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From Sausages To Condos On Mission Street As Proposed

From Sausages To Condos On Mission Street As Proposed

Speaking of Mission District developments pushing forward, the official application to raze the former Schwarz/Home/Engelhart sausage outlet at 1726 Mission Street and construct a modern six-story building across the site has been submitted to Planning. As designed by Natoma Architects for Sustainable Living LLC, the project sponsor, the development... Read More »

Mission District Development Moving Forward

Mission District Development Moving Forward

In the works since 2012 and with the site’s environmental cleanup now complete, a permit to remove the remnants of the shuttered Chevron gas station on the northwest corner of 23rd and Valencia has been requested, an exception from having to complete a detailed environmental review has been granted, and the... Read More »

Art Deco With An Ornate Modern Kitchen On Ord

Art Deco With An Ornate Modern Kitchen On Ord

Designed by Fabre & Hildebrand and built for Justin Taravellier and his wife Marie in 1932, the ornate Art Deco home at 99 Ord and 17th Street has been repainted, both inside and out, since being purchased for $1,832,099 in 2012, but most of its original Deco details remain... Read More »

Two Years Later And Four Million More On Marina Boulevard

Two Years Later And Four Million More On Marina Boulevard

Purchased for $4.25 million in March of 2013 as a vintage “trophy estate” on an over-sized lot, 663 Marina Boulevard returned to the market this past March as a newly remodeled contemporary home with 5,420 square feet of space for $9.5 million. Reduced to $8.98 million in April, the... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

The designs for the mixed-use development to rise at 1300 Fourth Street (a.k.a. Mission Bay Block 6 East), with 142 affordable apartments and a managers unit over up to seven ground-floor commercial spaces fronting the Fourth Street corridor, have been refined and newly rendered. As designed by Mithun Solomon... Read More »

Knorr, Girard, And  Mid-Century, Oh My!

Knorr, Girard, And Mid-Century, Oh My!

The mid-century home at 568 Mountain Home Road in Woodside was designed by Don Knorr in 1969 and the front doors by Alexander Girard, both of whom were friends of the owner who passed away in 2012. In addition to the main residence, the 3-acre property includes a guest... Read More »

$60M Price Cut For Hillsborough Estate, Seller Agrees To Move

$60M Price Cut For Hillsborough Estate, Seller Agrees To Move

On the market for $100 million in 2013, the asking price for the 47.5-acre de Guigne estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which includes a 16,000-square-foot mansion, has been dropped to $39.9 million. And the condition that the buyer grant the seller, Christian de Guigne IV, a... Read More »

High-Tech Woodside Home Fetches A Little Less Than In ’05

High-Tech Woodside Home Fetches A Little Less Than In ’05

Designed by commercial architects to withstand an 8.3 magnitude earthquake, over 70 tons of steel were used in the construction of the modern high-tech home at 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside which was built in 1991 on three acres with views north to San Francisco and the East Bay.... Read More »

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon (and trashed). Listed in need of “some work” for $1.3 million in 2013, and with tags... Read More »

Eclectic Ashbury Heights Mansion On The Market For $4.5M

Eclectic Ashbury Heights Mansion On The Market For $4.5M

Built in 1908 and since seismically upgraded, the 4,500-square-foot Buena Vista Park home at 880 Ashbury was on the market for $2.75 million in early 2011 and sold for $2.46 million that June. The four-level home is an eclectic mix of old and new, with ornate original woodwork and period details; an... Read More »

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

The paperwork for the building permits has been filed, the proposed development has been pre-leased to payments startup Stripe, and the public hearing which could clear the way for the 300,000-square-foot office building with open floor plans and a private “eatery” to rise at 510 Townsend Street has been... Read More »

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

Built for C. Earl Dawson in 1939 on what was then a 130-acre assemblage of land purchased from the University of California in 1936, the 17,000-square-foot Rancho San Antonio estate now occupies a 5.6-acre parcel at 11627 Dawson Drive in Los Altos Hills. Purchased for $6 million in 1997,... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront High-Rise Fully Rendered, Ready For Review

Proposed Waterfront High-Rise Fully Rendered, Ready For Review

Sporting its new ‘stacked gardens’ design by SOM, the proposed 220-foot waterfront building to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market-rate condos over a restaurant, café and underground ‘parking vault’ for 100 cars could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this Thursday, July 23. Reduced in height... Read More »

Twice The Price After Two Years In Pac Heights (Again)

Twice The Price After Two Years In Pac Heights (Again)

Foreclosed upon in 2009 with nearly $3 million owed at the time, the Pacific Heights home at 2523 Steiner returned to the market listed for $1,450,000 in March of 2011, was repainted three times in quick succession, and then sold for $1,260,000 that May. A little over two years... Read More »

Waylaid Hotel Redesigned, Ready To Break Ground

Waylaid Hotel Redesigned, Ready To Break Ground

Highgate Hotels has purchased the parking lot at 72 Ellis Street and intends to break ground for an upscale 11-story hotel with 156 guest rooms “as soon as possible.” The site was first approved for development in 2001 but the project was waylaid by the dotcom collapse and decline... Read More »