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SOLD: 180 Corwin Street, Unit 2, San Francisco | Listed by Kevin+Jonathan

180 Corwin's View

Straight down Market Street View 180 CORWIN STREET KEVIN K. HO + JONATHAN B. MCNARRY PRESENT UNIT NO. 2 | SOLD Vanguard Properties


Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 497922

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


180 Corwin Street, Unit No. 2

Sweeping, dramatic and hypnotizing views of San Francisco’s gleaming skyline define 180 Corwin for sure, but so do its modern luxe finishes, proximity to the Castro and Noe Valley as well as its cul-de-sac location next to the equally dramatic Kite Hill open space that effectively serves as the home’s 2.5-acre backyard (yes, true to its name, people actually fly kites here). Unit 2 at 180 Corwin has 2 beds, 1 bath, 1-car garage parking and deeded storage. Unit 2’s incredible views change so much during the day, varying from an alpine meadow, a forest of houses to a dramatic twinkling skyline at night.

Updated for sale, Unit 2’s kitchen has all-new appliances, countertops, hardware and lighting. Just-refinished warm-feeling matte oak floors that absorb and recast luminous sunlight during the day to give the space that sought-after light and breezy feel. At night, the skyline’s sparkling lights brilliantly contrast with the warm rich light from newly updated recessed LED lighting. There’s a great public/private layout with the kitchen and open living/dining/patio area on one side with the oversized master bedroom and guest bedroom, each with recessed lighting and generous closets, on the other.

The building completed its seismic retrofitting last year and is part of the condo conversion schedule that should resume soon. 



SOLD: $1,150,000

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Things to Know about 180 Corwin Unit 2 Notes

2 Beds, 1 Bath (shower over tub), 1-Car Parking (garage, side-by-side, interior access)

Dramatic 270° panoramic views from living room, kitchen, bathroom, and master bedroom

All-new stainless steel kitchen appliances: refrigerator (Samsung), induction range with microwave over range (Frigidaire), dishwasher (Bosch), garbage disposal (American Standard)

New recessed LED lighting with dimmer switches

All-new kitchen countertops (quartz), sink, hardware, designer switches/outlets (Legrand adorne), LED lighting

Oak floors (just refinished) throughout

Deeded storage area (basement)

≈ 70 sqft, sheltered, east-facing exclusive patio with slate tile Recently installed, oversized, dual-pane picture windows and patio slider

Location. Location. Location.

12-minute walk to Castro MUNI station
(K, L, M, Castro Shuttle, various bus lines + tech shuttle stops)

180 Corwin has an 80 Walk score, 85 Transit Score

Next to Kite Hill, a 2.5-acre grassy knoll, that has walking trails, steep rock formations and incredible views of the City. The area is also off-leash, and is where people do fly kites. There are also fields of wild oat grass with various trees along with ornamental plants.

The Building.

Six-unit building, circa 1960 $469/month HOA dues (water garbage, common area maintenance, building insurance, and reserves)

Soft-story seismic upgrade done, 2019; various past updates

Multi-story, detached 5,000+ sqft building with a finished basement/storage level and unfinished level below that

Ownership agreement for the six units by Andy Sirkin

On schedule to fractionalize current mortgage and to convert into condominiums*

*ask us for more information

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The Floor Plan

The general layout of Unit 2. This is only an approxiamation and this is one of those spaces where you need to be there in person to appreciate it fully.  

Floor Plan
The approximate floor plan for unit 2 at 180 Corwin.

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The Location

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Castro, Eureka Valley and Noe Valley, 180 Corwin has an amazing vantage point where you’re both in and above the view. Its central location is convenient and even though it’s central you’re still in touch with nature. 

Now Selling: 1310 Fillmore, Residence 609, San Francisco

#609, 1310 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA. Listed for sale by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties. An exceptional, premium home with sweeping views, serene feel in San Francisco’s Fillmore District. A full-service building with 1 bed, 1 bath and 1-car parking. MLS 507488.

