Van Morrison, Nob Hill and a New Elk Grove Listing

Huntington Park.300x224The last time I stayed on Nob Hill in San Francisco was a few years ago, before my friend Rose Mary and her husband retired to Boston. Rose Mary worked in my real estate office alongside me as a Sacramento real estate agent, and her husband has an MBA in taxation, which made him an excellent guy to do taxes. We had suggested they join us for a quick trip to San Francisco for dinner, followed by a concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Well, by quick trip, I mean it’s about 90 minutes by car in good traffic.

Rose Mary and her husband drove. My husband and I road the Capitol Corridor train from Sacramento and caught a ride back home with them. I scoured the Internet for a good hotel rate. Our friends used Hotwire. They hoped to score a 3-star hotel at a 1-star rate, which is sensible. I, on the other hand, being less sensible, hoped to score a fabulous suite at a discounted price. We landed one of the Telegraph Suites on the 19th floor of The Fairmont Hotel at about 50% off. The room offered panoramic views of the city, from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate. To our delight, we had a personal telescope allowing closeup views of Alcatraz.

I don’t recall the band we went to see. I only remember the torture for Rose Mary and her husband. It wasn’t Laurie Anderson, this time, that was another time, and yet they still accompanied us to this concert. Maybe it was The Twilight Singers, with Greg Dulli? In any case, we could not get seating together, which meant my husband and I had assigned seating in the balcony but Rose Mary and her husband had standing room only on the first floor.

The evening didn’t end well. Rose Mary threw up in the bushes outside of the Great American Music Hall, for no apparent reason. But I bet she felt like a kid again.

Our second time staying on Nob Hill in San Francisco, we could not obtain such a great rate at the Fairmont Hotel, so we settled for a suite at the Huntington Hotel, overlooking Huntington Park. The suite is spacious but the bathroom is very tiny. Management thought to provide coffee service from 5 AM to 7 AM in the lobby for travelers from New York, but there is no self-service coffee machines in the rooms.

We came to San Francisco’s Nob Hill this time to see Van Morrison.

But first, let me tell you about my new Elk Grove listing that came on the market early this morning. This is a regular sale in Elk Grove, more than 3700 square feet, with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. Two bedrooms, one of which is the master suite, are located on the first floor. The other four are on the second floor, along with a giant great room boasting hardwood floors, which was used as a media room. The second floor also has a built-in office space in the hall.

It’s located in the desirable Britschgi Ranch off of Bond Road. This was the last home built in the subdivision, in 2008. It shows like a model. It features clerestory windows, soaring ceilings, and a large open floor plan. You will find many upgrades. Even the rounded windows are covered in custom plantation shutters. Perfect new Elk Grove listing.

Best of all, it is affordable. 9244 Crowell Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95624 is exclusively offered by Lyon Real Estate at $499,000. Call Elizabeth Weintraub, your Elk Grove agent, at 916.233.6759. Even though I am in Nob Hill, I still work on my listing in Elk Grove, like I do all of my listings.

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