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Sold: 475 22nd Avenue, San Francisco | MLS 476861

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Vanguard Properties

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

proudly present

475 22nd Avenue

A Modern, Bright and Spectacular Richmond District Home

4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 1-car Garage, Big Backyard
Renovated in 2015. Refined in 2018.

SOLD.

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Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 476861

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

475 22nd Avenue

Par Excellence in the Richmond: Remodeled in 2015, refined in 2018

Big and open with modern comfort — 475 22nd Avenue is a bright, 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 3-level, luxuriously 2015-updated modern Richmond District arts and crafts house with an open-floor plan, tall ceilings and 2,400+ sqft of space. It’s unexpected for this trending neighborhood. It’s sunny, bright, and serene (yes, really).

The home sits on an extra-deep parcel with large sunny decks on each level that all overlook an expansive landscaped backyard equipped with its own custom 3-hole putting green, where you can practice your golf game or simply take in this quiet, easy-care yard that also has vegetable beds and drip irrigation.

475 22nd Avenue’s kitchen has luxury Thermador stainless appliances, quartz countertops surrounding a large island where you can gather, cook or entertain. There’s a large en suite master bedroom with expansive sunny deck and walk-in-closet. Other features include ample storage space, updated systems throughout, ‘smart’ home comfort and control systems, recessed LED lighting, and wood floors with direct access to outdoor space on every level. The home’s floor plan allows for flexible living with public and private spaces on different levels.

The home is a serene oasis in this charming Central Richmond neighborhood with its mix of homes, small businesses and restaurants that all create a sense of community and place.

Listed at: $2,395,000

SOLD at: $2,400,000

The Open Houses.

There are no scheduled showings as the property is currently pending.

Call for details.

The Photos.

Early Reactions.

"This house has it all."

"Beautiful."

"The openness is extraordinary."

"Amazing."

"Fantastic."

"It's such a fun space."

"It’s a great, livable space."

Features.

4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3 levels
2,413 sqft (per architect)
2 en-suite bedrooms incl. a large master suite with deck, walk-in closet and spa bathroom, 2 beds. 1 bath on ground level; internal garage access
Circa 1913, remodeled in 2015, refined and updated in 2018
36-inch Thermador gas range, stainless hood, dishwasher, built-in microwave, quartz countertops
Extra-deep 120-ft deep parcel with large backyard with eco-friendly, luxe, low maintenance synthetic grass lawn with a custom 3-hole putting green, vegetable beds and drip irrigation
Smart home systems incl. Wink lighting control, hardwired Ethernet, built-in speakers, video intercom, wired security system, video intercom, Nest thermostat
Dual-pane windows, recessed LED lighting, updated comfort and control systems throughout
Walk Score: 95 — Walker’s Paradise
Transit Score: 77 — Excellent
Bike Score: 90 — Biker's Paradise
APN: 1522013

Contact Us.

Have a question? Want to setup a private showing?

Feel free to call or text us…

Kevin (415) 297-7462

Jonathan (415) 215-4393

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Location. Location. Location.

(Or, see a Google Map here).

The Floor Plan.

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. 

San Francisco Real Estate in 2016: Our Mid-Year Review

SIX MONTHS DOWN; SIX TO GO

Our Market is Holding Steady — Which is a Good Thing

Despite gloom and doom pessimism about market crashes and some kind of cliff, we’re seeing property values remain consistent with 2015. But there are readjustments taking place at the higher end of the market and annual gains have stabilized

2016 is halfway done already. So as we celebrate the country’s birthday by blowing up parts of it in the fog, it’s a good time to take a look at what San Francisco’s real estate market has been doing lately and where we’re going the rest of the year.

We start with the Brits

It’s a bit ironic that Britain has rightly or wrongly declared its own independence from the EU around the same time the Colonies did from King George III. That said, the Brexit vote has impacted our market in the following ways:

  1. Mortgage interest rates have fallen to lower and lower levels. Our friends at Citibank said that preferred Vanguard client priced 30-year fixed rate jumbo home loans are now hovering around 3.25% (with additional on-deposit discounts available);
  1. Financial market turmoil makes real estate look like a safer investment (again). I don’t know about you but my 401K took a 20% nosedive after the Brexit vote and I know that property prices in the City have adjusted recently (about 3-5% less than last year’s peaks is the prevailing figure in the City), it’s nowhere near a 20% decline that takes place overnight.

Data Says...

