbs,” Birch said.

So, to compete for that talent pool, big tech companies have to provide transportation. Rodenbeck says he expected to find the shuttles in the city’s hip, young neighborhoods.

“What we were surprised to learn is that the network is much more extensive than that,” says Rodenbeck.

When the map was finished, Stamen counted busses from Apple, eBay, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Google and Yahoo, and they found the buses ran through almost every neighborhood in San Francisco. Stamen estimates that about 14,000 people ride the private shuttle buses every day.

Rodenbeck says he thinks the locations are secret because the companies are “sensitive to this idea that they are funding a change in the infrastructure in San Francisco without it being regulated.”

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is in the midst of studying what’s essentially emerging as a private mass-transportation system, says Jerry Robbins, a transportation planner for the agency.

“The increase in employer buses has sparked some reaction from residents,” Robbins says.

He says that since tech companies contract out the work to private bus companies, which are regulated by the state, the city has little say in what they do.

But Robbins says the agency has fielded complaints that the the private shuttle buses, which often stop at public bus stops, are causing delays and traffic.

Another impact is rising real estate prices, says Amanda Jones, a realtor in San Francisco for nearly a decade. Today, about half her clients work in the tech industry.

“Unquestionably the shuttle stops are transforming real estate values,” Jones says. “When I interview new clients, we get out the real estate map and they want to show me where their corporate shuttles are. I recently sold a house. He does trading for Google and gets in early in the morning. Literally, if it wasn’t five blocks from a shuttle stop, we didn’t look at it.”

Jones says even fixers-uppers and homes with shaky foundations are selling for a premium if they’re located near a private shuttle bus stop.

“They have so little time to have with family and their friends they want to go home and be able to walk to the restaurant and not be stuck in their car for two hours,” says Jones.

Jones says she gets it because until someone comes up with an app that can beam you to work, the private shuttle bus is as close as you get.

EXCLUSIVE PRE-MLS Listing: 467A Duboce Avenue, Duboce Triangle, Chic Penthouse, $939,000, exclusively listed with Kevin Ho, Vanguard Properties

Learn more about this exclusive pre-MLS listing at 467A Duboce Avenue with Kevin Ho, Vanguard Properties

After less than a year here, the owners of 467A Duboce are relocating back to New York. They are heartbroken to leave this warm, chic and private home located in middle of the coveted Duboce Triangle area, which is steps away from a vibrant dog park, nightlife, transit and urban conveniences.
Like its brethren, noted architect Owen Kennerly designed this serene space, which stands apart from the other homes in the Chinese Laundry group because of its finishes, vast outdoor space, west-facing windows, exclusive roof deck and main level deck.
You may remember 467A was sold in a blink last year and you may have missed it. Here’s your chance for you and your best clients to see it before anyone else does in advance until August 3. After that, it’s anyone’s guess what the open market will say.

See what's inside.

467A Duboce Floorplan. (Approx.)

Tuesday’s Tour for May 15, 2012 – Lots of New?

Congratulations to my clients Carrie and Aaron for getting into contract in the exclusive, almost sold-out Millwheel!

Carrie and Aaron got in on the ground floor in this about-to-pop building before most anyone in SF did because they worked with me and were willing to go for it! It’s exciting, it’s the right timing and about being in the right place at, of course, the right time! This opportunity was not even on the MLS yet (and may never end up there) and I found out about it by being curious, courteous and tenacious. It paid off!

So, will you find your new home like Carrie and Aaron did? Take a look below at our Tuesday Broker Tour sheet to get a start by learning what we’re seeing this upcoming week…. MLS Broker Tour for 5:15:12

What was new today, Central areas, May 8, 2012

And over in the Haight, Castro, Noe Valley

1830 Page Street, Essentially a Detached House oasis in the Haight, list price $929,000

Another theme today was the house within a house – or in other words – detached bungalows. This two-story is no bungalow but rather a cute, open floor plan home with a garage space in the front of the property in the 2-unit condos facing Page Street listed with Caroline Scott at Zephyr. The home was built in the 1870s and, after the earthquake, the house was moved back on the lot and the two units built in front. In the 80s it was switched back to a single family space. HOAs are $300 and offers are due May 14, 2012.

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534 Ashbury, newly refurbished top-floor 5 bedroom condo, list price at $999,000 with downstairs, street level deeded storage

This top floor (with stairs to match) that has been renovated to show off its natural lights and potential to the fullest with modern upgrades that add a lot of value. The deeded storage space could well be turned into sparking space with money and effort. Listed with Brown and Co. Offer date not yet set.

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29 Hartford St., Victorian Condo, listed at $829,000

This is on one of those streets many dream about living on. Located in the middle of the Castro on Hartford Street this one has two double-parlors. There are period details, nice landscaping and great built-ins. There are three bedrooms in this bright home. Offer date not set listed with Danny Fernandez at Zephyr.

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