SF Modern Luxury Website Launched

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This blog can now be found on my new website www.sfmodernluxury.com   Please make sure to subscribe to my new blog if you would like to stay updated on the local real estate market trends in San Francisco!  My new website is designed to be hyper local and provide in depth knowledge on the neighborhoods and market trends.  As a local resident and homeowner I provide my clients with 16 years of local knowledge and expertise.  My clients can count on me to be knowledgeable, trustworthy and passionate about delivering results. I grew up around real estate, my mother is a successful real estate broker in Northern California, and my father is a general contractor in the Midwest. My parents taught me a lot about real estate but more importantly they taught me to always do what is right for the client. I work with the highest level of integrity and I always think outside the box to overcome any obstacle. When you work with me you can count on me to deliver results!

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Buyers with the Winning Advantage

San Francisco Buyers

The San Francisco Real Estate market continues to look a lot like last year with multiple offers and the winning offer non contingent. One thing that has changed is that buyers have become much more aggressive in their approach and they no longer wait for the listing agent to set an offer date. They see a home they like and they immediately make an offer the seller can’t refuse. If the seller agrees to the price and terms, the buyer gets the house they want and they get to avoid the multiple offer situation. As an agent working with buyers you have to be ready anytime and respond immediately when your buyers identify the property they want. If not they could loose out on a deal.

I recently had buyers go to the first open house and email me shortly after letting me know they wanted to put in an offer. I immediately got in the car to go view the property and find out from the agent what it would take to get a deal done. I called my buyers back to let them know what the seller’s expectations were and we wrote up an offer that got accepted and just closed!

My deal is not an isolated example, it has been happening more and more each week. It adds a new element to the real estate game in San Francisco and when “time is of the essence” you need to act fast! Here are examples of properties that have sold in 7 days or less.

1. 336 Avila St. – Single Family House in the Marina District

List Price: $1,995,000 – It was on the market for 7 Days and they received 8 offers total. The winning offer had no contingencies and 8 day close (cash).

San Francisco Home for sale in the Marina


2. 1940 Sacramento St. #1 – 3 Bedroom Condo in Pacific Heights

List Price: $1,400,000 – Seller accepted a non contingent pre emptive offer and 4 days later it was pending.

Pacific Heights Condo for sale

3. 1601 Pacific Ave #402 – 2 Bedroom Townhouse in Nob Hill

List Price: $1,295,000 – Seller accepted an offer within 5 days of being on the market with a 22 day close of escrow.

Condo for sale in Nob Hill San Francisco

4. 1990 Green #401 – 2 Bedroom Condo in Pacific Heights

List Price: $1,595,000 – This was on the market for 6 days, they received multiple offers and it closed for $1,880,000 in less than two weeks.

Condo in Pacific Heights San Francisco

5. 3041 Sacramento St. – 3 Bedroom Condo in Pacific Heights

List Price: $1,595,000 – Pending 6 days after being on the market with a 7 day close of escrow (non contingent cash offer).

Pacific Heights San Francisco

6. 3039 Sacramento St – 3 Bedroom Condo in Pacific Heights

List Price: $1,695,000 – Pending after 6 days of being on the market with a 8 day close of escrow (non contingent cash offer).

Pacific Heights San Francisco

If you are in the market to buy in San Francisco please let me know. I can show you properties before they hit the market and let you know of any off market properties to help you have the competitive edge as a buyer in SF.

Grand Opening of Modern Luxury Condominiums in the Mission!

16th and bryant

The Mission District has become one the trendiest places to live and now is your opportunity to own a brand new luxury condo there!  McGuire Real Estate is proud to present 12 newly constructed modern condominiums located at 16th and Bryant St. This 12 unit building offers; two bi-level townhouses with 3 bedroom/2.5 bath, two 2 bedroom/2.5 bath condominiums with large private patios, and eight 2 bedroom/2 bath condominiums with exclusive use private balconies.

Each unit was thoughtfully designed with a modern open floor plan using the highest quality of finishes. The contemporary finishes include: wide plank white oak floors, high-gloss custom cabinets, Liebherr refrigerator, Bertazzoni Gas Range, Caesarstone counters, Bosch dishwasher, Toto toilets, and Duravit vanities. The units also include one parking spot, bicycle storage, in unit washer and dryer hook ups, central heating and an alarm system. A limited number of storage lockers are available (ask for more details).  Many of the condominiums offer city views, tons of natural light and exclusive use outdoor space.