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What do the numbers show?

Despite an increased sense of doom and gloom a look at the actual sales figures reported on San Francisco’s Multiple Listing Service shows that average San Francisco real property sale prices are holding relatively  steady compared to last year with 2-unit building average sale prices going up by 13% over the same period in 2015. Properties are taking longer to sell on average with TICs sitting on the market a lot longer and 2-unit buildings selling faster.

Are we in a bubble? Bubble burst? Or none of the above?

The numbers show that prices haven’t appreciated as they have in years’ past where average sale price figures regularly appreciated by 10–15% from year to year. But does this a bubble make or break? Not really. If anything, the way to think of the changes we’re seeing in the City is that we’re seeing some sanity return to our marketplace. Although it may seem like an abrupt change here it’s more of a subtle one where we’re rebalancing and retuning. Lots of buyers report that the East Bay continues to see soaring prices by folks who think they’re shut out of SF’s market. Those folks should think again and revisit the City. And sellers must remain patient and adjust expectations. Properties can and do sell well. It’s just a matter of when.

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P R E D I C T I O N S

What does the rest of 2016 Hold?

Gone Fishin’ We are now in the summer months, which means less traffic and business in San Francisco as more fog means more agents and clients try to get away from the City. This usually means there will be fewer listings and buyers out and about until Labor Day. That said, there are always quality listings that come out during the summer but for the fact that sellers have no other choice but to sell now rather than later.

Interest rates should remain low which will enable buyers to afford more but they will be pickier and pickier. There will also be more and more sophisticated lending from the likes of SoFi (10% down and no PMI) and greater use of adjustable rate loans and the such.

The market will be very fragmented with great properties being snapped up quickly and strongly with multiple bids. These are either the picture-perfect catalog homes or the steal-of-a-deal fixer with gobs of potential or killer location.

There will be less Chinese money and investment in our market.

The rental and new condo market will see more supply which will drive rents and prices down in the short term but because these units are exempt from rent control obligations value will remain strong. In either case this new inventory will need to be absorbed first.

An already slow approval and development process will slow down a little bit more because of global economic uncertainty or, at least the perception of such. his may mean that big San Francisco SOMA construction projects that aren’t already underway may be kept in a holding pattern as the City adjusts to having more units available. How this absorption takes place is also keyed into whether or not a greater number BMR units are mandated into new projects or if the City’s payroll tax incentive programs go away.

More and more Millennial buyers are entering the marketplace (and we/they now make up the biggest portion of the buyer demographic in the Bay Area — about 31%) This means there will be changes in what, when and how people will buy. Ask us for more about that!

The entry-level price points — $700,000-$1.1M — should be competitive. To win at these price points overbidding may still prove necessary. Be prepared to add 10% for a better location, another 10% for better property condition but there may be only 3-4 serious buyers out of a potential 6-8 competitors.

The mid-level price points — $1.2M-$2.2M — will be one where negotiation will be more important than it may have been in years past. This could involve move creative financing terms, rent-backs or otherwise.

The middle-high price points — $2.3M-$3M — will see properties take longer to sell than recently. Interest will be consistent and will be a matter of the right buyer coming along at the right time but sellers holding steady on value.

The highest price points — $3.5M+ — may see declines and reductions for properties with ‘flaws’ but increased price strength for quality properties with location, views, amenities and quality finishes. For properties with flaws Grade B location, finishes, lack of parking, etc, prices may decline anywhere from 5% to 8%.

$195M SoCal Compound is the Nation’s Most Expensive Listing – Blockbusters – Curbed National

Beverly Hills’ Palazzo di Amore, a 25-acre compound and long-haul project of real estate investor Jeff Greene, is officially on the market for $195M, making it the most expensive listing in the country. The estate, which comes with 53,000 square feet of living space, 23 bathrooms, and a driveway that goes on for a quarter-mile, clobbers the house that yesterday held the No. 1 slot on America’s list of most expensive listings, flicking Florida’s $139M unfinished beacon of tastelessness into the No. 2 position.

via $195M SoCal Compound is the Nation's Most Expensive Listing – Blockbusters – Curbed National.

Luxury on the Way at the Lumina

NEW DEVELOPMENT BRIEFING

Luxury at the Lumina in South Beach/Embarcadero San Francisco

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As we’ve said before, we know three of the sales staff members well having worked with these agents previously at other developments and transactions in San Francisco. As of late-September, here’s what we know:

1) Pricing is not yet finalized and will be finalized before the end of September. The process will be done over a number of days where you would submit an offer for a home that is available for sale and they’ll respond.

