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Plans to Revitalize the Pedestrian Realm

Plans to Revitalize the Pedestrian Realm

Plans to “revitalize the pedestrian realm” at the base of 101 California are in the works. And in addition to “updating” the existing glass enclosure of the tower’s lobby – employing larger glass panels and a new, muted, mullion scheme – the tower’s corner plaza is to be completely... Read More »

Trendyloin Penthouse Finally Trades after Nine Years on the Market

Trendyloin Penthouse Finally Trades after Nine Years on the Market

Back in 2009, the roughly 3,600 square foot penthouse unit #2101 atop The Hamilton at 631 O’Farrell Street hit the market with a $4.5 million price tag, as we first reported at the time. Subsequently remodeled and relisted multiple times over the past nine years, including with a post-remodel... Read More »

Up and Down on the Edge of Nob Hill

Up and Down on the Edge of Nob Hill

Having sold as new for $1.235 million in March of 2014, the 1,143-square-foot unit #511 at 1788 Clay Street (a.k.a. Marlow) has just traded hands with a $1.48 million contract price. And yes, on a straight line basis, that’s “up 19.8 percent!” since the first quarter of 2014. But... Read More »

Historic Lower Haight Theater Lofts Unit Takes a Little Hit

Historic Lower Haight Theater Lofts Unit Takes a Little Hit

Purchased for $1.62 million in August of 2015, the 1,845-square-foot loft unit #106 in the historic Theatre Lofts building at 560 Haight Street, a “chic industrial” conversion which “features double height windows, steel beams, vintage polished concrete and great ceiling volume,” returned to the market priced at $1.695 million... Read More »

Another, Bigger, Sub-2015 Sale in South Beach

Another, Bigger, Sub-2015 Sale in South Beach

As we wrote when we noted the slightly sub-2015 sale price for the one-bedroom unit #403 at 72 Townsend Street last year, “if you’re kicking yourself for having missed yet another anomalous and cherry-picked outcome (as some will certainly continue to rationalize), please don’t. Instead, turn your attention to... Read More »

Cause of Transit Center’s Cracks and Proposed Fix Revealed

Cause of Transit Center’s Cracks and Proposed Fix Revealed

The forensic engineering team (LPI) engaged to identify the root cause of the two fissures/fractures which caused the emergency closure of San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, a month after it opened, has reached a preliminary conclusion and a possible fix has been drafted. According to the team, the... Read More »

Puttin’ on the Ritz for $325K Less

Puttin’ on the Ritz for $325K Less

Purchased as new for $2.2 million in early 2008, right as the Great Recession was picking up steam, the two-bedroom, two-bath Ritz-Carlton Residences unit #2101 at 690 Market Street quietly resold at the end of 2014 with a $2.125 million contract price. Boasting “expansive windows to capture stunning city... Read More »

Up and Down in the Inner Mission Take Two

Up and Down in the Inner Mission Take Two

Purchased for $950,000 in June of 2015, the modern two-bedroom unit #411 at 1875 Mission Street (aka “M@1875”) returned to the market listed for $1,050,000 this past August, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 10.5 percent for the “luxurious, stylish and modern top floor [Mission... Read More »

Peter Thiel’s Former Mansion Quietly Sold for $7.4 Million

Peter Thiel’s Former Mansion Quietly Sold for $7.4 Million

While we missed it at the time, as correctly noted by a plugged-in reader last week, the Marina District mansion that PayPal co-founder turned iconic Silicon Valley venture capitalist and hedge manager, Peter Thiel, purchased for $6.5 million in 2010 and then spent a pretty penny to reconfigure and redecorate,... Read More »

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

The draft findings as to what caused the cracked beams which suddenly closed San Francisco’s brand new transit center are slated to be delivered to the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) by December 17 along with a draft repair strategy and proposed fix. But with a peer review... Read More »