Few other American cities have retained so many architecturally interesting and important pre-World War II buildings, most in wonderful neighborhoods, convenient to shopping. No other American city of its size can match San Francisco's excitement, intellectual ferment, and sophistication, yet remaining an easy and fun place to live, combined with normally good weather. It is an expensive city, but living in San Francisco is probably as close to a European living experience as you will find in America.
Ian Berke has long had a great love and appreciation of older buildings, and specializes in architecturally interesting properties: Victorians, Edwardians, the 20's revival styles, Mediterraneans, Deco, Moderne, and others. He has studied architectural history in many East Coast cities and in Europe.
He trained and worked as a civil engineer, restored three Victorian homes, and has been an active leader in neighborhood preservation groups. Ian has been a real estate broker here for over 25 years, and has a proven track record of high quality service, careful negotiation, savvy marketing, and satisfied clients. As a realtor, he has long had a policy of not simultaneously representing a buyer and a seller in the same transaction, even though legal in California.
I have attempted to create a web site that is hopefully much more than the typical real estate site. A principal goal here is to communicate my love and knowledge of buildings and to make people aware and appreciative of the architectural riches of our great city by the Bay.