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Dogpatch Development Ready For Hearing And Dogfight

Dogpatch Development Ready For Hearing And Dogfight

Facing a bit of opposition from a fellow architect and neighbors who reside in the Dogpatch building to the north at 755 Tennessee, a building which was designed by Sternberg Benjamin as well, the proposed five-story building to rise on the northeast corner of 19th and Tennessee is slated to... Read More »

New Plans To Transform Prominent Market Street Site

New Plans To Transform Prominent Market Street Site

With the sale of the 1965 Market Street site having closed escrow, the plans for an 88-unit building to rise up to 85-feet (eight stories) in height behind the existing stucco façades at the intersection of Market and Duboce, and up to 50-feet in height atop the site’s parking... Read More »

Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Purchased for $330,000 in 2012, the sale of the two-unit Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street, which has just been listed for $995,000, will likely make a headline or two when it closes escrow. But keep in mind the property sold for $880,000 in 2006 as well, a fact... Read More »

Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Approved for development in early 2013, the San Francisco Overlook Project was designed to include a total 34-units, a mix of 24 duplexes and 10 townhomes, on the western slope of Mount Sutro at the end of Crestmont Drive. A dispute with the existing Mount Sutro Wood Owners Association,... Read More »

Uptown Giant Burgers Site For Sale With Approved Plans

Uptown Giant Burgers Site For Sale With Approved Plans

With approved plans for a nine-story building to rise on the corner, the former Giant Burgers site, which has recently been remodeled and re-opened as “Space Burger,” at Telegraph Avenue and 22nd Street in Oakland’s Uptown is back on the market and seeking a buyer interested in redeveloping the... Read More »

Modern Condos To Replace Western SoMa Parking Lots As Proposed

Modern Condos To Replace Western SoMa Parking Lots As Proposed

With the three Western SoMa parking lot parcels on the east side of 8th Street, between Folsom and Heron, on the market for $6.5 million, plans for a modern 38-unit building designed by RG-Architecture to rise on the site have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review.... Read More »

Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco’s Planning Department is seeking nominations for new historic landmarks to be added to the City’s official list of 266 “iconic architectural masterpieces, monuments to historic events, and places associated with cultural and social movements” that have defined San Francisco. Nominations can include buildings, districts, places, structures or... Read More »

Plans For Housing To Rise Behind Bottom Of The Hill

Plans For Housing To Rise Behind Bottom Of The Hill

As proposed, the Potrero Hill warehouse behind Bottom of The Hill and across the street from the Monte Cristo Social Club will be razed to make way for a four-story building designed by Sternberg Benjamin, with nine (9) two-bedroom condos and parking for nine (9) cars. Plans to build... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

Built for former San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1953, the 4,800-square-foot Mid-Century home with “breathtaking views” at 100 Palo Alto Avenue was purchased for $5.625 million in April of 2008, resold for $4.6 million in early 2013, and then traded hands that July for $4.725 million. Listed... Read More »

Shinto Meets The Shire: Briarcombe On The Market For $3.8M

Shinto Meets The Shire: Briarcombe On The Market For $3.8M

Hidden away in Bolinas, with four structures constructed from reclaimed redwood on 3.4 acres of land, the “artist-musician-writer retreat” known as Briarcombe is on the market and listed for $3.8 million. Built for Katherine Marsh and designed by architect Jeff Morse, 430 Horseshoe Hill Road incorporates Japanese and Crafstman... Read More »

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 »