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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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