CL I MB R E A L E S TAT E
VANTAGE September | 2013
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What we have in store for you this issue
3 BEST OF THE BAY
22 FEATURED PET
Monthly featured listings
Our extended furry family
12 HOMES, LOFTS & CONDOS An update of our inventory
Local events this September
10 RENTAL VIEW
25 CLIMB CONGRATULATES
The hottest rentals in San Francisco
Announcements and accomplishments
16 NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT South of Market
18 CLIMB LOVES A few of our favorite things
24 WHAT’S NEW IN SF?
26 CLIMB MANAGEMENT TEAM The faces that drive Climb
28 MEET YOUR CLIMBERS The Climb Real Estate team
20 FEATURED AGENT Vi Pavlicevich
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BEST OF THE BAY We bring the best of San Francisco homes to you.
COVER PROPERT Y:
One Hawthorne St. #23A
ONE HAWTHORNE STREET #23A | 2BR+Den/2BA | $2,349,000
Dirk Kinley / Todd Montgomery
This view penthouse at One Hawthorne has an energy of its own, the rarefied air of inspired living. Framed by the downtown skyline across the bay with a view of the Bay Bridge, this residence sits atop San Franciscoâ€™s most artfully rendered highrise, an outsized canvas for the urban connoisseur. Modern design is everywhere, from the picture window in the dining room that overlooks the San Francisco downtown to a large living room that opens to a private balcony overlooking the lights of the Bay Bridge. The gas kitchen has all the convenience and comforts of Thermador appliances and a gas cooktop, Studio Becker cabinets, and quartzite countertops. This coveted corner home with two full bedrooms and a dedicated office alcove features a window-walled master suite with a deep walk-in closet and indulgent soaking tub. The residences feature interiors
whose commitment to traditional hand craftsmanship has resulted in oak flooring, a luxurious master bath, and a custom closet in the oversized dressing room. These classic touches have been perfectly complemented with the convenience and comforts of a penthouse downtown residence. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, this rarely available penthouse at One Hawthorne has quickly become the new destination in downtown living. One Hawthorne is dedicated to an unrivaled level of service and luxury. Residents have complete access to all amenities and services including a rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchenette, seating, and dining areas; an attended lobby; 24-hour valet parking; a fitness center with an outdoor terrace; and a concierge to anticipate residentsâ€™ needs down to the last detail.
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THIS VIEW PENTHOUSE AT ONE HAWTHORNE HAS AN ENERGY OF ITS OWN, THE RAREFIED AIR OF INSPIRED LIVING.
1160 MISSION STREET #1708 | 2BR/2BA | $1,195,000
Residence 1708 has the largest of all the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plans at SOMA Grand, and it shows. As you pass through the formal entry you are greeted by a generous living area surrounded by floor-to-ceiling bay windows that frame panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and downtown. Designed for sophisticated city living, this coveted home offers an extraordinary blend of style and comfort with over $90,000 in designer upgrades, including a Studio Mehler granite kitchen island with a matching “sky bar” and side cabinets, eco-timber maple hardwood flooring, luxurious carpets, and custom window treatments and closets. The chef’s kitchen is appointed with stainless steel Bosch appliances, Cambria quartz countertops, and Studio Becker cabinetry. The track lighting, artwork spot-lighting, reflection-free task lighting, and thoughtfully placed down-lighting throughout the space allow you to fully enjoy the sparkling city views at night. The master suite includes
a walk-in closet, balcony, and spa-like bathroom with dual sinks, a custom mirrored vanity cabinets with grooming lights, and the largest shower of any home at SOMA Grand. SOMA Grand’s fifth-floor garden level features a full fitness center, hot tub, sun deck with cabanas, yoga studio, meditation garden, fire pit, barbecue area with picnic bench seating, and club room with a chef’s kitchen and plasma TV. On the ground floor is Heaven’s Dog, a restaurant and noodle shop by Charles Phan of Slanted Door. SOMA Grand’s luxury lifestyle services include bi-monthly housekeeping, concierge services, 24-hour security, a DVD library, Philz coffee and tea service, wireless internet in the lobby, and a wellness room for private instruction or massage. The building community also offers wine tastings, yoga and cooking classes, a book club, movie nights and special event gatherings.
