Our Private Yerba Buena Island Tour November 2022

November 17, 2022

I had a private tour of the construction progress at Yerba Buena Island, as well as a preview of the towers to come that recently began construction on Treasure Island. I am happy to report things are happening over on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, and they are happening quickly. For example, Treasure Island’s […]

The Best San Francisco Neighborhoods for Halloween

October 20, 2022

Welcome To Spooky Season! Looking for top-notch places to Trick or Treat in San Francisco? One of the best parts of Halloween in San Francisco is finding the neighborhoods where kids (and, let’s be honest, parents) can score the best candy in town. Many stately homes in San Francisco get decked out for the holiday in festive […]

The Top Farmer’s Markets In San Francisco

October 14, 2022

Nestled in one of the USA’s most abundant agricultural areas, San Francisco is home to some of the nation’s first farmers’ markets. The city by the bay has a reputation for some of the finest farmer’s markets in the country, showcasing spring asparagus and strawberries through autumn chanterelles and figs. Many stay open year-round, although […]

Bigler Avenue, the Clarendon Heights Avenue That Isn’t

September 20, 2022

The homes on Belgrave Avenue in Cole Valley did not exist until developed as part of the Clarendon Heights neighborhood on the northern slope of Twin Peaks. Why does Cole Street dead-endsat the base of a rocky cliff while Stanyan and Shrader dead-end at a two-block street that goes from a hike/bike trailhead at Sutro […]

2238 Market Gets Real

August 24, 2022

What was once a parking lot and funeral home (Sullivan’s) has risen from the proverbial ashes as neighborhood housing. 2238 Market Street is home to 42 homes and incorporates the historic Sullivan’s structure as ground-floor retail and one very special condo home, while the rest of the building is new new construction. Located between Sanchez […]

Where in San Francisco Should I Buy My First Home?

July 28, 2022

Anywhere you can afford it. The end.  And we are not being facetious. The number one mistake first time home buyers tell me they have made is that instead of buying something they could afford, they held out for something they thought was financially out of reach and therefore never bought anything. They never realized […]

Modern Condo Buildings In San Francisco

July 21, 2022

What Exactly Is a Condominium Anyway?  Strictly defined a condominium (condo) is a privately owned individual unit within a community of other units. In general, the owner usually owns the interior of their condo from the walls in. Owners also jointly own shared common areas within the community, such as pools, garages, elevators, and outside […]

Mid-Century Modern Homes in San Francisco

July 13, 2022

Sinatra fan or not, everyone loves the low-slung, open-style, welcome to the future from the imagination-of-the-past homes that were the native habitat of Mr. Sinatra and his 1950s crooning cronies. “Ol’ Blue Eyes” may be no more than a song, but the architecture lives on in one of California’s most enduring and popular home styles: […]

Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island’s Little Sister, Is Ready To Welcome You Home

June 30, 2022

The hilly, verdant outcropping in the middle of San Francisco Bay that historically has been home to a Coast Guard Station, birds, and flowers, is now the Bay Area’s latest place to buy a house, condo, or flat. Welcome to Yerba Buena Island, where you can live in the middle of the Bay, literally… First, […]

A Very Unofficial History of San Francisco Edwardian Homes

June 28, 2022

Another in our “Housing Styles of San Francisco” blog series. Although most laypeople use the term “Victorian” to describe the much-loved, unique styles for many of our homes in the Bay Area, Edwardians need to get a fair shake as an independent architectural style that stands on its own. But, what precisely is an Edwardian […]

A Very Unofficial History of San Francisco Victorian Homes

May 1, 2022

Ask anyone to describe what makes San Francisco extraordinary, and Victorian architecture would land near the top of the list, somewhere between Alcatraz and VC money. (This is also a good time for this point of clarification: Victorian refers to a period, not a style. To call a building “a Victorian” means it was designed […]

Slow Streets: Pandemic Experiment or Permanent Improvement?

February 16, 2022

Say what you will about a pandemic that has cost America almost one million lives, but thanks to the fact most of us in SF support science and wear masks, our latest pandemic argument is about streets. We fully support Slow Streets and would like to see them become permanent across the city! What’s a […]