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Sandy Alderson’s Winning Tiburon Home Lands on the Market for $5.25M

By Claudine Zap | May 7, 2020 Legendary baseball executive Sandy Alderson has placed his winning home in Tiburon, CA, on the market for $5.25 million. Never before on the market, the custom-built home was finished in 1992 and offers San Francisco and bay views. It also looks out to Mount Tamalpais and open-space vistas. “The standout nature of this custom property on Midden Lane is the privacy of the cul-de-sac location ...more

Round the bases of this opulent Bay Area home of a baseball mastermind. It’s $5.25 million

Oakland A’s and MLB executive Sandy Alderson is selling his Tiburon CA home with views of San Francisco Bay Area for $5.25 million. Alderson also led New York Mets to a National League championship in 2015. BY DAVID CARACCIO Oakland A’s legendary executive Sandy Alderson has a fat pitch for you: Buy his opulent Tiburon home with postcard views of the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamaplais ...more

Former A’s GM from 1980s World Series era lists Bay Area estate

By Ted Andersen  – Digital Editor, San Francisco Business TimesMay 6, 2020, 5:20pm EDT People like to talk about the genius of the Oakland Athletics‘ Billy Beane — the Sabermetrics proponent who helped redefine the importance of numbers in the business of professional baseball. Maybe that’s because Brad Pitt played him in the 2011 movie “Moneyball,” based on the 2003 book by Berkeley-based author Michael Lewis. But Beane’s mentor ...more

Oakland A’s executive Sandy Alderson’s opulent Tiburon home hits market at $5.25M

Anna Marie Erwert May 6, 2020Updated: May 6, 2020 9:24 a.m. Baseball fans from Oakland to New York will recognize the name of Sandy Alderson. A Harvard-trained lawyer, Alderson went on to mentor A’s leader Billy Beane and led his teams – both the New York Mets and the Oakland A’s – to championships. When not working on baseball strategy, Alderson might be found in this ...more

One of Oakland’s only Eichlers gets retro-modern makeover

Anna Marie Erwert May 3, 2020 Updated: May 4, 2020 11:24 a.m. With a $1.55 million price tag and the rare honor of being among Oakland’s very few Eichlers, this Quincy A. Jones designed double gabled mid-century still feels mid-century, but has updates that make it as much 2020 as it is 1965. Pre-rehab, 8010 Shay Drive sold for $1.05 million in 2017, and in fact, we covered it ...more

Oakland double A-frame Eichler asks $1.55M, and I say yes

I like Eichler By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Apr 29, 2020, 11:53am PDT Say what you will about midcentury-modern saturation—because I sure have—but the Eichler remains timeless for its clean lines and exposed beams. I’ve got my eye on this double A-frame, a rare find in the assortment of flat or minimally sloped roofs that crown most Eichlers in the Bay Area. Spread out across 2,421 square feet, 8010 Shay Drive features ...more

Totally modernized Victorian built in 1875 still feels Victorian

Anna Marie Erwert | April 29, 2020 Updated: April 29, 2020 9:25 a.m. When we cover Victorian houses on SFGate, we often get complains about modernization that guts, and essentially eradicates, the Victorian from the Victorian. Not so here with this Lower Pacific Heights abode at 1703 Gough Street built in 1875. Both preserved and updated, this beauty asks $3.595 million. Anna Marie Erwert writes from both ...more

Berkeley midcentury, with dizzying woodwork, asks $1.6M

Hello, gorgeous! By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Apr 27, 2020, 12:25pm PDT Although midcentury fatigue has set in for many, some specimens still deserve your full attention. Take, for example, this lovely number in the Berkeley Hills, which lands on the market for $1.6 million. Spread out across 3,055 square feet, 30 Bay Tree Lane comes with five bedrooms and three and one half bathrooms. Built in 1960, this snazzy home features soaring ...more

DIY Projects To Boost Your Home’s Appeal And Resale Value

It’s no surprise homeowners are looking to do-it-yourself ideas to fill their time—and hopefully add value and appeal to their home. A recent report by Placer.ai, saw visits to Home Depot increased 7.4% year-over-year for the second week of March. For Lowes, the last week in March saw year-over-year visit count increase 9.6%. Realtor.com recently surveyed how homeowners are working on home improvement projects. The data showed ...more

Yanked S.F. real estate listings start coming back on the market

After seeing listings vanish from the MLS when the shelter-in-place was first announced in mid-March, San Francisco’s real estate market is beginning to come out of its Covid-induced hibernation during what is typically the hottest season of the year for residential real estate. The number of homes actively listed for sale in San Francisco has risen 10% over the past week to 550. Compass analyst Patrick ...more