Trinity Place Phase Two: Timing And Reality Check

Trinity Place Phase Two: Timing And Reality Check

As originally designed, approved, and rendered, the 22-story second phase of Trinity Place rising at 1190 Mission Street was to feature a glass and aluminum curtain wall wrapping around its base on the corner of 8th Street with a precast concrete exterior above. As a number of plugged-in readers... Read More »

Actual Versus “The Index” For A Contemporary Corona Heights Home

Actual Versus “The Index” For A Contemporary Corona Heights Home

Purchased for $2,275,000 in 2002 and unsuccessfully listed for $2,995,000 in 2007 and $2,295,000 in 2010, the contemporary Corona Heights home at 438 Roosevelt sold last week with a reported contract price of $2,300,000 having been listed for $2,499,000. Call it an actual apples-to-apples gain of 1.1 percent for the “dramatic and sexy home” since Read More »

It’s Time To Acquire A New Garage Up In Pacific Heights

It’s Time To Acquire A New Garage Up In Pacific Heights

Once again, previous owners of the Pacific Heights home at 1945 Franklin Street have included Nicholas Cage and Patricia Arquette. And as plugged-in people know, the infamous Excalibur with “ACQUIRE” license plates currently resides in the garage. As we reported when 1945 Franklin was scheduled to be un-acquired on the courthouse steps last year: Purchased Read More »

San Francisco Home Values Tick Up, Condos Up 11.1 Percent YOY

San Francisco Home Values Tick Up, Condos Up 11.1 Percent YOY

According to the August 2012 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home values in the San Francisco MSA gained 0.5% from July 2012 to August 2012 and are up 5.3% year-over-year but remain down 34.8% from a May 2006 peak. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), home values gained 0.8% from July to August, up 1.4% Read More »

Back In The Day And “Over” On Day For A Million Dollars More

Back In The Day And “Over” On Day For A Million Dollars More

As we wrote about the gutted home at 324 Day Street back in 2009: Purchased for $1,053,000 in 2007, the single-family 324 Day was subsequently gutted, foreclosed upon and returned to the market mid-renovation last month over in Noe. Asking $760,000 (“Seller/lender anxious to sell, very motivated. Bring your best offer, don’t worry Read More »

There’s Room To Grow, And Plans To Do So, Out On Clement

There’s Room To Grow, And Plans To Do So, Out On Clement

While the neighbors and neighborhood groups haven’t yet been notified, the owner of the single-story building at 3038 Clement Street is quietly working on plans to raze the “European Food” market and build a four-story, 40-foot tall building with six three-bedroom condos over ground floor retail and parking for six cars on the site between Read More »

Transbay Tower Slated For 2014 Groundbreaking, Occupancy In 2017

Transbay Tower Slated For 2014 Groundbreaking, Occupancy In 2017

With the 1,070 foot tall Tansbay Tower having been approved to rise at 101 First Street, and Hines having partnered with Boston Properties to purchase the site and finance the tower’s construction, the likely groundbreaking for the project has been pushed back from late 2013 to sometime in 2014 with occupancy in 2017. No word Read More »

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline: 4,200 New Units On The Way

San Francisco’s Housing Pipeline: 4,200 New Units On The Way

As we first reported earlier this year, with 372,831 total housing units in San Francisco, a third of which are single-family homes and only a quarter of which are in buildings with over 20 units, total new housing production in 2011 totaled 418 units, the lowest production since 1993 and versus an average of 1,890 Read More »

Square’s Mid-Market To Mid-Market Move

Square’s Mid-Market To Mid-Market Move

Plans to add a “chef’s kitchen and other amenities” for employees of Square are underway at 1455 Market Street, with the company’s six block move from its current Mid-Market headquarters at Fifth and Mission to its future “Mid-Market” headquarters on Market between Tenth and Eleventh Streets expected to be executed by mid-2013. 1455 Market Street Read More »

Contemporary Penthouse Under Cover Of Victorian Façade Take Two

Contemporary Penthouse Under Cover Of Victorian Façade Take Two

As we wrote about 1770 Fell Street #5 in July of 2010: You should know we’re suckers for natural light and indoor/outdoor living (especially when off the kitchen). Radiant heat, three car parking, and proximity to the park never hurts. And the saunas (both dry and steam) atop 1770 Fell are simply a bonus. Listed Read More »

350 Mission Street: Permits Issued For 350-Foot Tower To Rise

350 Mission Street: Permits Issued For 350-Foot Tower To Rise

Approved for a 27-story office tower reaching 350 feet last year, the fully entitled site at 350 Mission Street has been sold to Kilroy Realty with the transfer in the works. The permits to demolish the existing four story Heald College building on the site have been approved, and the construction permits for the Skidmore Read More »

AT&T Will Be Rocking, So Presentation Of Mission Rock Plans Delayed

AT&T Will Be Rocking, So Presentation Of Mission Rock Plans Delayed

With the first pitch of the 2012 World Series being thrown tonight, and our Giants stepping up to the plate, the Port’s presentation of the latest plans for the development of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 across the cove from AT&T Park has been postponed to 11/3. Once again, the plan to develop Seawall Lot Read More »

Financial Partner Secured To Build San Francisco’s Transbay Tower

Financial Partner Secured To Build San Francisco’s Transbay Tower

As we wrote last week with respect to the recently approved 61-story Transbay Tower to rise at 101 First Street: In terms of the land on which the tower would rise, while the deadline for Hines to complete the $185 million purchase of the site from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority has passed, and Hines Read More »

New U.S. Home Sales Up From August And An All-Time Low Last Year

New U.S. Home Sales Up From August And An All-Time Low Last Year

The seasonally adjusted annual pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up to 389,000 in September, up 5.7 percent from a revised rate of 368,000 in August and up 27.1 percent versus the 306,000 pace recorded in September 2011, an all-time low. Annual new home sales in the U.S. have averaged 667,000 Read More »

Pushing The Architecture + Design Envelope Over In Noe

Pushing The Architecture + Design Envelope Over In Noe

As we wrote and revealed about 264 Clipper Street back in 2009: The Envelope Architecture + Design remodel of 264 Clipper Street over in Noe Valley lands in The New York Times today. Purchased for $1,368,000 in August of 2005 according to public records (“$1 million in 2005″ according to the Times). Renovated at a Read More »