May 22, 2012

UPDATED: Hella Disturbing Realty

Welcome back to Adventures in HDR!  This occasional series shows the cutting edge of today’s real estate photography, if by cutting edge I actually meant OMG my eyes are bleeding.  Today’s featured property was sent in by Petsmart Groomer, so thanks very much!

The update is at the end of the article and it is an important one.

555 4th St #404
San Francisco, CA 94107


SQ. FT.: 993
$/SQ. FT.: $755
HOA DUES: $545/month
PROPERTY TYPE: Attached, Full, Condominium, Unit Above, Unit Below
STYLE: Contemporary
VIEW: Garden/Greenbelt
COMMUNITY: South of Market
COUNTY: San Francisco
MLS#: 396886
SOURCE: San Francisco MLS
STATUS: Active
ON REDFIN: 2 days

Welcome to another simply fantastic unit at The Palms. This northern-facing unit is perfect for the SF professional, it features spacious living and bedroom areas, as well as outdoor access to the garden belt. Gourmet kitchen includes SS Bosch stove-top and insert oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, Cabria Stone counter-tops, and Studio Becker cabinets. The kitchen and bathroom flooring/tub area were redone with new grout, wood floors were resurfaced, and new accent paint throughout. Custom CA Cabinetry in living and bedroom closets gives you tons of storage space. This unit comes with deeded parking at no extra cost to your HOA dues. Close to Wholefoods, Safeway, 25 Lusk, District, CoCo500, SF Tennis Club, AT & T Park, and public transportation.

Welcome to another simply fantastic set of photos of this Condo With Too Many Fours.


You think this is something?  Click on through to see the rest, after donning a welding helmet that can shade to at least #13.


This condominium doesn’t inhabit the same reality as the rest of us live in, which is why the HOA fees are so high.  And that’s before you get the electric bill. Did you notice that every light in the place is on in the daytime?

You can achieve this effect at home with Photoshop filters or some really good drugs.

Update 5/20/12: Right after we wrote this up, the seller changed every photo to similar images minus the drugs.  That was really poor sportsmanship, so here are links to all original How’s Dat Really shots not already featured above.

#2 Bathroom with tub
#4 Bedroom view of closet (very very green)
#5 Same bedroom with view out window into Amazon rain forest
#8 Living Room view of barstools
#9 Kitchen, with a long loving look at a faucet
#12 Bedroom 2 has a desk but won’t show the photo on it
#13 Bedroom 2 thinking about staying in the closet
#14 Bathroom crapper close-up (no TP visible)

Want a larger view of any of the included photos above?  Simply click on a linked photo and swap a photo number not listed above into the link before the trailing number 3.  The first picture (shown in the Redfin view photo) is MIA, though.

The new photoset does include views of the building and common areas, but they’re boring.

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

6 Responses to “UPDATED: Hella Disturbing Realty”

  1. nomadic Says:

    Good to know the realtard came down from his trip safely.

  2. SEA Says:

    The photographer seems to be fixated on beds and toilets.

  3. Banker East Says:

    Thanks for showcasing a San Francisco Condo! How about let’s see one with a view?

  4. sprezzatura Says:

    2 BR, less than 1000 sq ft? More like closets than bedrooms.

  5. madhaus Says:


  6. SEA Says:

    “Pending (Contingent – Show)”

    Is that Real pending?

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