Asian Art Museum Addition Completely Redesigned

Asian Art Museum Addition Completely Redesigned

The proposed expansion of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin Street has been completed redesigned. The extruded aluminum screen which was envisioned to wrap around the expansion and existing structure below, with a matte finish and champagne color to complement the building’s limestone façade, is gone, having... Read More »

Twenty Years of Eviction Notice History in San Francisco

Twenty Years of Eviction Notice History in San Francisco

An aggregation of the Rent Board’s last twenty years of annual reporting, from March of 1997 to February 2017, provides a broader perspective with respect to eviction notice trends in San Francisco. While notices specifically related to Owner Move-In and Ellis Act evictions had been trending up in the... Read More »

Eight Stories of Condos to Rise in Little Saigon Closer to Reality

Eight Stories of Condos to Rise in Little Saigon Closer to Reality

Plans to level the single-story Susan’s Massage, Four Seasons restaurant and Excellent Dry Cleaners building at the corner of Larkin and Olive, which have been in the works since 2015, could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next month. And as proposed by JS Sullivan Development and design,... Read More »

New Housing to Rise on Longtime North Oakland Restaurant Site

New Housing to Rise on Longtime North Oakland Restaurant Site

Plans to raze the shuttered North Oakland restaurant building at 5817 Shattuck Avenue, out of which Dorsey’s Locker had long served soul food before a brief stint as Blue Bay Bar & Grill, have been drawn. And if approved next week, a nine-unit apartment building designed by Larson Shores... Read More »

San Francisco Home Sales and Median Price Slip as Bay Area Gains

San Francisco Home Sales and Median Price Slip as Bay Area Gains

While the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco last month jumped 44.5 percent from an upwardly revised 346 in February to 500 in March with typical seasonality in play, the volume was 5.3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis versus a 7.9 percent... Read More »

$20 Million Price Cut for Tech Entrepreneur’s Silicon Valley Estate

$20 Million Price Cut for Tech Entrepreneur’s Silicon Valley Estate

Built for Kumar Malavalli, the co-founder of Brocade Communications Systems and current VC, the 21,400-square-foot home at 27500 La Vida Real in Los Altos Hills hit the market with a bit of fanfare and an $88 million price tag in 2015. Features of the five-bedroom, 2010-era home include a... Read More »

Pending U.S. Home Sales Slip, Running Below Average in the West

Having rebounded 5.5 percent in February, the National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, for which 100 denotes an average level of activity, slipped 0.8 percent in March to 111.4, which is 0.8 percent higher than at the same time last year. And in the West, the index... Read More »

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and refined plans for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on the Port of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. Giants Parking Lot A), have just been released along... Read More »

Palo Alto Contemporary on the Market for $9 Million

Palo Alto Contemporary on the Market for $9 Million

Designed by the owner-architect, Mary Maydan of Maydan Architecture, and built on a quarter-acre Palo Alto lot back in 2005, the still contemporary home at 925 Addison Street is now on the market with an $8.995 million price tag. The five-bedroom home measures 3,369 square feet and features a... Read More »

Bernalhaus Collective Evicted, Condos to Rise

Bernalhaus Collective Evicted, Condos to Rise

The remaining residents of the artists’ collective known as Bernalhaus, on Peralta Avenue, behind the Alemany Farmers’ Market at the bottom of Bernal Heights, have been forcibly evicted and locked out. Plans to level the warehouse buildings that sit upon the 992 Peralta Avenue parcel have been in and... Read More »