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Worth The Wait: 900 Minnesota (An Update)

Worth The Wait: 900 Minnesota (An Update)

An update on the redevelopment of 900 Minnesota (the former Esprit campus) from an insider: “he project is now expected to deliver finished homes this fall (2007) in the adapted/ renovated brick buildings. The second phase will follow over the subsequent 10 months. Recycling pre-existing materials has taken longer... Read More »

The Epitome of Gracious Green Living

The Epitome of Gracious Green Living

Okay, so it might be across the bay (Oakland Hills), but we’ve always had a thing for the integration of garage doors and living space. And we can’t help but feature a property that’s (self) described as “the epitome of gracious green living.” Designed by Sallie Lang of Bliss... Read More »

900 Minnesota: Now And Then

900 Minnesota: Now And Then

The former Esprit de Corp. headquarters in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood (900 Minnesota) is being “deconstructed” and its lumber recycled (a practice that’s both “environmentally sound as well as lucrative”). In its place, Build Inc. is developing 142 new condominiums, “a commercial component, a café, 168 inside parking spaces... Read More »

Arterra Update: 19% Pre-Sold?

Arterra Update: 19% Pre-Sold?

According to a tipster, around 50 of 269 condos have been pre-sold at Arterra over the past ten days. No breakdown on what percentage of the 50 were pre-pre-sold to friends and family (or inside sales), or what percentage have been reserved versus receiving non-refundable deposits. Occupancy is slated... Read More »

Raising The Bar On Green Building

Raising The Bar On Green Building

It’s a bit south (Santa Monica), but the house is still worth noting for two reasons: 1. it’s the first home in the country to be “given ‘platinum’ status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s influential LEED rating system (for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design),” and 2. it’s... Read More »

A Tale Of Two Green Houses

A Tale Of Two Green Houses

One Green house sells within days for nearly two million dollars (520 Clipper). The other Green house languishes on the market, is reduced twice, and is still available for about a million (338 Holladay). The owner/builder of the second house draws the conclusion that people could “care less” about... Read More »

Plant Some Trees Or Landscape Some Sidewalk

Plant Some Trees Or Landscape Some Sidewalk

The SFHomeBlog makes a great discovery that well deserves to be passed around: The Department of Public Works – Bureau of Urban Forestry is now accepting for sidewalk landscaping . In addition to planting trees, this permit allows property owners to convert a portion of the sidewalk in... Read More »

Salvaging An Office

Salvaging An Office

It’s no ScrapHouse, but then again, it’s permanent. The Chronicle profiles the “recycled” new office of Intero Real Estate in Walnut Creek (designed by Holey Associates of San Francisco and built by Doug Allinger): High design it ain’t. But this conversion of a drive-through bank offers something that today... Read More »

Build It Green

Build It Green

Build It Green is a “professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient buildings in California.” The organization offers workshops, green home tours (next tour on June 4th), and general information about green building. ∙ Build It Green: Workshops for Homeowners ∙ Build... Read More »