House Histories

Your home has a story.

How much does it cost?

The Household Keepsake: from $1200

Detailed histories like the examples for 65/67 Ramona Street and 1710 Russell Street are professionally printed and bound in a large-format hardcover book suitable for display. Prices include research, writing, layout, printing for one volume, and a PDF of the original. Additional hard copies may be ordered for the cost of printing.

The Vignette: from $500

A four-page introduction to your home, its past residents and neighborhood, such as the example for 424 60th Street. Vignettes are printed as glossy, bi-fold letter-sized pamphlets perfect for sharing with potential buyers and neighbors.  Price includes research writing, layout, printing of 10 copies, and a PDF of the original. Additional hard copies may be ordered for the cost of printing

Additional or Question-Specific Research: $75/hour

If you’re interested in answering a specific historical question about your property, directed research is available at a rate of $75/hour. Travel to research repositories outside of Alameda, San Francisco, and Contra Costa counties will be subject to additional mileage charges.

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