A Baseball Lover’s Dream Home!

A Minimalist Condo for the Maximalist at Heart.

Find your bliss at the heart of the San Francisco waterfront in this sleek, minimalist condo in one of South Beach’s finest boutique buildings, just steps away from AT&T Park. One of only 14 residences designed by architect Gould Evans, 750 Second Street #301 is truly a rare gem. With only two units per floor, an exclusive elevator-stop entry opens to this bright and airy condo featuring floor-to-ceiling dual-pane windows, custom built-ins, a gas fireplace, and large living and dining area opening onto a walk-out deck. An open chef’s kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and an oversized island, creates a fantastic space for relaxing and entertaining. Rich hardwood floors flow through the living space, and a striking wood ceiling and wood feature wall provide warm balance to the coolness of stainless steel, crisp white walls and tinted concrete. There are two spacious bedrooms – both with custom South African walnut closets– and two spa-like bathrooms with a steam shower in the master, and Venetian plaster accents. A great parking spot is deeded to the unit.

Located in one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the home is right next to AT&T Park (home of the Giants) and South Beach’s exceptional restaurants, exciting nightlife, the waterside promenade of the Embarcadero, and the future stadium of the Golden State Warriors. Walking distance from the Financial District and Union Square, it also offers easy access to the freeway, CalTrain, BART and Muni.

 

 

 

 

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Exceptional Urban Living in the Heart of SOMA

 

7 Hallam Street #1C is a sunny bi-level 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with a gorgeous deck. The building is located within a South of Market enclave of warehouses, town-homes, and industrial buildings, and was built to mimic its industrial neighbors with a facade using warehouse materials. Off of dynamic Folsom Street, this condominium provides you with a retreat from a busy urban lifestyle with access to the best SOMA has to offer.

This condo features an inviting layout with the living area on the lower level and the kitchen, dining area, bedroom, and bathroom on the upper level. Off of the bedroom is an exclusive-use rear deck large enough to entertain. The bathroom includes two separate sinks and vanities as well as a unique sliding door. With its efficient layout, in-unit laundry, 1-car parking, and recently installed Nest temperature controls, this condominium is the ideal 1 bedroom in SOMA.

7 Hallam Street is conveniently located in one of SOMA’s quickly developing neighborhoods. Living here means you are surrounded by some of the city’s newest cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Sightglass Coffee, Citizen’s Band, City Beer Store, Cellarmaker, Terroir, and Harvest Market are all close by. With access to multiple Muni lines as well as BART, Caltrain, and freeways just minutes away, this home is a commuter’s dream.

• 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
• 900 sq. ft. per tax records
• Bi-level layout with formal living room on lower level, kitchen and dining area on upper level
• Exclusive deck off bedroom
• Bathroom with dual sinks and unique sliding door
• Nest temperature controls
• In-unit washer and dryer
• 1-car parking

Record Breaking Sale at The Palms!

 

Just sold 555 4th Street #825 in San Francisco, a sweet, sunny condo at The Palms in South Beach for $780,000 – or $1,300 per square foot – the highest price per square foot for a one-bedroom in the building ever!

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a property, I always support my clients to get the best price possible!

       

New Waterfront Development Coming to Pier 70

A major new development broke ground in May at Pier 70 with plans to rehabilitate several historic buildings and create thousands of new homes. This is an exciting project that brings to life an area of the waterfront that has been underutilized. Plans include commercial and residential development of the 35-acre site, and will bring new public waterfront parks, spaces for artists and plenty of new housing to the city’s east side. The project is said to cost $2 billion with the Port of San Francisco working in partnership with a private developer, Forest City, known for their innovative approach to building community. Forest City is the developer responsible for such adaptive reuse projects like the award winning Presidio Landmark and the 5M Project which will be transforming the iconic Chronicle Building.

   

STYLISH AND SEXY VIEW CONDO IN NOB HILL

If Sex in the City and Mad Men had a love child, 10 Miller Place would be the product of their union. Located in prestigious Nob Hill, 10 Miller Place #1202 is a stylish and fun 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condominium that was renovated in 2013 by noted San Francisco designer Benjamin Dhong. Mr. Dhong’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and the Wall Street Journal. The home showcases high ceilings, a large balcony, and stunning views of San Francisco landmarks including downtown, the Transamerica Building, the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, and Coit Tower.

   

The living room has several designer touches such as coffered ceilings with elegant wallpaper; a mirrored wall; and custom built-ins with sliders that cleverly hide the TV. The kitchen is open to the the living room for maximum enjoyment of the breathtaking views and has marble countertops, a breakfast bar, a mirrored backsplash, a Blomberg refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, a Fagor oven, a Miele cooktop, and a GE Monogram microwave. Although an urban dwelling, this home has 2 storage closets in the entry way and a pantry/closet at the end of the breakfast bar as well as a large closet in the bedroom. The bathroom has a marble-top vanity and stall shower. Hardwood floors, crown molding, paneled doors, custom lighting, and 1-car parking complete this home.

