Tricks And Treats

Tricks And Treats

A month ago we asked readers to envision solutions for finishing off the lower third of the façade at 2409 Octavia. Our Halloween weekend top three: While the windows might need to be faux, it’s always nice to see more green. An homage to 909 Tennessee (the last open... Read More »

1372 Union: Eight Years Later Its Penthouse Finally Pops Up

1372 Union: Eight Years Later Its Penthouse Finally Pops Up

The plans to add a third story and terrace at 1372 union were first approved in 2002, renewed in 2007 (along with plans to excavate for a garage), and finished up this year. Atop the building now sits a 3,200 (plus) square foot penthouse with framed bridge views and 800 square feet of outdoor space. Read More »

The Great (Party) Room At 2159 Bay

The Great (Party) Room At 2159 Bay

A great (party) room, fire pit, hot tub, guest quarters, and built-in barbeque all at 2159 Bay. Don’t forget those invitations to the house warming; we will be spending the night. ∙ Listing: 2159/61 Bay (4/3.5) 4,215 sqft – $3,799,000 Read More »

Another San Francisco Landmark Facing Foreclosure

Another San Francisco Landmark Facing Foreclosure

In what would appear to be a spat over the terms of a loan extension, the Royal Bank of Scotland is moving forward with foreclosure proceedings on the retail portion of the landmark and recently renovated Ghirardelli Square. As we first reported two weeks ago, the landmark Cannery At Del Monte Square down the street Read More »

Not Fit (For Some) To Print

Not Fit (For Some) To Print

Purchased for $2,940,000 in July 2005, the remodeled Victorian at 2605 California returned to the market asking $3,495,000 in July 2008. Since then the listing has been reduced, delisted, relisted, withdrawn, listed, delisted, relisted, withdrawn, listed, reduced, delisted, relisted, and last withdrawn a month ago. Yesterday, the single-family home “situated in the HOT Upper Fillmore Read More »

Three New “Parklets” (And Six Fewer Parking Spaces) Approved

Three new temporary two-space “parklets” were approved yesterday, two on either side of 24th Street between Vicksburg and Sanchez and Noe and Sanchez and a third on Columbus between Grant and Union. The dual Noe parklets are more or less in lieu of the Noe Valley Plaza project which also managed to divide the street. Read More »

5800 Third Street Scoop: Sales, Restaurants, And Fresh & Easy Soon

5800 Third Street Scoop: Sales, Restaurants, And Fresh & Easy Soon

San Francisco’s first Fresh & Easy should be open by April (if not March) 2011 and a Bayview outpost of Limon and a Crossroads Café should soon follow along with a third (possibly a Brown Sugar Kitchen), all at the base of 5800 Third Street. As plugged-in people know, the “coming soon” flags started flying Read More »

The Clouds Have Almost Cleared From Over The Oriental Warehouse

The Clouds Have Almost Cleared From Over The Oriental Warehouse

While a bit of litigation (“your basic ‘construction defects’ issues such as water intrusion”) has been hanging over the units at The Oriental Warehouse (650 Delancey), a plugged-in tipster reports that while not officially finalized, “all parties have agreed to the terms and the developers’ insurance company has 45 days to pay Read More »

Keep An Eye Out For A Craig Steely On That Other Craig’s List…

Keep An Eye Out For A Craig Steely On That Other Craig’s List…

The listing for half of the Craig Steely redesigned “Xiao-Yen’s House” at 3794 16th Street has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale. We’ll be keeping an eye on that other Craig’s list. ∙ Comments: Half Of Xiao-Yen’s House (3794 16th Street) Hits The Market Read More »

Before And After And Behind The Green Door Of 2140 Bush Street #3

Before And After And Behind The Green Door Of 2140 Bush Street #3

The kitchen of 2140 Bush Street #3 before (above) and the kitchen after (below). The living room before (above) and the living room after (below). The price before (March 2007): $920,000. And the asking price after: $1,195,000. ∙ Listing: 2140 Bush Street #3 (2/2) 1,677 sqft – $1,195,000 Read More »

The Modern Bath Behind A Period Façade At 2705 Buchanan

The Modern Bath Behind A Period Façade At 2705 Buchanan

With a recently remodeled modern bath and “extensive seismic retrofitting” (estimated for the purposes of permitting at $94,600) soon after being purchased for $3,350,000 in October 2005, the sale of 2705 Buchanan won’t be apples-to-apples. And while we’re not sure we get dual showerheads placed that close together, we are digging the skylight, shower tiles Read More »

Pagoda Theater Preview (And Signs Of Progress All Around)

Pagoda Theater Preview (And Signs Of Progress All Around)

In addition to the proposed rehabilitation and expansion of David Ireland’s 500 Capp Street, and a vote on the proposed 48-unit development at 1645 Pacific, the long shuttered North Beach Pagoda Theater is back in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow afternoon. With authorization to convert the dilapidated theater into 18 condos over ground Read More »

A Two At Eight Twenty-Nine Folsom Closes For Close To Six

Having reduced prices by around 25 percent at the end of January (at which point two-bedrooms with parking were priced from $699,000), the sale of 829 Folsom #214 closed escrow a week ago with a reported contract price of $607,000 for the two-bedroom with parking which had indeed been listed for $699,000. Full Disclosure: The Read More »

The Margarido House Sells “At Asking” (And 38% Below Original List)

The Margarido House Sells “At Asking” (And 38% Below Original List)

Two weeks shy of a year on the market, the sale of the “Margarido House” over at 5950 Margarido Drive in Oakland appears to have closed escrow on October 12 with an MLS reported contract price of $3,395,000. Interestingly enough, the brokerage represent both buyer and seller is advertising the sale in print touting “Originally Read More »

T-Minus Two Days (And A Decade In The Making) For Lowe’s In SF

After an eight year battle to build a Home Depot on the former Goodman Lumber site, Lowe’s swooped in and signed a lease. And now a year and a half later, it’s just T-minus two days until the Lowe’s on San Francisco’s Bayshore Boulevard opens its doors on Friday. ∙ Home Depot Bayshore (San Francisco): Read More »