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Let There Be Light (and New Condos) on Potrero Hill

Let There Be Light (and New Condos) on Potrero Hill

Speaking of churches, condos and seeing the light, the proposed development to rise up to 40-feet in height at 540 De Haro Street, across the street from the Anchor Steam Brewery and adjacent to the Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, has been slightly redesigned and will try again... Read More »

Prohibition on Formula Retail Likely for Polk, but with a Big Twist

Prohibition on Formula Retail Likely for Polk, but with a Big Twist

With the neighborhood fight over the former Lombardi Sports site at 1600 Jackson Street having reached a fevered pitch, and battle lines having been drawn over a proposed Whole Foods 365, the City’s Planning Commission is poised to institute a prohibition on new Formula Retail establishments opening along the... Read More »

Protecting the 1 Percent from $5M Apartments on Russian Hill

Protecting the 1 Percent from $5M Apartments on Russian Hill

Listed together for $5.5 million in October of 2013, the Royal Towers (1750 Taylor Street) one-bedroom unit #804 and adjacent, but not connected, two-bedroom unit #805 sold for a combined $4.6 million in January of 2014. From the listing at the time: “Combine these 2 apartments and have amazing... Read More »

OMG!  Another Church on the Market for $3.2M

OMG! Another Church on the Market for $3.2M

The Gethsemane Church of God in Christ at 240 Page Street is on the market for $3.2 million. While the 5,500-square-foot church is historically protected, the interior of the Hayes Valley building can be redesigned and reconfigured and it’s zoned for residential use(s) and redevelopment. The Church of God... Read More »

Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Zoned for development up to 130 feet in height, and with a lot that could support building up to 76 apartments or condos, the 1920’s era garage at 525 Jones Street is on the market in the Tenderloin without a preset price and calling for offers by June 9.... Read More »

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

The sale of the rather pristine Mid-Century Modern infill pad at 3610 Washington Street, which was designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $11,300,001; exactly $2,000 per square foot.... Read More »

The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

The SoMa Development a Ballot Initiative Aims to Block

As we first reported last week, the paperwork for a ballot measure entitled the “Don’t Demolish Recreation in San Francisco Initiative” has been filed with the City.  And while the initiative doesn’t specifically name the proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site at 645 5th Street as... Read More »

Ballot Initiative Aims to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site

Ballot Initiative Aims to Block Redevelopment of SF Tennis Club Site

Entitled the “Don’t Demolish Recreation in San Francisco Initiative,” the paperwork for a ballot measure which would require special approval for any demolition, change in use, or other removal of a public or privately owned Recreational Facility measuring 10,000 square feet or more in order to redevelop the site... Read More »

An Artful Bolinas Retreat and Resale

An Artful Bolinas Retreat and Resale

Designed by William Leddy and built on five acres overlooking the Bolinas Lagoon for a collector of Asian Art in 1994, the plans for the modern home at 40 Mesa Road are part of SFMOMA’s permanent collection. Purchased for $2,995,000 in early 2005, the 3,021-square-foot home was listed for... Read More »

Iconic Silicon Valley VC Selling His Marina Mansion and HQ

Iconic Silicon Valley VC Selling His Marina Mansion and HQ

The Marina District mansion that PayPal co-founder, turned iconic Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, purchased for $6.5 million in 2010 (and then spent a pretty penny to reconfigure and redecorate), has just hit the market listed for $9.25 million. Thiel had actually rented the 7,000-square-foot home at 2140 Jefferson... Read More »