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Community San Francisco: House Proud

Three extraordinary homes by giants of the Bay Area design scene offer something for everyone. By Maile Pinge STATELY IN SAN FRANCISCO Benefitting of its historic neighborhood is a classical home by architect Andrew Skurman and interior designer Ken Fulk. Set on a private cul-de-sac once home to the British Embassy, the 10,041-square-foot property was designed with a grand foyer that leads to formal and ...more

On The Market: Inside 3 Massive Silicon Valley Homes

Lauren Brocato | February 16, 2021 | Food & Drink Migration These palatial abodes are some of the hottest on the market right now in the Bay Area. HILLSBOROUGH Sprawling across 2 acres with a personal park and a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay, this three-story estate built in 1929 is a magnificent private haven. Unwind on one of the terraces brimming with lush greenery, or head over ...more

Rising star architect redesigns one of SF’s oldest homes

Stately facade meets modern interiors in Parnassus Heights Anna Marie Erwert Feb. 15, 2021 Built in 1918, this $2.95 million Parnassus Heights home has an iconic Edwardian exterior. But 2 Hill Point Avenue was remodeled “down to the studs” by renowned architect Casper Mork Ulnes in 2013 to achieve a modern, open interior. At the time, Mork Ulnes wasn’t yet 40 years old, but his ...more

A sign of recovery? Condo closings tick up in last leg of 2020

By Laura Waxmann  –  Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business TimesJan 29, 2021 Updated Jan 29, 2021, 4:05pm PST While San Francisco condo prices continue to fall — a trend that’s been steady through the pandemic — the number of sales increased in the fourth quarter in much of the eastern half of the city, which saw a total of 502 deals, according to a report from Compass Development.  The fourth quarter closings ...more

Los Angeles And San Francisco Condominiums Delivers Luxury Five-Star Living For Today’s Buyers

Los Angeles and San Francisco condominiums deliver luxury five-star living for today’s buyers.  As the market continues to pivot due to COVID luxury and ultra-luxury condominium living is alive and well in California. West Coast head of Compass Development Marketing Group, Sandra Eaton does a deep dive into what has changed in the luxury condo market recently. “COVID provided a seismic shift and a grand reprioritization. ...more

Upper Market residential towers ready for 2021 opening

By Ted Andersen  – Digital Editor, San Francisco Business TimesJan 8, 2021, 3:03pm PST Updated Jan 8, 2021, 4:04pm PST A glut of new condos is expected to come to market this April culminating a development that’s been in the works for several years. The Oak, located at 1554 Market St. in the Upper Market neighborhood, will feature 109 condos priced between $600,000 and $2 million that range from 500 ...more

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Asking $1.4M, This Historic Berkeley Home Lists for the First Time in More Than a Century

The Ericsson-Bray House features original clinker bricks and box beam ceilings—as well as a hidden bedroom beneath the redwood-clad gable roof. A historic Arts and Crafts style home is now up for sale in Berkeley, California. Last available on the public market in 1914, the property features the footprint of an original cottage, along with several additions completed in the 1920s. Today, the home retains ...more

Look inside the stunning waterfront mansion where the late Robin Williams once lived

Though he died in 2014, the late comedian and actor Robin Williams remains one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, having appeared in beloved movies like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Will Hunting,” and “Dead Poets Society.” Despite being a Hollywood fixture for decades, Williams’ home base was further north. The actor was a long-time resident of San Francisco’s Bay Area. As Robb Report points out, he ...more

Photos: Mystery writer’s former Marin mansion listed for $4.4 million

Victorian farmhouse in San Rafael, once owned by Martin Cruz Smith, has five bedrooms and five bathrooms The former home of “Gorky Park” author Martin Cruz Smith is for sale for $4.395 million. The 3,605-square-foot Victorian farmhouse in San Rafael has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, including a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage. The property was built in 1879 but has been fully renovated maintaining period details ...more

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Compass Real Estate Donates to Wildfire Relief Agencies Across Napa and Sonoma Counties

November 29, 2020 Photo by Trent Erwin on Unsplash Wine Country Real Estate Professionals Team Up to Donate $65,000 in Gratitude San Francisco, CA November 23, 2020 Heading into the holidays with memories still fresh from this year’s Northern California wildfires, real estate professionals from Compass are making the season a better one for 17 Wine Country nonprofit organizations.ADVERTISING Already hard hit by the COVID pandemic, nonprofits across ...more