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Aiming For A Record-Shattering Cole Valley Sale

Aiming For A Record-Shattering Cole Valley Sale

While it’s not yet listed, the completely re-built Cole Valley home at 150 Carmel is about to hit the market with an asking price of $7.69 million, a sale at which would not only make it the most expensive home in the neighborhood, but would be nearly double the $3.9... Read More »

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

Don’t Get Too Attached (Or Worked Up If You Don’t Like It)

As we first reported yesterday, Woods Bagot’s bold design for the proposed development to rise up to 13 stories at 1200 Van Ness is being revised, with San Francisco’s Planning Department “supporting” an incorporation of the existing building on the site into the plans. And as we reported when... Read More »

Ironically Dubbed “Sequoia House” On The Market For $2.6M

Ironically Dubbed “Sequoia House” On The Market For $2.6M

Purchased as a half-finished project for $951,000 in cash on the courthouse steps in early 2014, the Upper Market home at 3066 Market Street has just returned to the market in a fully-finished state and listed for $2,595,000 ($1,040 per square foot). While Maven Investments was planning to chop... Read More »

Redevelopment Of Mel’s Drive-In Moving Forward

Redevelopment Of Mel’s Drive-In Moving Forward

While the redevelopment of the Mel’s Drive-In on Geary Boulevard has yet to be approved or permitted, the necessary Environmental Review for the project, a precursor to its approval, is underway and appears to be nearing completion. As proposed, the diner will be razed and a four-story building designed... Read More »

Redesign Of Bold Van Ness Development Underway

Redesign Of Bold Van Ness Development Underway

The bold plans for a modern 265,000-square-foot building to rise up to thirteen stories at 1200 Van Ness Avenue, the corridor parcel upon which the former Circuit City building and 24 Hour Fitness currently stand, elicited a wide range of reactions from the community when the plans were revealed... Read More »

Mint Plaza Penthouse Fetches $4M

Mint Plaza Penthouse Fetches $4M

Listed for $4.5 million last July, the price for the 3,221 square foot penthouse atop the Silver Building, which fronts Mint Plaza at 424 Jessie Street, was reduced to $4.3 million in November and then relisted and reduced to $3.995 million last month. Yesterday, the sale of the three-level... Read More »

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

Built for Bank of America in 1960 and a branch office until 1991, the single-story Tenderloin building on the northwest corner of Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue is now a limited-service branch for the United States Postal Service with post office boxes and package pickup services for area... Read More »

Small House With Big Style In Corona Heights

Small House With Big Style In Corona Heights

Technically a condo as it shares a parcel with the home in front, the 697-square-foot “carriage house” at 46 Mars has been renovated to make the most of its small space, with four distinct areas across its upper level (dining, kitchen, bathroom, living) and even a proper bedroom below. A... Read More »

East Bay Modern On The Market For $4.25M

East Bay Modern On The Market For $4.25M

A $2.5 million renovation and expansion led by architect Stanley Saitowitz transformed the former 1940’s ranch house at 25 Tanglewood Road into a “breezy, light-filled contemporary box” (per Met Home in 2005), with 4,250 square feet of living space on a Claremont District double lot. Stripped down to the... Read More »

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

New renderings for the west side of the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena to rise in Mission Bay provide some fresh perspective on the office and retail components of the development, along with the first detailed designs for the project’s Main Plaza fronting Third Street. As designed by Pfau-Long... Read More »

Refined Designs For An Industrial Chic Dogpatch Development

Refined Designs For An Industrial Chic Dogpatch Development

The designs for the proposed Dogpatch development to rise on the southeast corner of Tennessee and 20th Streets, 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... Read More »

Resort-Styled Living In Tiburon For $15M

Resort-Styled Living In Tiburon For $15M

On the market for the first time since being built in the early 90’s and listed for $14.925 million with an undisclosed address, 3 Via Parariso West is described as “Western resort living” in Tiburon, with 8,500 square feet of living space and a network of terraces, and infinity... Read More »

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Purchased for $565,000 in 2007 having been rebuilt by architect Ian Murray in 2005, the setback Excelsior District cottage at 247 Ney Street returned to the market last month listed for $859,000 and has sold for $991,800 ($902 per square foot). As we wrote about the property last month:... Read More »

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

When the Stanford Hotels Group paid over $2,000 per square foot for the two little buildings at 82-84 First and 510 Mission, building’s which sit on a slender T-shaped site across from the future Salesforce Tower and Transbay Transit Center, speculation ran rampant as to the group’s intent. While the... Read More »

Steel-Beamed Mid-Century Overlooking Sausalito

Steel-Beamed Mid-Century Overlooking Sausalito

Constructed with steel beams and columns in 1954, with walls of windows and a full-length deck overlooking Sausalito and Richardson Bay, the Mid-Century Modern home at 260 Currey Lane has just hit the market listed for $2,999,000. Originally designed by former SOM architect John Hoops, the interior of the... Read More »