Monday, November 17, 2008

THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GET



San Francisco, you know I love you... but we have to talk.

31 comments:

Ann said...

Can you imagine what the other bathroom looks like if they chose this picture for the ad? I'll have nightmares...

Jodi said...

Now this bathroom? This bathroom needs a crucifix.

Neal Snow said...

This is a joke...right?

Anonymous said...

Is it me or does it look like the house was picked up and squeezed into a 10 foot space between the two other homes?

Not only the bathroom is out of place, but the whole home is too.

I'm feeling claustrophobic.

GaryM said...

What's to gripe about? You get a run down log-cabin-looking postage stamp of a house, but you'll have a piece of land in Noe Valley! (Sing along with me, now) "Where you'll look for a parking spot all dayyyyyyyy!"

Alex said...

Who do I make the check out to?

Steph said...

that's just nasty...

Meg said...

Yeah, San Fran real estate is nuts. My BFF+boyfriend bought a house in Mountain View. The original budget was a mill. They had to up the budget to $1.3 to get something livable. In the suburbs!

People, this is not normal!!!!

Their house is beautiful, though. Has a pool!

ptooie said...

Could someone please tell me what the heck the discolored spot at the end of the kitchen counter is? My first thought was a stovetop that went byebye, but I'm doubting that...

janet said...

Um, can a crap-spattered hovel really be worth $738,000?

Stephen Hegedus said...

I actually live several blocks from this property. Property values are up 6.8% in Noe Valley this year despite the housing bubble crash. Homes go for over $1000/sq foot, with median sales over 1.32 million.

Marytoo said...

WHAAAAAT!!!!!?????? What a dreadful mess. I did like the outside picture of the deck, though. No thanks. I think I'll take my chances at the Brady's Twilight Zone house.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

That photo about makes me ill. But since the toilet is just beyond disgusting, I wouldn't even be able to throw up in there.

Marytoo said...

I'm thinking that anyone that could afford to live in this repugnant hovel could surely afford to leave town!

Stuart said...

Jim and Heather - trust me, you'd be able to throw up. Oh yes.

Just make sure not to do so in the toilet, as that may cause an endless cycle of horkage that could possibly desiccate you.

Godspeed, dear people ... Godspeed.

Project Cat said...

"Lots of deferred maintenance." Uhh, ya think?

T said...

the etched swans are a nice touch...

okay, what am I saying - I hate the etched swans, but I just can't even think about the rest of it!

Monique said...

Well, as a local I see this one as having HUGE potential. You're basically paying for the land and the location. This house and $10k at Ikea would make an awesome place. And the neighbors keep their houses so nice, they would probably love anyone that put a nice coat of paint on the place. I don't know why people would ever try to sell a house in this condition though, whatever you spend fixing it you'd make back in higher offers! And the lot needing work scares me- does that mean landslide?! I wish I could afford to flip that place!

toby said...

I especially like the cleaning supplies next to the toilet, implying that the people who live here are really very pedantic about keeping their bathroom hygienic :)

wundermary said...

For $369,000. each, plus the cost of demolition, the two neighbors could have parking spots and a postage stamp of lawn. I can't imagine anything better ever happening to this house.

Catherine said...

The best thing that this place could hope for would be an earthquake.

Glory von Hathor said...

The spirit of some dead old dude is trying to contact us through the medium of stains on the floor. I can see his be-wigged head in profile.

What is it old guy? Send us a sign?

ipa said...

It's a probate sale - oh dear - somebody died there! I can see his outline on the bathroom floor - looks like Thomas Jefferson!
Man - that house must be VERY old!

Jackie said...

I was thinking the same thing as Wundermary! Man, they would probably both triple the value of their own homes if they demolished this house and made themselves some delux parking!

Martha said...

Oh my. There are no words. Only questions.

How do you squeeze 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a formal dining room into 935 sq feet???

Did anyone else notice that the 2008 taxes were only $347???

Anonymous said...

If I could sum up the housing crisis in just one photograph...

Anonymous said...

looks like the blinds were in a fight. who is cutting their blinds? and why?

David said...

I like the idea of a security gate...just like those hoity toity gated communities in the burbs.

I'm astounded by the disparity between the offering price and the tax assessment values. Is the SF tax assessor a window-licking retard on the short bus?

geelizzie said...

I feel so much better about the state of my own bathroom after seeing this!

KMcJoseph said...

I like the swans.

karakal said...

Ahem, I thought you Americans are in a crisis??
I just had to look what I can buy with 580.000 of real money (=EUR) and came up with some nice houses about 300m², renovated and so on...
Why would anyone shell out this amount for this dump???