Inside The “Modernist-Inspired” House Atop The Cumberland Steps

Inside The “Modernist-Inspired” House Atop The Cumberland Steps

Originally constructed in 1966 but since redesigned by Ogrydziak/Prillinger, the 1,692 square foot “modernist-inspired” home at 393 Cumberland has hit the market listed for $2,095,000 ($1,238 per square foot) atop the Cumberland steps. Natural light brought in through numerous skylights, the expanse of glass sliding glass doors and abundant... Read More »

Long Brewing Fight To Develop Off Brewster Is Back On The Boards

Long Brewing Fight To Develop Off Brewster Is Back On The Boards

First proposed for development in 2006 but met with resistance, the plans to construct single family homes on three of the twelve vacant Bernal Heights lots between Brewster, Holliday and Joy Streets are back in front of the Planning Commission this week. As proposed, the three new homes to rise between 183 and 191 Brewster Read More »

Mission Bay Block 2 Watch (And Renderings)

Mission Bay Block 2 Watch (And Renderings)

The blacktop has been excavated and piles have been driven at 185 Channel Street between Third and Fourth Streets down in Mission Bay, also known as Block 2. Rising on the block will be an 8-story concrete building consisting of 315 rental units, a two-story parking garage for 315 cars, and 8,000 square feet of Read More »

The San Francisco Foreclosure Rigging Four

Amongst eight Northern California real estate investors who have pleaded guilty to rigging public foreclosure auctions are Laith Salma, Patrick Campion, Keith Goodman and Craig Lipton, all of San Francisco. The men agreed not to bid against each other for foreclosed properties auctioned off outside the county courthouse in Redwood City and in San Francisco Read More »

SFMOMA Expansion Comments, Responses And Simulation

SFMOMA Expansion Comments, Responses And Simulation

Comments and Responses to the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed SFMOMA expansion and Fire House One relocation to 935 Folsom Street have been published. While the law firm for KSSF Enterprises (owner of the expansion adjacent W Hotel) starts “by expressing support for the Project,” their 17 pages of objections and concerns might Read More »

Wiener’s Proposed Public Weiner (And Ass) Ordinance

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors next week, a vote on the Supervisor Wiener’s proposed ordinance regulating public nudity in restaurants and public seating areas. As proposed, the ordinance would amend San Francisco Police Code Section 1071.1 to: 1) prohibit public nudity in restaurants; and 2) prohibit sitting on public benches or Read More »

A 1920’s Vintage With Legs

A 1920’s Vintage With Legs

It’s a 1,760 square foot Westwood Park Tudor with some rather nice original woodwork at 825 Monterey Boulevard. And while we wouldn’t oppose an updating of the vintage baths, and possibly a bit of the kitchen, please don’t update the original stove. Or better yet, do. But give us a call first. We’ll come pick Read More »

Old News: 706 Mission Tower And Mexican Museum Design

Old News: 706 Mission Tower And Mexican Museum Design

You know, considering we were the first to publish a sneak peek at the circa 2011 conceptual designs for the new tower and Mexican Museum to rise at 706 Mission, you think we would have recognized those that were circa 2006. But we didn’t. As we were quickly corrected, the design below is DOA. So Read More »

206 Palo Alto Returns Anew

206 Palo Alto Returns Anew

Listed for $4,200,000 in March of last year, reduced four times thereafter, and then withdrawn from the market last asking $3,150,000, the contemporary designer(‘s) home at 206 Palo Alto is back on the market and asking $3,195,000 today. ∙ Listing: 206 Palo Alto (4/3.5) 4,344 sqft – $3,195,000 ∙ The Clarendon Heights Contemporary Parade Read More »

Behind The Rebuilt 6,800 Square Foot Home At 2615 Union Street

Behind The Rebuilt 6,800 Square Foot Home At 2615 Union Street

Purchased as a rundown two-unit property with “safety hazards including the presence of mold” atop a brick foundation for $2,555,000 seventeen months ago, a rebuilt 2615 Union Street is returning to the market as a 6,800 square foot single-family home atop a concrete foundation with a “family support suite with kitchen and separate entrance” on Read More »

Equity Markets Jump As Holders Of Greek Debt Are Jabbed

With bondholders set to “voluntarily” accept 50 percent writedowns on Greek debt, the Euro STOXX 50 jumped 5.9 percent while the S&P 500 opened the day up 2 percent. With the writedowns in place, Greece’s debt will be cut to just 120 percent of GDP by 2020. ∙ EU Sets 50% Greek Writedown, $1.4T in Read More »

Marked To Market (And Back Below 2001) For 12 Minerva

Marked To Market (And Back Below 2001) For 12 Minerva

As we wrote this past December: We’re not sure how a home that last sold for $669,000 in 2004 becomes a “million dollar home” other than in Realtor speak, but in terms of understanding trends we are digging the marked to market story the sale of 12 Minerva will tell (apples-to-apples-to-apples-to-apples-to-apples if you will). Purchased Read More »

The New Plans And Latest Recommendations For Japantown

The New Plans And Latest Recommendations For Japantown

With the grand plans for a complete redevelopment of San Francisco’s Japan Center Mall and Peace Plaza waylaid by the economy back in 2008, a Japantown Organizing Committee has been exploring the possibility of forming a Community Land Trust (CLT) to acquire the property from 3D Investments and team with a development partner to renovate Read More »

The Well Designed Ten Foot Home On Shrader Sells

The Well Designed Ten Foot Home On Shrader Sells

The sale of the well designed ten foot wide home at 1415 Shrader Street closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $849,000 ($824 per square foot) having been purchased for $749,000 in 2004 following its construction. ∙ Inside The Ten Foot Wide Home At 1415 Shrader Street Read More »

A Quick Tenant-ectomy And Attempted Flip

A Quick Tenant-ectomy And Attempted Flip

As we first reported when the tenant occupied single-family home at 1532 Church Street hit the market two months ago: The list price and lack of interior photos for 1532 Church Street make a little more sense considering possession is subject to tenant rights and it’s currently rented for $1,154 per month. But at $699,000, Read More »