SOLD: 1329 McAllister Street, San Francisco

1329 McAllister, 4 bed, 1.5 bath, 1,892-sqft, top-floor classic, grand and bright Victorian 1 block away from Alamo Square. Mix of modern and rich detailed tradition. Leased parking next door transferrable @$275/month. Scale, drama and light with A+ location. www.1329-McAllister.com (http://www.1329-mcallister.com/) 1.695M


Well, we’re glad you are. But if it’s not this property, or if you want to ask us something else, feel free to reach out to us. 

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Sold: 25 27th Street, San Francisco | MLS 490310

Vanguard Properties

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

proudly present

25 27th Street

Stylish + Appealing Top-Floor Condominium Straddling Noe Valley, the Mission, Bernal Heights and the Valencia Corridor


Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 490310

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

SOLD: 25 27th Street
Warm and Appealing Top-Floor Condominium

Get the best of Noe Valley and Bernal Heights at 25 27th Street, a top-floor, updated Victorian condominium with central location that straddles Noe, Bernal and the Mission on a block that feels like a cul-de-sac. 25 27th Street mixes the charm of a Noe Valley façade with the updates you’d expect from an updated home in Bernal Heights. There are traditional details like wainscoting, coved ceilings and wood floors and modern elements like sound-dampening, dual-pane windows, a just-updated stainless and gas kitchen, tankless water heater, in-unit laundry and bright skylights above. The nearby hospital has a good-neighbor quiet policy. The commute is that much easier because 280 and 101 are so near and once home, there’s lots do to nearby too which is why 25 has a 95 walk score and 97 bike score. There’s so much that’s just so right here. Make it yours today.    

Offered at:



Have a question? Want to setup a showing? 

Feel free to call or text us…

Kevin (415) 297-7462

Jonathan (415) 215-4393


  • 2 Bedrooms with generous closets
  • 1 Bathroom with deep tub, skylight, recently remodeled
  • Top-floor of 2-unit building
  • 1,181 sqft of living area (per tax records)
  • 1-car garage (tandem/small car or rotational by month) (ability to parallel park to block driveway on off months) 
  • Solar panels with the unit provide power to the grid, reducing your power bill 
  • Shared backyard with bamboo grove
  • Brand new gas stove and microwave, quartz counters, deep stainless sink, kitchen faucet, skylight above, pantry storage  
  • In-unit laundry room, tankless water heater 
  • 2-unit HOA (other unit is owner-occupied) 
  • APN: 6595-022
  • HOA dues are $300/month (water/sewer, garbage and building insurance)
  • Urban Dwellers’ Delight:





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. 

Sold in 4 Days: 4255 24th Street, San Francisco | $1,622,000 | MLS 472355

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Vanguard Properties

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

proudly present

4255 24th Street
San Francisco

Where Your Noe Valley Life Can Begin

3-Bed, 1-Bath. 1-Car Parking Condominium with Lush Garden, Rich Finishes, Showcase Kitchen



Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 472355

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

4255 24th Street, San Francisco
An Ideal-Location Noe Valley Home Close to Everything

It's time to start your Noe Valley life. Whether it's grabbing a Philz coffee (across the street), taking your four-legged friend to the dog park (1/2 a block away), catching the tech shuttle to work (1 block) or the bus downtown (1 block) — this 3-bed, 1-bath, 1-car parking condominium is the perfect home base.

4255 24th Street has direct access to a serene landscaped yard w/deeded patio + storage. There are rich hardwood floors, soaking-tub bathroom and a modern layout that connects the living room and dining area with the gorgeous kitchen featuring a Thermador range, new countertops and designer lighting + glass tile backsplash.

Life at 4255 24th Street balances private spaces and public spaces. Entertaining and staying in. Being indoors and outside. Because you're right at the start of Noe Valley's epicenter you have the amenities you expect — coffee from all corners of the spectrum, neighborhood shops with those perfect, rare presents and goods, to taquerias, sushi places and Italian eateries just to name a few. You can drive to work, hop onto MUNI or a tech shuttle.

