neighborhoods: Off Market Opportunity, Nob Hill, San Francisco - 10/09/19 07:50 PM
The owners of this lovely Edwardian condo on Nob Hill have decided that after over 20-plus years here it is time for them to leave their cherished home and move on with the next phase of their lives.
The next couple of months will find them busy packing up their many years of treasures and preparing the home for the market. 
This provides a wonderful opportunity for buyers, since the sellers are willing to allow me to show the home during this period to interested, qualified buyers. The sellers would entertain offers before the property goes on the multiple listing service.
Some details:
Built … (20 comments)

neighborhoods: Glimpses of San Francisco - Orange - 06/06/19 07:43 PM
Exploring San Francisco, it's hard not to spot accents of orange. You'll find orange in the natural world; in a sunset at Ocean Beach, above, or in gardens throughout the city, like the poppies at Fort Mason Community Garden and the other flowers brightening Holly Hill Park on a cloudy day.

Orange accents buildings, both large like this condo building in the Hayes Valley and small like the entry to tiny Cafe La Mediterranee on Fillmore Street.

In San Francisco, you'll find orange inside buildings, on art walls in North Beach cafes and on art pieces at the Asian Art Museum.

Finally, how can … (29 comments)

neighborhoods: Glimpses of San Francisco - Yellow! - 04/24/19 08:43 PM
Many people have heard that the distinct neighborhoods of San Francisco provide much of the charm of The City. For a REALTOR like me who loves to walk, I catch glimpses that often would pass by someone riding in Uber, Lyft, or driving themselves.
Recently I have been struck by the beautiful colors I see as I walk to and from appointments, as I walk to my office, bank, shopping errands, and as I walk for the sheer joy of walking.
Perhaps it's because we've had a couple of unseasonably warm spring days this week, but today I'm thinking YELLOW!
(Corvette spotted on Jackson … (33 comments)

neighborhoods: Condo living on Russian Hill, San Francisco - 04/06/18 12:01 PM
San Francisco's Russian Hill is a favorite neighborhood of many. Here you'll find the Powell-Hyde cable cars climbing up, down and around; intimate dining choices; tree-lined streets, verdant staircases replacing streets in the steepest spots, and views. Oh, yes, the views -- of Coit Tower on nearby Telegraph Hill, North Beach, the downtown Financial District, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate bridge, the water. It's also home to the curvy part of Lombard Street that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Turn a corner and the scenery and feel changes.
While there are single-family homes on Russian Hill, there are also many … (20 comments)

neighborhoods: My mini-Active Rain vacation is drawing to a close - 03/26/18 08:49 AM
From time to time I take a break from Active Rain, like I've done this past month. Sure, I sign on just about every day, read a few great posts, comment on some and then--I stop.
So what do I do with the time I don't spend blogging?  I might enjoy a City hike through a different San Francisco neighborhood like I did Friday afternoon - I always find that refreshing, and always find something new to make me smile and excite me while I re-visit some favorite places.
On a recent March day, we walked to the Civic Center BART station and took … (30 comments)

neighborhoods: Wordless Wednesday - if little houses could talk.... - 07/19/17 03:44 PM
A favorite activity of ours when the evening daylight is long is to walk for a couple of hours in various neighborhoods in San Francisco. One such evening walk took us up Billy Goat Hill and along neighborhood streets before we headed back down to Noe Valley and dinner.
I was quite charmed by this little house and gnarly tree -- don't you want to make up some amazing stories set here?
Both of my parents were good story tellers, and I expect they would have come up with some lovely adventure tales set here.
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neighborhoods: I love where I live - northeast part of San Francisco - 08/03/16 01:58 AM
I love where I live!
Five years ago my husband and I were ready for a life change. We left the nearby Peninsula town where I lived for 40 years and moved to San Francisco. This wasn't a hasty decision, and we gave a lot of thought to where in San Francisco is the right spot for us.
Each neighborhood in The City has its own unique characteristics. We chose one in the northeast quadrant of San Francisco, the area near Russian Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, the Embarcadero, Fort Mason, Davies Symphony Hall, the Opera House, Union Square and the financial … (27 comments)

neighborhoods: Garden beauty in San Francisco - 02/13/16 02:20 AM
Walking is a way of life in San Francisco as it is in many metropolitan areas. To save time, I often combine errands. Yesterday, walking in Pacific Heights, from an exercise class near Fillmore and Clay to the post office on Pine Street near Polk, I chanced to walk down a block different from my norm.
I'm glad I did, since I could enjoy this front yard garden, blooming in February.
Rosemary, in full flower, cascaded down the wall; lavender was sending up flower spikes; and of course, the beautiful, showy Princess Plants caught the eye.
San Francisco - full of surprises … (11 comments)

neighborhoods: An Eclectic Saturday - 10/25/15 04:09 AM
Saturday was the type of day I enjoy the most, a balanced mix of work, fun, exercise, music and good food. How could that not be a great day?
The morning was spent at my computer, scheduling appointments and other tasks relating to a new listing. Bringing a property to market here is like choreographing a ballet--chaotic and time-consuming at first, but the joys of seeing it come together are exhilarating. Phone calls were made; emails sent and received, loose ends tied up.
By Noon it was time for my husband and I to head out. Our first stop was at Studio Gallery … (8 comments)

neighborhoods: Almost Wordless Wednesday-San Francisco houses - 10/14/15 01:21 AM
The architecture in San Francisco is as unique and varied as the neighborhoods themselves.

These three houses are located on Clay Street, on the block-long section stopped by Lafayette Park at the top of the hill to the east, and the California Pacific Medical Center to the west.
I find them lovely to look at, and at times walk out of my way just to have a chance to take another look.
 
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