2) HOA dues will be in the $1000/month range; Smaller units will be less, larger units will be more.

3) Sales will be doing will be done in phases. Expect up to 70-75 units to be released during the first phase with prices going up with each phase (less supply, more demand?)

4) Units from only two of the buildings will be released, the “Plaza” (mid-rise) building on Folsom and Main (called the “A” building) and the shorter high-rise on Main St (“D” building).
5) Penthouse units will not be released yet.
6) Closing Schedule of the buildings has been adjusted:

The A building scheduled to be closing August 2015

The D building scheduled to be closing January 2016

Anticipated Amenities

The Lumina’s amenities (only accessible by Lumina residents and their guests, occupy nearly 44,000 sqft of space and include:

A ROOFTOP TERRACE

An expansive ±10,500-square-foot rooftop oasis offers a “truly elevated entertainment experience. Relish in outdoor dining areas, barbecues, fire pits, vegetable gardens, and an outdoor movie lawn where you can sit back and enjoy the latest films or timeless classics projected on an expansive wall under the stars.”

CLUB LOUNGE

The “impressive club lounge exudes timeless elegance in every detail. Warm and inviting, this sophisticated respite features a marble-wrapped fireplace and backlit bar, and is furnished with rich wood paneling and stone flooring.”

PRIVATE DINING ROOM

Picking on the dining club tradition? “Whether for an intimate or grand-scale gathering, our elevated Private Dining Room affords the most refined living and dining space for entertaining your guests. The Private Dining Room opens to a breezy outdoor terrace, features a chef-quality show kitchen for cooking demonstrations, fully equipped back-of-house prep kitchen, and stone-clad fireplace.”

SCREENING ROOM

In a nod to other area developments like the Palms and the Infinity comes the Lumina’s, “beautifully designed private screening room with sophisticated wall paneling and dimmed sconces features comfortable, upholstered tiered theatre seating for 30, a large projection screen, and surround sound.”

LIBRARY LOUNGE

Acknowledging that work patterns have changed the Lumina will have a space for, “intimate social gatherings or a peaceful escape, our welcoming private lounge is conveniently outfitted with Wi-Fi access.”

CHILDREN’S ROOM

Yes, some luxury homeowners have kids, right? Either way, the Lumina will have a space, “[i]deal for children’s birthday parties or just playful afternoons, our colorful and engaging space, complete with a chalkboard and an interactive wall, is thoughtfully designed for hours of enriching entertainment.”

PET GROOMING STATION

Close to our heart, like 35 Dolores, there will be an area, “to conveniently care [sic.] for your pets, our grooming station features a full wash basin and raised platform for easy accessibility.”

FITNESS CENTER

Of course, you’d have to expect a gym: “Our expansive ±7,000-square-foot fitness center designed by renowned gym designer, Jay Wright, is fully equipped with both yoga and high impact aerobic studios, the only residential 20-foot rock climbing wall in San Francisco, and cardio and strength equipment to stay in shape.”

POOL

That $1,000 monthly fee does buy a lot: “Enjoy a refreshing dip in our 75-foot heated lap pool, beautifully sun-lit by a two-story skylight from above, at your leisure.”

SPA

Now, we’re getting into ‘wow’ territory: “A transcendent experience awaits in our ±2,000-square-foot spa where a private treatment room, day lockers, steam room, dry sauna and men’s and women’s changing rooms are perfectly suited for a fully immersive experience.”

MUSIC PRACTICE ROOM

For those kids playing the violin…. “For residents who have a true passion for music, our professional-quality practice room provides the perfect sound isolation and environment to spend hours honing your craft.”

For the residences themselves, the Lumina will have:

·  Gaggenau ovens and cooktops

·  Bosch refrigerators and dishwashers with integrated paneling

·  Premium Caesarstone quartz countertops and backsplashes

·  Custom SieMatic cabinetry with aluminum recessed channel pulls

·  SieMatic vanity cabinets with Volakas marble countertops

·  European porcelain tile on bathroom floors and shower walls

·  Expansive glass curtain wall with balconies/patios in select units

·  NEST Learning Thermostat

Current Pricing Ranges (September 2014)

Studios: $695,000-$825,000

1-bedrooms: $855,000-$1,150M

1-bedroom + den: $865,000-$1,160M

2-bedrooms: $1.245M-$2.295M

3-bedrooms: $2,330M-$5.350M

(Parking included with all units!)