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REMODELED NOE HOME
373 VALLEY STREET | 3BR+Den/1.5BA | $949,000
Danielle Lazier / Joshua Lawrence
Behind a chic, contemporary facade, 373 Valley Street is a remodeled Noe Valley condo in a 2-unit building, offering fabulous living now and even more potential down the road. With 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, bonus rooms, parking, outdoor space and development potential, you’ll enjoy all of the creature comforts in a serene yet convenient Noe Valley location near public transit, freeways, high-tech shuttles, shops & restaurants. 2 blocks from the J-Church! Enter the building through the front gate and ascend the staircase to the main entry. Be sure to admire the very large, shared, slate patio – perfect for BBQ & entertaining, easily accessible from the condo. With newly installed walnut-stained wood floors and fresh paint throughout, the main living area has 3 bedrooms – each with closet, 1 bathroom with shower over tub, living room and eat-in kitchen. The kitchen is spacious with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The master bedroom has
gorgeous eastern views of Bernal Hill and previously approved plans to increase space and install a southern hills view window at the rear. There are proposed drawings to add a second bathroom creating a master suite. There is seriously abundant storage – both exclusive use and shared but what’s really exciting is the development potential via the bonus rooms below. Right now, there are two finished rooms with great light and wood floors, a laundry room with washerdryer and a half bathroom. Great for use as a guest suite and office/den. But in the future? Check out the proposed plans to install a staircase from the kitchen to the lower level. Sports enthusiast? Weekend mechanic? Lover of luggage? The garage is officially shared with 1-car tandem parking per unit but the garage is massive and can accommodate additional parking plus significant storage.
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HOMES, LOFTS & CONDOS See the latest inventory of Victorian flats, modern condominiums, historic loft conversions, single-family homes and a wide range of other properties all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
1 THE INFINITY | $1,325,000 2BR+Den/2BA Marcus Lee
5 HAWTHORNE PLACE | $750,000 1BR+Den/1.5BA Todd Montgomery
A desirable floor plan and tasteful updates make this the perfect balance of luxury living and modern metropolitan perfection.
2 THE HAYES | $829,000 1BR+Den/1BA Kristen Stuecher
This condo features an expansive floor plan with generous two-level living spaces and custom oversized seven-foot windows.
6 289 BRADFORD | $799,000 3BR/2BA Gabriel Rojas
This designer penthouse captures light and offers a unique open living experience with a private outdoor view balcony.
3 THE RADIANCE | $875,000 1BR/1BA Kevin Gueco
This Mid-Century style home stands at the end of the block, attached on one side, and offers an unfinished basement ready for remodel.
7 SOMA GRAND | $749,000 1BR+Den/1BA Dirk Kinley
This waterfront home features a private patio and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame bay and park views.
4 CAPE HORN LOFTS | $1,060,000 1BR/1BA Suzy Reily
The contemporary modern floor plan features corner pop-out windows, abundant light, and unobstructed easterly views of the city skyline.
8 THE BEACON | $1,588,000 3BR/2BA Michelle Balog
This New York-style loft conversion is perfect for a live/work environment or simply to enjoy urban living in a tranquil environment.
The highest three bedroom in the desirable southeast corner, this home is in the heart of Mission Bay.
