Featured home: 565 Jersey Street in San Francisco

A stately Victorian by the bay


Where: 565 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (listing | tour)

Ideally situated on Noe Valley’s Jersey Street, this classic house built in 1900 has been completely remodeled into a sophisticated and stylish 2-story home. Although defined by its elegance, this Victorian has an open and inviting layout that maintains the original charm and influences from the period in which it was built. The home’s design flows easily from room to room, creating an abundance of space. The south-facing back garden and courtyard make the perfect place for entertaining your guests and bathing in the San Francisco sunlight.

With a layout that gives the house flexibility and a prime location in a highly-coveted neighborhood, this impressive home on Jersey Street is one of the best the Bay has to offer.

The 1,908 square-foot home and property include:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 baths
  • Attached garage
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Fireplace
  • Courtyard and garden

Listed at $2,799,000 by Lance Fulford of the Alain Pinel Realtors San Francisco office.

Featured home: 7200 Cougar Lane in Santa Rosa

Enchanting, secluded farmhouse overlooking the Valley of the Moon

38225173Where: 7200 Cougar Lane, Santa Rosa (listing | tour)

This private, gated, 30-acre estate overlooks Sonoma County’s gorgeous Valley of the Moon. The custom home, with expansive vistas, sports three (or more) bedrooms, three bathrooms, two fireplaces—plus an exercise room and loft family room.

The lush, multi-level gardens feature decks, a built-in spa, and an adjacent entertaining area with unobstructed views of the valley and beyond. The separate vegetable and fruit tree garden, with its own greenhouse, has been fenced for deer along with a large part of the acres. The detached, 4-car barn, has a charming 336 square foot studio above, reached via its own private walkway.

There is a high-output solar electric system and newer well. Combined, they reduce this property’s energy dependence by over 70 percent. The secluded location is perfect for an extended family home, vacation getaway, or retreat/conference center— all only 20 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa.

Listed at $1,995,000 by Lance Fulford and Dan Marshall of Alain Pinel RealtorsSan Francisco.

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OPEN HOUSE: 25 Elsie Street in Bernal Heights

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Where: 25 Elsie Street in Bernal Heights, San Francisco (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Saturday, Septmeber 19th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and,
Sunday, September 20th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Highly sought-after open floor-plan contemporary home on Bernal’s famed Northslope has everything the market is starving for: open floor-plan on the main floor with big windows for maximum sunlight and views; remodeled custom kitchen; living room with fireplace and hardwood floors; 3 bedrooms on the upper floors including master suite with fireplace and view; view deck with hot tub and a huge garage for 2 to 3 cars. This is a must see so call for your private viewing today.

This home is listed by Lance Fulford and Dan Marshall of Alain Pinel Realtors San Francisco.

Offered at: $2,399,000

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What features add the most value to a home?

Agents Sound Off


Lance Fulford
San Francisco

Question: What features add the most value to a home?

Answer: Value — like beauty — is in the eye of the beholder, and in my 20-plus years of experience as a local Realtor, there are multiple differences between buyers in San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area.

Across the board, however, I would rank a garage as the most valued. This is followed by outdoor space (patio, deck or gardens) and a remodeled kitchen and baths.

Many buyers will forgo remodeled features if they can get a “better” location or one that they put higher value on for their life stage and/or lifestyle.

Then we get into floor plan and functionality, and finer points such as hardwood flooring, moldings and other details including energy upgrades.

Buyers don’t put a value on structural items like foundation or a heating system because they expect those will be there and take that as a given. However, if structural items are an issue or are missing, most buyers will eliminate the property from their list altogether.

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