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Development to Replace Rincon Hill Gas Station Redesigned

Development to Replace Rincon Hill Gas Station Redesigned

Facing pushback from the development team behind Jasper, which recently rose on the 45 Lansing Street parcel next door, as well as the 50 Lansing Street Homeowners Association (which raised a myriad of concerns, including its “design compatibility with the neighborhood”), the proposed 14-story development to rise on the northwest... Read More »

Polk Street Holdout Home Poised for Redevelopment

Polk Street Holdout Home Poised for Redevelopment

Built in 1914, the little single-family home at 2815 Polk Street has been boarded up for years, having been owned by an out of towner and long a target for vagrants and vandals. A local finally managed to buy the building for $820,000 at the end of 2013. And... Read More »

East Bay Ghiradelli Mansion Now Listed for a Million Less

East Bay Ghiradelli Mansion Now Listed for a Million Less

Purchased for $4 million in late 2012, the 6,500-square-foot Piedmont mansion at 636 Highland Avenue, which was built for the Ghirardelli family in the early 1900’s, at which time the East Bay estate included a lot more than a third of an acre of land, returned to the market... Read More »

Revised Designs for Transforming Potrero’s East Slope

Revised Designs for Transforming Potrero’s East Slope

As a condition of its approval last December, the design of the proposed 251-unit market rate development to transform Potrero Hill’s East Slope known as 1395 22nd Street was to be revised, “to better address the topography of the surrounding neighborhood,” both at present and as relatively soon to... Read More »

Hayes Valley Development Grinds to a Halt, Here’s Why

Hayes Valley Development Grinds to a Halt, Here’s Why

Speaking of new developments in Hayes Valley, if it feels like construction on the 139 condos and grocery store space at 555 Fulton Street has ground to a halt, you’re not mistaken. But until the waylaid exterior glass panels for the building, a custom designed skin which features horizontally... Read More »

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Plans to level the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, a Mission District building for which Mx3 Ventures paid a record setting $8.7 million in 2013, have been abandoned. And instead of developing a new five-story building, with 28 condos over 7,300... Read More »

Big Rebel Bar Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Big Rebel Bar Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans for leveling the former Rebel Bar building at 1740-1772 Market Street and raising a nine-story development on the site, with 100 apartments over 4,400 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 160 bikes, have been granted a neighborhood-plan based exemption from having to complete a lengthy... Read More »

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Having hit the market on the last day of March listed for $5 million, the asking price for the landmark Berkeley castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way, which was modeled on a 13th-century French monastery and built in 1929 for the son of James Hume, whose father was the... Read More »

Iconic Flintstone House Now Listed for a Million Less

Iconic Flintstone House Now Listed for a Million Less

Having hit the market listed for $4.2 million ten months ago, “priced for somebody who really wanted the quirky 2,730-square-foot home rather than a developer or individual looking for a nearly 2-acre lot upon which to build a much larger Hillsborough house,” the asking price the iconic ‘Flintstone House’... Read More »

Banked Pacific Heights Home Fetches an Eye-Popping $13.25M

Banked Pacific Heights Home Fetches an Eye-Popping $13.25M

Purchased for $10 million in 2013, the completely remodeled home at 2755 Fillmore Street has sat empty for the past three years. And having returned to the market this past May listed for $13.25 million, or $2,577 per finished square foot, the re-sale of the Pacific Heights property has... Read More »