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June 10, 2009

SF’s First Family Holes Up in Ashbury Heights


Though I’ve known about Mayor Newsom’s purchase of 1581 Masonic for several weeks, I’ve held back from blogging about it for discretionary reasons. But now that SF Chronicle’s Leah Garcik has stepped forward with the info, it’s fair game.

First on the market in February at a $3.3M asking price, this 4BR/3.5BA home technically located in Ashbury Heights was subsequently pulled off the market and relisted with a different brokerage. The list price prior to Newsom’s offer being accepted was $2,980,000.

The home is owned and designed by Candace Barnes, who specializes in renovating and selling homes. She’s most known for her high-end furniture and design business.

Word has it that Newsom and his very pregnant wife also looked at homes in Noe Valley, but Ashbury Heights seems more appropriate, don’t you think?

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