  

 

10 Miller Place is a boutique high-rise building with a full-time doorperson (8 am – 11 pm, Monday to Friday) and common laundry facilities. Current HOA dues are $969 per month and include water, garbage, basic cable, wireless internet, gas, and property management as well as a portion towards reserves.

Located in Nob Hill just a few blocks from the Fairmont, the Mark Hopkins, Huntington Park, Chinatown, North Beach, and the Financial District, this is exactly where you want to be.

Luxurious Landmark Welcomes New Owners

Home to only 55 original owners, the luxurious landmark residences at 181 Fremont are an achievement. Congratulations to my clients who are a part of this successful undertaking featuring meticulously designed homes and top notch amenities in SOMA, the heart of San Francisco.

Fun Festivals & Events in June

JUNE 2
San Jose Giant Race
San Jose Municipal Stadium, San Jose
race-sfgiants.com
The seventh annual San Jose Giant Race features 5 mile and 5K races. Run all three Giant Race events in Sacramento, San Jose, and San Francisco, and earn a Three Bagger award.

JUNE 2-3
Union Street Music Festival
Union Street between Gough and Steiner, 800-310-6563
www.unionstreetfestival.com
Now in its 41st year, the Union Street Music Festival brings the sound of summer to historic Union Street, this festival features local bands, arts and crafts booths, food and beverage gardens, community groups and unique sponsors.

JUNE 5-17
San Francisco Jazz Festival
SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., 866-920-5299
www.sfjazz.org
For more than 30 years SFJAZZ presented the San Francisco Jazz Festival in venues around the Bay Area; with the opening of the SFJAZZ Center in 2013, the festival is now concentrated in the Center and the surrounding neighborhood and offers more than 30 shows.

JUNE 7-10
Crossroads Film Festival
Various venues, 415-552-1990
www.sfcinematheque.org
Cinematheque celebrates works of aesthetically radical cinema in Crossroads which showcases new film/video works by emerging and established filmmakers, including performance and works of “live cinema.”

JUNE 7-15
AIGA San Francisco Design Week
www.sfdesignweek.org, 415-626-6008
With more than 60 studio tours and 75 events throughout the week featuring tech inventions to culture changing products, human centered design, and emerging fashion to international architecture, San Francisco Design Week is an opportunity to experience the region’s unique design talents, impact and innovations.

JUNE 8-10
Queer Women of Color Film Festival
Brava Theater, 2789 24th St., 415-752-0868
www.qwocmap.org
Showcases new films that reflect the lives of queer women of color and address the vital social justice issues that concern multiple communities.

JUNE 9
Spring India Day
Union Square
www.womennow.tv
A celebration of the colorful and exuberant Indian culture, this annual event features a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, henna artists, Bollywood dancing, music and enticing food booths.

JUNE 10
Haight Ashbury Street Fair
Haight St. between Masonic and Stanyan Sts., 415-664-2970
www.haightashburystreetfair.org
Music, arts, crafts and food are the mainstay of this event celebrating the cultural history and diversity of one of San Francisco’s most internationally celebrated neighborhoods – The Haight-Ashbury district.

JUNE 10
Across The Bay 12K and 5K
www.race415.com
The 12k features a point-to- point journey starting in Sausalito, running across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park. The 5k starts and finishes in San Francisco.

JUNE 14-17
20th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival
African American Art and Culture Center and other Bay Area Venues
www.sfbff.org
This celebration of African American cinema and the African cultural diaspora showcases a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers; more than 10,000 films have been screened from around the world since the inaugural festival in 1998.

JUNE 14-24
Frameline 42, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
Castro Theatre, 415-703-8650
www.frameline.org
The longest-running, largest and most widely LGBTQ cinema film exhibition in the world, screens groundbreaking documentaries, features, touching short films and cinematic classics.

JUNE 16
Juneteenth Celebration
Fillmore District between Geary and Eddy streets
www.sfjuneteenth.com
The oldest known celebration among African Americans across the U.S. commemorates the announcement of the end of slavery in the U.S.; local event includes musical performances, a car show, arts and crafts, children’s activities and a variety of food vendors.

JUNE 16-17
North Beach Festival
Near Washington Square Park
www.sresproductions.com
San Francisco’s oldest street fair delights with juried arts and crafts, live entertainment, Italian street painting, kids’ chalk art area, animal blessings, gourmet food booths, beverage gardens and other surprises. Presented by the North Beach Business Association.

JUNE 17-AUGUST 19
Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., 415-252-6252
www.sterngrove.org
The Stern Grove Festival celebrates the season of free Sunday concerts featuring renowned music and dance groups set in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater in the heart of San Francisco.

