View from the Top: Touring San Francisco’s New Tallest, Mixed-Use High-Rise

Earlier this month, APR’s director of career development for San Francisco, Marin and the Wine Country, Christi Willits, led an APR Master’s Training Group to one of the highest points in San Francisco to talk about the future.

From the 70th floor of 181 Fremont Residences in the city’s SOMA neighborhood, APR agents Nestle Lapena, Subhi Barakat and Adam Lash were introduced to the city’s tallest mixed-use high-rise with a behind-the-scenes hard-hat tour.

The APR Group (Pictured from Left to Right: Nestle Lapena, Subhi Barakat, Adam Lash, Rick Turley, and Christi Willits)

“The best way to see San Francisco’s future is to step foot into it and share these experiences with our clients,” said Willits of the tour. Touring the 70th floor, 7,000-square-foot penthouse, listed for sale for a record $42 million, the APR group also toured other to-be-completed floors of the building, and received an early preview of several two- and three-bedroom layouts planned for just above the building’s wrap-around observation terrace.

According to Willits, first-hand knowledge of San Francisco’s newest luxury developments – knowing the construction, the design elements and luxe-trends – will help prepare the area’s agents to be better informed about the changes and rapid developments across the Bay Area. “We’re experts in our industry,” said Willits. “The way we remain experts is to go beyond what we see on paper or online. We have to have these types of experiences and insights to best relate to the luxury buyer interested in new construction in the Bay Area and beyond.”

The APR Master’s Training Group was accompanied by APR Sales Manager Rick Turley, as well as representatives of 181 Fremont Residences.

Featured home: 202 11th Street in Montara

A Victorian-style home with ocean views

Where: 202 11th Street, Montara, CA 94037 (listing | tour)

Designed by owner and builder Thomas Mahon, this stunning Victorian-style home features ocean scenery from multiple rooms with its inverted floor plan layout. The quality craftsmanship of the home can be seen down to the smallest details. An incredible chefs kitchen is highlighted by double ovens, a gas cooktop with stainless hood and a direct look at ocean vistas. The home’s master bedroom includes a turret and sitting area with views, a spa-like bath with solarium and a spacious design. The property also offers an attic, full walk-in basement, mature landscaping and a separate three-car garage. Perfect as a family home or your next investment property, this San Mateo County estate is sure to impress.

The 3,087 square-foot home and property includes:

  • 5 beds
  • 3 baths
  • Separate 3-car garage
  • Master bed and bath
  • Chefs kitchen
  • Ocean views

Listed at $1,900,888 by David Oliphant of the Half Moon Bay office.

View more homes for sale in Montara | Learn more about San Mateo County


Featured home: 76 Bunce Meadows Drive in Alamo

A cozy Craftsman with optimal indoor and outdoor living space

Where: 76 Bunce Meadows Drive, Alamo, CA 94507 (listing | tour)

This beautiful single-story Craftsman home sits on .96 acres in Contra Costa County. Recently remodeled, the clean style carries throughout the home with features in the kitchen such as Carerra-look stone counters and authentic tiled backsplash, farmhouse sink, stainless appliances, and large walk-in pantry with a sliding barn door. Hardwood floors extend throughout the open living room, comfortable dining room, and bedrooms giving the home a finished and coherent feel. The owner’s suite rests in its own wing and includes a spacious walk-in closet and newly remodeled en-suite with backyard access. Homeowners who love the outdoors will enjoy the home’s large pool, spa and horse barn with a paddock and separate entry. A quaint shed and plenty of space in the yard for play and entertaining make outdoor living an ideal way for homeowners and guests to spend their time.

The 3,208 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • Separate horse barn and paddock
  • Swimming pool and spa

Listed at $1,699,900 by Andrea Scott  of the Danville/Blackhawk office.

View more homes for sale in Alamo | Learn more about Contra Costa County




Featured home: 10873 West Estates Drive in Cupertino

A gorgeous executive in sunny Santa Clara County

Where: 10837 West Estates Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 (listing | tour)

Beautifully remodeled and located in a highly desired neighborhood, this executive estate is nestled along a quiet, tree-lined street. The one-story home features an open floor plan and custom finishes, offering plenty of space and high-end design. The luxurious kitchen includes solid-oak cabinetry, elegant countertops, a built-in refrigerator and an upgraded gas stove.

As you enter the great room, you’re greeted by stunning white oak, toffee hardwood flooring, which opens up to the newly paved patio and well-kept landscaping of the property. These areas provide plenty of space and are ideal for entertaining friends and family. With easy commutes to local parks, Cupertino schools, Apple’s newest campus as well as a plethora of design options, this home in Santa Clara County is perfect for both a growing family and a downsizing couple.

The 2,137 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 beds
  • 2 and one half baths
  • 2-car garage
  • Hardwood and tile flooring
  • Master suite
  • Great family room that opens to newly-paved patio and yard

Listed at $1,799,000 by Lynn North of the Los Altos office

APR’s Carmel Cottage Named Winner in 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

Listing by Greg Albertson triumphs in global competition

Congratulations to Alain Pinel Realtors’ Broker Associate Greg Albertson! His listing, Carmel Cottage, has been named the winner of the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt in the Living Large in Small Spaces category. The contest received a total of 1.1 million votes for properties around the world in various categories, including Curb Appeal, Great Estates, International Homes, Kitchen + Dining, Modern Masterpieces and Outdoor Retreat.

The Carmel Cottage’s winning features include its three bedrooms and two bathrooms, engineered, distressed Southern Maple Plank wood floors and vaulted wood-beam ceilings. The private outdoor patio, fire pit and barbecue add to the home’s useable living space. The home is currently listed for approximately $2.25 million. For more information about this listing, please contact Greg at 831-620-6109.

Read more about Greg’s accomplishments here

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