Tales of the City’s Real Estate. Special only-in-S.F. homes on the market – SFGate.
A Massive 11,000 sq ft Pac Heights Mansion listed with Pac Union at 1250 Pacific at Baker
The last of the Newhall family that owned this Cape Cod tucked away off of Pacific behind another ‘modest’ home passed away a couple of months ago willing this 7 bedroom mansion to a nearby church after living there for 92 years. Yes, 92. In the end it was her and a 24-hour caregiver left on this home with amazing public spaces complete with a replica of a cape cod shingled house – but inside under an atrium that leads into another nautical-like homage to the aft of an 19th century English sailing ship. The caregiver was given the ‘modest’ brick home across the street and the church got the house. The house has a servant wing ala Downton Abbey in addition to a massive outdoor greeting area for your dignitary of choice, working nob and tube electrical systems, antique water heaters and dryers as well as sweeping views north and of the Getty’s apparently. It’s not every day where you can look down on their home right?
Oh, and one thing, there’s no kitchen apart from the one in the basement where all the domestic staff lives. The SF real estate market is hot these days and $16.5M just doesn’t get you what it used to!
Here are some snaps taken during the 45 minutes it took to tour the house. Oh, and forgot to mention there are no showers in the house and we were pretty sure the phone worked!
Congratulations to my clients Carrie and Aaron for getting into contract in the exclusive, almost sold-out Millwheel!
Carrie and Aaron got in on the ground floor in this about-to-pop building before most anyone in SF did because they worked with me and were willing to go for it! It’s exciting, it’s the right timing and about being in the right place at, of course, the right time! This opportunity was not even on the MLS yet (and may never end up there) and I found out about it by being curious, courteous and tenacious. It paid off!
So, will you find your new home like Carrie and Aaron did? Take a look below at our Tuesday Broker Tour sheet to get a start by learning what we’re seeing this upcoming week…. MLS Broker Tour for 5:15:12
Here are the properties on Broker Tour for March 13, 2012.
If you see anything you want me to see, ping me!
Broker Tour 3-13-12 (a pdf will open)
1856 Franklin number five and number six at Clay Street
These are two brand-new TIC units listed with Jesse Fowler of Brown & Co. and they are beautiful. Very high-end finishes, top floor, two bedrooms, two baths. The building is an
eight unit building with fractional financing.
The developer and lender noteholder developed these last three units and a 1+ bedroom will be on later this spring. The finishes are very nice, high-end, contemporary yet traditional. The top units have parking, Of the two top units both are nearly mirror images of each other – except for the rear unit has a fireplace and a view of the skyline downtown.
There is a small backyard in the back that isn’t used very often right now. The pet restrictions are two four-legged animals. The HOA is currently run by a nice accountant who lives there. Management will be turned over to a professional management company.
Pretty good location, very nice finishes, contemporary, 1200 to 1300 ft.².