Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Today's price: $6,000.
The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 8 or 16 neighborhoods vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations commence!
Look, we get it. Yes, we hear you. Antiseptic renovations—the ones so popular these days, wreaking irreversible havoc on many of our city’s historic Victorians—are a problem. But sometimes, once in a while, we find one that does it right.
After four long years, the historic but abused mansion at 3800 Washington Street has found a buyer. The $15 million receipt is a loss on its most recent purchase, and $10 million off the original (2012) offering. But a sale is a sale is a sale.
A home that was once a publicity stunt by a newspaper publisher now fetches $5.3 million in Presidio Heights, and in headline making news of its own, a condo in the Tenderloin managed to sell for less than half a million dollars.
A rare treat today, folks, as a mansion inside Presidio Terrace, San Francisco's only gated community, lands on the market today for a cool $16,995,000. This 1909 Colonial Revival at 26 Presidio Terrace could make you want to go gated.
This 1959 William Wurster in Presidio Heights, a midcentury modern that provides wonderful positive contrast in the tony neighborhood, sold for almost 50 percent over asking after landing on the market three weeks ago.
Craving that mansion-chic feeling but with the neighborliness of a condo complex? Fear not for 3233 Jackson has you covered. This astounding four-story condo has all of the glamorous trappings of a massive estate, landing on the marketing for $6.2M.
This 1915 classic revival, created by San Francisco architect George Applegarth (who also created the curvilinear Downtown Center Garage at Mason at O'Farrell in Union Square), is pretty much what one thinks of mansions. Spectacular.
Here's a chance to nab a rare piece of property in Presidio Heights, a midcentury 1959 William Wurster. The former dean of the UC Berkeley Architecture is best known for having designed UC Berkeley's Stern Hall, as well as a slew of California residences.
Renovations are tough. Sometimes they are unmitigated disasters. Other times, when they strike the right balance, they're successful, a joy to behold. Let's kick off Renovation Week by taking a look at some choice examples of the latter via these sweet renovated homes now on the market in the Bay Area.
Once an ugly duckling, this 1971 house got a two-year overhaul and has been on the hunt for buyers at an eight-figure price ever since. After briefly vanishing, it popped up again today with a slightly new look aimed at younger buyers.
This time around, we welcome freelance writer and editor Leilani Marie Labong. Let's find out what she has to say about Presidio Heights as she shares her favorite spots, as well as a choice (albeit grisly) piece of neighborhood.