A Reader Reports: Landmark Sarcasm (We Can Only Hope)

A Reader Reports: Landmark Sarcasm (We Can Only Hope)

A reader photographs and reports: Your posting “not for the faint of heart” reminded me about the run-down, boarded up theater in North Beach, opposite the beautiful Washington Square park. What an eyesore! Is this another…landmark? I work nearby, and I heard rumors that efforts to make it a... Read More »

JustQuotes: Lereah Leaving N.A.R. News Or Not?

“David Lereah, the author of “Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom?” will leave the National Association of Realtors by the middle of next month after serving as the head economist for seven years, a spokesman said.” ∙ Bullish real estate economist to step down Read More »

San Francisco Housing Inventory Update: 4/30/07

San Francisco Housing Inventory Update: 4/30/07

Based on our calculations, re-sale activity for listed properties in San Francisco increased around 10% over the past two weeks. At the same time, new listings have continued to outpace new sales as Active listed housing inventory increased slightly as well. ∙ San Francisco Housing Inventory Update: 4/16/07 Read More »

Decorator’s Delight (And Unrelated Architects’ Ire)

Decorator’s Delight (And Unrelated Architects’ Ire)

Okay, so put aside the old photos and get over the price, we’re looking for some “plugged-in” readers’ early reviews of the 2007 San Francisco Decorator Showcase (a.k.a. 2901 Broadway). Favorite rooms, ideas, or epiphanies? Clandestine photos or scanned images? Come on, you know we’d do the same for... Read More »

No Flip Or Folly (Perhaps Just Fickle)

No Flip Or Folly (Perhaps Just Fickle)

Last week we dished up the scoop on 898 Francisco hitting the market and a “plugged-in” reader added to the intrigue by noting the celebrity seller (Nicholas Cage). Well, after just seven days on the market, The Wall Street Journal turns around and scoops us (hey, if it’s going... Read More »

Remember, It’s What’s Inside That Counts (Or So They Say)

Remember, It’s What’s Inside That Counts (Or So They Say)

This 1885 Victorian isn’t going to garner any accolades for curb appeal (at least not from us), but the original interior is quite spectacular. 760 Haight features some amazing architecture and detailing – beautiful woodwork, stained glass and operational gas chandeliers. The kitchen? Well, that’s a different story… ∙... Read More »

Modern High-Rise Living In Older Pacific Heights

Modern High-Rise Living In Older Pacific Heights

A “plugged-in” tipster directs us to a listing in 2200 Sacramento and declares, “Prettiest condo for under $1000/psf I’ve seen in Pac Heights….” And while it might not have the views or amenities offered by some of the newer developments, it can definitely compete on location and interior (marble... Read More »

Careers, Casual Connections And A Penthouse At The Infinity

Careers, Casual Connections And A Penthouse At The Infinity

A tipster notes a craigslist ad for “THE VERY LAST PENTHOUSE AVALIBLE AT THE NEW INFINITY TOWER.” We can’t confirm that it’s an official Infinity offering, but based on the description (1,300 square feet with south west views of the city) and the price ($1,950,000) we can almost certainly... Read More »

Two Relatively Big Reductions (Two Absolutely Big Properties)

Two Relatively Big Reductions (Two Absolutely Big Properties)

As you know, the list price on 10 Hastings was reduced ten percent ($1,250,000) last month. And yesterday, the price was lowered another $505,000 (4.8%). We have to wonder how close they are to ‘the price they wish.’ (“If we are not successful at selling this at a price... Read More »

Location, Location, And Kitchen

Location, Location, And Kitchen

Great location, great detailing, and a great (big) kitchen. Oh, and classic San Francisco curb appeal as well. We haven’t been inside so we’re appreciating it from afar (and suddenly craving a Rosamunde/Toronado run). UPDATE (5/21): It closed escrow on 5/18/07 for $2,010,000. No word on the housewarming. ∙... Read More »

California Senate Bill 464: Additional Ellis Act Restrictions?

We’re still poring over proposed California Senate Bill 464, but if Local Impact is correct, the bill “would amend the Ellis Act so that only property owners who have owned for at least 5 years would be able to invoke the Ellis Act to evict tenants.” The amendment would... Read More »

555 Mission Rock Apartments: Additional Details And Timing

555 Mission Rock Apartments: Additional Details And Timing

Additional details on 555 Mission Rock, a 192-unit apartment building under construction in South Mission Bay: Eight stories (previously reported as nine); one and two bedroom units ranging in size from 650 to 1,300 square feet; 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail; $95 million dollar budget; and two... Read More »

Modern Design Inspiration In Palo Alto

Modern Design Inspiration In Palo Alto

We appreciate concrete, walls of glass and wide open spaces (and yes, trees). Even if they are down in Palo Alto (and not for sale). ∙ Tree Houses Read More »

Go Ahead And Ask: 2901 Broadway Is Listed (And Priced)

Go Ahead And Ask: 2901 Broadway Is Listed (And Priced)

2901 Broadway, the ‘house that shall not be priced‘ and home of the 2007 Decorator showcase, has officially been listed with an asking price of $55,000,000. And while that’s $20,000,000 less than was incorrectly rumored last year, word on the street is that it’s also $25,000,000 more than has... Read More »

Not For The Faint Of Heart (Or Wallet): Landmark Edition

Not For The Faint Of Heart (Or Wallet): Landmark Edition

San Francisco Historic Landmark #232 is comprised of four dilapidated Russian Hill cottages built in 1907 and currently hidden behind a plywood fence at 1338 Filbert Street. And as a “plugged-in” tipster notes, “ooks like the current owner is selling it because using it as a tear-down isn’t possible”... Read More »