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Infamous De Guine estate finally sells at dramatic discount

We’ve visited and revisited the De Guigne estate over the years, watching its drama unfold. Now, finally, the 16,000-square-foot mansion in Hillsborough has sold for $29.85 million, and at such a dramatic discount [Read entire story]

Time warp: Alameda home hasn’t been touched since it was built in 1971

People old enough to remember the 1970s will recognize immediately the vibe of that decade in 39 Maitland Dr. Built in 1971, this three-bedroom, two-bath home hasn’t been touched, nor sold, since. Inside, every [Read entire story]

Carmel Valley home listed for $1.6 million comes with its own dairy farm potential

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Fire damaged Seacliff fixer-upper manse lists for $3M

Dubiously famed for being crashed into and set on fire, 182 32nd Ave. is on the market, asking $2.95 million. The 2016 accident, which killed the driver of the car, also caused serious damage to the home. Now, according [Read entire story]

Perfectly preserved Piedmont Pines home hits market for first time — at under $1M

Resting on over half an acre of forested land, 5845 Scarborough Dr. in the Piedmont Pines of Oakland offers respite suspended in time– specifically, the early 1960s. This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home was [Read entire story]

Custom mid-century in Atherton seems to float over redwood setting

The 1952 mid-century home at 147 Almendral Ave. is  set upon (and seemingly hovering over) an acre-sized, redwood-forested lot in Atherton. Such serenity belies its proximity to the Silicon Valley; other draws of this [Read entire story]

SF rents down again year-over-year. Here’s what your money buys now

SF made news recently, refreshingly, for rents going down year-over-year, as rare a sentence to type as it is to read. According to Zumper, that year-over-year decrease has happened again. Different data say different [Read entire story]

Sweet Orinda home goes pending in 8 days

Charmed by a 1948 built, beautifully kept three-bedroom, two-bath within walking distance of downtown Orinda? Not yet? What if we told you the property, which includes the home itself (just shy of 2,000 square feet) and [Read entire story]

Berkeley’s Oaks Theatre hits the market at $4.25 million

Ever wanted to run an old fashioned movie theater? You could: Berkeley’s historic two-screen, 16,000-square-foot Oaks Theatre is for sale. Oaks Theatre, officially plotted as 1861-1877 Solano Avenue, has been empty [Read entire story]

Ocean, forest, country: 5 homes that bring the magnificent Bay Area outdoors indoors

With such varied topography and stunning vistas, the Bay Area offers many gorgeous options for building homes that take advantage of the outdoor beauty, incorporating that beauty into a home’s overall aesthetic. [Read entire story]

Two Eichlers hit Marin market at different price points: Which one would you buy?

The first home in the gallery above is 99 Pikes Peak, which although no year is listed on its MLS information page is at least old enough to have sold in 1974 for a mere $64,000. The property itself is similar to the [Read entire story]

Two Eichlers hit Marin market at different price points: Which one would you buy?

The first home in the gallery above is 99 Pikes Peak, which although no year is listed on its MLS information page is at least old enough to have sold in 1974 for a mere $64,000. The property itself is similar to the [Read entire story]

Bush Street shipping container loft conversion sells for $5.25M

Locals may have walked right past this warehouse-style home without even knowing it was there. The 3,600-square-foot abode that was once the Chinese Laundry/Tooth Powder factory is located at 2230 Bush St. The façade [Read entire story]

980-square-foot cottage in Palo Alto sells for $623K over asking

Joining a recent trend of eyebrow-raising overbids is 280 Stanford, in Palo Alto. In February of 2017, this listing first got a lot of attention for its asking price of $1,927,000. The original Sotheby’s write up, per [Read entire story]

70s glam in Tiburon hits the market for $1.7 million

Lovers of local architecture may know the name Joe Drosihn whose work is characterized by use of massive timbers, warm wood, and inventive angles that make the best of a property’s views. And 75 Eastview Ave. in [Read entire story]

Four years later, 15th and Mission proposed condo tower hits yet another snag

Four years later, plans to develop a mixed-use seven-story tower on the corner of Mission and 15th Streets are going back to the drawing board. The history Purchased for $1,300,000 in August of 2013, the Kevin Stephens [Read entire story]

Two very different Glen Park homes hit the market: Which do you prefer?

  With its own BART station, shopping district, and park with hiking trails, Glen Park is becoming one of San Francisco’s most coveted neighborhoods and demand for real estate is high. The district on the [Read entire story]

Mill Valley Victorian featured on ‘Oprah’ show hits the market at $2.695 million

Built in 1907, 74 Mountain View Ave. in Mill Valley is a bit of a celebrity. Because of its historic quality and appeal, this home has been featured on Mill Valley Art and Garden’s historical tours, in Better [Read entire story]

SF prices mean very limited home buying options for first responders, teachers, even for doctors

A city runs on its people: the doctors, the first responders, the teachers, the restaurant staff. All of us make a contribution to the vitality, the culture, and the economy of a thriving metropolis. But in return for [Read entire story]

Ornate, preserved Victorian triplex, circa 1900, hits the market at $2.9 million

When single-family homes regularly list for several million, a three-unit Victorian in San Francisco’s Noe Valley listed at $2.900 million gets our attention. And so does the building. Built in 1900, 656-658a [Read entire story]