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Plans For 76 Micro-Units And A Quick Multi-Million Dollar Flip

Plans For 76 Micro-Units And A Quick Multi-Million Dollar Flip

As we first reported last August: The long-standing 10th Street Car Wash at the corner of Harrison and 10th which has occupied the Western SoMa site since 1969 is in contract to be sold and plans to develop the parcel have just been submitted to Planning. As proposed, a five... Read More »

Affordable 200-Unit Mission Bay Building Slated To Break Ground

Affordable 200-Unit Mission Bay Building Slated To Break Ground

The building permits for 200 affordable apartments to rise on the western portion of Mission Bay Block 7, fronting Fourth Street between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North, were issued last year. And according to a plugged-in source, the ground for the four-story development – a development which... Read More »

Modern Architecture On Albion Priced At $1,350K Per Foot

Modern Architecture On Albion Priced At $1,350K Per Foot

Three new condos designed by Owen Kennerly have risen on Albion Street, in the heart of the Mission between 16th and 17th. And 145 Albion, the 2,185-square-foot “townhome” unit, has just been listed for $2,950,000 or roughly $1,350 per square foot. Features and finishes of the three-bedroom include DuChateau... Read More »

Inside A Late Architect’s Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home

Inside A Late Architect’s Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home

Designed by Herbert Kosovitz in 1971 and the late architect’s residence until last year, behind the unassuming façade at 340 Chestnut is a distinctive interior, finished from the floor to 18-foot ceiling in all-natural wood. A wall of north facing windows frame the bay and skylights illuminate the upper... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut For Modern Atherton Estate

Million Dollar Price Cut For Modern Atherton Estate

Speaking of homes in Atherton, the nearly 11,000-square-foot “Modern Transitional Estate” at 33 Emilie Avenue has just been listed anew for $13.65 million having first been listed for $14.6 million four months ago. Sitting on a .85-acre lot, the home features 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths and a modern/contemporary interior.... Read More »

Oh Laidley Lay: The Refrain

Oh Laidley Lay: The Refrain

Designed by Michael Hennessey Architecture and built by Design Line Construction, the modern four-bedroom Glen Park home at 233 Laidley Street hit the market two months ago listed for $4.2 million. Delisted three weeks later, the 3,400 square-foot home with a wall of rift-sawn oak veneer cabinetry that runs the length of the... Read More »

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

The plan for a proposed 427,000-square-foot ‘innovation campus’ to rise at the base of Potrero Hill – the Hundred Hooper development we first revealed a few weeks ago – is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow.  And it’s a development which could not have been approved just seven... Read More »

Dramatic English Tudor Back On The Market In St. Francis Wood

Dramatic English Tudor Back On The Market In St. Francis Wood

Purchased for $1.9 million ten months ago having already been renovated and retrofitted, the rather dramatic English Tudor home at 141 San Pablo Avenue has just returned to the market listed for $2.475 million or 30 percent more than last March. Built in 1926, the Tudor’s original two-story living room... Read More »

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Left standing like a Hollywood set, two thin brick facades are all that remain of a pair of historic buildings on the north side of Pine between Franklin and Van Ness, clearing the way for two 13-story towers to rise on the 1634 Pine Street site. Dubbed “Rockwell,” the development... Read More »

Quiet $500K Price Cut For Rebuilt Pac Heights Home

Quiet $500K Price Cut For Rebuilt Pac Heights Home

Listed for $6,495,000 two months ago and quietly withdrawn from the MLS after a month on the market without a sale, the completely rebuilt Pacific Heights home at 2807 Clay Street has been listed anew for $5,995,000. A Nova Designs + Builds project, the home features five bedrooms, four... Read More »

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

Purchased for $965,000 in late 2008 with run of the mill floors and finishes and a sub-optimal use of its 1,410-square-foot space, the Oriental Warehouse loft #309 at 650 Delancey Street has been completely remodeled, with reclaimed Settlers’ Plank hardwood floors, new finishes, and a “reimagined” top floor with a... Read More »

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has inked a deal to purchase the 50 First Street development site and plans for the second-tallest tower to rise over 900 feet in San Francisco for $296 million, nearly 150 percent more than the $122 million that local developer TMG Partners and Northwood Investors paid... Read More »

Giants’ Pop-Up Beer Garden And BBQ Yard Aiming For March Open

Giants’ Pop-Up Beer Garden And BBQ Yard Aiming For March Open

The plans for the San Francisco Giants proposed “pop-up” beer garden, barbeque joint and retail area to rise at the corner of Third and Terry A Francois Boulevard, on the northern edge of the Giants’ Parking Lot A, will be presented to the San Francisco Port Commission, which oversees the Port-owned... Read More »

Exclusive: Peek Inside A Builder’s New Noe Valley Designer Home

Exclusive: Peek Inside A Builder’s New Noe Valley Designer Home

Having been foreclosed upon in 2011, the once nondescript Noe Valley home on a large lot at 865 Duncan Street was listed by the bank for $1,295,000 that November and sold for $1,280,000 in April of 2012. The buyer was James Gallagher, the founder of Achill Beg Construction.  And... Read More »

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Approved for development in 2007 but waylaid by the great recession and a parking lot since the former Courthouse Athletic Club Building on the site was hastily razed in 2009, the plans for a five-story condo project to rise across 1.4 acres at 2935 Telegraph Avenue have been dusted... Read More »