This location is ideal for the “hipster” with local hangouts such as Dear Mom, Trick Dog, Hogs & Rocks, Mission Bowling Club or the new Urban Putt.  There are also plenty of trendy restaurants for the “foodie” with Range, Lolinda, Flour + Water, Central Kitchen, Commonwealth, Beretta and Foreign Cinema in the neighborhood.  The latest trendy restaurant is the Lazy Bear, offering a fine dining dinner-party experience. There is easy freeway access and public transportation with MUNI and BART stations within walking distance.

Luxury has never looked better and these condominiums are priced to sell so don’t miss our Grand Opening January 15th and 16th from 4pm-7pm located at 2421 16th Street. To schedule a private showing please contact lvukovic@mcguire.com or fill out the form below. For more information and pictures please visit the website: http://www.16thandbryant.com

The 10 Most Expensive San Francisco Homes Sold in 2014

The Luxury Market had several amazing properties in 2014 and Presidio Heights and Pacific Heights remain the top sought after neighborhoods when it comes to the Luxury Real Estate.  Here are the Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in 2014.

1. 2040 Jackson St.       List Price: $15,000,000        SOLD: $14,000,000

Neighborhood: Pacific Heights

5 Bed, 6.5 Bath, 3 Car Parking, 7,100 sq./ft. home, Lot Size: 4,787

2040 Jackson St 14 million dollar home

A Modern Contemporary Luxury Home recently remodeled to include every luxury amenities you can imagine! The custom finishes included an air conditioned home theater with 3-D projector and surround sound, walk out garden with fire pit, landscaped roof deck terrace with full kitchen and barbeque, elevator to all levels, wine cellar, sauna, steam showers, floor to ceiling windows and radiant heat throughout the house. This house was truly a dream home that anyone would love!

 2. 2610 Scott St.            List Price: $9,750,000       SOLD: $11,750,000

Neighborhood: Pacific Heights

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3 Car Parking, 4656 sq./ft. home, Lot Size: 2,970

2620 Scott Street, Pacific Heights CA

This Contemporary Modern Luxury Home is a jewel box with floor to ceiling windows that capture amazing views of the Bay and Alcatraz. There is a grand master bedroom suite with a newly renovated bathroom and tremendous closet space. There is a second bedroom suite with bathroom on the same level. The lower level consists of a large garage plus work area, office, bedroom with bath and a wine room. There is also an elevator that goes to all levels.

3.  3636 Jackson St.        List Price: $9,950,000        SOLD: $11,000,000

Neighborhood: Presidio Heights

6 Bedroom, 8 Bath, 2 Car Parking, 4,012 sq./ft. home, Lot Size: 9008 sq./ft

3636 Jackson St, Presidio Heights, SF CA

In the same family for 50 years, this 1940 circa residence is located on one of the best blocks in Presidio Heights. It’s vintage architecture, large south garden, and sheltered courtyard patio make it unique in the neighborhood. Its superb location, large lot, and undeveloped interior spaces provide the potential for its transformation into one of The City’s finest residences.

4.  2330 Lyon St.             List Price: $10,950,000     SOLD: $10,117,400

Neighborhood: Pacific Heights

6 Bedroom, 6.5 Bathroom, 5 Car, 6175 sq./ft. home, Lot Size: 4,777 sq./ft.

2330 Lyon St, Gold Coast of San Francisco

This Luxury Home is located in Gold Coast where some of the most expensive luxury homes in San Francisco are found. Previously owned by an executive at Sharper Image this home has a heated built in swim spa that can provide swimming resistance up to Olympic level and an Aqua Spa for soaking. Key features included: floor to ceiling windows, views of the Bay and Presidio Park, elevator, spa/gym, high ceilings and a wine room.

 5.  2550 Green St.           List Price: $11,000,000      SOLD: $10,000,000

Neighborhood: Cow Hollow

5 Bedroom, 5 Bath, 2 Car Parking, 5888 sq./ft. home, Lot Size: 6,130 sq./ft.

2550 Greet St, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, cA

This Luxury Home has stunning Golden Gate and Bay Views from multiple levels. It sits on an extra wide and deep lot with a beautifully landscaped front and rear garden designed by Thomas Church. There is an elevator that goes to all levels and the lower level has a living room with a fireplace, wet bar, bedroom and bathroom perfect for in-laws.

