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Let There Be Light (and New Condos) on Potrero Hill

Let There Be Light (and New Condos) on Potrero Hill

Speaking of churches, condos and seeing the light, the proposed development to rise up to 40-feet in height at 540 De Haro Street, across the street from the Anchor Steam Brewery and adjacent to the Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, has been slightly redesigned and will try again... Read More »

Word Up by 2.3 Percent per Year

Word Up by 2.3 Percent per Year

Purchased for $1.55 million in 2007, the 1,979-square-foot, mid-century modern home in architect-restored condition at 7 Cameo Way returned to the market listed for $1.995 million at the end of last year. Delisted and relisted for $1.795 million in March, the sale at $1.885 million, which closed escrow yesterday,... Read More »

Refined Designs and Momentum for a Bold Van Ness Development

Refined Designs and Momentum for a Bold Van Ness Development

The proposed designs for the bold 13-story building to rise at 1200 Van Ness Avenue have been refined by Woods Bagot, shifting the mass of its eight-story residential tower towards Van Ness as requested by Planning, but eschewing Planning’s “support” for an integration of the existing building on the... Read More »

Designs for Proposed 448-Unit Auto Row Development in Oakland

Designs for Proposed 448-Unit Auto Row Development in Oakland

As proposed and working its way through Planning, the Oakland Acura Dealership at 277 27th Street will be razed and a 18-story building with 448 residential units over 66,500 square feet of retail space will rise across the Auto Row site which covers the majority of the city block... Read More »

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

The sale of the rather pristine Mid-Century Modern infill pad at 3610 Washington Street, which was designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $11,300,001; exactly $2,000 per square foot.... Read More »

New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

For the past 30 years, Center Hardware has been located in the warehouse building at 249 Pennsylvania/999 Mariposa, sitting on a parcel which abuts I-280 to the east and Pennsylvania Garden to the south at the base of Potrero Hill. Center Hardware’s lease is about to expire. And as... Read More »

$8M Price Cut for a New Silicon Valley Villa

$8M Price Cut for a New Silicon Valley Villa

Newly built on a 1.5-acre Atherton lot which was purchased for $7.25 million in 2013, the 16,500-square-foot “contemporary Italian villa” at 47 Camino por los Arboles, which was “designed with Silicon Valley living in mind,” was listed for $42.8 million in March. And yesterday, the asking price was reduced... Read More »

Two New Mission Bay Parks Now Slated for End of Summer Openings

Two New Mission Bay Parks Now Slated for End of Summer Openings

While originally scheduled to open in May and June respectively, Mission Bay’s new one-acre Children’s Park at the intersection of Long Bridge and China Basin Streets and the 2.4-acre Mariposa Park at the corner of Mariposa and Owens, on the southern most portion of Mission Bay between Interstate 280... Read More »

Asking $22 Million for a Stately Pacific Heights Compound

Asking $22 Million for a Stately Pacific Heights Compound

Purchased as a legal three-unit building, which had long been used as a single-family home, for $7.3 million in early 2014, an application to merge two of the three units was approved, the building was gutted, and “2476 Broadway” has just returned to the market as a contemporary 9,340-square-foot... Read More »

More Density and Modern Design for Polk Gulch Project Proposed

More Density and Modern Design for Polk Gulch Project Proposed

As originally proposed in 2013, and approved the next year, the one-story City Rent-A-Car building at 1433 Bush Street, between Polk and Van Ness, was to be razed, and in its place a 10-story building dubbed “Casa D’Ambrosio,” with 32 condos, 26 residential parking spaces and a replacement ground... Read More »