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Photos: Lavish Alamo mansion listed at $19.8 million

Posh Alamo mansion listed at $19.8M. (Redfin)By PUENG VONGS | pvongs@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 17, 2020 at 10:34 a.m. | UPDATED: July 17, 2020 at 10:48 a.m. 11,000-square-foot estate features a main house, a carriage house and a tennis house An 11,000-square-foot property in Alamo billed as a private resort just hit the market for $19.8 million, reports the Sacramento Bee. Designed by Beverly Hills architect Brian Tichenor, ...more

Photos: Lavish Alamo mansion listed at $19.8 million

Posh Alamo mansion listed at $19.8M. (Redfin)By PUENG VONGS | pvongs@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 17, 2020 at 10:34 a.m. | UPDATED: July 17, 2020 at 10:48 a.m. 11,000-square-foot estate features a main house, a carriage house and a tennis house An 11,000-square-foot property in Alamo billed as a private resort just hit the market for $19.8 million, reports the Sacramento Bee. Designed by Beverly Hills architect Brian Tichenor, ...more

MID-CENTURY RETREAT IN BERKELEY’S WILDCAT CANYON, $3.5M

Author:Philip Ferrato It’s not every day you come across a Mid-Century Modern property in excellent (and almost-original condition) set on nearly an acre of Japanese-inflected gardens. Built in 1956, this Berkeley compound’s redwood-and -glass main house and guest house are an ideal retreat from the world on the edge of the Wildcat Canyon Preserve and Tilden Park. Impeccably maintained over the intervening decades, the compound ...more

SF homebuyers get pickier amid pandemic concerns, agents say

Is the pandemic hitting the condo market the hardest? Emily Landes Updated 10:15 am PDT, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 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 San Francisco real estate market’s death have been greatly exaggerated, and they instead report that there’s a “robust” ...more

Home on the ridge: This $20 million East Bay estate designed for entertaining just hit market

BY DAVID CARACCIO JULY 15, 2020 07:32 AM A 10-acre East Bay estate in Alamo CA created by a renown Beverly Hills architect and located near Silicon Valley and San Francisco — with views of rolling hills — has just hit the market at $19.8 million. BY DAVID CARACCIO | OPEN HOMES PHOTOGRAPHY Extravagant and secluded, a 10-acre gated estate designed by a renown Beverly Hills architect — ...more

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10-Acre Retreat Outside San Francisco Lists for Just Under $20 Million

The house has dressing rooms with space for 200 handbags and 200 pairs of shoes; there’s also a fireplace from New York’s Plaza Hotel BY V.L. HENDRICKSON  |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JULY 15, 2020  |  MANSION GLOBAL A custom-designed, resort-style retreat outside San Francisco listed Friday for $19.8 million. The gated compound, dubbed the Lark Ridge Retreat, sits on the ridgeline Alamo Mountains in Alamo, California, which is about 28 ...more

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