Articles Filed Under: Design & Architecture

(2,124 posts)
Warm Thoughts Of A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner And Stove

Warm Thoughts Of A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner And Stove

With Downton Abbey helping drive the trend, stainless steel and industrial ranges are out while old-school stoves with style, like La Cornue, are in.  Even if only a CornuFé. And on this day of thanks, here’s to hoping your home and stoves are warm, your pantry is plentiful, and your table is overflowing with family and Read More »

Stunning New Renderings And Context For SoMa Mega-Project

Stunning New Renderings And Context For SoMa Mega-Project

A copy of the 5M Project presentation which Forest City prepared for San Francisco’s Planning Commission includes a number of stunning new renderings for the proposed development and a fantastic overview of the mega-project’s architecture, design and context, including the heights of the buildings as designed relative to a number of existing and soon to be Read More »

Franklin And Page Development Plan Dusted Off, Parking Nixed

Franklin And Page Development Plan Dusted Off, Parking Nixed

Originally approved for development in 2010 but never having broken ground, the variance needed for the proposed 8-story development to rise as designed on the current parking lot parcel at 1 Franklin Street has since expired but the plans have been dusted off and the developer, JS Sullivan, will likely be granted a new variance next Read More »

Re-imagined Pac Heights Home Fetches Nearly $2K Per Foot

Re-imagined Pac Heights Home Fetches Nearly $2K Per Foot

Built in 1929 and recently “re-imagined to seamlessly blend its classic architectural presence with the amenities and conveniences of a modern and contemporary lifestyle,” a re-imagining that added over 2,000 square feet of living space to the Pacific Heights home, 2040 Jackson Street hit the market two months ago listed for $15 million having been Read More »

Getty Mansion Price Slashed $1.5 Million

Getty Mansion Price Slashed $1.5 Million

William and Vanessa Getty have just cut the list price for their Pacific Heights mansion at 2900 Vallejo Street by $1.5 million and are now asking $14.5 million for the 8,675 square-foot pad which they purchased for $11.5 million in 2002.  The property has officially been on the market for six months. Originally designed by Read More »

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell Toilet Snark?

It hasn’t yet been officially released nor distributed, but the conceptual design for the Golden State Warriors proposed arena to rise in Mission Bay has been revised, perhaps in part to flush the snarky commentary the earlier plan evoked. The most noticeable change to the design, as newly outlined above, is along the northeast corner of Read More »

550-Foot Block 5 Tower And Terraces In Context

550-Foot Block 5 Tower And Terraces In Context

As we first revealed last week, the designs for the proposed 550-foot office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale, also known as Transbay Block 5, have been revised and now include a series of large terraces on both the northwest and southeast corners of the building. And we now have Read More »

Three Months Later And Flipped For $2.3 Million More

Three Months Later And Flipped For $2.3 Million More

Purchased as a three-unit building for $2.6 million three months ago and quickly remodeled as a “lavish” single-family home with gold fixtures, marble countertops and a La Cornue range in the kitchen; an outdoor living room complete with a television mounted over the new gas fireplace out back; and an “opulent” master bath with a Read More »

New Details And Timing For Twisty 400-Foot Tower

New Details And Timing For Twisty 400-Foot Tower

Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with their plans to build a modern 400-foot residential tower designed by architect Jeanne Gang on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear Street (a.k.a 100 Folsom Street or Transbay Block 1). In addition to the 40-story tower with “migrating bay” windows which would be offset on each floor and Read More »

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Designed by Swedish-born master architect August Nordin and built in 1907, the Swedish American Hall at 2168 Market Street is on its way to becoming an official San Francisco landmark. From the Planning Department’s Draft Landmark Designation report for the building, the renovation of which is nearing completion and includes a new Basque-inspired restaurant (“Aatxe”) Read More »

A High Tech Home Hidden Behind A Classic Façade

A High Tech Home Hidden Behind A Classic Façade

Purchased as a two-unit building for $1,350,000 two years ago, the “stunning rebuilt Pacific Heights residence” at 3083 California Street has just returned to the market listed as a “Modern/High Tech” single-family home for $4,895,000. The 4,658-square-foot home’s listed four bedrooms include the new “media room/guest bedroom” with a “wet-bar” on the lower level. The Read More »

West SoMa Development Watch: 99 Rausch Refined

West SoMa Development Watch: 99 Rausch Refined

The cement plaster lattice which was originally intended to frame a phantom sixth floor on the corner of the proposed building to rise at Folsom and Rausch has been removed from the project’s final design, but otherwise the architecture for the development dubbed 99 Rausch remains fundamentally the same and is slated to be approved Read More »

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

As you might have guessed, it’s not only the ground floor of the proposed Transbay Block 5 office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale which has been refined and redesigned, but the entire 550-foot building. Large outdoor terraces still step-up the side of the tower, a central element of the design Read More »

New Plans For Transbay Block To Contribute To The Public Realm

New Plans For Transbay Block To Contribute To The Public Realm

The ground floor plan and lobby for the proposed 550-foot office tower to rise on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of Howard and Beale have been completely redesigned by the building’s architects (Goettsch Partners and SCB) to make “a more positive contribution to the public realm” and “a stronger connection to its block and adjacent properties.” Read More »

New Designs And Timing For Big Mission Bay Hotel

New Designs And Timing For Big Mission Bay Hotel

The designs for the 250-room SoMa Mission Bay Hotel to rise on the northwest corner of Third and Channel Streets have been refined and the developer is now planning to start construction in the fourth quarter of 2015. The project includes a 40-foot podium that defines the street edge along Third and Channel Streets…and a Read More »