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Billionaires Row Mansion Officially Listed For $39M

Billionaires Row Mansion Officially Listed For $39M

Listed for $32 million in 2010, the 16,400-square-foot Gold Coast home at 2701 Broadway ended up selling to celebrity chef Roxanne Klein and her entrepreneur/environmentalist husband Michael Klein (who once toured with The Dead) for $27 million in early 2012. Designed by James Miller and built for a lumber... Read More »

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

Measure To Block Flower Mart Redevelopment Looms

While Kilroy Realty has reached an agreement with the operators of the San Francisco Flower Mart to build a new underground market for the mart’s wholesale business in exchange for their support of Kilroy’s redevelopment of the Central SoMa site, the backers of a threatened ballot measure which could kill... Read More »

Cathedral Hill Rising (And Soon To Be Razed)

Cathedral Hill Rising (And Soon To Be Razed)

Up the street from the McDonald’s site and cater-corner to 1200 Van Ness, the foundation for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital is being poured and should be finished in April.  The tower cranes for the hospital project will start rising next week. And while originally scheduled to begin late last year,... Read More »

Van Ness McDonald’s Closed, Zoned For 13-Story Development

Van Ness McDonald’s Closed, Zoned For 13-Story Development

The long-standing McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness Avenue which was built in 1978 has been abruptly boarded up and stripped of its original signage.  While the plan for the parcel has yet to be filed with Planning, the site is zoned for development up to 130-feet in height. Plans... Read More »

Princess Diaries Firehouse Price Dropped Another $425K

Princess Diaries Firehouse Price Dropped Another $425K

Listed for $2.6 million this past October and then reduced to $2.275 million in November, the list price for the Excelsior District firehouse which served as the setting for Mia’s house in the Princess Diaries has just been reduced another $425,000, now asking $1,850,000. Or to quote the listing: “Seller... Read More »

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Left standing like a Hollywood set, two thin brick facades are all that remain of a pair of historic buildings on the north side of Pine between Franklin and Van Ness, clearing the way for two 13-story towers to rise on the 1634 Pine Street site. Dubbed “Rockwell,” the development... Read More »

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

Purchased for $965,000 in late 2008 with run of the mill floors and finishes and a sub-optimal use of its 1,410-square-foot space, the Oriental Warehouse loft #309 at 650 Delancey Street has been completely remodeled, with reclaimed Settlers’ Plank hardwood floors, new finishes, and a “reimagined” top floor with a... Read More »

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

A permit for the mechanical demolition of Candlestick Park Stadium was issued to Lennar on Tuesday, a permit which would require the exclusive use of heavy machinery, and no explosives, in the demo. While Lennar has also requested a permit to implode the upper decks of the Stadium and... Read More »

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Plans to raze the Pacific Heights Auto Body shop at 1675 Pacific Avenue and the perennially cursed restaurant space on the southeast corner of Van Ness and Pacific, across the street from the blessed Harris’ Steakhouse, have been filed with planning. And as proposed, an eight-story building with 44... Read More »

Polk Street Development Could Displace Boxers And Thrift Stores

Polk Street Development Could Displace Boxers And Thrift Stores

Plans to raze the Polk Street Boxing Gym, Fashion Exchange and adjacent Out of The Closet Thrift Store buildings on the southeast corner of Polk and California Streets are being reviewed by Planning. As proposed, the two-story buildings would be demolished to make way for a new seven-story Polk... Read More »

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Approved for development in 2007 but waylaid by the great recession and a parking lot since the former Courthouse Athletic Club Building on the site was hastily razed in 2009, the plans for a five-story condo project to rise across 1.4 acres at 2935 Telegraph Avenue have been dusted... Read More »

From $1M In 2009 To $2M In 2015 For A Mission Bay Two-Bedroom

From $1M In 2009 To $2M In 2015 For A Mission Bay Two-Bedroom

Brand new and listed for $1,150,000 in 2009, the two-bedroom Mission Bay condo #702 at 330 Mission Bay Boulevard (a.k.a. Radiance) ended up selling for $925,000, or roughly $575 per square foot, that October, with unobstructed views in three directions. Since then, the neighborhood has been built up a bit,... Read More »

Rent An Octagonal San Francisco Landmark For $10K A Month

Rent An Octagonal San Francisco Landmark For $10K A Month

One of the oldest houses on Russian Hill, and one of only two surviving homes in San Francisco with an octagonal floor plan, the landmark Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street has popped up on Craigslist as a rental with an asking rent of $10,000 a month. Built... Read More »

Gourmet Grocery And Food Emporium Coming To Folsom And Main

Gourmet Grocery And Food Emporium Coming To Folsom And Main

Tishman Speyer has inked an agreement with The Market company, the group behind the 22,000-square-foot market opening at the base of the Twitter building in two weeks, to open a 9,500-square-foot gourmet grocery and dining emporium in the base of LUMINA‘s Main Street Plaza A, the building rising at the... Read More »