Sonoma’s incredible Abercrombie and Vieyra designed home could be yours

This Sonoma home was designed by Stanley Abercrombie and Paul Vieyra as their own residence. In 1997, when the home was built, The New York Times featured it as an example of “Modern Romance.”And is romantic, a word not often attributed to a modern design. Unlike their wine-country neighbors, who seem to prefer historicist salutes

Incredible Bolinas properties: Buy both to own 99-plus acres of wonderland

These contiguous properties offer together over 99 acres sited between the Bolinas Lagoon and Point Reyes National Seashore. One wouldn’t have to buy them both– they’re both impressive on their own. It’s just that they’re so much more impressive together. First, as seen in the gallery above, is 80 85-95 Olema. This estate, over 56

Buy a whole New England island for the price of an S.F. teardown

In San Francisco, $850,000 can get you a dilapidated cottage in a nice neighborhood. But just off the shores of Burlington, Vermont, that price could get you your own private eight-acre island, complete with a five-bedroom main house, artist’s cottage and beach house. To be fair, the teardown in Mission Dolores will probably go for

The S.F. neighborhoods where you’ll find the most and least expensive rents this fall

Though we’ve seen some recent reports indicating that local rents are stabilizing, the rents in San Francisco are still crazy high. But where are they the highest? According to recent figures released in Zumper’s “San Francisco rent map for Fall 2016,” the priciest numbers are in South Beach, Pacific Heights, and Mission Bay/Dogpatch. Among those neighborhoods with

Will housing prices hit a new high if weed is legalized?

Could prices in the Bay Area go even higher if recreational marijuana is legalized this November? The answer could be yes, according to a new study that found an average eight percent increase in housing prices in Colorado counties that legalized retail marijuana in 2012. Colorado counties that did not allow marijuana sales did not

Tim Lincecum’s Arizona mansion finally sells for under asking

Former Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has taken another hit. This time his sprawling Arizona mansion on the market since August 2014 has sold for $400,000 under asking. Built in 2003, the 11,028-square-foot home rests in a valley between the Camelback and McDowell mountains and Sunset Hills. The resulting seclusion doesn’t mean this pad can’t host a party:  aside from

The Bay Area’s top sales of the year so far: None are in S.F. and all sold for under asking

Back to school puts the malaise not only in teenagers, but also the housing market. August is usually the slowest month for closings, and the downturn generally continues through the fall and winter months before things pick up in the frenzy of spring. While the Bay Area seems sometimes immune to the cycles that define

S.F. and Berkeley tie for last in home affordability in nationwide survey

In San Francisco and Berkeley, homebuyers need to spend a higher percentage of their incomes to buy a home than buyers in almost any other city in the country. The cities tied for last place in affordability along with other Golden State locations like Glendale, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara in a new Wallethub survey