When San Francisco’s Painted Ladies Were… Gray?

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San Francisco is famous for a few things — sourdough, rolling fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, and those incredible painted ladies. But these striking Victoria row houses weren’t always so colorful. In fact, since the building boom after the 1840 gold rush, those house have cycled from chalky white to gray before the 60s and the colorist movement changed everything. If you have a few minutes, it’s an interesting story! Some Historical Background Most of the city’s Victorians were built

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Reimagined Loft in Historic San Francisco Warehouse

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Picture it – one block from Giants baseball stadium is a historic warehouse that’s been wonderfully reimagined. With five live/work lofts on five floors, plus a common roof deck with Bay views, the property retains the best of its original features. And the renowned Feldman Architecture firm has done the rest. Now, I’m excited to show you what’s behind door number four. The 2nd  Street Loft On the fourth floor of this historic reinforced concrete building lies the handiwork of

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San Francisco Secret Spaces

San Francisco is a very special place. Right now, some think  it’s the epicenter of the universe. The Titans of Tech, the heart of artistic culture and Karl the fog (our weather is now a mascot!) reside here, working and playing hard. But we all need a break… The folks at SPUR have shared their local real estate expertise in a cell phone application titled, SPUR Secret Spaces & Hidden Oases to showcase destinations for revitalization. The best part, all

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2014 San Francisco Real Estate is on the Rise…Literally!

In 2014, the San Francisco skyline will adapt to the high demands for housing. As the country’s top-ranked market construction pipeline, San Francisco has approved the addition of 43, 850 new residential units, many following the trend of micro-housing. For an expanded view, roughly only 35,000 units have been constructed in the city by the bay over the past 14 years. Supporting a thriving bay area economy, positioned by an increase in equity capital and a hot job market, San

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Living Large in Micro-Housing

A trend is spreading across the country, less square footage is more living. As a raging housing market battles for competitive square foot prices, behind the front-lines, a transition targeting quality of life supplied by ease and simplicity stands. San Francisco, Fort Worth and New York City are carrying a new American lifestyle, living large in micro-housing. Tiny house architects and dwellers alike are prioritizing freedom from tiresome property management, favoring an affordable lifestyle choice. The micro-housing movement is a

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