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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in 2012, the asking price for “The Pink House” on Belvedere Island was reduced four times before the property was withdrawn from the market in 2013.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While the listing for the Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street was quietly withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale last month, it would appear the duplex has actually sold for $1.39 million.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 »

Central SoMa Rising: 13-Stories Across From The Bay Club

Central SoMa Rising: 13-Stories Across From The Bay Club

The exploratory plans to raze the two-story office building at 552 Brannan Street and construct a 13-story building with 77 residential units over ground floor retail on the Central SoMa site have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. While currently only zoned for commercial development up... Read More »

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

The Book Concern Building condo #511 which measures a legal 275 square feet – that’s 16 square feet smaller than the “smallest condo in San Francisco” that made headlines when it fetched $415,000 in April – has sold for $465,000 or roughly $1,690 per square foot. Having originally been listed at $485,000, rather... Read More »

A Peek At The Sky-Bridge To Connect Twitter’s Staff

A Peek At The Sky-Bridge To Connect Twitter’s Staff

While Twitter is grabbing headlines for the pending departure of CEO Dick Costolo, and Shorenstein is quietly shopping the two Mid-Market buildings in which Twitter is headquartered, we gaze upward at the first renderings for the proposed sky-bridge which would physically connect the Market Square buildings and Twitter’s staff.... Read More »