Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

The design for the proposed 17-story Rincon Hill development with 180 condos to replace the Sound Factory Club building at 525 Harrison Street has been refined by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for Hines. But the design for the project hasn’t been altered to accommodate a new Bay Bridge off-ramp to... Read More »

Pace Of New U.S. Home Sales Gains, Slips In The West

Pace Of New U.S. Home Sales Gains, Slips In The West

Having dropped 11.4 percent in March, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. gained 6.8 percent in April. New home sales in the U.S. are now running at an annual pace of 517,000. The current pace is 26.1 percent higher than at the same... Read More »

[Your Name Here]’s Sports Bar & Grill?

[Your Name Here]’s Sports Bar & Grill?

The bar has been listed for sale on the down low, without any identifying name, exterior pictures or address, but if you’ve ever been inside you might recognize it as Ted’s Sports Bar & Grill. And if you want to buy Ted’s, he’s asking $425,000. The price includes the... Read More »

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Built as St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1926, with a façade that was cast as the sanatorium in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, 355 Buena Vista Avenue East was converted to the Park Hill condominiums in 1986. And the Park Hill penthouse unit #701W which was purchased for $1.1 million three months... Read More »

Bay Area Home Values Jump, Condo Values Rocket To New High

Bay Area Home Values Jump, Condo Values Rocket To New High

Single-family home and condominium values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area gained 3.0 and 4.5 percent respectively from February to March, according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The San Francisco index for single-family homes is running 10.3 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and is within... Read More »

Presidio Heights Pad Without Parking Sells For $9M

Presidio Heights Pad Without Parking Sells For $9M

Having hit the market listed for $11 million eight months ago, the sale of the 8,000 square-foot Presidio Heights home at 3636 Clay Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $9 million. Built in 1899 and having only traded hands a couple of times, the tax... Read More »

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Located mid-block between First, Second, Howard and Natoma Streets, across from San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center rising, Transbay Parcel F is zoned for building up to 750-feet in height and includes the potential for connecting any development on the site to the Transit Center’s 5.4 acre rooftop park by way of... Read More »

Employment In S.F. Continues To Climb

Employment In S.F. Continues To Climb

The number of people living in San Francisco with a job continues to climb and hit a new all-time high of 524,100 in April, an increase of 2,000 from the month before. There are currently 20,300 more people living in the city with paychecks than at the same time... Read More »

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that The Toboni Group, the developer of... Read More »

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

The designs for an eight-story building with 95 condos over a 10,000-square-foot church to rise on the southeast corner of Gough and Eddy are one step closer to being blessed by Planning as the environmental review for the project has been completed and no red flags have been raised.... Read More »

Bayfront ‘Tuscan Villa’ Fetches $13M

Bayfront ‘Tuscan Villa’ Fetches $13M

On the market for $24 million in 2010, the ‘Tuscan Villa’ across the bay at 125 Belvedere Avenue on Belvedere Island has sold for $13 million having been re-listed for $15.9 million earlier this year. Designed by Andrew Skurman and re-built in 2007, a funicular delivers residents and guests... Read More »

Pace Of Existing U.S. Home Sales Slips

The seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. slipped 3.3 percent in April to 5.04 million sales, down from an upwardly revised pace of 5.21 million sales in March which was the highest annual pace since September 2013. The current pace remains 6.1 percent higher versus the... Read More »

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

Get ready for the “OMG” headlines, stories and exclamation points as a 275-square-foot studio in San Francisco is in contract with a list price of $450,000!  Yes, that’s over $1,600 per square foot!  And it might even sell for over asking! Of course, having originally been listed for $485,000... Read More »

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Plans to raze the shuttered Ginsberg’s Dublin Pub on the corner of Bay and Mason, and build a boutique four-story hotel on the site, are moving forward and the project has been dubbed “Rainflower.” As designed by NC2, the proposed development which borders North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf includes... Read More »

Yurt!

Yurt!

For $3.375 million you can own a rather nice yurt on two-and-a-quarter acres of land in Bolinas. Okay, so there’s also a rather nice three-bedroom “eco home” that’s solar powered, with a southwestern exposure overlooking 40 acres of natural open space, on the property at 160 Overlook Drive as... Read More »