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Price Cut(s) For Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse

Price Cut(s) For Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse

Listed for $4.5 million last July, the price for the 3,221 square foot penthouse atop the Silver Building, which fronts Mint Plaza at 424 Jessie, was reduced to $4.3 million in November.  And in December the unit was de-listed from the MLS without a reported sale. Re-listed for $4.3 million two... Read More »

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

The chain link fence which was cemented into place around the abruptly shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness has been keeping the taggers and transients at bay. And while McDonald’s has yet to file a formal proposal for developing the site, they have started to explore the parcel’s potential... Read More »

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

Purchased as a three-bedroom for $4.98 million in 2012, the full-floor Russian Hill unit #3 at 945 Green Street has been rebuilt as a two-bedroom and has just returned to the market listed for $9.95 million, “showcasing complementary elements of gracious scale & simplicity.” And while the website for... Read More »

New Designs For Market-Rate Tenderloin High-Rise

New Designs For Market-Rate Tenderloin High-Rise

While the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation has downsized their plans for an affordable development at Eddy and Taylor, the developers of the proposed market-rate building to rise up to 12-stories on either side of the Metropolis Hotel at the corner of Mason and Turk have increased the density of their... Read More »

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

The eviction notices signed by a vice president at Paragon Real Estate and served to two dozen families living in a single-room-occupancy hotel at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown are being withdrawn.  And according the Mayor’s Office, the owners of the building have pledged not to issue any new... Read More »

Iconic Mission Bar’s Building On The Market, Zoned For More Height

Iconic Mission Bar’s Building On The Market, Zoned For More Height

The three-story building which Blondie’s Bar currently occupies at 540 Valencia Street in the Mission is on the market and listed for $2.1 million. In addition to the ground-floor bar space for which Blondie’s is currently paying $6,363 per month in rent, the term for which has not been... Read More »

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, shouldn’t come as a surprise to any plugged-in readers as we first broke the news about the plans for the 150 Van Ness Avenue development back in 2013.... Read More »

Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

The listing for the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, which Mark and Alison Pincus, the respective co-founders of Zynga and One Kings Lane, purchased for $16 million in 2012 and re-listed for $18 million six months ago, has been withdrawn from the MLS and scrubbed from... Read More »

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

The 10th floor of the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street has traded hands in a hush-hush deal and at a price point never before seen in San Francisco. While the seller had been privately seeking as much as $35 million for the 5,400-square-foot, full-floor unit #10, according... Read More »

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

The owners of the five-story Opal Hotel at Van Ness and Geary are working on plans to raze the two-story “Motel Opal” addition, which sits behind the hotel along Geary, and build a 13-story tower on the Van Ness Corridor lot, a lot which is zoned for development up... Read More »

Princess Diaries Firehouse Sells For $1.85 Million

Princess Diaries Firehouse Sells For $1.85 Million

Originally listed for $2.6 million, the Excelsior District firehouse at 724 Brazil Avenue which served as the setting for “Mia’s house” in the Princess Diaries has sold for $1,850,000, a sale which will be considered to have been “at asking” according to industry reports as the list price was... Read More »

Draft Design For Building To Replace Historic Market Street Bar

Draft Design For Building To Replace Historic Market Street Bar

As we first reported earlier this week, a new set of plans have been submitted to Planning for a proposed five-story residential building to rise across the Market Street site which includes the Lucky 13 bar and adjacent patio and parking lot. In order to make way for the... Read More »

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Up until the early 1940s, the parcel upon which UCSF’s current 10-acre Laurel Heights campus was built was part of the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Transferred to the San Francisco Unified School District, the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company purchased the property from the SFUSD in 1953 and built its corporate... Read More »

The Priciest Apartment In San Francisco At $3,165 Per Square Foot

The Priciest Apartment In San Francisco At $3,165 Per Square Foot

Referenced by a plugged-in reader last week, while the 3,318-square-foot unit #1601 within The Royal Towers at 1750 Taylor Street isn’t listed on the MLS, it is for sale and asking $10.5 million, a sale at which would make it the priciest apartment (condo/co-op) in San Francisco at $3,165... Read More »

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

The very first “Top Chef” home, in which the show’s Season 1 contenders lived while competing in San Francisco, the five-bedroom pad at 3159 Baker Street was listed for rent at $12,500 a month back in 2009.  And soon thereafter, the property was listed for sale asking $3,895,000, but... Read More »