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Ritz-Carlton Club Planning To Convert Hotel Rooms To Condos

Ritz-Carlton Club Planning To Convert Hotel Rooms To Condos

When the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences project was originally approved for development, adding eight stories to the old Chronicle Building at 690 Market Street and converting it to residential use, roughly half of the project’s 106 units were to be condos and the other half “hotel rooms,” structured as time-share units which could be sold Read More »

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

When the young tech couple “who like to entertain” purchased the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street for $7 million earlier this year, it became the most expensive home to have ever traded hands in Noe Valley.  And that was just their starting point. Hidden behind an LLC, the couple has also quietly acquired the adjacent Read More »

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

One of two multi-level condos which replaced the perennially plagued restaurant space at the base of the iconic Beaux-Arts Building at 1001 California Street, the building from which Vincent Friia once ruled over real estate in San Francisco, “Townhouse No. 2″ has been on the market, but unlisted, seeking $4,750,000. Last week, the 4,318 square Read More »

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Designed by the Reid Brothers and built in 1901 at the corner of San Jose and Geneva Avenues for the San Mateo Electric Railway Company, the landmark Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse complex has sat abandoned since 1989 when damaged in the Loma Prieta Earthquake, twenty-five years ago today. Slated to be demolished by the Read More »

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

The owners of the 86-unit Kirkham Heights apartment complex at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham have filed a proposal to demolish the existing complex and redevelop the 6-acre site at the base of Mount Sutro with up to 460 new units in a series of buildings rising up to 40-feet in height. The development would be Read More »

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

Forest City’s proposed 5M Project spans a 4-acre site roughly bounded by Mission, Fifth, Howard and Mary Streets in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district and includes the renovation and construction of nearly two million square feet of space, with up to 1,200 new residences and 150,000 square feet of ground floor retail, educational Read More »

Two Million Over Asking For Esherick Designed Pac Heights House

Two Million Over Asking For Esherick Designed Pac Heights House

Designed by renowned architect Joseph Esherick and built in 1962, the Mid-Century Modern “Larsen House” at 2610 Scott Street hit the market in Pacific Heights last month listed for $9.75 million.  And after 19 days on the market, the sale of the 4,656-square-foot home has closed escrow with a reported contract price of Read More »

Project To Prioritize Public Sites For Redevelopment Is Underway

Project To Prioritize Public Sites For Redevelopment Is Underway

In response to Mayor Ed Lee’s last State of the City address, and perhaps a certain Civil Grand Jury Report, an inter-agency working group has initiated the Public Sites Portfolio project, “to help San Francisco address some of its most pressing issues such as housing, transportation, and neighborhood sustainability…through the re-utilization of selected City-owned properties.” Read More »

Infamous Dogpatch Party Pad Sells For $2.2M

Infamous Dogpatch Party Pad Sells For $2.2M

Greg Bronstein’s former Dogpatch party pad at 1200 Indiana Street, complete with a cantilevered hot tub overlooking the living room island and a temple to showering behind, was foreclosed upon and sold for $2.179 million on the courthouse steps in San Francisco yesterday afternoon. On the market for a little over two million in 2006, Read More »

Pinterest Drops Design Center Plans, Signs New Lease In SoMa

According to a spokesperson for the company, Pinterest has dropped its plans to move into the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street and has signed a lease for space at 651 Brannan Street instead.  And it’s a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. As we first reported last month, Read More »

Church Selling Hayes Valley “Farm” Site For Condos To Rise

Church Selling Hayes Valley “Farm” Site For Condos To Rise

The Saint Paulus Evangelical Lutheran Church has quietly placed its Hayes Valley parcel at 950 Gough Street on the market, along with plans for a condo development to rise up to 80 feet on the site at the corner of Gough and Eddy. A fire destroyed the ornate St. Paulus Evangelical Lutheran Church which had Read More »

An Outrageous Assemblage Of Units Atop Fontana West For $5.9M

An Outrageous Assemblage Of Units Atop Fontana West For $5.9M

If the combined two units don’t offer enough space for you, the sale of “1050 North Point #1502″ includes another two-bedroom unit across the hall (1050 North Point #1501).  And the views from that unit aren’t too shabby either. All remodeled with high-end finishes, including floating walls, slabs of marble, custom LED light installations, and Read More »

Twitter Won’t Be Expanding Into “1 Tenth”

Twitter Won’t Be Expanding Into “1 Tenth”

The ten-story building at 875 Stevenson Street was constructed as an expansion of the San Francisco Mart and Western Merchandise Exchange building at 1355 Market Street in 1975. Recently re-skinned and redeveloped as part of Shorenstein’s Market Square development, and with plans for a 35-foot skybridge to be built between the upper floors of the Read More »

Looking For A Storied San Francisco Firehouse?

Looking For A Storied San Francisco Firehouse?

Used as the setting for Mia’s house in the Princess Diaries, as opposed to her high school, the Engine Company 43 firehouse was built at 724 Brazil Avenue in 1911, with over 4,500 square feet of building space on a double lot. Designed for horse-drawn carriages, the lower level of the firehouse boasts 18 foot Read More »

A False Sense Of Preservation In SF?

A False Sense Of Preservation In SF?

While the proposed Polk Gulch development to rise twelve stories on Pine Street isn’t facing any significant opposition from its neighbors, San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is encouraging the Planning Commission to require an alternative design. As we first reported about Arquitectonica’s design for the 1545 Pine Street project earlier this year, the plan is Read More »