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Warm Wishes for a Bountiful Thanksgiving and Food for Thought

Warm Wishes for a Bountiful Thanksgiving and Food for Thought

Having been rebuilt, remodeled and expanded to 3,500 square feet, the modernized Mission District Victorian at 948 Hampshire Street traded hands for $3.8 million in December of 2015. The new kitchen is outfitted with a marble waterfall island, dual Thermador ovens and an operable wall of glass, perfect for... Read More »

Non-Supersized Plans for Lucky Penny Site Slated for Approval

Non-Supersized Plans for Lucky Penny Site Slated for Approval

The supersized plans for a 10-story building to rise up to 105 feet in height upon the shuttered Lucky Penny site at the corner of Geary and Masonic have been abandoned. Instead, the project team is back to pushing forward with plans for an 8-story building to rise up... Read More »

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

Boutique Market Street Infill Building Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014 but waylaid by a requested Discretionary Review (DR), the plans for a boutique 8-story building to rise on the underdeveloped parcel at 1870 Market Street, between the older 4-story building at 1874-1878 Market Street and the newish 8-story building dubbed “Venn on Market,” could... Read More »

Plans for Major Mid-Market Development Revealed

Plans for Major Mid-Market Development Revealed

With Nordstrom Inc. having inked a deal to sell its parking lot parcel for 176 cars at 469 Stevenson Street, between Fifth and Sixth, plans to develop the underdeveloped Mid-Market site have been drawn. As rendered by Mark Cavagnero Associates for the development team, the 16-story development could yield... Read More »

Plans for Prominent Market Street Site Qualify for Streamlined Review

Plans for Prominent Market Street Site Qualify for Streamlined Review

The big plans for a 96-unit building to rise up to 85 feet in height at the intersection of Market and Duboce, behind the historic façade of the former Gantner Brothers’ Funeral Home building at 1965 Market Street, have just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and approval. While... Read More »

Blanc de Blanc in Downtown San Francisco

Blanc de Blanc in Downtown San Francisco

Purchased as new for $1.275 million in February of 2014, the penultimate “penthouse” unit #1001 atop the Stanley Saitowitz designed boutique building at 1080 Sutter Street dubbed “Blanc” resold in December of 2015 for $1.450 million, representing total appreciation of 13.7 percent, or 7.2 percent per year, over those 22... Read More »

Noe Valley View Home Fails to Fetch 2015-Era Price

Noe Valley View Home Fails to Fetch 2015-Era Price

Newly built on a wide Noe Valley view lot which was purchased for $1.185 million in May of 2015, the contemporary 3,675-square-foot home at 1644 Diamond Street hit the market this past March priced at $3.895 million or roughly $1,060 per square foot. Reduced to $3.695 million in April,... Read More »

Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Purchased as an oceanfront “fixer” for $11 million in April of 2015, plans to demolish the existing 4,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue are in the works. And as envisioned, a modern 10,400-square-foot mansion, which includes a 2,000-square-foot basement garage, will rise up to 30 feet in height... Read More »

Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

The downsized plans for a modular 29-story tower to rise up to 350 feet in height on the corner of Franklin and 21st Street in Uptown Oakland have just received a favorable environmental review, qualifying as an urban infill project per the California Environmental Quality Act and having been... Read More »

Eight-Figure Folly or Cunning Cow Hollow Flip?

Eight-Figure Folly or Cunning Cow Hollow Flip?

Listed for $12.5 million six months ago, the brand new 6,000-square-foot Cow Hollow mansion at 2528 Union Street ended up selling for $12.0 million on the first of September, the sale of which resulted in a $330,000 transfer tax being paid by the development team (which shares the same last... Read More »