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$3.5M ‘Corona Compound’ features two separate homes: Which do you prefer?

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 7:38 am PDT, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 “Every square foot is designed like a yacht,” says Wakelin. “Every square foot is designed in a utilitarian way.” Perched on a hill rising above San Francisco, the so-called “Corona Compound” features two stand-alone homes, each with its own flavor and style, on a double lot with lush gardens. While 48 Mars Street is a grand historic home ...more

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Scandinavia comes to Mission Dolores, $3M

Author: Philip Ferrato An extraordinary renovation of a classic 1907 row house, this 1917 project by the San Francisco/Oslo based, globally-involved architecture firm Mork-Ulnes has just come on the market– a 4-bed, 2-bath condominium that’s been extensively published to much acclaim. Preserving the street front in a historic neighborhood was paramount. To create a modern home, the architects replaced the traditionally dark heart of the structure with ...more

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See inside a 1908 Victorian condo given a Scandinavian makeover

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 10:36 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 A stunning light-filled San Francisco condo given a Scandinavian-inspired makeover is listed for $2.995 million. The home at 1985 15th St. occupies the top two floors and converted attic space of a two-unit 1908 Victorian in the Mission District. While purists may mourn the loss of original details in this remodel, anyone who appreciates the clean, simple Nordic aesthetic ...more

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Photos: Home from hit ’70s show ‘Streets of San Francisco’ for sale

A home featured in the 70’s TV show “The Streets of San Francisco has hit the market for $4.25 million. (Compass) By Pueng Vongs | pvongs@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group The Telegraph Hill home has three bedrooms and three baths. It features a wrap-around deck with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and the San Francisco cityscape. The home also ...more

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Renovated Mission Dolores Victorian flat comes with a Nordic twist

Dark blue facade hides a surprise By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Sep 16, 2019, 11:38am PDT Take note, Victorian remodels: This top-floor Victorian pad, snapped up in 2011 for a mere $910,000, has undergone an expansive minimalist transformation—care of Mork Ulnes Architects, who has offices in San Francisco and Norway—which puts listless, antiseptic redos to shame. Occupying the top two floors of the 1907 property, 1985 15th Street starts off with a dark ...more

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49ers legend Joe Montana relisting 500-acre Calistoga ranch for $28.9M

Earlier this month, 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana put his 87-acre Northern California ranch on the market for $3.1 million. And now, he’s listing his 500-acre estate right next door for $28.9 million. The property originally floated for $49 million a decade ago, but now is on the market for less. The France and Italy-inspired home began to take shape in the late ...more

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Amazing Joe Montana ranch property in play: See the $29 million Napa villa

San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana is selling a distinctive 500-acre Napa Valley villa for $28.9 million. BY DAVID CARACCIO San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana is selling a distinctive 500-acre Napa Valley villa for $28.9 million. The equestrian estate in Calistoga, California, was inspired by his and his wife Jennifer’s travels in Italy and France during breaks in the NFL legend’s career, according to the ...more

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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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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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