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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]

SF rent down year over year for second month in a row. Here’s what the median rent buys you

The news: Year-over-year, San Francisco rents are down. This fact seems uncontested, and is in itself a novel phenomenon worthy of report. The confusion starts when we try to pinpoint exactly how far rent has come down. [Read entire story]

Daniel Liebermann masterpiece in Mill Valley is a redwood and glass wonder

Architect Daniel Liebermann was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, and that influence shows dramatically in 861 Lovell Ave. This Mill Valley home, built in 1962 from old growth redwood, glass, and brick, offers an [Read entire story]

New study graphically displays California’s dismal rate of homeownership

The National Association of Home Builders has illustrated a rather dismal picture for residents of the West Coast who’ve got dreams of owning a home. According to this study, homeownership has decreased nationally ever [Read entire story]

Atherton: California’s most expensive zip code. Here’s what the $6M median buys

Atherton home sellers can break out that champagne they’ve been saving. Once again, the 94027 zip code is making news for being expensive. This time, according to Time Magazine, Atherton wins the award for being the [Read entire story]

Belvedere estate of late venture capital pioneer sells for $14.46M

When the estate of the late Tom Perkins, venture capital pioneer in what we know call the Silicon Valley,  went on sale in September of 2016 at $16,500,000, its price matched its sweeping grandeur. Now, 345 Golden Gate [Read entire story]

Santa Cruz beach house with crazy custom bathrooms, yours for $1.8M

This location, 227 3rd Avenue, is a Santa Cruz beach lover’s dream, close to both the Harbor and East Cliff. The property offers three beds, two and a half baths and 2,150 square feet of living space, which also [Read entire story]

$6 million Woodside estate features 80s modern design amid a pastoral setting

Set in pastoral Woodside on six acres, 133 Old La Honda Road backs up on rolling hills, trees, and equestrian trails for miles. The house itself however doesn’t quite fit a country lifestyle aesthetic. Its design [Read entire story]

$25M estate, formerly Bill Graham’s, is Marin’s greenest–and most expensive– mansion

High on a Corte Madera hilltop, this estate– and with approximately 11 acres and 13,365 square feet of living space, “estate” is no hyperbole– was once the location where the late, great Bill [Read entire story]

Three pretty East Bay homes under $1M—and one made the cover of Sunset Magazine in 1941

From December of 2016 to March 8 of this year, Oakland’s median sales price for all homes was $555,000; in Berkeley for the same time, it was $977,000. But this figure includes everything from one-bedrooms to [Read entire story]