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Development Challenged for Looking Too Upscale

Development Challenged for Looking Too Upscale

Plans to level the former N&S Auto Body Shop at 1924 Mission Street and construct a new 80-foot-tall building, with 11 apartments over a ground floor retail space fronting Mission, are being challenged by “Our Mission No Eviction” which has requested a formal Discretionary Review (DR) of the development... Read More »

Pedigreed Postmodern on the Peninsula for $15 Million

Pedigreed Postmodern on the Peninsula for $15 Million

Built for David Kelley, the founder of IDEO and Stanford Design School, and designed by the late Italian architect, Ettore Sottsass, founder of Sottsass Associati and the Memphis group, the postmodern Woodside home at 1250 Canada Road is hidden behind the five-acre estate’s equestrian center. The home, which is... Read More »

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

With Sinbad’s having been razed to make room for the San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal Expansion project, which includes the construction of two new berthing facilities (Gates F and G) and a new Bayside promenade with covered passenger queuing areas on the south side of the Ferry Building, the groundbreaking... Read More »

Mid-Century Modern Mill Valley Gem Fetches $2.8 Million

Mid-Century Modern Mill Valley Gem Fetches $2.8 Million

Designed by Daniel Liebermann and built out of old-growth redwood, glass and brick back in 1962, the Mid-Century Modern Mill Valley home at 861 Lovell Avenue, which was listed for $2.795 million, has sold for $2.8 million. The main two-bedroom home sits on a 1.25-acre wooded lot, with a... Read More »

New Offering for a Banker’s Eight-Figure Presidio Heights Pad

New Offering for a Banker’s Eight-Figure Presidio Heights Pad

The Presidio Heights mansion at 3444 Washington Street, which onetime Bank of America Chairman and CEO, David Coulter, purchased along with his wife, Susan Weeks Coulter, for $15.225 million in 2006 is now back on the market with an $18 million price tag. As plugged-in people might recall, the... Read More »

Go Eat in Your Room

Go Eat in Your Room

As we noted yesterday, the proposed eight units to replace the existing garage and storage rooms of the six-unit building at 4640 Balboa average 255 square feet apiece. But to be a bit more precise, the plans calls for adding seven studios averaging 240 square feet on the building’s... Read More »

Positioning to Break Ground on Former Freeway Parcel T

Positioning to Break Ground on Former Freeway Parcel T

The building permit for the the modern building and beer hall to rise on the slender Central Freeway Parcel T, fronting Octavia Boulevard between Page and Rose in Hayes Valley, is in the works. Plans to raze the adjacent office building at 165 Page and incorporate its parcel into... Read More »

Externalizing Parking to Double Density as Proposed

Externalizing Parking to Double Density as Proposed

Purchased as a six-unit apartment building with eight bedrooms and a six-car garage for $1.452 million in the first quarter of 2013, plans to add eight new apartments, with nine new bedrooms, at 4640 Balboa Street have been drafted and neighbors need not be worried about losing a view.... Read More »

Plans for 115-Unit Tenderloin Development Revealed

Plans for 115-Unit Tenderloin Development Revealed

The formal application to level the two-story garage at 550 O’Farrell Street, out of which Hertz Rent a Car has been operating, has been submitted to the City for review. And as proposed, a 13-story building designed by Brick for Prabhas Kejriwal’s Sandhill O’Farrell LLC will rise up to... Read More »

Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence

Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence

Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013, the Napa Valley estate dubbed “Eight Palms” at 347 South Crane Avenue in St. Helena was subsequently remodeled over the course of two years by the company’s design team and returned to the market last... Read More »