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Walk-through: Stately Dutch Colonial in Piedmont

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:10:23 UT

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 360 Mountain Ave., Piedmont. Asking price: $4.195 million. Description: Verdant gardens, spacious public rooms and a professional kitchen outfit this regal Dutch Colonial east of Piedmont Park. Home to seven bedrooms, the residence blends hardwood and tile floors among the public spaces. A rumpus room with a projector screen and fireplace dominates the lower level, and the home also features a bright sunroom with skylights and vertical windows.




Walk-through: Waterfront retreat in Tiburon

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:10:56 UT

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 2322 Mar East St., Tiburon Asking price: $2.995 million Description: Views of Raccoon Strait and Angel Island await at this waterfront two-bedroom that includes a detached guest house. Low-maintenance landscaping surrounds the home built on a downslope, and a rear deck lingers beside the water.




Walk-through: Refined details radiate throughout Oakland Tudor

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:46:58 UT

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 5710 Margarido Drive, Oakland Asking price: $4 million Description: Overlooking the seventh fairway of Claremont Country Club, this five-bedroom Tudor enjoys a wealth of period finishes and classical detail. Antique chandeliers, parquet floors, intricate wallpaper and wide moldings are among the refined finishes found in the home that sits on more than a third of an acre.




Price Point: $2.05 million in Berkeley

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 18:24:38 UT

Designed by famed architect John Hudson Thomas, this home built in 1911 bears rich woodwork, ample natural light and a large deck looking out toward San Francisco Bay. Local architect Dolph Rosekrans remodeled the kitchen. A wood-burning fireplace with a stone tile surround anchors the living room. Five bedrooms — including a potential office — occupy the upper level. There’s both an attached and detached garage. The detached garage includes an art studio with heating and plumbing. An open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.6hillcrestcourt.com to learn more. Listing agent: Anne Politeo and Tim Cannon, Marvin Gardens Real Estate, (510) 381-1618, info@timandannehomes.com.



Just Approved: Borrowers consolidate, wipe out credit card debt with refinance

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:28:57 UT

Mortgage agent: Liz Bayer. Property type: Single-family residence in Marin County. Appraised value: $1.15 million. Loan amount: $385,000. Loan type: 30-year fixed. Rate: 3.750 percent. APR: 3.758 percent. Backstory: A couple wanted to refinance their home and consolidate the existing first mortgage and Home Equity Line of Credit. They reached out to Liz Bayer after reading her previous Just Approved columns.



Three-bedroom on parklike grounds open Sunday in Occidental

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:28:04 UT

Set on nearly 4 acres of parklike grounds, this rammed-earth home boasts broadband Internet, large windows and a solar-heated pool. The listing also includes a detached guest suite and a pair of outbuildings that can serve as a hobby space. Listing agent: Will Brown, Vanguard Properties, (707) 481-3139, willbrown@vanguardsonoma.com; Doug Schaeffer, Vanguard Properties, (707) 953-8802, doug@ vanguardsonoma.com. 2171 Joy Road, $1.53 million.



Five-bedroom with bay views open Sunday in Woodside

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:27:43 UT

Mountain and San Francisco Bay views await at this expansive, fully remodeled home sited on almost 3 acres. Four Fleetwood glass wall systems open the home to its woodland surroundings and the residence includes a wine cellar, pool and tennis court. The attached pool house includes a bedroom. Listing agent: Greg Goumas, Sotheby’s International Realty, (650) 492-1764, greg.goumas@ sothebyshomes.com. 396 Raymundo Drive, $10.8 million. Beds: 5 Baths: 5½ Square footage: 8,299 Open home: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.



Three-bedroom open Sunday in Kentfield

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:27:28 UT

This renovated three-bedroom home in the Bacich School District enjoys an open floor plan with a full-length deck off the back of the main level. The kitchen boasts Viking, Bosch and KitchenAid appliances, as well as Caesarstone counters and maple cabinetry. For more information, visit www.20cypress. com. Listing agent: Jeff Sterley, Pacific Union Real Estate, (415) 359-4871, jeff.sterley@pacunion.com. 20 Cypress Ave., $1.385 million.



Hot Property: European-inspired grandeur in Lafayette

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 00:01:36 UT

On a sliver of land surrounded by Briones Regional Park, a gated development contains some of Lafayette’s most coveted homes. One particular listing that just appeared on the market offers a sophisticated material palette amid a bucolic setting that delights the senses, said Realtors. “The home’s level of detail is truly breathtaking,” said David Gunderman of Alain Pinel Realtors, who is co-listing the six-bedroom with Andrew Raskopf and Michelle Morgan for $2.875 million. “There’s unparallelled depth of character and attention to detail at every turn.” Elegant finishes are found throughout 3455 Stage Coach Drive.



Where do tech salaries stretch the furthest? Hint: Not California

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 21:30:48 UT

Fiscally minded tech whizzes might want to skip Silicon Valley and the Bay Area and head to another region if they want to get the most from their salaries.




SF Planning unanimously OKs Giants’ huge Mission Rock project

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 04:01:02 UT

In the real estate development equivalent of a perfect game, the Giants’ vision of creating a new “heart of Mission Bay south” on 28 acres of paved parking lots across the Lefty O’Doul Bridge from AT&T Park won unanimous support at the Planning Commission on Thursday. But it wasn’t just the seven commissioners who heaped undiluted praise on the project, called Mission Rock, which would bring up to 1,500 housing units, 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space, and 8 acres of parks to the expanse of hardtop currently used by fans for parking and tailgating.




Midcentury Modern luxury in Santa Rosa

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 21:24:38 UT

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 820 Los Olivos Road, Santa Rosa Asking price: $1 million Description: Midcentury Modern elegance radiates throughout this restored three-bedroom in Santa Rosa. The single-story home has clean lines and rich finishes, with floor-to-ceiling windows, an open floor plan and a wraparound deck. Each bedroom opens to the outside, and the residence includes an office with wood-panel walls and corner windows.




Walk-through: Period grandeur in Lower Pacific Heights

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 20:15:01 UT

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 1948 Sutter St., Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco. Asking price: $3.4 million. Description: Period details abound in this partially detached four-bedroom two-story featuring 11-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and wide moldings throughout. Bay windows welcome southern light into the living room, while the formal dining room seats a dozen and features a vintage marble fireplace.




Newly built tech-savvy contemporary in Tiburon

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 19:00:32 UT

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 86 Sugarloaf Drive, Tiburon. Asking price: $6.995 million. Description: Designed by OXB Studio, this newly built five-bedroom has refined finishes, grand scale, and dramatic views. Remote-control fireplaces, LED lighting, an elevator, collapsible glass doors and a five-camera security system are just some of the features found in this tech-savvy trilevel. Views include San Francisco’s skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge.



Home run king Barry Bonds selling $6.6M Hillsborough mansion

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:00:00 UT

The quiet enclave of Hillsborough, just south of San Francisco, is home to many mansions. But its greatest appeal for tranquility-loving residents may be that it has no commercial zoning.