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Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Built in 1930, purchased in a foreclosure sale for $2.4 million in 2003, and renovated in 2004, the Spanish Mediterranean home at 685 Marina Boulevard hasn’t been stripped of its original style and character. But modern features (such as heated bathroom floors) and amenities (pot filler alert) have been seamlessly... Read More »

Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

As we first reported earlier this year, the original design for Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in Mission Bay was scrapped after a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler arose and SHoP Architects was then awarded the project, the model for which we first revealed and... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Facing an uphill battle with neighborhood groups and a potential conflict with San Francisco’s Downtown Area Plan which calls for building heights to taper down to the shoreline of the Bay, “to avoid visual disruption along the water while preserving topography and views,” the proposed height of the residential... Read More »

697-Square-Foot Carriage House Fetches $1,400 Per Foot

697-Square-Foot Carriage House Fetches $1,400 Per Foot

The modern 697-square-foot carriage house at 46 Mars, which is technically a condo as it shares a parcel with the house in front, has sold for $975,000 or $1,398 per square foot. While small in size, the carriage house is large in style and was renovated to make the... Read More »

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

The design for the proposed 17-story Rincon Hill development with 180 condos to replace the Sound Factory Club building at 525 Harrison Street has been refined by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for Hines. But the design for the project hasn’t been altered to accommodate a new Bay Bridge off-ramp to... Read More »

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that The Toboni Group, the developer of... Read More »

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

The designs for an eight-story building with 95 condos over a 10,000-square-foot church to rise on the southeast corner of Gough and Eddy are one step closer to being blessed by Planning as the environmental review for the project has been completed and no red flags have been raised.... Read More »

Bayfront ‘Tuscan Villa’ Fetches $13M

Bayfront ‘Tuscan Villa’ Fetches $13M

On the market for $24 million in 2010, the ‘Tuscan Villa’ across the bay at 125 Belvedere Avenue on Belvedere Island has sold for $13 million having been re-listed for $15.9 million earlier this year. Designed by Andrew Skurman and re-built in 2007, a funicular delivers residents and guests... Read More »

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Plans to raze the shuttered Ginsberg’s Dublin Pub on the corner of Bay and Mason, and build a boutique four-story hotel on the site, are moving forward and the project has been dubbed “Rainflower.” As designed by NC2, the proposed development which borders North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf includes... Read More »

Yurt!

Yurt!

For $3.375 million you can own a rather nice yurt on two-and-a-quarter acres of land in Bolinas. Okay, so there’s also a rather nice three-bedroom “eco home” that’s solar powered, with a southwestern exposure overlooking 40 acres of natural open space, on the property at 160 Overlook Drive as... Read More »

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

If you think Bay Bridge traffic and congestion are bad now, or happen to be Hines which is working on plans for 180 condos to rise up to 16 stories on the Rincon Hill parcel at 525 Harrison Street, the current site of the Factory Club and Auto Spa,... Read More »

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Scheduled for last month but waylaid when outdated information was posted in the required project notification at the building site, the public hearing for the proposed five-story development to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street, with 27 apartments over three retail spaces and... Read More »

St. Luke’s Hospital Design Refined And Newly Rendered

St. Luke’s Hospital Design Refined And Newly Rendered

With construction underway and Sutter Health/CPMC aiming for a grand opening in 2019, the exterior design for the replacement St. Luke’s hospital to rise up to 142 feet in height along Cesar Chavez Street in the Mission has been refined, adding detail to the slab façade (versus as originally... Read More »

Russian Hill Condo Misses The $3K Mark (But Fetches $6.9M)

Russian Hill Condo Misses The $3K Mark (But Fetches $6.9M)

Listed for $7.5 million last month, twice the price at which the three-bedroom Russian Hill condo had been purchased at the end of 2013 prior to being completely remodeled by Black Mountain Construction with April Sheldon Design, and a sale at which would have topped $3,000 per square foot,... Read More »

Bayview Castle Fails To Land Its Lannister

Bayview Castle Fails To Land Its Lannister

The listing for the two-unit Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street, which is not to be confused with the Bayview castle at 1540 Newhall Street nor the Albion Castle 881 Innes Avenue, has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale. Having traded hands for $880,000 in 2006, the Pomona... Read More »