Monday, September 16, 2013

Zuckerberg Buys a $10 Million Fixer-Upper and Has the Gall to Think He Can Fix The Place Up Without Government Permits

Zuckerberg's new crib, which he dared to attempt ton fix up,before getting permission from the People's Republic of San Franciso's  ruling board.
Mark Zuckerberg has been warmly welcomed to the People's Republic of San Francisco, where it always best to be a permanent traveler, rather than to own assets.

The SF Chronicle reports (my bold):
The Dolores Heights pied-a-terre that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his bride bought a few months back for almost $10 million has turned into a real fixer-upper.

According to San Francisco city records, the couple's contractor has taken out five construction permits this year for:

-- A $720,000 addition of a first-floor office, media room, half-bathroom, mud room, laundry room, wine room and wet bar. Plus, a new second floor half-bathroom and remodel of the second, third and fourth floors.

-- $750,000 in other additions to the lower floors, as well as a new roof and windows and reconfigured landscaping.

-- A $65,000 kitchen and bathroom remodel.

-- A $60,000 greenhouse.

-- And finally, $30,000 to replace an exterior wall and stairway, plus seismic upgrades.

It all adds up to about $1.6 million, though workers at the site tell us they wouldn't be surprised if the final tab comes to several million more. They expect the job to take a year.

Last week, the entire house - just a couple of blocks from hipster magnet Dolores Park - was pretty well stripped to the studs. Crews were busily working on a new basement garage, complete with a turntable pad so cars can get in and out more easily.

"It's nice to be rich," said one passer-by surveying the scene.

Records show at least one person lodged a complaint with the city last spring after part of an external wall was removed before any permits were issued.


  1. "Do as I say and not as I do." This is a constant fixture of ruling class philosophy.

  2. A mud room???

    Oh yeah, his name has been mud since the IPO...