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Old 04-25-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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Gizmo-

Just a question, how much do you think one of those painted ladies sells for? 3 bills? Are they even privately owned?

Just wondering. Need to get out to the Bay area again real soon.

I will have to post some pictures of Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the North End once I get out there.
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Gizmo-

Just a question, how much do you think one of those painted ladies sells for? 3 bills? Are they even privately owned?

Just wondering. Need to get out to the Bay area again real soon.
Yes, they are (mostly) privately owned, and go for well into the "3 bills". Prices really depend on the neighborhood, and condition/size/etc. of the home... but the one I showed in that picture, I'd guess it sells for around $1.5-2M.

Here's one in Alamo Square for just under $1M - that's the same area as the famous "five ladies", also known as Postcard Row.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/sanfrancisco/listings/large/032/320458.jpg (broken link)

And here's an incredible one in the same area, selling for $4,250,000
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/sanfrancisco/listings/large/035/319051.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:59 AM
 
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If those aren't big enough for ya, below is officially the most expensive listing in San Francisco (according to realtor.com) - a STEAL at only $55,000,000!!

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/sanfrancisco/submit/large/051/322933a.jpg (broken link)

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/sanfrancisco/submit/large/056/322933b.jpg (broken link)

What the heck could you do with all that space?? Personally, I'd turn it into a magnificent hotel... or maybe a school.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Give me those "Painted Ladies" anyday. I love that $4million house. It looks like a giant dollhouse. Rockville, MD also? My aunt & uncle have also spent time there. Heck, they lived allover MD.
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Under $1M? For that place?
That's surprising. Expensive, but I would have thought a lot more.

Check out this one in Old Town Alexandria.
The Duvall House. Built in 1750. Used to be an old tavern. They had a party for George Washington here when he returned back to Virginia after winning the Revolutionary War. They are asking $2.2M. How cool would it be to own a piece of history like that?


Here's another.
This was George Johnston's Home. He was a member of the House of Burgesses (basically the first colonial legislature in the Americas). He, along with Patrick Henry, were the prime movers against the British Stamp Act which led up to the revolution. It was built in 1752. They want $5.8M.
http://www.metrovirtualtour.com/resources/img/listings/10408718704/L-40330-stnd.jpg (broken link)

How awesome are places like this?!?
Oh, if I had only bought Microsoft in the 1970's!
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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If those aren't big enough for ya, below is officially the most expensive listing in San Francisco (according to realtor.com) - a STEAL at only $55,000,000!!

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/sanfrancisco/submit/large/051/322933a.jpg (broken link)

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/sanfrancisco/submit/large/056/322933b.jpg (broken link)

What the heck could you do with all that space?? Personally, I'd turn it into a magnificent hotel... or maybe a school.
Looks like a palace, not a home.
Definitely need the prefix "Lord" to buy a place like that!
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Under $1M? For that place?
That's surprising. Expensive, but I would have thought a lot more.
Yeah, I actually thought that was "cheap" too! It's probably in bad shape, and needs a ton of work... my family bought a 1901 Victorian in 1983, and it had to be completely remodeled before moving in. I can't even guess how much my parents spent on that, but it paid off in the end - we sold it for more than 3x what we paid, 15 years later. Here are a few pics:

Shortly after we moved in


After re-painting to look more Victorian (about 8 years later?)




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Check out this one in Old Town Alexandria.
The Duvall House. Built in 1750. Used to be an old tavern. They had a party for George Washington here when he returned back to Virginia after winning the Revolutionary War. They are asking $2.2M. How cool would it be to own a piece of history like that?

This was George Johnston's Home. He was a member of the House of Burgesses (basically the first colonial legislature in the Americas). He, along with Patrick Henry, were the prime movers against the British Stamp Act which led up to the revolution. It was built in 1752. They want $5.8M.

How awesome are places like this?!?
Oh, if I had only bought Microsoft in the 1970's!
LOL... don't we all wish! Those houses are gorgeous, and I love the history behind them. It would be awesome to live in a place with that kind of story! Our home (the one above) actually survived two major earthquakes - the 1906 & 1989 ones - so I guess that's another interesting piece of history.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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Give me those "Painted Ladies" anyday. I love that $4million house. It looks like a giant dollhouse.
It totally does look like a dollhouse! Aren't the homes with "towers" beautiful??

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Rockville, MD also? My aunt & uncle have also spent time there. Heck, they lived allover MD.
Yup, Rockville too - and I actually remember living there, unlike Silver Spring (which I have no memories of). My aunt and uncle also live in Maryland, up in the Olney area... it's a bit more rural there, and I think it's really peaceful & pretty.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Is that park in the city of San Francisco proper just out of curiousity?

I was suprised to see so much stucco and wood-framed houses as I for some reason always in my mind (I have never been there) thought it would be more bricky.

Looks like they keep those neighborhoods clean also.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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Yeah, I actually thought that was "cheap" too! It's probably in bad shape, and needs a ton of work... my family bought a 1901 Victorian in 1983, and it had to be completely remodeled before moving in. I can't even guess how much my parents spent on that, but it paid off in the end - we sold it for more than 3x what we paid, 15 years later. Here are a few pics:

Shortly after we moved in

After re-painting to look more Victorian (about 8 years later?)


LOL... don't we all wish! Those houses are gorgeous, and I love the history behind them. It would be awesome to live in a place with that kind of story! Our home (the one above) actually survived two major earthquakes - the 1906 & 1989 ones - so I guess that's another interesting piece of history.
That house is great! Amazing that it made it though the 1906 quake. I thought the whole city burned to the ground?

On a related topic, what is the insurance like for earthquakes? I have read a lot of scary stories about entire sections of San Francisco that is built on fill from the 1906 quake. I often wonder how the people in that area can afford insurance for their homes.
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