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Presidio Heights mid-century marvel sells for nearly $4 million over asking

After less than three weeks on the market, 3610 Washington St.—the mid-century masterpiece we told you about earlier this month—has sold for $11.3 million, nearly $4 million over the $7.5-million asking price. The home received seven offers over the asking price, according to sellers’ agent Ted Bartlett, who added that the winning buyers are admirers

Home In Gated, Super-Exclusive Presidio Terrace Asks $16.9 Million

Mansion in San Francisco's only real gated community features 4 floors and 18 rooms Photo via Redfin A rare treat today, folks, as a mansion inside Presidio Terrace, San Francisco's only gated community, lands on the market today for...Show More Summary

Midcentury Presidio Heights Home Sells for Almost 50 Percent Over Asking

Housing market shows no signs of sluggishness in one of the city's priciest neighborhoods Photo courtesy of Redfin This 1959 William Wurster in Presidio Heights, a midcentury modern at 3610 Washington that provides wonderful positive...Show More Summary

Oh For God's Sake: George Lucas Is Back, Wants To Build His Museum On Treasure Island Now

Remember how several years ago Lucas wanted to put his Museum of Narrative Art in the Presidio and that got shot and he took his plan to Chicago? Well, Chicago is shooting it down and he's back. [ more › ]

Pacific Heights Edwardian Mansion Commands Respect, Asks $5.7 Million

Period details blend beautifully with a cool contemporary update Photo via Redfin. This 1916 Edwardian mansion at 2755 Scott is a wonderfully tucked away mansion in Pacific Heights, near the Presidio Heights border. And there's nothing...Show More Summary

Beaux Arts beauty from the “King of Formal Elegance” asks $11.5 million

Best known for designing the Legion of Honor, George Applegarth also created glorious Beaux Arts-style homes like the Spreckels Mansion and 201 Locust St. in Presidio Heights, which recently came to market for $11.5 million. Applegarth was known as “The King of Formal Elegance,” according to the home’s marketing site, and you can certainly tell why

When Photoshop Goes Too Far: Which Photo Looks Real at Our Disney Family Museum in the Presidio?

TweetBoth these shots of our Disney Family Museum are around on the internet. They were taken by the same person at the same time. Here’s the (more) real version: And here’s that same shot after a little (or of a lot of) Photoshopping: I don’t know if this second version, with the colors turned up […]

Wurster-designed mid-century masterpiece in near mint condition asks $7.5 million

On the market for only the third time since it was designed in 1959 by renowned mid-century architect William Wurster, 3610 Washington Street in Presidio Heights is in spectacular near-original condition, from its frosted glass front entry to Wurster’s signature swirling central staircase to its skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows. Show More Summary

Presidio Heights Mansion-Like 4-Story Condo Asks $6.2 Million

You'll never feel isolated again in this primo condo Craving that mansion-chic feeling but with the neighborliness of a condo complex? Fear not for 3233 Jackson has you covered. This astounding four-story condo has all of the glamorous...Show More Summary

Spectacular Presidio Heights Mansion Hits Market at $11.5 Million

Gasp! The mansion, a staple of Presidio Heights. And this 1915 classic revival, created by San Francisco architect George Applegarth (who, get a load of this, also created the curvilinear Downtown Center Garage at Mason at O'FarrellShow More Summary

Rare Presidio Heights William Wurster Lands on Market for $7.9 Million

An uncommon treat in a standout neighborhood Here's a chance to nab a rare piece of property in Presidio Heights, a midcentury contemporary 1959 William Wurster. The former dean of the UC Berkeley Architecture is best known for designed UC Berkeley's Stern Hall and a slew of California residences. Show More Summary

Presidio Heights Mega-Flip Reappears for $10.9 Million, Still on Hunt for Buyer

Stunning pad is back with a new agent and new photos The saga of 101 Maple continues. Once an ugly duckling on the block, its unfortunate, dated facade was blown away during a major remodel by local architect Ravi Anand, a process that...Show More Summary

Historic Koshland Mansion, Frisco’s Most Expensive Listing, is Taken Over by HandyCam-Toting Skateboarders – Another Indignity at 3800 Washington

TweetFor one brief shining moment, some thought Taylor Swift would buy this long-empty fixer-upper up in Presidio Heights. Then there was the art-thieving squatter – he’s imprisoned now, AFAIK. And now this is how things looked last week: I count five sk8tr boyz recording their tricks up there. Look for the results on the YouTube. […]

Day Around The Bay: Coyotes Prowl Presidio

Also, the Atlantic explains problematic progressivism to us. [ more › ]

Writer Leilani Marie Labong Guides Us Through Presidio Heights

The noted freelance writer shares her favorite spots, as well as a choice, albeit grisly, piece of neighborhood lore The People's Guide is Curbed SF's tour of neighborhoods, led by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, San Francisco celebrities, and other luminaries of our choosing. Show More Summary

Eight is Enough: Area Man Pushes the Limits of Dog-Walking in the Presidio

TweetBut if he has his dog walking license (and all these Frisco pooches are registered, which is unlikely but whatever), then this spectacle is Nice And Legal, AFAIK. (As you can see, at least one tourist at the Broadway Gate thought this scene was noteworthy enough.) Have fun, pooches!

Stunning Telegraph Hill Home Will Taunt You, Wants $3.3M

Contemporary living on the city's most jaw-dropping hill Let's fact it: Telegraph Hill is where it is at, period. When it comes to unadulterated chic, we often turn to Presidio Heights or Nob Hill. When we want cool, we look toward Lower Haight, the Mission, or Bayview. Show More Summary

Junipero Serra statue in Monterey to be reunited with its head

The granite statue of Junipero Serra has stood headless in a Monterey park ever since October, when an apparent protester used a sledgehammer to decapitate the image of the 18th century priest. But now it appears the Lower Presidio Historic Park sculpture will soon be reunited with its missing...

It’s SANDWICH MANIA at 5017 Geary near Park Presidio – Long Lines at Lou’s Cafe – 4.5 Yelp Stars Don’t Lie – The Richmond’s Best Lunch

TweetSandwich Fever – Catch It: You know, for every small business person who’s mad at Yelp, there’s another who complains not a whit. Little wonder owners of not-so-hot bidnesses want to suspend the First Amendment and ban Yelp…

Behold The Food Vendor Lineup For Off The Grid's Presidio Picnic, Restarting April 3

This fun, al fresco brunch option, per usual, includes lawn games, and this year will also feature yoga classes, arts and crafts activities, a green-screen "selfie" booth, and fun for kids as well. [ more › ]

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