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Chuck Sawday’s Stone School House Take SF Chronicle Real Estate Cover

Former schoolhouse and designer hideout available for $1.519 million in Napa Every home has a story to tell. Some are simply more intriguing than others. In the case of Napa’s 4495 Redwood Road, the home was originally a schoolhouse, then the hideout for the designer of San Francisco’s pyramid building. The ruddy stone walls forming the two-story construction are more than a century old. Masonry ...more

Pacific Union Ranks 3rd on List of Bay Area Top Residential Brokerages in 2016

Residential Brokerages Ranked by Gross sales by Bay Area offices in 2016 Here are the Bay Area’s top residential brokerages, ranked by gross sales by Bay Area offices in 2016. Rank Business Name/Prior Rank Gross Sales By Bay Area Offices In 2016 Gross Sales By Bay Area Offices In 2015 Properties Sold By Bay Area Offices In 2016 Bay Area Offices Bay Area FT Licensed ...more

7×7 Highlights Extravagant Alamo Estate

Get a Load of the Wine Cellar, Movie Theater, Swimming Pool + Slide at This $39 Million Mt. Diablo Estate It has 21 acres, a 12-car garage, a guest house, and a fancy fountain, and everything’s covered in stone. It’s your very own English country estate in Alamo (which is near Danville, if you didn’t know). If it feels like you’ve seen it before, you ...more

Historic Napa Stone Schoolhouse featured in Curbed

Napa: Stone schoolhouse turned home seeks $1.5 million Once the property of the architect of the Transamerica Pyramid A revival influenced by medieval French, Spanish and Italian buildings, this circa-1914 home started out as schoolhouse. But the real lesson here is the ample use of stone featured throughout the space, a material that is still de rigeur throughout Napa architecture and design. Per the listing, here’s a bit ...more

Shipping Container Loft Conversion Gets Attention on SF Chronicles On The Block

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, once the Chinese Laundry/Tooth Powder factory, is located at 2230 Bush St. The façade only hints at the interior of this “Dwell Magazine-featured adaptive reuse artistic loft masterpiece,” to quote the listing language. Socketsite writes that the conversion credit ...more

Peyton Binnings Team Scores With Shipping Container Condo Sale

San Francisco shipping container home scores $5.2 million Hidden above a tony Pacific Heights store, a contemporary home noted for a series of stacked cantilevered shipping containers, recently owned by Jeff Wardell (principal of Design Firm Wardell+Sagan Project) and Claudia Sagan (a former VP of real estate for Williams-Sonoma), landed the market in March for $4.9 million. Quite the asking price, right? Well, this sleek abode scored way ...more

Val Steele’s Broadway Tops Robb Report

See the Most Expensive House on the Market in San Francisco This $40 million Pacific Heights spec home is making headlines on Billionaire’s Row… While San Francisco’s most expensive penthouse is under construction, you could move into the city’s priciest standalone home immediately. The seven-bedroom, 11,400-square-foot house (which was built this year at 2712 Broadway Street) listed for $40 million in April. The Pacific Heights location, known as ...more

7×7 Covers 14,000 Square-Foot Piedmont Home

Stretch Your Legs in This 14,000 Square-Foot Piedmont Home for $4.3 Million Home may be where the heart is, but we all know family can drive us up the walls. Whether you’re ready to have kids filling the rooms or just anticipating long stays from the in-laws, this grand four-level Piedmont home is designed to meet our need for both togetherness and personal space. With ...more

Dana Green’s Lafayette Estate featured on SF Chronicle Walk-through

Address: 22 Toledo Court, Lafayette. Asking price: $6.595 million Description: Prestigious design and superlative indoor/outdoor living awaits at this palatial estate on a nearly 1-acre lot in Lafayette. Designed by Alan Page and crafted by Bay Vista Development, the five-bedroom features a facade crafted from granite sourced from upstate New York, as well as aluminum-clad windows and doors. Rift and quartersawn white oak flooring spans the interior, and Fabrica carpet ...more