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Planning Rules In Favor Of Modern Mission Bay Development

Planning Rules In Favor Of Modern Mission Bay Development

Having been completely redesigned by Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Kilroy Realty’s “Exchange on 16th,” a 700,000-square-foot office and retail development to rise at 16th and Owens on Mission Bay Block 40, was at risk of having to be re-approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission. But in consultation... Read More »

A New Home For Family House

A New Home For Family House

With 200 units of affordable housing slated to soon break ground on the western three-quarters of Mission Bay Block 7, construction on a new 92,000-square-foot home for Family House is underway on the eastern quarter of the block, fronting Third Street between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North.... Read More »

Scoop: New Designs For Big Mission And 16th Street Development

Scoop: New Designs For Big Mission And 16th Street Development

The formal environmental review for a proposed 331-unit development to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, at the entrance to the 16th Street BART Station, is about to get underway.  And with it, we now have the latest renderings for the... Read More »

Billionaires Row Mansion Officially Listed For $39M

Billionaires Row Mansion Officially Listed For $39M

Listed for $32 million in 2010, the 16,400-square-foot Gold Coast home at 2701 Broadway ended up selling to celebrity chef Roxanne Klein and her entrepreneur/environmentalist husband Michael Klein (who once toured with The Dead) for $27 million in early 2012. Designed by James Miller and built for a lumber... Read More »

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

Plans For 76 Micro-Units And A 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 $1,350 Per Square Foot

Modern Architecture On Albion Priced At $1,350 Per Square 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 »