For the practical-minded, there's a deeded storage room, in-unit laundry and a sleek modern shower and a Japanese-style soaking tub where you can relax and refresh.

Listed at: $1,349,000

SOLD: $1,662,500

Sold in just 5 days!

Want to know more about 4255 24th Street?

Go ahead and ask us.

Want to know what advice we gave to our sellers to get this result? Reach out.

Early Reactions.



“It's darling.”

“It's bright and I really like the garden!”



  • 3-bed, 1-bath, 1-car garage parking
  • ≈ 1,150 sqft (tax records) circa 1909
  • Stainless appliances including 5-burner Thermador range with combination Bosch microwave/external hood; brand-new 36-inch French-door refrigerator (Electrolux); quiet operation Bosch dishwasher; new Hannsgrohe kitchen faucet; new stainless steel sink
  • Newly installed deep quartzite stone countertops; designer glass tile backsplash
  • Updated, stylish bathroom with sep. shower + Japanese-style soaking tub
  • 9+-ft high ceilings; rich wainscoting and millwork
  • Upgraded and updated LED lighting fixtures and dimmers from Pablo Designs (San Francisco), legrande and Halo
  • In-Unit Laundry room (washer and dryer included)
  • 220V electric car-plugin installed in garage
  • Lush backyard with ornamental plants, deeded patio area
  • Deeded storage room
  • 1/2 block to play area, dog park, tennis + basketball courts

About the Building.

  • Building is circa 1909
  • While parking is tandem on paper, the upper unit has used their rear parking for storage and has done so for many years, which effectively means that 4255 is the only car parked in the garage
  • There’s informal property management
  • The roof was replaced in early 2018
  • 2-Unit HOA, $250/mo HOA dues (+ $250 quarterly reserve contrib.); 46.4% share of common dues
  • Monthly HOA dues includes water and trash, homeowner’s insurance, gardener, common area electricity

Contact Us.

Have a question? Want to figure out what we did to prepare the property to get this result?

Feel free to call or text us…

Kevin(415) 297-7462

Jonathan(415) 215-4393

The Photos.

(Click on any picture to pull up a slide show)

The Floor Plan.

(Provided for information purposes only and may not be to scale.)

Where It's At.

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 Always Good to Get Some Client Feedback

Andrew and Kaitlyn


OUR CLIENTS WON an off-market, top-floor condominium on Day Street between Church and Dolores (talk about location!) after almost giving up their search. Within 30 minutes of getting wind of the ‘coming soon’ listing we had told them to act and within 4 hours we were at the property and within 24 hours we had an offer into the sellers. The unit, which never made it to the market, was perfect for them. It had just been remodeled, with parking, wood floors, 2 bedrooms, in-unit laundry and was won at a steal of a deal for Noe Valley


Kevin & Jonathan Are An All-Star Team

Kevin & Jonathan are an all-star team and simply put, they get the job done right. We worked primarily with Kevin on our search for a new home in San Francisco. As first time buyers unsure of exactly what we wanted, not to mention where in the city we wanted to be, Kevin was very patient and generous with his time in order to help us figure out what would best fit our desires and budget. With the training and attention-to-detail of a lawyer and the eye of a designer, Kevin has all the right skills. He is personable, professional, hard-working and well-connected amongst agents in the city.

Kevin ultimately found an off-market property in Noe Valley, at the right price, that is perfect for us. He knew it, we knew it, and within 24 hours of seeing the property we had a signed contract. We were able to move with speed and confidence because of our trust in Kevin, the time he took to educate us in advance throughout our search, and his outstanding market knowledge. We are nothing but happy with our new home and with the outstanding service Kevin provided. Even now, Kevin and Jonathan are only a text or email away with recommendations or answers to our questions. We highly recommend working with K&J.

