June 26, 2007

It’s Not Always Fun And Games At The Top (166-68 Yerba Buena)

It’s probably not going to shock too many of our plugged-in readers, but both 166 (“Solaria”) and 168 Yerba Buena have been withdrawn from the market. And according to a seriously plugged-in tipster, rumor has it that “the developer ran out of money and construction [was] halted a few months ago,” and notices of default have been filed for both properties. Our tipster also notes, “[i]t seems like this opportunity may be coming for sale soon at City Hall.”

The Scoop On 168 Yerba Buena Avenue (And St. Francis Court) [SocketSite]

First Published: June 26, 2007 3:23 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

I can't imagine that the neighbors in St. Francis Wood are too thrilled with an abandoned construction site!

Posted by: zzzzzzz at June 26, 2007 8:50 AM

[Editor’s Note: We missed it when this thread originally got derailed by the unrelated mention of ventless dryers. And while we're going to let a few of the comments stand, for the most part we’re going to get the discussion back on topic (i.e., removing others). If you’re really interested in the ventless dryer debate, please consider joining the discussion over at V Is For Valet (And Ventless). Otherwise, back to 166-168 Yerba Buena...]

Knock it off with the ventless dryer bashing. They work perfectly fine. They take about 10 percent longer to dry but when your clothes are dry, they don't feel all hot and cooked. Bosch and Miele are among the few that sell them in the U.S. Their products are high quality.

Please no more picking on ventless dryers. What did they ever do to you?

Posted by: ventlessdryerfan at June 26, 2007 10:17 AM

Although the ventless dryer comment was meant as a joke, I have had personal experience with them in an apt. I had during a Summer in Europe. The exhaust from the dryer made the entire apt. into a steam bath. Ventless dryers are "sub-optimal".

Posted by: anon2 at June 26, 2007 10:51 AM

I wish people that enjoy criticizing everything about everything on this site would check and think before posting absurdities on the web.
FYI: Ventless W/D save energy and water and do a great job. The excess water is release to the drain pipes and not inside the apartment.

Posted by: Christopher at June 26, 2007 12:40 PM

"I wish people that enjoy criticizing everything about everything on this site would check and think before posting absurdities on the web.
FYI: Ventless W/D save energy and water and do a great job. The excess water is release to the drain pipes and not inside the apartment."

Right and WRONG....

Yes, ventless dryers do drip drip drip SOME of the moisture into the drain hose, BUT, usually in the back is an exhaust vent where hot moist air blows out into your "luxury" condo unit. The ventless dryer was invented for old buildings built before clothes dryers (like Europe). The idea that a million dollar condo would not give you the option of a standard dryer (quicker, cheaper and less energy) is not a good sign. The only good thing about these dryers is during a cold winter, you can steam up your unit but the windows will fog up blocking your "million dollar" view.

Posted by: anon at June 27, 2007 8:35 PM

We missed it when this thread originally got derailed by the unrelated mention of ventless dryers. And while we’re going to let a few of the comments stand, for the most part we’re going to get the discussion back on topic (i.e., removing others).

If you’re really interested in the ventless dryer debate, please consider joining the discussion over at V Is For Valet (And Ventless). Otherwise, it's back to 166-168 Yerba Buena...

Posted by: SocketSite at July 6, 2007 12:59 PM

A nonjudicial foreclosure sale of the property is scheduled to take place October 4, 2007, at 2:00pm at the Van Ness Ave. entrance to City Hall.

See you there?

Outstanding loans = 3.6 mil

Posted by: Stiffed Contractor at September 18, 2007 2:46 PM

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