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$60M Price Cut For Hillsborough Estate, Seller Agrees To Move

$60M Price Cut For Hillsborough Estate, Seller Agrees To Move

On the market for $100 million in 2013, the asking price for the 47.5-acre de Guigne estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which includes a 16,000-square-foot mansion, has been dropped to $39.9 million. And the condition that the buyer grant the seller, Christian de Guigne IV, a... Read More »

House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

Purchased as a half-finished project for $951,000 in cash on the courthouse steps in 2014, Maven Investments was planning to chop down the 75-foot-tall redwood tree behind the Corona Heights home at 3066 Market Street in order to provide a more “open aesthetic” and “family friendly” backyard for its... Read More »

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

Speaking of underutilized city property, the sale of the five-story building at 30 Van Ness Avenue which sits on a Mid-Market parcel zoned for development up to 400 feet in height has been authorized by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors with a price of no less than $87 million.... Read More »

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Oakland’s City Council has picked Orton Development’s proposal for renovating and redeveloping the city’s long-shuttered 215,000-square-foot Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center across from Lake Merritt and the City will now enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement for the project. Orton’s plans include a renovation of the center’s Calvin Simmons Theatre and... Read More »

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

Built for C. Earl Dawson in 1939 on what was then a 130-acre assemblage of land purchased from the University of California in 1936, the 17,000-square-foot Rancho San Antonio estate now occupies a 5.6-acre parcel at 11627 Dawson Drive in Los Altos Hills. Purchased for $6 million in 1997,... Read More »

Upper Market Penthouse Sale Hints At Slowdown

Upper Market Penthouse Sale Hints At Slowdown

Purchased for $949,000 in April of 2014, the one-bedroom penthouse unit #504 atop The Century at 2200 Market Street has re-sold with a reported contract price of $1,025,018 having been re-listed for $999,000 this past May. On an apples-to-apples basis, that’s equal to average annual appreciation of 6.5 percent... Read More »

Entire Home Headed East For Urban School Expansion

Entire Home Headed East For Urban School Expansion

Built in 1904 and standing in the way of the Urban School’s Academic and Athletics Center expansion project, the entire 2,850-square-foot home at 1637 Oak Street has been lifted onto a temporary track and is slowly headed east. The home should come to rest upon its new foundation by... Read More »

‘Over Asking’ But $100K Less Than 5 Months Ago

‘Over Asking’ But $100K Less Than 5 Months Ago

The Park Hill penthouse unit #701W which was purchased for $1.1 million five months ago returned to the market listed for $995,000 in May. This past Friday, the sale of the renovated one-bedroom quietly closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1 million, officially ‘over asking’ according to... Read More »

Self-Storage Facility Plans To Add Penthouse Units For People

Self-Storage Facility Plans To Add Penthouse Units For People

The owners of City Storage, the four-story, self-storage facility at 500 Indiana Street, at the edge of Mission Bay, Dogpatch and Potrero Hill, are working on plans to add a fifth floor with seventeen “penthouse” apartments for people. The proposed addition includes one three-bedroom, seven two-bedrooms, four one-bedrooms, and... Read More »

Former Socialist Party Hall Fetches $6.5M In The Mission

Former Socialist Party Hall Fetches $6.5M In The Mission

The former meeting hall at 143 Albion Street, which was once home to San Francisco’s Socialist Party, as well as to Tom Waddel, the late founder of the Gay Games, has traded hands for a reported $6.5 million. Built in 1907 and originally known as Tivoli Hall (or ‘Equality... Read More »

Remodel Of Recently Restored $23.5M Mansion Underway

Remodel Of Recently Restored $23.5M Mansion Underway

Built for the Spreckels family in 1905 and remodeled by renowned architect Albert Farr in 1929, the 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights mansion at 2520 Pacific Avenue was purchased from the son of former San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto (Joseph Alioto, Jr.) for $6.3 million in 1997. The buyers spent the... Read More »

The Pink House Pulls $7.9 Million

The Pink House Pulls $7.9 Million

Listed for $11.75 million in 2012, the asking price for “The Pink House” on Belvedere Island was reduced four times, and by nearly four million dollars, before the property, which was designed by legendary architect John Mead Howells, was withdrawn from the market in 2013. Listed for rent at $17,500 a month... Read More »

Getty Mansion Sells For $12.5M, One Million More Than In 2002

Getty Mansion Sells For $12.5M, One Million More Than In 2002

The Pacific Heights mansion at 2900 Vallejo Street which William and Vanessa Getty purchased for $11.5 million in 2002, listed for $16 million a little over a year ago and reduced to $14.5 million in November, has just closed escrow with a reported contract price of $12.5 million. Designed... Read More »

Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Despite the Planning Department’s support for the project two years ago, San Francisco’s Planning Commission denied Orchard Supply Hardware’s bid to convert the Pacific Sales building at 975 Bryant Street into a 33,000 square foot OSH with a nursery on the roof, raising a number of questions as to... Read More »

One Rincon’s Second Tower In Contract, Likely Going Condo

With less than half the tower’s 298 units currently occupied despite having started leasing in early 2014, One Rincon Hill’s northwest tower is reportedly in contract to be sold for $400 million.  And while currently operating as an apartment building, the application to clear the way for the individual... Read More »