Property

Real Estate Report: In Kensington, more bookcases than you can shake a stick at, $1.65M

Once the home of an eminent UC Berkeley English professor, this c.1933 house has a host of places for your extended library.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: 18th Century Parisian Town House in Pacific Heights, now 21st Century, $9.5M

Pacific Heights is full of big traditional houses, many now too formal to live in comfortably. Here's one that functions in the 21st Century.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Almost Un-Renovated in Parkside, With Knotty Pine

OK, it's true, I'll admit a weakness for rooms with horizontal wood paneling and beamed ceilings, and I'm probably not alone. Especially from trees the likes of which we'll never see again. Here's a house in San Francisco's Parkside neighborhood in almost original condition, including one of the two kitchens.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Live Like a Mayor in Ashbury Heights

Last year, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was elected Lieutenant Governor. With a second child and no legal need to stay in San Francisco, the Newsom family moved to Marin County. Which is also an easier commute to Sacramento, but we think the real reason has to do with laundry. Their Ashbury Heights house just came on the market.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Classic 1909 Flat Near Dolores Park

It's not quite in the Liberty Hill Historic District and a few feet outside the Mission, and probably in Dolores Heights. Whatever, it's on a beautiful block in a classic San Francisco location.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Omkase-Adjacent Condo in Japantown

In San Francisco's Japantown, a condo within striking distance of sushi, cinema and the best spa in town.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: In Berkeley, Brown-Shingled and Knotty-Pined

    There's a great little house on the market this week in the Berkeley Hills, hidden in the trees. It needs some work, asking $649K, and is open on Sunday, June 3.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Usonian House in Piedmont Needs a New BFF

"Usonian" usually refers to the low-slung, affordable houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but it's also a handy term to describe similar houses by his followers. Here's one, architect unknown, from 1955, that needs some love. And $1.595M.    Read More...

Real Estate Report: Two Great LA Architects for the Price of One

A Gregory Ain house built in 1952– with a pool house by Pierre Koenig built two decades later.  Read More...

Real Estate Report: Sublimely Simple Loft in San Francisco, $1.55M, Fluffy Chairs Not Included

355 Bryant is one of San Francisco's great timber-and-brick loft buildings, and one the first conversions, dating back to 1992. In this loft owned by interior designer Steve Volpe there's a classic  John Dickinson galvanized steel console we'd kill for.  The fluffy lambswool chairs aren't bad either.  Read More...

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