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Pair of luxury S.F. homes across from Presidio Wall come online

By Ted Andersen – Digital Editor, San Francisco Business Times Jun 29, 2020, 7:42am PDT Updated Jun 29, 2020, 10:07am PDT Pair of luxury homes across the street from Presidio Wall hit the market – San Francisco Business Times Search × Close Sign In Sign In Your Account Search Please Sign In and use this article's on page print button to print this article. Residential ...more

SF homebuyers get pickier amid pandemic concerns, agents say

Is the pandemic hitting the condo market the hardest? Photo: Open Homes Photography Private outdoor space is a new must for San Francisco buyers. This Castro home with a three-level garden is a prime example. The rumors are rampant — San Francisco residents are fleeing the city in droves and the real estate market locally is doomed. But according to local agents, reports of the ...more

$7.5-million mid-century home on the Presidio Wall comes to market for the second time ever

It was originally designed for a famed winemaker Emily LandesJuly 1, 2020Updated: July 1, 2020 4:05 a.m.Comments When Arnold and Madeline Schuster bought 3555 Pacific Avenue back in 1985, the Presidio was still in the hands of the U.S. military. It would take almost another decade before the former army base was transferred to the National Park Service, changing the ownership of the Presidio Wall Playground the ...more

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More Renters Becoming Second-Home Owners

Attracted by outdoor space and easier work-from-home opportunities, among the impacts of Covid-19 is an increase in renters deciding to buy outside their cities BY V.L. HENDRICKSON  |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JUNE 28, 2020  |  MANSION GLOBAL Many people are rethinking their living arrangements because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For city dwellers, that often means a move to a more spacious spot. For some, that means buying a second ...more

Mid-century compound on an acre of Berkeley Hills land hits market for $3.6M

The buyer will be only the fourth ever owner Anna Marie Erwert June 25, 2020 Updated: June 25, 2020 11:58 a.m. The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to two real estate trends. First, with working from a home indefinitely a possibility, many city residents are looking outside of San Francisco for real estate. Secondly, because shelter-in-place could be an ongoing reality, compound-style living is making a ...more

Bay Area Families Are Fueling Napa Valley’s Real Estate Market

Ellen Paris Contributor Real Estate The Napa Valley real estate market is booming with multiple offers and bidding wars. Bay area families looking to escape the realities of urban living during a pandemic are fueling the market. Listen to Compass California President Mark McLaughlin on the market dynamics. “Home has become everything to us as our schools, gyms, and workplace have been taken away. We ...more

Sprawling Bay Area mid-century estate for sale for $8.3M

Anna Marie Erwert June 17, 2020 Updated: June 17, 2020 4:05 a.m. As wealthy San Francisco buyers are reportedly in “mad rush” to leave the city amid the pandemic, many are looking to acquire a sprawling estate and ditch their Victorian homes. This mid-century property in Portola Valley on more than two and ½ acres has five bedrooms, equestrian facilities, a guest house and a pool, all for ...more

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Desert Cool: Social Media Darling Known as Casa Mami Is Listed for $475K

By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Jun 5, 2020 It’s hard to find a designer home in Southern California on the market for less than a million bucks. So we were pleasantly surprised to spot an impeccable designer retreat from the creative duo Carlos Naude and Whitney Brown. The founders of Working Holiday Studio, based in Los Angeles, listed what’s known as Casa Mami in Pioneertown, CA, for less than a half-million.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Their ...more

Barry Sonnenfeld Lists Cinematic Rocky Mountain Compound

By Mark David0 VIEW GALLERY 9 LOCATION: Telluride, Colo PRICE: $13.25 million SIZE: (approx.) 11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathroom but 2-bed/2-bath guesthouse Award-winning filmmaker and TV director Barry Sonnenfeld has his gorgeously secluded mountaintop ranch compound on the rugged, thickly forested outskirts of Telluride, Colo., up for sale at $13.25 million. Listed with Patrick Pelisson at Telluride Properties and known as Raspberry Patch Estate, the 63-acre spread comprises a nearly 11,000-square-foot lodge with ...more

Home of the Week: Inside a Palatial $13 Million Colorado Ranch With a Private Luge Run

You snooze, you luge at this 62-acre mountain-top hideaway in Telluride. BY HOWARD WALKER ON JUNE 9, 2020 Photo: Courtesy of Aurelia Seigers/Telluride Properties When you are award-winning film director Barry Sonnenfeld and you own a spectacular mountain-top ranch in Telluride, Colo., there’s one must-have feature you need to entertain family and friends: a private luge run. “Everyone loves it. Tom Cruise, Will Smith, they’ve all ridden on it,” ...more