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VANTAGE September | 2013

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INSIDE

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


VIEW PENTHOUSE

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 Francisco’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 residents’ 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.


SOMA GRAND

1160 MISSION STREET #1708 | 2BR/2BA | $1,195,000

Kevin Gueco

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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RENTAL VIEW

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

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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

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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT This month we are featuring South of Market. Check out our recommendations on the best the area has to offer.

GERTRUDE VILLANUEVA

GEORGE LANGFORD

Senior Broker Associate

Sales Associate

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE

BLOODHOUND

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!

DIRK KINLEY

BILL WILLIAMS

Managing Director

Senior Sales Associate

TERROIR NATURAL WINE MERCHANT

MISS SAIGON

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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CLIMB LOVES

Here are a few of our favorite things that we know you would enjoy.

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ESCAPE

SLEEP

COTOGNA offers a daily-

CALISTOGA RANCH this

changing menu of gourmet rustic cuisine in historic Jackson Square.

luxury resort captures the rich culture of food, wine and nature inherent to the region of Northern California.

CAVALLO POINT a porch, a

rocking chair and a view combine to become profoundly inspiring.

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WATCH

READ

COVET

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK is a original heart-

breaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison presented by Netflix.

THE INTERESTINGS: A NOVEL by Meg Wolitzer is

LAND ROVER introduces

the LXV Special Edition of its Defender model for the 65th anniversary of the SUV.

wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City.

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FEATURED AGENT Getting to know Climb’s Broker Associate Vi Pavlicevich.

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MY NAME

Vi Pavlicevich.

I AM

Always looking for a great real estate investment.

PROUDEST MOMENT

Watching the Warriors beat the Mavericks in the 2007 Playoffs.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Surviving 3 Chicago winters as a CA native.

ALARM CLOCK

My son baby-talking in his crib.

PERFECT DAY

Successfully negotiating the below market rate purchase of my buyer’s dream home.

FIRST JOB

Salesgirl at Nordstrom: did it for the employee discount.

SUPERHERO POWER

The ability to travel through time.

FAVORITE SF NEIGHBORHOOD: Mission Bay in 5 years.

VI PAVLICEVICH

Broker Associate 408.540.4069 vi@climbsf.com


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FEATURED PET Meet Sales Associate Marco Wan’s fur-baby, Obie.

MY NAME

ALARM CLOCK

I AM

PERFECT DAY

PROUDEST MOMENT

FAVORITE SF NEIGHBORHOOD:

Obie Wan.

W​henever I feel the urge to visit the grass outside.

​ ​ handsome​,​ playful ​J​edi 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-o​f​-war, a great G meal from ​Grandma, and a night cap of some fine belly rub​bing.

Getting adopted by my loving parents.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Pine Lake,​where you see me strolling in Stern Grove.

​ esisting tearing up paper around the house R (sorry for the Giants tickets​,​ ​D​addy​ and ​M​ommy).

CLIMB IS

M​y 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.

MARK CHOEY

TIFFANY COMBS

Technolog y Director

Managing Broker

415.630.0204 mark@climbsf.com

415.710.0820 tiffany@climbsf.com

EUGENE PAK

Managing Sales Director

Director of Business Development

415.810.7890 balog@climbsf.com

415.254.5853 eugene@climbsf.com

MICHELLE BALOG

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S H E R R Y JU N EJA The New Face of Climb

S H E R R Y J U N E J A | 4 1 5 . 6 7 6 . 7 0 8 6 | sherry@climbsf.com | BRE 01916952


CLIMB REAL ESTATE

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