6.  737 Buena Vista        List Price: $10,000,000      SOLD: $10,000,000

Neighborhood: Buena Vista/Ashbury Heights

6 Bedroom, 5 Bath, 5 Car Parking, 8407 sq./ft home, Lot Size: 7,496 sq./ft.

737 Buena vista 10 million dollar mansion

Richard Spreckles, nephew of the sugar magnate, built the Victorian-era mansion at 737 Buena Vista West in 1897. Edward Vogel designed the 8,400-square-foot Queen Anne-Colonial Revival style home. The ornate structure features an imposing rounded entryway, four composite columns capped by balustrades and a roofline laced with garland.

7.  2090 Vallejo St.          List Price: $9,950,000     SOLD: $9,500,000

Neighborhood: Pacific Heights

6 Bedroom, 6 Bath, 3 Car Parking, 9,378 sq./ft home, Lot Size: 6,875 sq./ft.

2090 Vallejo, Pacific Heights, ca

Classic Georgian style fully detached 4-level residence features exquisite architectural detail, wonderful scale, and glorious views of the GG Bridge, Bay, and City from 3 levels. In a premier Pacific Heights location on an extra-wide corner lot with gated entrances and 50′ frontage, this light-filled home affords privacy and has an excellent floor plan with all levels serviced by elevator. Family room off spacious kitchen, master suite with 2 baths and fireplace, top floor recreation/media room, and on lower level nicely finished space that flows well with the house but could be a separate suite, are contributing features that make this home quite special. Plus wine cellar and an outside playing area.

8.  16 Spruce St.             List Price: $9,500,000         SOLD: $9,500,000

Neighborhood: Presidio Heights

5 Bedroom, 5 Bath, 2 Car Parking, 4,294 sq./ft. home, Lot Size: 4,556 sq./ft.

16 Spruce street, presidio heights, san francisco

An inspired re-imagination of a Mid-Century modern residence, envisioned anew while retaining the essence of the Modernist tradition, situated along the prestigious Presidio Wall. Meticulously updated & expanded with a discernible quality that creates a dwelling of sophistication & comfort. Clean architectural lines impart lightness & elegance. Expanses of glass frame Julius Kahn Park & the grandeur of the Presidio. Walls of glass open to exterior spaces seamlessly joining the outdoors to the inside, making the rooms feel even more substantial. Exceedingly modern, yet the scale & design exudes warmth & intimacy. An exceptional property distinguished by its location, views, enduring style & high level of finishes-undeniably extraordinary.

9.  3725 Washington St.   List Price: $8,995,000         SOLD: $8,900,000

Neighborhood: Presidio Heights

5 Bedroom, 7.5 Bath, 4 Car Parking, 9,540 sq./ft. home, Lot Size: 8,750 sq./ft.

3725 Washington St, Presidio Heights, CA

This Grand Luxury Presidio Heights house is close to Presidio Park and the boutique shops in Laurel Village. This remarkable property has extraordinary light-filled public rooms, large spaces and a wonderful indoor/outdoor feeling. It has 5 bedroom suites, 7.5 bathrooms and numerous expansive gathering rooms, 4 car parking, additional bedrooms for live-in help, and beautiful outdoor areas including a front terrace with a fountain and a sun-drenched South-facing garden with a pool.

10.  2735 Baker St.           List Price: $8,995,000       SOLD: $8,900,000

Neighborhood: Cow Hollow

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bath, 2 Car Parking, 4,300 sq./ft home, Lot Size: 3,437

2735 Baker St, San francisco, CA

This impeccable, custom built home has high end finishes, modern lighting and a built in sound system, all exclusively chosen to accommodate today’s luxury lifestyle. This brand new home has an open contemporary floor plan that boasts amazing scale with re-framed ceilings over 10′. It features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 6 cooking areas both inside and out. Outdoor space abounds as it is built on one of the largest lots, expansive flat landscaped lawns and features a very special roof deck with breathtaking with views of the Bay, Palace of Fine Arts & Alcatraz. The home runs on Solar and has state-of-the-art tech throughout.

The San Francisco Luxury Real Estate Market continues to stay strong and this year was filled with some of the most stunning remodeled high tech homes.  If you are in the market to buy a luxury home or if you are thinking of selling, contact me today!

Top 10 Luxury Fireplaces for 2014

The winter season reminds us how much a fireplace can make a home feel warm and cozy.  It creates a warm ambiance and sense of comfort perfect for social gatherings or intimate moments.  Traditionally fireplaces were used as the main heating source of the house.  Today they provide heat but more importantly they can create a dramatic focal point that gives the room a “wow” factor.   This can add tremendous value to your home.  Check out the top 10 Luxury Fireplaces for 2014 to spark your inspiration for the ultimate dream home.

