Big prices sometimes lead to big reductions. Open today from 2-4:
731 Duboce Street, $1,550,000: you've saved $300K on this California Mission/Art & Crafts stucco house from 1910. Charmingly lugubrious with some original detail. Makes you wonder why they didn't spend a few bucks on paint and staging. If nothing else, a reminder that those Arts & Craft interiors were an austere reaction to all things Victorian. No yard, although the house is surrounded by lovely plantings on a quiet corner, possibly with room for a parking pad because along with no yard, no garage. Short walk to MUNI, though. 52 days on the market, link includes floor plan porn.
· 731 Duboce Street [Harry Clark, Zephyr]
2164 Hyde Street, #501 $2,050,000.00: a four bedroom, three bath in one of San Francisco's early stock cooperatives built by Patterson Ross on Russian Hill in 1915. Huge, but needs updating, and has been on and off the market for the past year. Currently down $200K to $2,050,000 after 69 days- we seem to remember it being closer to $3M a while back. Re-listed? 2164 is one of a group of apartment buildings designed by Ross along this stretch of Hyde Street, but he's best remembered the Chinatown Gate at Grant and California. Also for inscribing "Great is Allah, Great is Ross is the Architect" in arabic across the front of a Shrine Temple. For more on Patterson Ross and things Russian Hill, go to Russian Hill Neighbors. All neighbors should be so organized.
· 2164 Hyde Street, #501 [Richard Saxe, Pacific Union]
· Russian Hill II – The North Slope [Russian Hill Neighbors]
294 Page Street, $2,750,000.00, or 4443 ounces of gold: you'll save $245K on this historic mansion in Hayes Valley. It's the 1878 Charles Dietle House in all it's Stick Style glory. He sold it for a bag of gold after the 1906 earthquake. Currently a law office, it needs more of that magic word updating but worth having a look at if only to check out the scale and details of the main floor. On the market 58 days, armored truck rental negotiable.
· 294 Page Street [Nathan Churchill, Coldwell Banker]