JUNE 21
Giants LGBT Night
AT&T Park, San Francisco
www.mlb.com
Join the San Francisco Giants in celebration of the Bay Area’s rich LGBT culture with a baseball game at AT&T Park. Each special event ticket package includes a pre-game party, a ticket to the evening’s Giants game, and a limited-edition gift, with partial proceeds supporting local LGBT-focused non-profits. These are the best areas to stay for a San Francisco Giants game.

JUNE 23-24
San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade
Embarcadero to Civic Center, Market St., 415-864-0831
www.sfpride.org
San Francisco’s 47th annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride culminates with a festive parade from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center. These are the best areas to stay for San Francisco PRIDE 2018.

JUNE 30-JULY 1
Fillmore Jazz Festival
Fillmore St. between Jackson and Eddy Sts.
www.fillmorejazzfestival.com
Three stages of continuous jazz performances, more than 300 artists’ booths, and international food courts with some of the best food and beverages that San Francisco has to offer.

JUNE (TBA)
Yerba Buena Art Walk
Yerba Buena Gardens
www.yerbabuena.org
This event finds a dozen galleries and institutions open for free in the Yerba Buena Gardens art district.

Salesforce Transit Center To Open In August

From Socketsite: “With little slippage in the expected completion date for San Francisco’s Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center over the past month, the target opening date for the new center and its 5.4-acre rooftop park has been unofficially set for August 12, 2018.”
San Franciscans can celebrate the opening of the Salesforce Transit Center and Park with a series of free, public events to make it a moment for the history books.  You can find more information on participating as a featured partner in the Salesforce Transit Center Grand Opening by clicking here.

Next Major Tower to Hit The Market Near Salesforce

A new highrise called The Avery is coming to the Transbay District in SOMA, offering 118 brand new luxury residences. It’s a great opportunity to live in a fantastic location near the new Transbay Terminal and central to everything. Located at 420-488 Folsom Street, the sculpted tower was designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas and will be an  architectural statement” once it is finished.  The one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and penthouses will start on the 33rd floor of the 56-story tower. There will be retail on the ground level. The building sits just two blocks from Salesforce Tower, San Francisco’s tallest building, and the future Transbay Transit Center, the crown jewel of the neighborhood. The Transbay district encompasses 40 acres slated to include more than 6 million square feet of commercial space and 4,400 homes. The Avery homes’ interiors are designed by Clodagh, a new York designer famous throughout the world for her luxury spa, hotel, home products and fashion design. With Clodagh’s trademark of “LIFE-ENHANCING MINIMALISM” the residences will be a unique mix of innovative materials and leading-edge technology, incorporating the principles of Feng Shui. Not to be missed. The sales gallery is expected to be open in June.

Being A Homebuyer Can Be Challenging

Being a homebuyer can be challenging, but there are some things you can do to be sure you will succeed. First time homebuyers often come to the table unprepared and with misconceptions. Don’t let that happen. Here are some things to consider:

  1. Time is of the essence! When the market is active it is particularly important to move fast with a decisive offer right in the beginning. If you don’t you will definitely not have a good chance on winning the bid.
  2. Don’t expect a property to be perfect. There is no such thing as a perfect property. Try to look at the pros and cons and weigh the good with the bad. You can always turn a property into your version of perfect once it is yours.
  3. You maybe can’t have it all, so be prepared to compromise. It is unlikely you will find a property that has everything you want in a home. Think about the things you absolutely must have and the the items it would be “nice to have”. Make lists.
  4. Stay in your budget. Do not pay attention to what others are saying or doing. You know how much you can spend. Don’t forget that in addition to paying your mortgage you will need to factor into monthly expenses your taxes, utilities and maintenance.
  5. Understand what you need from a new home, verses what you want or would like to have. Communicating with your agent about your needs will help the process of finding a new home move along more quickly.
  6. Educate yourself about the Financial Process. Your agent and lender can help you with that. Buying a home may be the biggest financial event in your life. Don’t let yourself be intimidated. Start the process early by gathering information and documentation about your finances. Be sure to get a trustworthy loan officer.
  7. Make sure you get pre-approved for a loan before you start shopping. That way you will know exactly how much you can spend. You will never have to  experience being turned down for a mortgage. It would be very frustrating to fall in love with a house you can’t have.
  8. Forget about low ball offers. You run the risk of insulting the seller. Let your agent determine a fair market value by running the comparables and advising you on a strategy that will win you your new home.
  9. Be ready. Educate yourself about neighborhoods, commute times and anything about location which may impact your life. When the time comes you will have done your homework and will be ready to perform.
  10. Determining a home’s current market value is not something that Redfin or Zillow can provide with any accuracy. It is worlds better to have an agent who is familiar with your market. Have them visit the property to understand the full scope of the situation. They will be able to run a more true-to-life market analysis that will be more telling than any algorithm.