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Curbed spotlight’s Metallica guitarist’s Sea Cliff mansion listed by Mark Levinson

Metallica guitarist’s Sea Cliff mansion returns with slimmer price tag Grammy winner wants to finally unload tony abode Photos courtesy of Mark Levinson at Pacific Union International Built in 1926, this Spanish-Mediterranean Sea Cliff home—most notable for its former owner, longtime Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett—has seen its price drop from a cool $16 million (in December 2016) to now a leaner $13 million. Featuring four beds, four and a half baths, ...more

Curbed features David Zimmerman’s unique Excelsior Victorian

Corner Excelsior Victorian asks $1.24 million Originally located in Glen Park, it moved to its current location in 1926 Due to narrow architecture and asymmetry, Victorians don’t get a lot of natural light. Save for one or two room at the front or rear, sunlight gets passed over for length. But not with the rare corner Vic, which allows for maximum light care of one side not ...more

Nob Hill home featured in “The Princess Diaries” covered by SF Gate

Nob Hill home featured in ‘The Princess Diaries’ asks $1.295 million Just off of bustling Pacific Avenue in Nob Hill sits a little half-block-long cul de sac called Phoenix Terrace. “Terrace” is an apt word because the quaint alleyway has a landscaped staircase to access the homes at its rear. Just before that staircase, you’ll find 8 Phoenix Terrace, a pink 1915 single-family home that ...more

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Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp quoted by San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area home sales inch up to another record due to higher-end sales An increase in sales among higher-end homes drove Bay Area prices to another record in May, according to a new CoreLogic report. The number of homes — new and resale — that sold for $800,000 or more last month jumped 21.1 percent year over year, making one of the costliest markets in ...more

Curbed covers Betty Taisch’s Nob Hill Pink Edwardian

Pink Edwardian inside Nob Hill enclave asks $1.2 million Rare offering inside Phoenix Terrace Photos by Jeff Taisch, courtesy of Betty Taisch of Pacific Union International The real gag is that Nob Hill is secretly the most interesting neighborhood in San Francisco. Take, for example, this hidden single-family home just off Washington. Who knew? Another curious example: the handful of houses gathered along Phoenix Terrace, a secluded street off Pacific Avenue between ...more

Curbed covers Payton + Binnings’s Christopher Miniello’s designed Castro condo

Going For Baroque In The Castro, $3.8M Where: 143 Collingwood Street, The Castro Asking: $3,795,000 What: On a slender slice of San Francisco real estate, designer Christopher Miniello packed a lot into this renovation of a 3-evel structure, now a 4-bed, 4-bath home with 2 parking spaces and a facade that looks like a throwback to Hollywood Regency. Albeit writ small, narrow and black, but still elegant. The main ...more

SF Gate covers Hillary Ryan’s Modern farmhouse in Napa

Modern farmhouse in Napa boasts mountain views Four years ago work completed on a luxurious farmhouse minutes from downtown Napa. Now the estate with mountain views, sumptuous finishes and enticing outdoor entertainment areas can be had for $7.95 million. “They designed the home as a modern farmhouse to illustrate what Napa offers,” said Hillary Ryan of Pacific Union Real Estate, referring to the couple who built 4128 ...more

Curbed spotlights Payton Binnings dramatic Castro listing

Daring, dramatic Castro home asks $3.79 million An ideal home for Pride month Photos by Jacob Elliott, courtesy of Payton Binnings at Pacific Union International Steps away from Collingwood Park and one block away from the Castro’s main drag sits this remodeled single-family house. Its stark exteriors, punctuated by a long lattice iron gate and globe light fixture, have provoked many passersby to wonder what’s inside. Wonder no more. Featuring ...more