December 14, 2012

Perhaps the most beautiful studio photographs in San Francisco

Let’s finish up our week in The City with some, um, Extreme Real Estate photography.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Michael Boltonestater for finding this superb San Francisco studio.

121213-gough-trulia1950 Gough St #203
San Francisco, CA 94109 (Pacific Heights)

1 bath 600 sqft Condo
Open House:
Saturday Dec 15th, 2pm to 4pm
For Sale / Resale
Listing Details
7 Days on Trulia

Stunning Pacific Heights Jewel Box. This Lafayette Park view pied-a-terre in a desirable 1920’s steel frame building on top of the hill is sure to charm you with its attitude. Perhaps the most beautiful studio in San Francisco. Impressive chef’s kitchen. Formal dining area with built-ins. Hardwood floors and high ceilings. Handsome black and white tile bath. Inviting sleeping alcove. Good closets. Laundry, strg and small car deeded parking in bldg. Stunning lobby and facade. Elevator. A+ reserves. Professionally managed. Newly renovated Lafayette and tennis courts, Fillmore, Union, Polk, cultural meccas, downtown, Muni and Whole Foods.… Small pets ok.

121213-gough-facadeSorry, pending, and Redfin’s already yanked the pictures down but you can see the old listing copy, and better yet, the old (2003) price of $335K.  Also the old number of bedrooms (1) and the old HOA dues of $263. What the dues are now is a mystery. Perhaps this is a case of if you have to ask…

The missing photos are really a shame, as this curated photography gallery will really give your eyeballs a great workout.  We’ve included some of the better examples in case Trulia also goes dark on us.



Let’s begin with something you don’t often get to see in real estate photography: an actual action shot.  As you can see, not only is the building painted white, but vehicles can drive right by the front door.  Time-lapse photography illustrates how this could work in real life.

Also, in case the top photo made you wonder about the interior decorating scheme, we have plenty more that should assure you the current owner really did go all in on the burnt pumpkin and expired cream palette. 

Click on through to see those and more!


Also there’s an artistic look at the bathroom while not admitting this is a room for taking a dump.  Plus plenty of lobby photos, along with way too many of the neighborhood and some not-that-nearby eateries.


Bunus: HDR-generated radioactive trees in that last shot, including more motion effects!

Mawr Bunus: HOA dues are now $411.  Also the building went up in 1926 and the price per square foot is a bargain at $825.

Comments (5) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:06 am

5 Responses to “Perhaps the most beautiful studio photographs in San Francisco”

  1. magdalena Says:

    I think I could be happy there.

  2. SEA Says:

    “1920′s steel frame building on top of the hill is sure to charm you with its attitude.”

    Was that fine steel frame building upgraded to modern seismic standards?

  3. wahnny Says:

    #2: its charming “attitude” and multiple pied-à-terres should keep it well grounded.

  4. mabeldu Says:

    jason and the giant peach? that’s a lot of gaudy peachiness. yikes!

    the only pic on trulia is the l’occitane store. can i buy one of those for $495k?

  5. madhaus Says:

    Movoto says it’s off-market (with a different picture). But if you click the link with the new HOA dues (bottom of article), that’s Zephyr Real Estate, and they have all the baked pumpkin pictures (as of Friday afternoon, anyway).

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