SFMOMA Expansion Design: New Details, Renderings And Video

SFMOMA Expansion Design: New Details, Renderings And Video

Back in May the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) revealed the rough massings and early Snøhetta design for the expansion of the museum. Today, SFMOMA released refined designs for the building as rendered above and detailed below. The design of the interior spaces synthesizes the current Mario... Read More »

Basilica Loft: High Ceilings And Lower Expectations On Eddy

Basilica Loft: High Ceilings And Lower Expectations On Eddy

Purchased for $599,000 in July 2005 having been “REDUCED TO SELL!” at the time, 1826 Eddy Street #203 has just returned to the market listed for “$375,000″ as a short sale but without any mention of being pre-approved at that price. The 917 square foot two-bedroom and top floor... Read More »

U.S. Pending Sales Jump In October As Did Reports Of Failed Closings

As prices tick down, the National Associations of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index jumped 10.4 percent from September to October, up 9.2 percent year over year. Keep in mind, however, that NAR’s Index reflects contracts not closings and the percentage of Realtors reporting a failed contract* nearly doubled last... Read More »

San Francisco Prestige Index Up 1.0% In Third Quarter, Back To 2004

San Francisco Prestige Index Up 1.0% In Third Quarter, Back To 2004

The First Republic Prestige Home Index for “San Francisco” homes valued at more than $1 million and averaging $2.53 million rose 1.0 percent from the second quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2011, down 1.4 percent on a year-over-year basis, down 17.9 percent from a third quarter... Read More »

S&P/Case-Shiller San Francisco: Prices Fell In September

S&P/Case-Shiller San Francisco: Prices Fell In September

According to the September 2011 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 1.5% from August ’11 to September ’11, down 5.9% year-over-year (versus a 5.3% YoY drop in August), the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year declines and down 39.0% from a peak in... Read More »

Presenting Oscar Park (And A Chance To Provide Feedback)

Presenting Oscar Park (And A Chance To Provide Feedback)

Slated to bring over an acre of green and outdoor recreation space to the Transbay neighborhood, the bulk of Oscar Park will reside between Clementina and Tehama Streets, extending north and south along the new Oscar Alley. In addition, “extensions of the park east to First Street, north to... Read More »

Opposed To The Proposed Expansion Below Over In Noe Valley

Opposed To The Proposed Expansion Below Over In Noe Valley

A rendering of how the rear of 4366 26th Street over in Noe Valley currently appears above, and as it would look following a proposed expansion below. The proposed addition would add roughly 650 square feet to the existing 1,650 three-bedroom home, which was purchased for $1,342,000 last November... Read More »

U.S. New Home Sales: Up 8.9% Year-Over-Year In October

The seasonally adjusted annual pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. increased to 307,000 in October, up 1.3 percent from a revised rate of 303,000 in September and 8.9 percent above the 282,000 pace recorded in October 2010. Preliminary U.S. new home sales (versus pace) in October... Read More »

Team Picked For 300-Foot Tower (And More) At Folsom And Fremont

Team Picked For 300-Foot Tower (And More) At Folsom And Fremont

The development team of Chicago-based Golub & Company along with affordable housing partner Mercy Housing bid the most and has been picked by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to develop 557 units of housing on Transbay blocks 6 and 7 between Beale and Fremont on Folsom. The development team... Read More »

Another Bank-Owned Sale To Believe At The Brannan

Referenced by a reader at the time we noted the listing of 229 Brannan Street #9J for $919,000 (the price at which it closed escrow this past October having sold for $1,230,000 in 2006 and $980,000 in 2004), the sale of 229 Brannan Street #3A closed escrow last week... Read More »

Residents As Proposed On 17th (And Perhaps A Few On 16th As Well)

Residents As Proposed On 17th (And Perhaps A Few On 16th As Well)

While not yet approved by either Planning nor Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan board of directors, Walden Development is in contract to sell Kaiser Permanente half of its four parcel development site between 16th and 17th Streets west of Mississippi on which to construct a medical office building.... Read More »

Warm Thoughts Of A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner (2011 Edition)

Warm Thoughts Of A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner (2011 Edition)

Purchased as a 1940’s two-unit building of 2,756 square feet for $1,740,000 in April 2010; torn down to the studs, expanded to 4,180 square feet and returned to the market this past October following a multi-million dollar rebuild and redesign by the Green Couch team (think custom milled crown... Read More »

What’s The Point?

As we wrote two weeks ago and for which we took a bit of heat: Just when the financial markets seemed to have recovered from the Great Greek Debacle, the S&P 500 dropped 3.67 percent today stoked by uncertainty over Italy and the stability of the Euro as a... Read More »

155 Fifth Street Refacing, Renovation And Repurposing In The Works

155 Fifth Street Refacing, Renovation And Repurposing In The Works

The University of the Pacific has purchased the seven-story and 395,000 square foot building at 155 Fifth Street for $47 million with plans to reface, renovate and repurpose the building (five floors for university use, two floors to be leased) over the next two years. As is currently envisioned... Read More »

Psst!  865 Duncan Is Active Once Again (And Actually Available)

Psst! 865 Duncan Is Active Once Again (And Actually Available)

As we wrote at the beginning of August: Purchased for $1,329,000 in March 2008 with $140,800 (11%) down and currently listed as “Active” on the MLS with a list price of $1,385,000, last week the Noe Valley home at 865 Duncan was taken back by the bank with no... Read More »