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Edwardian Craftsman in Jordan Park exudes period charm

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. All the bedrooms — including the master suite — are on the upper level, with one opening to a [Read entire story]

No Pool, No Problem: 6 Clever Ways to Beat the Heat on a Budget

Do you gaze wistfully upon the neighbors as they frolic and splash in their backyard pool? Is your lawn too small (and your bank account too slim) to consider installing your own? Fret not, dear reader—you can still [Read entire story]

Santa Cruz beach home on stilts in the sand asks $1.1 million

With its own private stairway to the beach and extra-high sight lines courtesy of some tall concrete pillars that hold the house aloft, 108 Willet Circle is the next best thing to beachfront. Speaking of lofts, [Read entire story]

Monarch at The San Francisco Shipyard Grand Opening

Join Lennar on Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Grand Opening of Monarch, the newest collection of homes at The San Francisco Shipyard. Come enjoy complimentary eats, refreshments, music and tour the new [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]

Japanese accents fill ultramodern Oakland view home

Ultramodern construction, Japanese style, contemporary lighting and expansive views define this newly built two-story home designed by Randy Ruiz of AAA Architects. The steel frame holds masonry walls and concrete [Read entire story]

Bauhaus-inspired glass house in the Fairfax woods takes a 90K price cut to $1.16 million

Built by a San Francisco architect as a summer retreat back in 1962, the property at 148 Madrone Road in Fairfax has many of the hallmarks of Bauhaus design, including white walls, open entertaining space, clean lines, [Read entire story]

Million-dollar housing boom: Cities where seven-figure listings have skyrocketed

Time was, a million dollars seemed to evoke so much to everyday Americans. Swanky vacations in the French Riviera. Bespoke suits and garages filled with Bentleys and Mercedes-Benz roadsters. Corporate titans sipping [Read entire story]

Homes in most neighborhoods with a high percentage of gay residents are selling at higher premiums—but not in S.F.

Neighborhoods with a high-percentage of gay residents should be feeling a lot of pride this month—particularly in their housing prices. A survey compiled by Trulia, with help from OKCupid, shows that in most [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.895 million in Berkeley

This shingled midcentury enjoys unobstructed vistas of the Berkeley Rose Garden and filtered glimpses of the bay. Wide-plank, pegged oak flooring spans the interior as a cathedral ceiling towers over the living room and [Read entire story]

Hot Property: Glen Park Midcentury gets a facelift

Mark Lopez of Guild Staging and Design replaced the hardwood floor, added a deck and removed bizarre lighting from the exterior. Cypress trees surround the lot, and a driveway stretches between the trees on its way to [Read entire story]

Multifamily Victorian open Sunday in Pacific Heights

This multifamily estate has a pair of three-bedroom dwellings with open floor plans, skylights and a combined 1,500 square feet of exterior space. The units have transparent wood-burning fireplaces, updated kitchens and [Read entire story]

South-facing two bedroom open Sunday in Noe Valley

A spacious, open floor plan maximizes every bit of this south-facing unit that’s awash in natural light. Located on the upper level, this listing features walnut stained flooring and expansive city views. Learn more at [Read entire story]

Ultra-contemporary new construction open Sunday in Oakland

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A decade of dedication: Muir Beach masterpiece takes 10 years to craft

Imagine waking up every day beside crashing ocean waves and panoramic views of the California coast. [...] a reality awaits for the future owner of 36 Starbuck Drive in Muir Beach, a recently completed masterpiece with [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.899 million in Rincon Hill, San Francisco

Southern, western and northern panoramic views await beyond floor-to-ceiling windows in this condo built in 2008. The unit frames views of Twin Peaks, AT&T Park, South Beach Marina and the bay, while the material [Read entire story]

It’s raining cats in this Arizona cabin for feline lovers

A cabin in Arizona is built specifically with felines in mind. [Read entire story]

It’s Official, The Avenues Have Gone Bonkers…

San Francisco’s Top 10 Overbids of the Week: Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid 2658 40th Avenue 3/2.00/N/A 8 $895,000 $1,350,000 50.84% 833 Head Street [Read entire story]

Groovy geodesic dome in Lafayette listed for $889,000

This property offers the opportunity to live in an unusual home tucked away in a quiet rural corner of the Bay Area's suburban sprawl. [Read entire story]

Inside the most rebellious Victorian in Alamo Square

Skeeter Jones is a historical preservationist who doesn't necessarily believe that history always gets it right the first time. For this Victorian architecture expert, those candy-colored houses exploding with sunbursts [Read entire story]