— Andrew and Kaitlyn

Buyers, Noe Valley 

Curbed SF: Noe Valley Fixer Sells for $2.8M, Nearly $1M Over Asking – Flip Watch – Curbed SF

Media coverage for a record-setting price for a fixer house in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood of nearly $3M as positioned, prepared and marketed by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties. The pair knew how to market the property at 1072 Noe Street to developers by stressing the property’s location and potential.  

1072 Noe's facadeWhen a big, old Victorian fixer-upper in the heart of Noe Valley listed for $1.898 million back in June, we had a feeling that it would easily crack the $2 million mark. The house received six offers, all over asking, and was in contract after just eight days. We’ve now gotten word that it has sold for $2.8 million. Yes, that’s nearly $1 million over asking and a gigantic price for a house with a vintage kitchen, an unfinished attic, and a dirt backyard. According to listing agents Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, the buyer is an investor who paid all cash and plans to redevelop the house.

Source: Noe Valley Fixer Sells for $2.8M, Nearly $1M Over Asking – Flip Watch – Curbed SF

SF Flippers Make More Money Than Flippers Everywhere Else – Flipping Out – Curbed SF

San Francisco flippers made an average gross profit of $344,111 per flip in the third quarter of this year, a number that is the highest in the nation, according to new research from property website RealtyTrac. (This means that the average flip profit alone is enough to cover the cost of an entire four-bedroom in, say, the Chicago suburb of Geneva.) The only area included in the report that even came close to San Francisco’s figure was San Mateo County, which returned an average gross profit of $316,765 (or the entire cost of a home in Jersey City). The figures don’t factor in any improvements made to the flipped home, so net profits may be quite a bit lower. Profits in San Francisco are up by more than $50,000 over the same time last year, when the city’s gross profits came in at $292,881 and were beat out by neighboring Marin for the top spot on the list.

via SF Flippers Make More Money Than Flippers Everywhere Else – Flipping Out – Curbed SF.

Noe is the new Pac Heights: Luxury home market shifts southward – On The Block

In the last seven years, sales of $2-million-plus homes have shifted from the city’s northern neighborhoods (like Pacific Heights, the Marina and Telegraph Hill) to southern locales (like Noe and Eureka Valleys), according to a new report from Paragon Real Estate.

In 2007, 62% of $2-million-plus single-family sales took place in what Paragon dubs “Prestige North”: “the northern band of old-prestige neighborhoods running from Sea Cliff/Lake Street/Jordan Park through the Pacific Heights/Marina district, to Russian, Nob and Telegraph Hills.”

This year, that number dropped to 37%.

Noe, Eureka and Cole Valleys made up 24% of the $2 million-plus single-family market in 2007. Today, those neighborhoods account for 40% of such sales. (Luxury sales in more established “Prestige South” neighborhoods like St. Francis Wood and Forest Hill remain steady at 7%.)

via Noe is the new Pac Heights: Luxury home market shifts southward – On The Block.

Curbed SF : The San Francisco Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog

The San Francisco luxury home market has traditionally been entrenched in the city’s long-established northern neighborhoods, from Sea Cliff through Pacific Heights and up to Telegraph Hill. While those neighborhoods are still filled with huge and very expensive homes, property values on the southern side of the city have soared so high that, according to new research from Paragon Real Estate, a greater percentage of $2 million+ single-family home sales now take place in the Noe/Eureka/Cole Valley districts than in the prestigious northern neighborhoods. Just five years ago those older neighborhoods, which are lumped together as “Prestige North” had 62 percent of sales over $2 million. Now they only have 24 percent of those sales, while the Noe/Eureka/Cole area has 40 percent.

via Curbed SF : The San Francisco Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog.

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.


Words of Praise from Happy Clients — Actual Review Form Attached

November 16, 2013 luxury real estate, Noe Valley

Words of praise and devotion about yours truly. Well, about my real estate services at minimum…



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)



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)


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