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Russian Hill home once owned by ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ creator’s widow asks $13.8M

Willis Polk mansion comes with a stained-glass window depicting the ship featured in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Jun 14, 2019, 10:49am PDT Shortly after losing her husband, the noted writer Robert Louis Stevenson, Fanny Osbourne Stevenson, herself a magazine writer, commissioned Willis Polk to design this Mediterranean- and Tudor-style mansion near the top of Russian Hill. The circa-1900 home, located at 2323 Hyde (any similarity to Strange Case of ...more

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Piedmont estate once owned by a winemaker listed for $6.68 million

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 12:30 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 A stately mansion with a storied past on a one-acre parcel in the exclusive East Bay city of Piedmont is on the market for the first time. Featuring seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms spread across 8,000 square feet, the home is listed for $6.68 million. With a craftsman facade and an interior adorned in classical details ...more

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1911 Piedmont mansion asks $6.68M

Comes with stenciled ceilings and leaded-glass skylights What could go upward of $20 million-plus along San Francisco’s BIllionaire’s Row or down in Palo Alto seems like a steal over in Piedmont—this circa-1911 stunner asking $6,68 million. Featuring eight bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, and 8,655 square feet, 320 El Cerrito Avenue comes with details aplenty, including an iron and glass front door; a living room with tall leaded-glass ...more

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5 LEED-Certified Homes for Guilt-Free Luxury Living

Emile L’Eplattenier|June 7, 2019 There are a ton of people out there who still associate healthy with bland and boring. There’s just something about a pan-seared rib eye that tofu can’t match. When it comes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified homes, many buyers have similar misconceptions. In some buyer’s minds LEED and luxury are polar opposites. Just more tofu and kale ...more

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Sound Off: What synergies exist between China’s and the Bay Area’s real estate markets?

A: The San Francisco Bay Area, a popular location for Chinese investors, continues to attract home buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, for the sixth consecutive year, China exceeded other countries in both the number of units and the dollar volume of residential housing in the U.S. California, and in particular, the Bay Area, continues to be the favorite among Chinese home buyers, due ...more

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Authentic Palo Alto farmhouse asks $6.27M

Located in the historic Professorville district By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  May 31, 2019, 9:41am PD Some farmhouses, which shall remain nameless, are contrived. A few exposed beams, a Napa setting, and an over saturation of Restoration Hardware furnishings does not a farmhouse make. But this one, located in Palo Alto’s historic Professorville district, is the real deal. Featuring five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,976 square feet, 1136 Waverley, a circa-1893 ...more

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AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING SAUSALITO AERIE, $6M

Author: Philip Ferrato There are unobstructed views of the North Bay and San Francisco from this sleek cliff-side tower, set well back from the street– and directly above– the Sausalito waterfront. The 3-bed, 3.5-bath property, a free-standing unit in a condominium designed by Michael Rex + Associates, is located on Bridgeway, Sausalito’s main boulevard along its harbor and Richardson Bay. With jaw-dropping views across the ...more

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Empty lot in Steve Jobs’ old neighborhood listed for $9 million

An empty lot in the heart of Old Palo Alto, a tony neighborhood in Silicon Valley, went on the market in April 2019 for $9 million. The leafy neighborhood of Old Palo Alto that Steve Jobs once called home is among the most coveted places in the Silicon Valley to own property. A vacant quarter-acre lot that hit the market for $9 million is a ...more

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A European Townhouse in San Francisco

This six-story property in the city’s Russian Hill neighborhood offers views of the Bay Area. It is asking $25 million —Emily Nonko   Ms. Tyler and her husband considered moving into the home themselves. Given the difficulty of new residential construction in San Francisco, however, ‘We were convinced there was an opportunity for a high-end property like this to sell,’ she says. DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON

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950 Lombard Street, A $45M Masterpiece on Russian Hill

Author: Philip Ferrato The most extraordinary (and currently, also the most expensive) property in San Francisco, 950 Lombard Street was created over the past five years by the design/build firm Troon Pacific– a project combining  sophisticated engineering and construction with the most aspirational amenities– in an incomparable setting. With an asking price of $45,000,000, this project stands out, even in the rarefied world of San ...more

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