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Refined Designs For Development To Replace Den Of Adult Activities

Refined Designs For Development To Replace Den Of Adult Activities

The designs for the proposed eight-story building to rise on the site of the infamous Market Street Cinema have been refined and the $27 million development is moving forward, catering to the “creative, bike-centric workers filling office buildings in the neighborhood.” As designed by Levy Design Partners for the Encore Housing Opportunity Fund, the development will Read More »

Tower Car Wash Redevelopment Plans Take Two (Or Three)

Tower Car Wash Redevelopment Plans Take Two (Or Three)

As referenced by J.K. Dineen a few weeks ago, Trumark Urban has been working on plans to raze the Tower Car Wash and gas station on the southwest corner of Mission and South Van Ness and build around 200 condos over retail on the triangular site, with a building reaching up to 120 feet in Read More »

New Kiosks To Activate The Ferry Building’s North Arcade

New Kiosks To Activate The Ferry Building’s North Arcade

The east wall of the Ferry Building’s north arcade originally contained passenger ticketing windows, windows which were in-filled in the 1950s and in front of which steel storage enclosures were constructed during the building’s rehabilitation in the early 2000s. Next week, plans to remove the storage enclosures and install five little retail kiosks constructed of Read More »

A Nob Hill Penthouse For $100K Less Than Eight Years Ago

A Nob Hill Penthouse For $100K Less Than Eight Years Ago

Purchased for $1,625,000 in 2006, returned to the market in 2009 listed for $1,395,000, and then foreclosed upon and taken back by the bank in 2011, the Nob Hill penthouse atop the ivy-covered building at 1022 Powell Street, unit #3, re-sold on the open market for $1,189,000 in early 2012. Since remodeled with a modern new kitchen, bathrooms Read More »

Plans For Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Show Potential

Plans For Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Show Potential

Plans to redevelop the 30,000-square-foot Bancroft Center retail complex, across the street from the UC Berkeley campus, have been drawn and the owners of the center have engaged Colliers to market the property and potential. As designed and envisioned by Lowney Architecture, “a new owner could potentially re-develop the site into a mixed-use Read More »

San Francisco Awash In Orange

San Francisco Awash In Orange

From the Ferry Building to City Hall and at least eight major points between, San Francisco will be lit up in Orange this evening in support of the Giants, as captured last night in a 30-second video by steelblue.  And if you’re not a fan of the team, just pretend it’s for Halloween. Read More »

The Ultimate Swinger’s Pad On South Park Sells For $5.7M

The Ultimate Swinger’s Pad On South Park Sells For $5.7M

As plugged-in people know, there’s a rather modern home hidden behind the traditional San Francisco façade at 41 South Park, a two-unit building which was rebuilt as a single-family residence with a gourmet kitchen overlooking the dining room and a double height ceiling from which swings were hung to surround the dining room table. Originally Read More »

Storied Spreckels Mansion Quietly Sells For $10M

Storied Spreckels Mansion Quietly Sells For $10M

Both Jack London and Danny Glover have called the former Spreckels Mansion home.  And at one point in the 1960’s, the ballroom atop the 8,400-square-foot pad at 737 Buena Vista Avenue West had been converted into “Buena Vista Studios,” a studio in which the Grateful Dead recorded a few of their first demo tracks. Purchased Read More »

Plans The Raze The Elbo Room Move Closer To Reality

Plans The Raze The Elbo Room Move Closer To Reality

Despite widely publicized assurances to the contrary, plans to raze the Elbo Room to make way for new condos to rise at 645 Valencia Street are expeditiously moving forward and the meeting to officially present the project to its neighbors has been scheduled for next month. As we first reported earlier this year, the owners Read More »

Ritz-Carlton Club Planning To Convert Hotel Rooms To Condos

Ritz-Carlton Club Planning To Convert Hotel Rooms To Condos

When the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences project was originally approved for development, adding eight stories to the old Chronicle Building at 690 Market Street and converting it to residential use, roughly half of the project’s 106 units were to be condos and the other half “hotel rooms,” structured as time-share units which could be sold Read More »

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

When the young tech couple “who like to entertain” purchased the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street for $7 million earlier this year, it became the most expensive home to have ever traded hands in Noe Valley.  And that was just their starting point. Hidden behind an LLC, the couple has also quietly acquired the adjacent Read More »

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

One of two multi-level condos which replaced the perennially plagued restaurant space at the base of the iconic Beaux-Arts Building at 1001 California Street, the building from which Vincent Friia once ruled over real estate in San Francisco, “Townhouse No. 2″ has been on the market, but unlisted, seeking $4,750,000. Last week, the 4,318 square Read More »

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Designed by the Reid Brothers and built in 1901 at the corner of San Jose and Geneva Avenues for the San Mateo Electric Railway Company, the landmark Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse complex has sat abandoned since 1989 when damaged in the Loma Prieta Earthquake, twenty-five years ago today. Slated to be demolished by the Read More »

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

The owners of the 86-unit Kirkham Heights apartment complex at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham have filed a proposal to demolish the existing complex and redevelop the 6-acre site at the base of Mount Sutro with up to 460 new units in a series of buildings rising up to 40-feet in height. The development would be Read More »

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

Forest City’s proposed 5M Project spans a 4-acre site roughly bounded by Mission, Fifth, Howard and Mary Streets in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district and includes the renovation and construction of nearly two million square feet of space, with up to 1,200 new residences and 150,000 square feet of ground floor retail, educational Read More »