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Price Cut(s) For Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse

Price Cut(s) For Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse

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 in December the unit was de-listed from the MLS without a reported sale. Re-listed for $4.3 million... Read More »

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

Purchased as a three-bedroom for $4.98 million in 2012, the full-floor Russian Hill unit #3 at 945 Green Street has been rebuilt as a two-bedroom and has just returned to the market listed for $9.95 million, “showcasing complementary elements of gracious scale & simplicity.” And while the website for... Read More »

New Designs For Market-Rate Tenderloin High-Rise

New Designs For Market-Rate Tenderloin High-Rise

While the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation has downsized their plans for an affordable development at Eddy and Taylor, the developers of the proposed market-rate building to rise up to 12-stories on either side of the Metropolis Hotel at the corner of Mason and Turk have increased the density of their... Read More »

Downsized Development And Grocery Approved For Tenderloin Site

Downsized Development And Grocery Approved For Tenderloin Site

Approved for the development of a 14-story building with 153 affordable apartments back in 2009, and with a 14,250-square-foot commercial space which was slated to become the Tenderloin’s first full-service grocery store, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp’s 168-186 Eddy Street project to rise on the northeast corner of Eddy... Read More »

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

420-Unit Building At Hayes And Van Ness Ready For Review/Vote

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, shouldn’t come as a surprise to any plugged-in readers as we first broke the news about the plans for the 150 Van Ness Avenue development back in 2013.... Read More »

Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

The listing for the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, which Mark and Alison Pincus, the respective co-founders of Zynga and One Kings Lane, purchased for $16 million in 2012 and re-listed for $18 million six months ago, has been withdrawn from the MLS and scrubbed from... Read More »

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Described as “farm contemporary architecture” by the agent, but with modernist and organic elements throughout, the 8,660-square-foot home at 6 Quail Meadow Drive in Woodside has just been listed for $17.5 million. Built in 1989, the five-bedroom home sits on three and a third landscaped acres, with a pool,... Read More »

Big Vote For Beer Store Adjacent Micro-Units This Week

Big Vote For Beer Store Adjacent Micro-Units This Week

The proposed David Baker + Partners designed “micro-unit” building to rise up to six stories at 1178 Folsom Street, adjacent to the City Beer Store building at 1168 Folsom, is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. As designed, the Western SoMa development would rise... Read More »

From Christmas Tree Lot To Condos At 14th And Mission

From Christmas Tree Lot To Condos At 14th And Mission

In the works for over a decade and originally proposed to be developed with 36 affordable housing units for seniors, new plans for a seven-story, market-rate building to rise on the southeast corner of Mission and 14th Streets, on the seasonal Sundance Christmas Tree lot across from the Armory,... Read More »

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

A block from the proposed 24-story tower to rise at 2270 Broadway Street in Oakland, Wood Partners has submitted plans for a 196-unit building to rise six stories along Valdez, between 23rd and 24th Streets, with parking for 209 cars, including 62 parking spaces for five new retail spaces... Read More »

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

Lakeshore Partners has submitted plans for a 24-story building to rise on the parking lot at 2270 Broadway in Oakland.  The existing “80 Grand” medical office building and parking lot on the south half of the block would remain in place. As designed by MBH Architects, the proposed building... Read More »

Newly Remodeled And An Old-Fashioned Tip

Newly Remodeled And An Old-Fashioned Tip

Purchased as a “lovingly maintained large family home” for $1.725 million near the end of 2013, the Noe Valley home at 577 Alvarado has since been gutted and expanded and has just returned to the market listed for $3 million more as a “modern Smart Home…built with great attention to detail…to... Read More »

Uber Abruptly Changes Direction For Mission Bay HQ

Uber Abruptly Changes Direction For Mission Bay HQ

As we first reported a few weeks ago, the design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a bit of a rocky start, with a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler having caused a shake-up within the architecture firm’s... Read More »

Space Invader Home In Contract

Space Invader Home In Contract

Listed for $2.25 million in 2012, the Noe Valley Victorian at 264 Clipper Street which was remodeled under the direction of Envelope Architecture + Design and embedded with a Space Invader in the concrete out front sold for $1.895 million in January 2013. Returned to the market two weeks... Read More »

New Warriors Arena Renderings: The Restaurants And Boulevard

New Warriors Arena Renderings: The Restaurants And Boulevard

New renderings of the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena provide a better idea of the project’s proposed street-level design and pedestrian experience, including the restaurant and retail spaces which would line Terry Francois Boulevard, and the “Food Hall” at the corner of Terry Francois and South Street.... Read More »