The Most Beautiful Interiors in San Francisco, Mapped

San Francisco is home to some gorgeous interiors — breathtaking public places of incredible scale featuring impeccable design, furnishing, and appointments.

SF.curbed.com  just published a guide to 22 of these spots. The page includes an interactive map so you can see exactly where each interior is located,  along with descriptions, photos and links to even more Instagram photos for each place.

You may have seen some of these rooms, but we doubt you’ve seen all of them. To see the entire feature, please click here.

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2018 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason

Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors last year, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers. View all the galleries presenting in 2018.

Art Market SF
April 26-29, 2018
Fort Maston Center, Festival Pavilion, SF
FREE – Tickets are normally $35, but you can download a Complimentary VIP Pass, courtesy of Nancy Toomey Fine Art.

Tickets are good for the following dates/times:

  • Valid for Unlimited Admission to Art Market San Francisco during Preview Hours on Thursday, April 26
  • All Public Fair Hours – Friday April 27, Saturday April 28, and Sunday April 29

VIP Preview
Thursday, April 26, 2018— 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Public Hours
Friday, April 27, 2018— 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 — 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 — 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Thanks sf.funcheap.com for bringing this event, and the complimentary pass, to our attention.

Highly Anticipated Che Fico Is Already a Hit

The place just opened, and it’s already receiving rave reviews. Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo of the meal she had there, and Anderson Cooper broke his no-food-on-Instagram rule to do the very same thing. It’s not just celebs liking this place. In a 7×7.com restaurant review, writer Sarah Chorey says Che Fico is serving up some of the best rustic Italian food she’s ever had.

“Chef David Nayfeld and James Beard Award–winning pastry chef Angela Pinkerton met while working at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park; Nayfeld also opened Joël Robuchon’s restaurant at the MGM Las Vegas. The team has been laboring over this restaurant for the past four years, and you can taste the effort in their perfect handmade pastas, pizzas, and pastries.”

She recommends you order a bit of all of it!

By the way, just so you know, according to an equally effusive story about the restaurant in the San Francisco Chronicle,  “che fico” is Italian for “what a fig,” and more aptly, “oh, that’s cool.”

Che Fico, 838 Divisadero Street, chefico.com
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 PM to 11 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 PM to 1 AM

50 Things To Do Outside San Francisco

There are a million things to do in San Francisco and that’s usually our focus. However, San Francisco Travel just listed 50 things to do beyond our city limits, and we like their thinking. Since it felt like summer this past weekend for the first time in weeks, we thought we’d share these get-out-of-town ideas with you now so you can start making your plans for all the weekends to come.

The list is divided into a number of categories, and we’ve posted them here:

  • Nature Lover (East) Lots of things to see and do in Yosemite
  • Nature Lover (South) A drive down Highway 1 and spots to explore
  • Live Music Venues, venues, venues all over the Bay Area
  • Napa Valley and Sonoma County Wineries and vineyards
  • Bike Around the Bay Some great rides
  • Beachcomber Six singular beaches — Cowabunga!

To see the entire list, along with descriptions, click here.

Weekend Events and the Weekly Real Estate Update

Sun’s out, and there’s tons to do, including; the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday; Many, many Earth Day actives on Saturday and Sunday; Opening weekend for Unbound, A Festival of New Works presented by the San Francisco Ballet; the 35th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival on Saturday at Fort Mason Center, from 7 PM to 10 PM; and Opening Day on the Bay and the annual Blessing of the Fleet and parade of boats on Sunday.


On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/15/18 – 4/21/18

The Earning Power of San Francisco Homes

SF homes ‘earn money’ seven times faster than average U.S. workers according to a recent report posted on Sf.curbed.com. That is a remarkable statement when you think about it.

The website says that the median sales price of a San Francisco home increased by $454,000 between February 2017 and February 2018.

That’s more than 30 times what a worker at the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour earns in 52 working weeks at 40 hours per week. ($15,080 before taxes.)

It’s also nearly 7.7 times the median U.S. per hour income of $28. And it’s more than four times San Francisco’s estimated median income of $103,801 in 2016, which is among the highest in the country.

The appreciation we’ve seen in home values in San Francisco in recent years has been astonishing — the result of a strong economy and implacable demand. Presenting that appreciation in comparison to annual personal incomes is an intriguing way to see just how great these gains have been.

Unbound: A Festival of New Works Presented by the SF Ballet



The San Francisco Ballet asks:

“What happens when 12 of the most innovative international choreographers are given the opportunity to create with our uniquely expressive and daring dancers? Join us for a festival of 12 world premieres spanning 4 programs over 17 days. Curious? #Unbound2018”

Unbound, A Festival of New Works includes performances, lectures, panels, and receptions. It all takes place April 20 through May 6. For more information and tickets, click here.

Opening Day on the Bay Is this Sunday

This Sunday’s the annual Blessing of the Fleet and parade of boats officially opens the San Francisco Bay Area boating season! The boats will power and sail along the waterfront, view-able from Crissy Field to Pier 39.

The parade has been organized since 1917 by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA), which was formed in San Francisco in 1896 to encourage yachting.

The parade of boats starts at noon and ends around 2 PM. More than 100 historic work boats, fire boats, tugboats, and classic and contemporary craft will participate. They’ll be decorated with flags and streamers, and it should be a spectacular day!