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Sold: 71 Douglass Street

Sold for $1,601,000 Tucked away on a tree-lined cul-de-sac in Corona Height sits this elegantly maintained 1895 Victorian, top flr flat. Classic period details, high ceilings, original trim, wainscoting & beautiful heartwood pine flrs run throughout main level of this sun-drenched home. Formal living rm w/tiled WB fireplace, bay windows & pocket doors lead to […]

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What We Know We Don’t Know.

Updated Market & Census Statistics, Home Prices & Appreciation Rates, Luxury Home Sales, Price Reductions, Employment & Interest Rates. It will be another month before hard data on the autumn selling season begins to become available. In the meantime, below is a review of market trends and statistics through the third quarter. Note that September […]

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A $15 million tear down??

When the 6,400-square-foot modern Tuscan villa in Hillsborough hit the market last year, it featured the design touches of no fewer than four architects. The floors were walnut, the custom mahogany doors imported from Italy and the kitchen fashioned with Scavolini cabinets and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Outside, a pool beckoned along with tennis and […]

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Sold: 1695 43rd Avenue

Sold for $1,335,000 Charming 1940’s home in walkable Sunset location! This corner home features a unique split level floor plan with open living area and fireplace. The kitchen faces west for direct ocean views and has been updated over the years. The dining area and kitchen blend seamlessly for more intimate entertaining . The bedrooms […]

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But where will Fire Pie go??

Plans to convert the former used car lot turned Firepie parcel on the northeast corner of Valencia and Cesar Chavezhave been drafted. And as envisioned by Kerman Morris Architects, a six-story, 32,000-square-foot building could rise up to 65 feet in height on the skinny site and yield 23 residential units over 5,000 square feet of retail […]

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Day tripping in the great September weather!

Oh, summertime in San Francisco. It’s that time of the year when the days are longer, the fog is a little more relentless in the city, and it feels like everyone else is off on an exotic Eastern Europe tour or warm tropical vacation. It’s also a perfect time of the year to remind ourselves […]

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More changes coming to Van Ness Ave.

The revised plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 70 feet in height on the southeast corner of Pacific and Van Ness, as newly rendered by Ian Birchall and Associates below, were approved last month. And with its 30-day appeal period having expired on Monday, the project has just received its exemption from […]

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For those who like to go au natural

Natural wine” is a spectrum that encompasses a range of wine-growing and winemaking practices, from 00 (say: “zero zero”), that is, nothing added or removed during the winemaking process, to minimal techniques that help ensure a certain final product. One of the biggest goals of the natural wine movement, though, is to strip out pretense […]

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What’s happening in SF in September?

San Francisco events in September 2019 include Labor Day Weekend activities, the Sausalito Arts Festival, and the Fringe Theater Festival. You can also enjoy one of several outdoor festivals including the Festa Coloniale Italiana, Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park, and the Polk Street Blues Festival. If you’re a sports fan, catch a baseball game […]

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Some highlights for those of us who didn’t make the trek

For some, the best part of throwing a party are the moments before the guests arrive: freshly-spritzed perfume hangs in the air, hors d’oeuvres fresh from the oven, the ice unmelted. A tidy sense of peace before the swarm descends. That must be what Burning Man, which kicked off this week, feels like right now. As […]

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Sold: 2618 18th Avenue

Sold for $2,850,000 Welcome to the perfect home for entertaining and celebrations with family and friends. This classic Spanish Mediterranean home, built in 1930, has been lovingly expanded and updated, with thoughtful care and attention to detail that will appeal to the most discerning buyers. Located on a quiet street at the intersection of Inner […]

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Big Hub, Big Plans

On the heels of the adoption of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, the legal challenges of which have yet to be resolved, San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished drafting the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City’s equally ambitious, and synergistic, Hub District Plan. In addition to improving and activating the area’s streets, alleys and public realm, the the Hub Plan would […]

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Hot or not

Though it commands some of the most sought after real estate in the world, San Francisco’s diverse market results in certain neighborhoods experiencing more demand than others with would-be homebuyers. Which are San Francisco’s hottest neighborhoods? As with any real estate market, demand for one S.F. neighborhood over another fluctuates. Factors like seasonality, demographics, gentrification, […]

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Where should I eat RIGHT NOW?!

Tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater usually all have the same question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across […]

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Live in an historic sausage factory!

As we first reported last year, plans to redevelop the iconic Buon Gusto Sausage Factory building at 535 Green Street, which was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west, and its adjacent parking lot parcel, were in the works. The draft plans had envisioned that a new 4-story building would rise up […]

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Little Creatures, from down under? It’s WAY better than it sounds!

The first American outpost of growing brewery Little Creatures opens in San Francisco tomorrow, July 26, showcasing beers made with prized hops from Australia and New Zealand. Located between the Giants at Oracle Park and the Warriors at Chase Arena, the 6,300-square-foot Mission Bay taproom will pour 36 beers and serve an all-day food menu of pizzas, […]

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Vertical kale?!

A trio of California’s most distinguished chefs will lead the culinary advisory board of vertical farming startup Plenty. Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza) and Traci Des Jardins (Arguello) will lend their expertise — and high profile — to the venture capital backed food tech company, which just unveiled its second-generation vertical farm in South San Francisco. “Dominique, Traci, and […]

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What happened in the Spring and why did it happen….again?

Sales & Values by District and Price Segment, Special Circumstance Sales, Market Seasonality, the Luxury Home Market & Foreign Buyers. The May Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released in late July for the 5-county SF metro area. This chart illustrates the difference in appreciation rates between the Bay Area (higher price markets) and the entire […]

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