I don’t mind LED lights myself, but others view them as modern hocus pocus
But who knows, maybe this house will get LED’s (or better) one of these days…
And here’s Carl Fredricksen’s house in the east bay as seen from a scene in Up
And this is 1637 Oak as it looks right now – The Urban School’s Oak Street Project worksite complete surrounds the place now:
It was built in 1904 – this is no way to celebrate your eleventy-first birthday, I’ll tell you. All the deets:
(Well, that’s what they call obsolete in the real estate biz.)
Anyway, this house is empty now, and they’re fixing to move it someplace, I don’t know where, this summer.
Then this parcel will look like this, sort of:
(I’d add about ten times as many cars to this depiction, but that’s just me.)
IDK how they’ll move it – I suggest balloons:
“Over the past two years, Urban and St. Agnes have shared our plans with local community groups and our neighbors. We are committed to keeping our community informed throughout the approval process and are available to answer your questions. We invite you to contact us at any time via phone (415 626 2919) or email email@example.com.
BluesNotes for Neighbors
Oak Street Project In the News
Well, here’s the question:
And here’s the answer: One Million Dollars
You know, for a really small one.
Oh, I have some notes:
1. The IS is a “recently-discovered” gem? Um, no.
2. And just saying, but not capitalizing the word “Realtor” is among the most serious crimes in the RE racket. Of course this article has been fixed already, but I’ll give it a try: realtor. [R]ealtor, realtor, realtor!
3. And when people talk about “good Realtors,” does that imply that there are bad realtors out there? Who are they? I want names.
4. And, speaking of good and bad, the odds of a kid of the Inner Sunset getting admitted to the “good” elementary school in the area, you know, assuming you put it down as your #1 choice in the public school “lottery,” are one in 500, like literally. Oh, so that’s why the word “school” wasn’t mentioned once in the entire ad / marketing effort / article?
5. And hey, is like right now a “good time to buy” residential real estate? Oh, it is? And actually it’s a “great time to buy?” OK then. (NB: All realtors always say “it’s a good time to buy” in the area where they sell. Always. I’ll just point out that, at least sometimes, this is 100% incorrect.)
6. And four photos but only one with fog? OK fine!
Here you go, 2622 Jackson in Pacific Heights. It was the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco until just after the start of WWII. And how do you get rid of your papers back in ’41 before you leave town all of a sudden? You burn them, the same way diplomatic staff did all over America, like in DC and New Orleans.
And then Harry Potter director Chris Columbus bought the place – I don’t know where he lives now…
What will happen next at this grand stone palace…
You want to see democracy in action? Simply go to all the meetings involving “Area Q” and then push and push and maybe the SFMTA will eventually throw you a bone by including or excluding your block from this or that parking scheme. It’s too late to get started now, but, you know, for next time.
Remember, you’re not paying for parking, you’re paying the SFMTA to prevent others, the auslanders, from parking in “your” neighborhood.
Oh, and here’s what doesn’t work – standing betwixt the SFMTA and a pot of money it really wants:
No no, the SFMTA has already decided it’s up for the job of creating and profiting (managing, they call it) from the Q.
Area Q is a done deal, more or less.
Head on up to our Randall Museum to see other outside of the box / 20-sided truncated icosahedron ideas on earthquake safety.
From the source, the “Barier” people:
“Is your present house OK? Is it strong enough to endure a great earthquake or flood to be caused by global warming? Barier offers a safe, living space, a multi-functional, elegant and playful space, emphasizing each individual personality.
Barier is a soccer ball-shaped house developed by us (international patent pending). A soccer ball with which you played in your childhood gets bigger like a dream ball and appears as a place to live in. It floats on the sea and can be a rescue ship. We believe it will be a gift to those who never give up a dream.”