1.  This is the Ultimate Media Room for entertaining! The extra long modern fireplace radiates elegance and luxury.

Luxury Fireplace in media room

2.  This Luxury Bathroom combines the bedroom and bathroom, giving both a romantic ambiance.

Luxury Bathroom with Fireplace

3.  Located in San Francisco, this Noe Valley Luxury Home has a fireplace to be enjoyed both indoor and outdoors!

indoor luxury fireplace

Outdoor modern luxury fireplace

4.  This Modern Luxury Home glows with elegance having the fireplace in both the dining room and living room.

Dining Room and  Living Room Fireplace

5.  This is the Ultimate Luxury Backyard for relaxing with a jacuzzi and fireplace to melt you worries away.

Luxury Home jacuzzi and fireplace combo

6.  This Modern Living Room makes the fire an artistic focal point of the room.

circular firepit

7.  This Luxury Bedroom uses the fireplace to combine the bedroom and living room.

Luxury Bedroom Fireplace

8.  Modern and Sophisticated this fireplace adds warmth and contrast to the white kitchen and dining room.

Kitchen and Dining room Fireplace

9.  This Luxury Bedroom is by far the most unique!  A blazing fire, glass walls, flat screen tv and outdoor balcony!

Amazing Bedroom

10.  My favorite Luxury Fireplace is one perched on a rooftop in San Francisco with Golden Gate Views!

Roof top deck with Golden Gate Views

If you are looking for a modern luxury home in San Francisco please let me know.  I would be happy to help you find your next dream home!


SF Real Estate Bidding Wars Continue!

The San Francisco Real Estate market continues to stay strong with multiple offers and homes selling well over the asking price.  To be a buyer in San Francisco you need to have two key elements to compete in this market, money and motivation.  How much money you might wonder.  Take a look at the Top 5 Sales in 2014 for October and November.

1).   2610 Scott Street (Pacific Heights)

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 3 car parking, 4,656 square foot home in Pacific Heights.  List Price $9,750,000

SOLD $11,750,000  ($2 Million Over Asking, 7 Days on market)

Scott Street

Enter the house through a tall glass door into a lovely foyer with a spacious dining room to the left. A hallway takes you past the elevator (which goes to all three levels), past the majestic staircase to a dramatic living room complete with a large bar, fireplace, and amazing North/East views including Alcatraz. The large kitchen can be accessed from both living room and dining room. Ascending the spiral staircase, one arrives in a wonderful open space with a skylight above into the family room, with a breathtaking view. There is a grand master bedroom suite with tastefully renovated bathroom and tremendous closet space. There is a second bedroom suite with bathroom on this level. Lower Level consists of a large garage plus work area, bedroom and bath, office and wine room(source MLS)

2).   3560 Baker Street (Marina)

5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 2 car parking, 5,895 square foot home in the Marina.  List Price: $6,900,000.

SOLD $7,100,000 ($300,000 Over Asking, 11 Days on Market) 

Baker Street 1

Originally built in 1929, this iconic corner home sits across the street from the Palace of Fine Arts. Records show lot is part of Strawberry Island a gravel and stone sandbar. Current owners have meticulously preserved its original architecture while bringing the home into the 21 century through an extensive remodel including a voluntary seismic upgrade. Comprised of 3 levels, the main level offers a sunken living room w/ viewing balcony, large dining room, and gourmet kitchen w/ adjoining breakfast room. Upper level with master bedroom suite, 2 bedrooms w/ shared bath, and a fourth bedroom/study. Lower level includes a spacious rec room & guest suite. Multiple outdoor venues and viewing balconies including walkout terrace off kitchen and rear garden, attached 2 car garage. (source MLS)

3).   2651 Baker Street (Cow Hollow)

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 1 car parking, 2,668 square foot home in Cow Hollow.  List Price $2,995,000

SOLD $3,800,000 ($805,000 Over Asking, 13 Days on Market)

Cow Hollow Luxury Home

The family owned the home for 45 years.  Quite, sunny block with SF Bay views.  Main level: Foyer, living room w/fireplace, formal dining room, powder room, direct access to huge deck with views of Presidio. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms all on the top level. Gorgeous garden. Downstairs bonus room, bath, garage, laundry, storage. Legal 1BR apt w/FP, garden access, separate entry. Near Presidio, Cow Hollow Playground, shops, dining, transportation. (source MLS)

4).   1660 North Point St. (Marina)

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 2 car parking, 2,945 square foot home in the Marina.  List price: $3,250,000

SOLD $3,500,000  ($250,000 over asking, 16 Days on Market)