Kevin’s Open House Picks of the Weekend: March 21-23, 2014, 1st Weekend of Spring Edition

There are just 92 new listings new to the MLS from Thursday into Friday with 10 listings coming back on the market during that time and 366 scheduled open houses in San Francisco this weekend.

There are A LOT of single family homes that have caught my eye this week. Yes, many of them are at the high end, but others are in the middle and there are fixers among them too.

There a fixer with a potential in Eureka Valley at 4540 19th Street listed for $1.495M, a cute, drop-dead views of SF home near Dolores Park at 293 Cumberland that could use a garage installation listed at $1.7M and there’s also an interesting Victorian/Cottage project-building at 3 Laussat Street listed for just $875,000.  In the theme of large homes: there’s a chic, large Noe Valley, eco-friendly, 2012-renovated home with 2 car garage, radiant heat, solar panels, yard, open floor plan, and extra deep 114’ lot at 257 29th Street listed for a modest $2.995M. A pair of smaller Noe Valley houses, one at 369 Valley and another seemingly small-looking-but-larger home is located at 1515 Noe. A little to the west is a nice 4 bedroom home at 265 Kensington with 4 parking spaces near West Portal and St. Francis Wood for $1.2M. For a large stunner nearer the coast, take a look at 160 San Marcos, a Forest Knolls 3500+sqft new 2014-built 3 bed, 3.5 bath, den, elevator and 2-car garage with high-end finishes. And for you Liberty Hill fans, there’s a Victorian fixer that’s been used as a 2-unit building with more than 13 rooms and a 1-car garage located at 4121 20th Street listed for $1.7M between Noe and Castro Streets that will be delivered vacant at close of escrow that has scores of possibilities. For an updated craftsman in Glen Park take a look at another chic renovation at 264 Surrey. There’s a vacant 2-unit building over at 27th and Dolores at 171 27th Street that also offers a lot of possibilities too that’s being sold as a 2-unit building or separate TICs.  And over in the eastern parts of San Francisco, there’s that ‘perfect’ air-conditioned 1 story Victorian at 878 Hampshire listed for just $1.2M, a stunner of a 2800-sqft newly renovated home at 1164 De Haro in Potrero listed at $2.25M.

For condos, I really like 1070 Guerrero, which is a modern 2-level LEED condo built recently with 3 bedrooms that has that chic white-wall, broad plank, tall-ceiling feel of a modern and urban home located among historic houses near the Mission Dolores corridor, listed at $1.5M. In the vicinity sits 942 South Van Ness Avenue, a 2009-built 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath, condo with nearly 1900 sqft of living area listed for $1.359M. The Onyx SF over at De Haro and 17th Street new condos are now open. Other condos that look interesting are a clutch in the South Beach area (200 Brannan, the Brannan across the street). There is a cute condo on Dehon Street, right near 16th Street and Sanchez that comes with parking, character and light at 14 Dehon that is worth a look as are the listings at the Arterra, 175  Bluxome and 177 Townsend for smaller condos/lofts as are the ones at 1310 Minnesota and 1800 Bryant.

And as for 2+ unit buildings, the three-unit building at 357 Sanchez at 16th Street in the Castro near Duboce Park is finally open to the public and is being sold as an entire building or individual TICs. In the Inner Mission area, a three-unit building at 2331 Bryant is open as is the stunningly huge Queen Anne home at 955 S. Van Ness is open as is the lovely 2-unit building at 728 Clayton near Cole Valley.

For the complete list of the 31 pages of open houses I flagged for San Francisco, click here. And to search all open houses in the City, click here.

 

As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest | Marketplace.org

Design-builder Jeffrey Colle is so meticulous about the luxury homes he builds in the Hamptons, that even a single bathtub, in a single master bedroom, has a story.

“I had it hand-carved in Italy,” Colle said of a 3,000-pound limestone tub in his Pond House. “I went to Verona, to the quarries, and I found these huge blocks of stone.” From there, it was off to the studio of a master carver, whose day job involved carving statuary for a rehabilitated church in Venice, and then, here.

Colle has made a name in the Hamptons for craftsmanship, and is quick to share his disdain for cookie-cutter mansions, saying, with a laugh, “You know when you go to dinner parties, you’re going to walk into a very similar house to yours.” He estimates that, in 35 years, he’s built between 150 and 200 homes.

