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Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Despite the Planning Department’s support for the project two years ago, San Francisco’s Planning Commission denied Orchard Supply Hardware’s bid to convert the Pacific Sales building at 975 Bryant Street into a 33,000 square foot OSH with a nursery on the roof, raising a number of questions as to... Read More »

One Rincon’s Second Tower In Contract, Likely Going Condo

With less than half the tower’s 298 units currently occupied despite having started leasing in early 2014, One Rincon Hill’s northwest tower is reportedly in contract to be sold for $400 million.  And while currently operating as an apartment building, the application to clear the way for the individual... Read More »

Corpse House In Contract For Over A Million Dollars

Corpse House In Contract For Over A Million Dollars

A bid of $1,029,500 has been received for the Lake District Victorian within which the mummified corpse of the homeowner was found among the items hoarded by her surviving adult daughter.  And the final sale price could go higher. As the mother’s death was never reported, the sale will... Read More »

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Looking to start a tech commune in San Francisco?  Well, the 57-unit ‘Steinhart Hotel‘ at 952 Sutter Street has just hit the market for $27 million. And according to the listing, 48 of the units could be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. While touting an opportunity to... Read More »

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

The ceremonial signing of the final agreement between the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants’ Association, Kilroy Realty and the San Francisco Flower Mart LLC which will end the tenants’ threatened ballot measure to block the proposed redevelopment of the Mart is about to occur. While the agreement aligns the... Read More »

The Pink House Returns For $4M Less

The Pink House Returns For $4M Less

Designed by legendary architect John Mead Howells, built in 1912, and listed for $11.75 million in 2012, the asking price for “The Pink House” on Belvedere Island was reduced four times before the property was withdrawn from the market in 2013. The formal living room on the main floor... Read More »

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Facing a ballot measure fight for which the signatures have already been collected and could have blocked any redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site in Central SoMa, Kilroy Realty has agreed to “long-term leases at affordable rates and a relocation plan during construction” for existing vendors at the... Read More »

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven concept proposals for restoring and re-purposing San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck, built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 and served as home to the Exploratorium for 40 years, have been submitted to the city for review. The proposals... Read More »

Bayview ‘Castle’ Sells For $1.4M, That’s 4x Its 2012 Purchase Price

Bayview ‘Castle’ Sells For $1.4M, That’s 4x Its 2012 Purchase Price

While the listing for the Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street was quietly withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale last month, it would appear the duplex has actually sold for $1.39 million. Having traded hands for $880,000 in 2006, the Pomona Street property was foreclosed upon in 2008... Read More »

Hoarder’s Home In Which Corpse Was Found Listed For $928K

Hoarder’s Home In Which Corpse Was Found Listed For $928K

The Lake District Victorian within which the mummified corpse of the homeowner was found is now on the market for $928,000 as a “major-fixer” with “Vintage Charm/Details” and touting “a real News Worthy History,” the unfortunate story of which we first reported earlier this year. While the listing doesn’t... Read More »

Opposition To Potential Tenant As Rent Increase Claims Cole Garage

Opposition To Potential Tenant As Rent Increase Claims Cole Garage

A rent increase has claimed the iconic Cole Garage, the most recent operators of which had been there for 25 years.  And while a new lease for the nearly 10,000-square-foot space adjacent to Cole Hardware has yet to be inked, the building owners have been in talks with a... Read More »

From An L.A. Pool House To Mid-Market Art

From An L.A. Pool House To Mid-Market Art

Originally conceived and drawn on a pool house in Los Angeles thirteen years ago, Wall Drawing #1012 by artist Sol Lewitt will be adapted and installed at the corner of 10th and Jessie Streets to fulfill the 1% for Public Art requirement for the new fifteen-story building at 1400... Read More »

Massive SoMa Tennis Club In Contract, Site To Be Seriously Upzoned

Massive SoMa Tennis Club In Contract, Site To Be Seriously Upzoned

As we first wrote and ruffled some feathers with respect to the half-block San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 Fifth and Brannan when the (Bay) Club was sold to York Capital Management and San Francisco-based JMA Ventures last year: While plans for the Bay Club’s clubs have yet to... Read More »

MoFo Estate Fetches $6.8M

MoFo Estate Fetches $6.8M

Listed for $9.75 million in 2012, a price which was reduced to $8.95 million in 2013 and then to $7.95 million later that year, the recently remodeled and rather spectacular Morrison Estate at 117 Laurel Grove Avenue in Ross has sold for $6.8 million. Built for Alexander Morrison, the... Read More »

$3.7M For Three Parking Spaces (And A One-Bedroom) In Pac Heights

$3.7M For Three Parking Spaces (And A One-Bedroom) In Pac Heights

The one-bedroom carriage house at 2974 Pacific Avenue in Pacific Heights has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3.7 million.  And no, it’s not likely to be torn down. As we wrote last week: Built to serve as the carriage house for the Newhall Mansion which is now hidden... Read More »