Way back in 2011, an Inner Sunset Edwardian built in 1900 and chock-full of period details sold for $1.249M. In the ensuing years, whoever bought the house tore out the dark wood paneling, stained glass, and granite-fronted fireplaces, replacing them with sleek white finishes and an open plan. The destruction of detail—incredibly common in San Francisco right now—seems to be especially a shame in this case because the home's kitchen and bathrooms had already been tastefully renovated before this most recent reinvention. The bland remodel didn't seem to discourage buyers. The three-bedroom house went back on the market in late June for $1.875M and was in contract in less than two weeks for $2.15M, an increase of $901K over its 2011 price.
· 1291 Fifth Avenue [Redfin]