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The Money Behind That Eye-Popping $13M Sale in Pacific Heights

The Money Behind That Eye-Popping $13M Sale in Pacific Heights

It’s true. The eye-popping sale of 2755 Fillmore Street for $13.25 million last week involved a Chinese couple. But Mr. and Mrs. Li were the sellers exiting the market, not the buyer moving in. And the buyer, who isn’t Chinese nor a foreign national, appears to be moving from... Read More »

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Plans to level the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, a Mission District building for which Mx3 Ventures paid a record setting $8.7 million in 2013, have been abandoned. And instead of developing a new five-story building, with 28 condos over 7,300... Read More »

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Having hit the market on the last day of March listed for $5 million, the asking price for the landmark Berkeley castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way, which was modeled on a 13th-century French monastery and built in 1929 for the son of James Hume, whose father was the... Read More »

Iconic Flintstone House Now Listed for a Million Less

Iconic Flintstone House Now Listed for a Million Less

Having hit the market listed for $4.2 million ten months ago, “priced for somebody who really wanted the quirky 2,730-square-foot home rather than a developer or individual looking for a nearly 2-acre lot upon which to build a much larger Hillsborough house,” the asking price the iconic ‘Flintstone House’... Read More »

Halsey Minor’s $20 Million Mansion Sells for $4 Million Less

Halsey Minor’s $20 Million Mansion Sells for $4 Million Less

Purchased for $20 million in 2007 and on the market since 2012 when listed for five million more, Halsey Minor’s 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street, which was modeled after Le Petit Trianon in Versailles France, has finally re-sold for $15.75 million. The confirmed bankruptcy sale included... Read More »

Design for Asian Art Museum Addition Revealed

Design for Asian Art Museum Addition Revealed

The proposed $25 million expansion of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin Street has been rendered and the plans are about to be presented to San Francisco’s Architectural Review Committee for feedback prior to seeking the city’s approval to proceed. Designed by architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY,... Read More »

Potential New Tech Space North of Market

Potential New Tech Space North of Market

A major renovation of the 62,000-square-foot Bemis Bag Building at 1088 Sansome Street, which was formerly fully-leased to LeeMah Electronics, is well underway.  And plans to convert the industrial building, which was built in 1906 and is a historic resource for the Northeast Waterfront Landmark District, into three floors of... Read More »

Exceptional Art Deco Temple on the Market in the Mission

Exceptional Art Deco Temple on the Market in the Mission

The rather exceptional Art Deco building at 170 Valencia Street, which is currently owned and occupied by the Baha’í Faith in San Francisco, is now on the market and will be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. Designed by architect Harold Stoner and built for the Independent Order... Read More »

Another Big Cut for That Gutted Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

Another Big Cut for That Gutted Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

Asking $5.95 million at the end of 2014, the 2,757-square-foot unit #22A on the twenty-second floor of the Four Seasons Residences was subsequently gutted and reduced to a shell following its approval to be merged with the adjacent unit #22B and create a 3,600-square-foot “super unit”. And its price... Read More »

Plans to Build atop Hopwater’s Historic Home

Plans to Build atop Hopwater’s Historic Home

Speaking of building up in Nob Hill and additions to historic properties, plans to add five new floors atop the brick Key Club building at 850 Bush Street, which is currently home to Hopwater Distribution, have been drafted and submitted to Planning for review. The proposed addition, which includes... Read More »