If there were a place for the luxury home market to suffer the recession’s ripple effects, the Hamptons, which attract some of Wall Street’s top earners, might seem to be it

via As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest | Marketplace.org.

Kitchen Remodel as Progress … Or public health risk?

From this week’s Sunday NYTimes:

Many of the safety issues of yesterday’s kitchens are gone. No one in my family is likely to tumble into an open hearth. But new kitchens pose a more subtle danger to our health by doubling as a comfortable social, entertainment and eating hub. Retail marketers have long known that when tempting food is within close range of our eyes or nose, we tend to eat more of it. In our new kitchens, it’s just too darn easy to get to addictive snacks and calorie-rich drinks.

See more at the NYTimes Sunday Review

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A New Listing in the Inner Mission Looks Awesome

March 7, 2013 Buy Now, hi end, Hot Property

New Listing: Inner Mission

$1,400,000 – 944 Hampshire, San Francisco, CA 94110

A New Listing From Paragon: The Victorian faade belies the super dramatic contemporary interior of this 2 level MOMA” style home. As you walk into the large open living room, dining room, kitchen combination, you are struck by the extensive quality renovation of this 100 plus year old home. High ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors and open staircase lend to the contemporary feel. Functionality rules as well: there are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level with one of the bedrooms being en suite; there is a master bedroom en suite and another bedroom and bath on the lower level as well as a family room/den which opens onto a generous west facing garden. Garage parking, washer/dryer and front patio all complete this dream home!

Type: Single-Family Homes Beds/Bath: 4/4.0 Parking: 1 Approx. Sq. Ft.: 2214 (Per Owner) MLS: 405578

via Search Results | SFOpenHomes.com.

It’s Tuesday Tour Time: Here’s Your Post-President’s Day Broker Tour Sheet

Take a look at what’s open on Tuesday the 19th.

 

Take a look what’s on broker tour on Feb 19. Want to tag along? Want me to preview something you can’t otherwise? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do. And take note that there are too few homes listed. So, if you or you know anyone even just thinking about taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the strong market, let me know!

 

Broker Tour for Feb 19 2013 (pdf)

 

 

Valentine’s Day miracle? Mission District poised to be SF’s most desired neighborhood | On The Block | an SFGate.com blog

Valentine’s Day miracle? Mission District poised to be SF’s most desired neighborhood | On The Block | an SFGate.com blog.

Take note that a lot of these listings were Vanguard listings!

 

On The Block

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

 

Music to Someone’s Ears: 552-554 Capp – HUGE Victorian at $1.359M

Detached, Massive and Stately Fixer Next to Music School on the Market

Over by the Community Music Center on Capp Street where yours truly attempted to relearn violin is this giant Victorian screaming to be the next it house where tons of money is poured in and an amazing home worth 2-3x the purchase price comes out the other end (see 111 Liberty for example). The 3250+ sq ft detached home dates from “1900” (code for: building records burned in the 1907 earthquake) and has soaring ceilings, choppy layout and phased period ‘remodels’ and a $40,000+ pest bill. According to the listing agent, parking can be installed for a modest $120,000, modest when compared to the nearly $200,000 estimate to replace the brick foundation. Good thing is that the parking permit would be over the counter according to the listing agent. Those amounts are just the start, of course, and don’t factor in the major renovation you’d have to do inside, which would probably set you back another $200,000 give or take $50,000. But there’s a back cottage and a tree house to boot.

This would be all yours but only if the music school next door doesn’t buy it first, which would be a natural expansion of the school’s current facilities. According to the listing agent the Community Center is interested but is moving as fast as an entity with a board and foundation can. The seller has owned 552 Capp since the 1970s, raised a family there and then rented it out. Only recently did she use the Ellis Act to evict the tenants, but is in no hurry to sell even though the listing agent disclosed her desire to sell the property as part of a capital gains tax-deferred 1031 arrangement. At the current ask of more than $1.3 million it’s steep barrier to entry combined with the $500,000+ needed to bring it into this century. A high-priced fixer yes, but my thought is that once completed, it’d be that house on the block worth at least $2.1 million on up. Roll over Beethoven indeed.

Pictures and Open House Times Follow

Open House times are below. (Listed with Eva Stoyanov, Paragon)

07/27/12 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Friday Open House
07/29/12 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sunday Open House
07/31/12 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Tuesday Open House

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