North Point

This architecturally significant house is located on an excellent block in the Marina District. San Francisco Architect Paul Ryan, a lead architect for St. Mary’s Cathedral, designed the house in 1933 for his Master’s Degree at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Ryan collaborated with another well-known Landscape Architect, Thomas Church, to create this unique property in a beautiful park-like setting. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entrance foyer, sunken living room, formal dining room, kitchen, breakfast rm, roof deck w/ panoramic Bay views, au pair/office + separate bathroom in basement w/separate entrance, a 2-car garage, courtyard & garden. (source MLS)

5).    2829 Divisadero Street (Cow Hollow)

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2 car parking, 3,580 square foot home in Cow Hollow.  List Price: $4,500,000

SOLD $5,600,000 ($1,100,000 Over Asking, 7 Days on Market)

Cow Hollow home

This grand and glorious Golden Gate Bridge view home has been well-loved for more than 40 years.  The home sits on an extra wide lot providing spacious public rooms. There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor PLUS a bridge-view family room. Full attic and basement – all ready for your creative eye. Lower level has Golden Gate Bridge peek-a-boo view bedroom, full bathroom, access to the garden plus jumbo storage and 2 + car garage with interior access. (source MLS)

If you are in the market to buy or sell give me a call or leave your contact information below and I will be in touch with you shortly.  The company I work for specializes in the luxury market and sold 4 out of 5 of the homes mentioned above!  Let’s find your next dream home today!!!

Bernal Heights vs. Noe Valley

Hottest Neighborhoods for 2014

Bernal Heights was voted America’s hottest neighborhoods for 2014 according to SFWeekly and Redfin. It is filled with single-family homes that have backyards, exceptional views and great weather. There are outdoor parks for families and plenty of restaurants and bars for nightlife. It also has easy access to tech shuttles, public transportation, highway 101 and 280. The biggest factor that makes it so desirable has been the drastic increase of home values in Noe Valley over the past couple of years, making Bernal Heights very affordable in comparison.  Let’s compare what you can buy in Bernal Heights vs. Noe Valley and you decide which one is better!

House #1: Bernal Heights – $2,195,000

164 Peralta Ave, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms, 1 Car Parking, 4,350 sq./ft lot

Remodeled Contemporary House with amazing views of downtown from the kitchen, living room, dining room, walk out deck and lower garden. The house has an open floor plan with multiple skylights and floor to ceiling windows. High end finishes include Viking Refrigerator, Bertazonni Gas Range, Grohe Faucets, Quartz Countertops, Porcelanosa Tiles, Wide Plank Oak Floors, Milgard Dual Pane Windows, Custom Vanities, and each room is wired with CAT6 Internet/Cable.

Bernal Heights Living Room with Views

Living Room with Views

Bernal Heights Kitchen with Views

Kitchen with Skylights and Views

Bernal Heights Dining Room with Views

Dining Room with Views

164 Peralta outside deck with views

Outside Deck with Views

Half bathroom

1/2 Bathroom

Bernal Heights Master Bedroom 164 Peralta

Master Bedroom

164 Peralta Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

164 Peralta second bedroom

Second Bedroom

164 Peralta second bathroom

Second Bathroom

164 Peralta bedroom with garden access and views

Third Bedroom with Garden Access and Views

164 Peralta bedroom with garden access and views

Fourth Bedroom with Garden Access and Views

En suite bathroom 164 Peralta

En Suite Bathroom

164 Peralta Garden and Deck with Views

Garden and Deck with Views

House #2: Noe Valley – $2,195,000

1145 Douglass St, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Car Parking, 2295 sq./ft lot

Dramatic two-story foyer in this large three-story corner home built in 1939. Expansive Downtown and Bay views from living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. There are views from all levels including the garden. Three bedroom (2 master suites), three bath plus laundry room and 4 additional rooms: office, dressing room, media room & workout room. Fireplace, HW floors, deck off master bedroom with downtown views, lovely Asian inspired garden and a two car garage. (Source SFAR MLS)

Living Room with Views

Living Room with Views

Douglass Kitchen

Kitchen with Views

Douglass Dining Room

Dining Room with Views

Douglass Master

Master Bedroom

Douglass Masterbathroom

Master Bathroom

Second Bedroom

Second Bedroom

Douglass Bath2

Second Bathroom

Douglass Bed3

Third Bedroom

Douglass Bath3

En Suite Bathroom

Douglass View

Downtown Views

After seeing both of these properties I am sure you will agree that Bernal Heights is the place to be! If you are in the market to buy and would like more information about the house in Bernal Heights please let me know!