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From Nondescript To A Lot Less Discreet, At Least For Now

From Nondescript To A Lot Less Discreet, At Least For Now

The old Vortex Room was tucked away in a nondescript building without any signs and barely an address at 1082 Howard Street. But the proposed nine-story building to rise on the site, with eight full-floor condos designed by Natoma Architects, would be a lot less discreet and easier to... Read More »

Refined Designs And Closer To Reality For Condos And A Church

Refined Designs And Closer To Reality For Condos And A Church

The designs for the proposed eight-story building to rise on the southeast corner of Gough and Eddy, now with 87 condos over a 10,000-square-foot church, have been refined and newly rendered. And as a plugged-in tipster reports, the City’s Recreation and Park Commission has determined that the development’s future... Read More »

Tenderloin Development Challenged (Again)

Tenderloin Development Challenged (Again)

The limited-service post office at 101 Hyde and Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin, which primarily provides post office boxes and package services to low-income neighborhood residents without a permanent address, is slated to be razed. And as approved, an eight‐story building with 85 apartments over 5,000 square feet... Read More »

Villa de Martini Fetches $9.998 Million On Telegraph Hill

Villa de Martini Fetches $9.998 Million On Telegraph Hill

Purchased for $8,750,000 in late 2004, after which it was painstakingly remodeled, preserving much of the home’s original architectural detailing (not including the new kitchen nor baths), the 6,166-square-foot “Villa de Martnini” at 298 Chestnut Street has sold for $9,998,000. The Mediterranean-styled estate was built on a triple-wide Telegraph... Read More »

Designs For A Modern Folsom Street Plaza

Designs For A Modern Folsom Street Plaza

A compact new PG&E substation addition will rise 30-feet in height adjacent to the much larger one at the corner of Folsom and Fremont which will remain in place. The new building will be set back 30 feet from the sidewalk, with a concrete façade designed by Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma... Read More »

Proposed NoPa Development Redesigned And Supersized

Proposed NoPa Development Redesigned And Supersized

The original plan for redeveloping the old Alouis Radiator shop on the southeast corner of Divisadero and Grove called for retaining the existing building’s façade along Divisadero and constructing sixteen residential units in a five-story addition behind. But with zoning changes allowing for increased density along the Divisadero corridor... Read More »

Locksley Hall Fetches $47.5 Million

Locksley Hall Fetches $47.5 Million

Locksley Hall, the 9,235 square foot mansion perched on an acre of land with a pool at the southern tip of Belvedere, overlooking San Francisco with bridge to bridge views, has sold for a record setting $47.5 million. Built around 1900 for a prominent banker, the sellers who acquired the... Read More »

Grubstake Buyer Pursuing Redevelopment Plans

Grubstake Buyer Pursuing Redevelopment Plans

Prior to closing escrow on his purchase of the iconic Grubstake restaurant at 1525 Pine Street, buyer Nicholas Pigott quietly engaged D-Scheme Studio to draft plans for razing the restaurant and constructing a slender seven-story building on the Polk Gulch site, with 28 small residential units averaging around 400... Read More »

The Infamous “G” Slashes Infinity Penthouse Price By 27 Percent

The Infamous “G” Slashes Infinity Penthouse Price By 27 Percent

While it was never officially listed on the MLS, the infamous Gurbaksh Chahal (a.k.a. “G”) has been trying to unload his 3,355 square foot penthouse unit #37B atop the Infinity at 301 Main Street for $12 million, as we first reported in April. And last night, the penthouse was... Read More »

Foreclosure Foreshadowing In The Mission

Foreclosure Foreshadowing In The Mission

A plugged-in tipster reports that the single-story building at 668 Guerrero Street in the Mission, just down the street from Tartine, was foreclosed upon and sold for $2,481,000 in cash on the courthouse steps Monday.  That’s $194,198.96 more than the lenders were owed. And while plans have yet to... Read More »