Oct 092014
148 Highland

148 Highland Avenue

As a first time home-buyer in 2000, I was extremely fortunate that Kristin Hofso and Bernal Hill Realty were recommended to me and have a real estate agent who specializes in Bernal Heights and knows of properties that aren’t well marketed or are being sold by the owner, which larger real estate companies aren’t always aware of. If it hadn’t been for the specialized knowledge, competence and talent of my agent, I would not have become the owner of my property.

I was also fortunate to discover I’d found an agent who listened closely and took the time to fully understand the type of property I would be most happy with and was genuinely interested in finding it for me. This level of personal interest and concern for what’s best for me, was comforting and lead to a friendship forming between myself and my agent.

When it came time to sell, there was no question whether to use anyone but Bernal Hill Realty. They did a marvelous job of selling my home and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Once again, I was impressed with the knowledge, talent and competence of Kristin and Mary Ann as real estate agents and I was most grateful for the personal aspect of offering assistance and advice on how to make the selling process easy on me and be most successful.

I’m thrilled to be asked to write this review, describing my experience with Bernal Hill Realty and have the opportunity to express my gratitude and give my highest recommendation to anyone and everyone.


Tobias Hardieboys

Sep 092014

Prime Inner Sunset Edwardian

This large home is a classic 1910 Edwardian that has been in the same family for over fifty years. It is fabulously located on a lovely block near Golden Gate Park, UCSF, neighborhood amenities, and transportation. A spacious foyer opens onto the living room and formal dining room. This level features many beautiful period details including pocket doors, box-beam ceiling, tall wainscoting with plate rail, built-in cabinetry, and hardwood floors. Completing this level is a powder room and bright eat-in kitchen with French doors opening onto a west-facing deck and yard. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two skylit bathrooms, and a laundry area. At the garage level, there is two-car parking and a study.

Priced at $1,499,000                         Sold for $1,850,000                         www.1455-12thAve.com

1455 12th Avenue

1455 12th Avenue

Sep 052014

Local real-estate blog SFCurbed took note of our new listing at 148 Highland.

“a Craftsman masterpiece filled with period details and surprising touches. And in the backyard is an even bigger surprise: a heated saltwater pool built by the current owner, a New Zealander who loves to swim. Flowers and greenery surround the pool, which includes four exercise jets and was built in 2008. Inside, the home’s Craftsman details are almost entirely intact, with dark wood everywhere, box beam ceilings, and a brick fireplace.”… read more.

Now you can come see it for yourself, we are hosting a Thursday Twilight Showing on September 11, 6-7 pm and a Sunday Open House on September 14, 2-4 pm.

Poolside bliss

Poolside bliss in the backyard of 148 Highland

Sep 032014

Enjoy Your Own Private Pool in Americas Hottest Neighborhood

This classic Craftsman style home on Bernal’s southern slope takes advantage of the city’s best weather. The back yard is a veritable urban oasis with a stunning patio and deck, and, best of all, a heated swimming pool. The interior is simply exquisite, with many original period details like box beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, built-in cabinets, and stained glass windows. Upstairs there are two spacious bedrooms, split bath, living room and a kitchen-dining room that opens up to the deck. Downstairs are two rooms and full bath, owner uses this space as an awesome master suite with direct access to the patio and pool. Large garage with ample space for parking and storage.

Priced at $999,000                         Sold for $1,263,000                         www.148Highland.com

See what Tobias Hardieboys had to say about working with Bernal Hill Realty.

148 Highland

148 Highland Avenue

Aug 302014

BERNAL HEIGHTS OUTDOOR CINEMA returns for its 11th season with free film screenings, showcasing the work of local filmmakers and artists in neighborhood parks, outdoor spaces and other venues. This year will draw audiences to favorite neighborhood haunts for Opening Night on the patio at El Rio, the Film Crawl on Cortland Avenue including cafes, art studios, the local library and neighborhood center and Under the Stars on everyone’s beloved green at Precita Park. Finally, the 2014 season is capped off by the Best of Bernal Night at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts for an encore screening of the 2014-award winning films.

Outdoor Cinema

As always when it come to neighborhood events Bernal Hill Realty is one of the sponsors.