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Climb rents Victorian flats, modern condominiums, historic loft conversions and a wide range of other properties all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
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OPPOSITE PAGE: ONE HAWTHORNE | $7,500/mo 2BR/2BA Darcy Robinson
1 THE ODEON | $4,450 /mo 1BR+Den /1.5BA Elizabeth Kim 2 555 BARTLETT | $4,300/mo 2BR/2BA Elizabeth Kim 3 THE WATERMARK | $4,900/mo 2BR/2BA Darcy Robinson 4 SOMA GRAND | $3,600/mo 1BR+Den /1BA Elizabeth Kim 5 18 LANSING - FURNISHED | $4,500/mo 1BR+Den/1BA Elizabeth Kim
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT This month we are featuring South of Market. Check out our recommendations on the best the area has to offer.
Senior Broker Associate
This is not your typical neighborhood coffee house. In February, they launched Top Bar on the mezzanine, a space to pay homage to their special coffees presented in various brew methods, encouraging a dialogue with the customer regarding its origin and characteristics. For coffee aficionados of the Bay Area, this is worth the trek across the new Bay Bridge.
I love a fantastic handcrafted cocktail in the very relaxing setting of Bloodhound at 1145 Folsom Street. They’re not your everyday cocktails but a taste of traditional classic drinks that help you refresh after a long day or ease into the weekend. It’s an all wood, country-inspired decor nestled in the vibrant heart of SOMA. You can’t miss the pool table in the back as well for some good times, and the employees are very friendly!
Senior Sales Associate
TERROIR NATURAL WINE MERCHANT
Terroir Natural Wine Merchant is my favorite neighborhood wine bar. While it’s more expensive than your local pub, there is a great selection of fine wines. It’s a great hidden gem on Folsom Street.
There are not enough restaurant options open in SOMA on a Sunday night. If you live in South Beach, Mission Bay or SOMA and want something inexpensive and “ethnic”, Miss Saigon makes a great replacement for Tu Lan - I like it better. It has very easy parking. I love the pho, festive cartoons, music and lights. It’s kind of campy. Try it!
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FEATURED AGENT Getting to know Climb’s Broker Associate Vi Pavlicevich.
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Always looking for a great real estate investment.
Watching the Warriors beat the Mavericks in the 2007 Playoffs.
Surviving 3 Chicago winters as a CA native.
My son baby-talking in his crib.
Successfully negotiating the below market rate purchase of my buyerâ€™s dream home.
Salesgirl at Nordstrom: did it for the employee discount.
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FEATURED PET Meet Sales Associate Marco Wan’s fur-baby, Obie.
FAVORITE SF NEIGHBORHOOD:
Whenever I feel the urge to visit the grass outside.
handsome, playful Jedi master who A wants to give you a big wet kiss when I am not protecting the galaxy.
etting wild at the park, some tug-of-war, a great G meal from Grandma, and a night cap of some fine belly rubbing.
Getting adopted by my loving parents.
Pine Lake,where you see me strolling in Stern Grove.
esisting tearing up paper around the house R (sorry for the Giants tickets, Daddy and Mommy).
My dad’s new home and a place for me to meet new friends.
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WHAT’S NEW IN SF? Here are some of the exciting events in the city this September.
8/30 TO 9/2 | FRIDAY TO MONDAY
9/14 TO 9/15 | SATURDAY TO SUNDAY
Labor Day Weekend
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
9/5 | THURSDAY
8/19 | THURSDAY
Upper TL Art Walk
“3rd on Third” Arts & Music
9/8 | SUNDAY
9/21 | SATURDAY
North Beach Mini Street Fair
“Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival
9/13 | FRIDAY
9/29 | SUNDAY
Off the Grid: Fort Mason
Folsom Street Fair
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CLIMB CONGRATULATES Congratulations to Senior Broker Associate Gertrude Villanueva, and husband Brian Itchon on their wedding anniversary and announcement of their first child!
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THE CLIMB MANAGEMENT TEAM Meet the faces that help drive Climb towards success.
Technolog y Director
Managing Sales Director
Director of Business Development
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S H E R R Y JU N EJA The New Face of Climb
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Published on Aug 30, 2013
Welcome to our newly redesigned September issue of Vantage, Climb’s monthly online magazine. Here you’ll get a look at some of San Francisco...