Listings we Love: 1919 Octavia #4

1919 Octavia #4 is a beautiful condominium on a non-through block just a short walk (about 1/2 a block) from Lafayette Park. We aren’t the listing agent, it is listed by Kim Barnes of McGuire Real Estate. We know Kim and have her permission to write about her listing here.  If you’d like to learn more about it, the MLS listing details are below:

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1919 Octavia St Unit T4, San Francisco, CA 94109

$1,795,000 - 3.00Br/2Ba -  for Sale in San Francisco
Price: $1,795,000
Status: Active
MLS #: 424819
Beds: 3.00
Baths: 2
Living Area SqFt: 1,901
Property Type: Condominium
Listing Office Name: McGuire Real Estate

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This is what we love about it:

  • 1919 Octavia is about as close to Lafayette Park as you can be without actually, um, living in the park. And if you haven’t experienced Lafayette Park on a sunny San Francisco afternoon, you’re missing out. It’s a great park, regardless of whether you want to hang with your dog, catch some rays and read a book, or take your kids to the children’s playground.
  • The rooms all have nice scale and flow. It’s a very traditional layout, with a full-width living room at the front that flows back into a formal dining room, which flows into the nicely remodeled kitchen, which flows back before making a 90 degree turn and reconnecting with the hallway. As we head down the hallway, we head towards the private rooms of this residence. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, in a traditional Edwardian layout.
  • The building has recently undergone significant foundation upgrades and has a new garage with two car parking for this home. And two car parking for your Range Rovers or Lexus LS – these aren’t compact parking spots we’re talking about. And if two car parking wasn’t enticing enough, how about an elevator that goes directly to your home?

Location, location, location is the old real estate cliche. And while 1919 Octavia #4 definitely is in a prime Pacific Heights location, near transit, shopping, parks, and so much more, it also has a lot of character and charm. It’s a listing we love.

Our First 3D Matterport Scan

I like to think of myself as being pretty skeptical. Or maybe, I should say that I find myself growing more skeptical. As the years go by, every piece of technology I try but discard because it fails to deliver on its marketing promises just makes me that much more skeptical. So I’m thrilled to report on a new technology, a unique 3-D camera made by Matterport that does an amazing (not yet perfect, but hey, neither are we) job of creating virtual layouts, virtual home tours, and virtual walkthroughs in one awesome embeddable link, like this one (shameless self-promotion ahead) for our listing at 239 Bonita:

What I love About Matterport 3D

The turn-around was fast. We had to give the company with the Matterport 3D camera technology a little heads up (but right in line with normal real estate service lead times) to schedule our Matterport Scan day but Nicholas Khoe of ING Studios was great to work with. Both he and his assistant were professional, friendly, and easy to work with both over e-mail and on-site. Once the scan was done, we had it in our inbox in just a few hours. Which is amazing!

What I can’t wait to see Get Better

Size. I can’t wait to see the files get smaller as their compression technology and magic algorithms do the magical math stuff that made my eyes glaze over in high school and college. But programmers, apparently, thrive on such things and I have no doubt that the engineers at Matterport can make it happen.