Hidden Gardens In Pacific Heights

April 7, 2013

These four homes all have huge green spaces — you would never know by passing them on the street.  This is the corner of California and Franklin in Pacific Heights:

four houses in my 'hood

FOR SALE: 2000 Dodge Durango SLT US$4250 obo

November 30, 2009


Just in time for the holidays! We purchased the truck in 2005 from our neighbors who were heading back to Australia — they were the first owners. The truck was purchased in new in Phoenix in 2000. We used this truck to bring equipment and materials to our new condo during construction — mostly finish plumbing, tile, small appliances — that sort of thing. Now we are ready to pass it along to the next family.  I almost forgot to mention — the Durango has the upgraded third row of seats — very convenient!   We love the Durango — so easy to drive with about 20 mpg.                                                                

Price $4,250
Mileage 130,000
Year 2000
Make Dodge
Body Style SUV
Transmission Automatic
Drive Four-wheel drive (4WD)
Engine V8 5.2 Liter
Exterior Color Silver
Interior Color Gray
VIN 1B4HS28N9YF129532
Location San Francisco, CA

– Air conditioning
– AM/FM stereo
– CD player w/ extra 6-CD cassette
– Cruise control
– Power steering
– Power windows
– Power door locks
– Power seats
– Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
– Traction control
– Dual front airbags
– Adjustable Roof Rack

Contact Info:
– Steve or Karyn
– steve@sattler.com
– +1 415 722 7586

What is this thing called..?

November 10, 2009

laundry1The guy who installed my laundry forgot this plastic piece — any idea what it’s called?


ZILLOW Manuevers

November 3, 2009

I was playing around with ZILLOW today — you can see the results here:


1967 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

October 20, 2009

1967 Clay Street: 3bdr + Library/Office, 2.5ba

1967 Clay Street is a condominium in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco and is part of the HOA called 1963-1963a-1965-1967 Clay Street Homeowners Association. There are four (4) condominium units in our association — three (3) are owner-occupied. The dues are $492.61/month for this unit. This includes twice weekly trash/recycling pickup and every other week janitorial services. The HOA fees also include SF City water and a complete package of insurance plus annual bookkeeping and tax preparation services.

The owners purchased the unit in the August 2006 and completely gutted the interior in February 2007. All utilities and services are new including wiring and plumbing. The unit was occupied by the current owners in March 2008.

This condominium is nearly 1900 square feet and is nicely divided in public and private spaces giving a sense of elegance and livability throughout.

• Three Bedrooms (Master Bedroom, 2nd bedroom, 3rd bedroom)
• Library with floor to ceiling custom walnut cabinetry and bookshelves
• Two Full Baths plus Powder Room
• Formal Entry Foyer
• Coat closet + storage in foyer
• Eat-in Kitchen with Seidman custom cabinetry
• Living Room / Dining Room (24 x 15)
• Gas (or wood) Fireplace with Wall Switch
• Granite Fireplace Enclosure + Mantel (see photo)
• Central Hall Closet w/ double doors
• Laundry Closet w/ additional linen closet
• “Tree House” Deck off the master bedroom
• Deeded Garage Parking for one car
• Storage in Garage

In addition:
• All new copper plumbing and electrical throughout
• New walls and ceilings throughout to Level 5 finish (simulates plaster)
• New double-pane windows in the living room and throughout (but not every window replaced)
• All new custom-designed doors
• All Tile and Stone sourced at Walker Zanger & IRG; fabricated and installed by New Marble
• Custom-designed interior doors and mouldings throughout
• Floors either new or refinished
• Granite Countertop in Kitchen
• Marble Countertop in Library, Master Bath, and Powder Room
• Master Bedroom South-facing “wall of light” with French Doors to deck
• Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet w/ “his and hers” areas
• Additional 64 cu/ft storage in master bedroom closet area above closests
• Master Bath with two Barbara Barry sinks (“hers” model)
• Master Bath Shower Enclosure with two hansGrohe shower heads (one fixed and one hand shower) + Bench + 3 Recesses for Soap/Shampoo.
• Guest Bath has new Porcher porcelain over cast iron tub
• Guest Bath Plumbing Fixtures all new Kohler Pinstripe
• Rinnai on-demand hot water throughout
• Cable Television, Stereo, Telephone, and Internet in every room
• Living room is prepped for “5:1 Home Theater” 6 speakers (Two Front; Two Rear: Center + Subwoofer)
• Lutron Programmable Light Switches throughout

Complete custom kitchen
o Two Sinks/Two ovens + Microwave/Two Dishwashers
o Full height pantry with pull-out shelves
o Butlers Pantry with wine refrigerator and wine storage racks

All New Kitchen Appliances
o DCS 36″ 6-burner Range
o DCS 27″ Wall Oven
o KA Microwave
o KA 36″ Refrigerator w/ Freezer Below
o KA Wine Refrigerator
o KA Main Dishwasher
o KA 1/2 Drawer Dishwasher (Mftr’d by Fisher-Peykel)
o Maytag Front Loading Stacked Washer/Dryer
o Custom Main Sink (Undermount) w/ Insinkerator Disposer
o Prep Sink w/ Insinkerator Disposer
o Insinkerator On-demand Hot Water
o Insinkerator On-demand Filtered Water

There are some design ideas that you may have noticed:

• Counter heights in kitchen and baths are higher than standard
• Door heights are raised to nearly 8’ throughout
• Baseboards are nearly 11″ and are custom throughout
• Floors are espresso w/ semi-gloss finish