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Sneak Peek: Five Designs For The Future Of The Presidio

Sneak Peek: Five Designs For The Future Of The Presidio

While the concepts for the New Presidio Parklands project are slated to be unveiled to the public for the first time next week, we have a sneak peek at the five designs to be presented by CMG Landscape Architecture; James Corner Field Operations; OLIN; SNØHETTA; and the West 8 teams: Based on the concepts and Read More »

Designs For The Development Of A Prominent Rincon Hill Corner

Designs For The Development Of A Prominent Rincon Hill Corner

As we first reported two weeks ago, plans to demolish the Union 76 Station on the northwest corner of First and Harrison have been submitted to Planning.  And on the corner, a 185-unit residential building has been proposed to rise up to 13-stories with 165,000 square feet of residential space, an underground garage with its Read More »

Roman (Holiday Weekend) In San Francisco

Roman (Holiday Weekend) In San Francisco

The 5,200 square foot Cow Hollow home at 2672 Filbert Street was taken down to the studs and rebuilt in 2005, envisioned as “a Roman style city home,” according to the architect. The floor plan spans four levels, with an entry foyer which leads to an open living and dining room and then down the hall Read More »

870 Harrison Street: 26 New Condos On The Map

870 Harrison Street: 26 New Condos On The Map

The latest project from JS Sullivan, 870 Harrison Street was originally approved for development in 2009 but then waylaid by “economic issues and market conditions caused by the economic recession.” Designed by Leavitt Architecture, the 26-unit Central SoMa development, a mix of 18 one-bedrooms and 8 two-bedrooms, is now slated to receive its condo final Read More »

The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

According to a Principal at Retail West, the San Francisco-based firm which has been engaged to lead the retail strategy for Centennial Gateway, the “retail and entertainment destination” to rise directly across the street from the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the project will be “more contemporary, lively, and modern than anything the Bay Read More »

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Related California is planning to start construction on the 56-story tower designed by Architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to rise at the corner of Folsom and First, along with the Fougeron Architecture designed podium and mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, in Spring of 2016. Plans for a total of 653 Read More »

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

The three-bedroom Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street sold for $750,000 in August of 2005.  And in May of 2008, the property was foreclosed upon and re-sold for $499,878 in cash on the courthouse steps. Listed for $758,888 two months later as a “stunningly remodeled single family home,” the property re-sold for $691,000 in Read More »

Forget Flip This House, It’s Time For Flip This Mansion!

Forget Flip This House, It’s Time For Flip This Mansion!

Listed for $11 million last September, the nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion at 3725 Washington Street and former Presidio Heights home of Diana Dollar Hickingbotham Knowles quietly sold for $8,400,000 four months ago. From the listing at the time: “This remarkable property was reinvented by the well-known designer, Michael Taylor, and has extraordinary light-filled public rooms, large spaces and Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: “StoneFire” Development Slated For Approval

Building Up Berkeley: “StoneFire” Development Slated For Approval

Having determined that the construction of the proposed “StoneFire” development would not be detrimental to the “health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, or general welfare” of the people living or working in the area, a requirement of Berkeley’s Municipal Code, the City of Berkeley is slated to approve plans for an eight-story building to rise at Read More »

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors are on their way out and the Oakland A’s have been angling for a move as well, the City of Oakland has just released the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other Read More »

From $1.4M Four Years Ago To $2.3M Today

From $1.4M Four Years Ago To $2.3M Today

Purchased for $1,945,000 in 2007, the modern Noe Valley home at 1420 Douglass Street was foreclosed upon in 2010 and re-sold  by the bank for $1,440,000 four years ago. Listed for “$1,795,000” three weeks ago, the sale of the three-bedroom home with an open floor plan divided by a familiar two-way fireplace and staircase has just closed escrow with a Read More »

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

The two-bedroom bungalow at 5668 Broadway is a half-mile stroll from the Rockridge BART station and Market Hall, and not too much farther from Zachary’s (yes, we have our priorities straight). While remodeled, the interior hasn’t been Dwell-ified and much of the original woodwork has been refinished and remains in place.  At the same time, Read More »

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Not including the future Bayfront Park, a five-and-a-half-acre waterfront expanse across Terry Francois Boulevard with water-oriented activities and large lawns which the development of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena will trigger, the arena project itself includes 3.2 acres of plazas and publicly accessible space. In addition to a proposed 3,700 square foot plaza at the Read More »

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

The designs for a new development to rise in Dogpatch behind the former Police Station at 2300 3rd Street and adjacent to the former Fire Station at 909 Tennessee, a building which was purchased by a plugged-in reader a few year back, have been revised and refined. As proposed, the existing one-story Furniture Innovation warehouse Read More »

Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Plan Revealed!

Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Plan Revealed!

The conceptual plan for the Golden State Warriors’ proposed sports and entertainment center to rise in Mission Bay has been unveiled.  The key components and layout for the 12-acre, mixed-use development include: A state-of-the-art arena and event space with approximately 18,000 seats, Two twelve-story office buildings with 500,000 square feet of space, Between 55,000 and 95,000 Read More »