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28 Percent Cut for Famed Restaurateur’s Wine County Estate

28 Percent Cut for Famed Restaurateur’s Wine County Estate

Built for the famed San Francisco restaurateur, Pat Kuleto, in 1995, the 6,000-square-foot “Villa Cucina” sits on 40 acres of prime wine country land, 4.5 acres of which are planted with mature Cabernet, Zinfadel and Muscat vines. As one would expect, the centerpiece of the rustic five-bedroom home is... Read More »

Developers Drop Condos from Permitted Tower Plans

Developers Drop Condos from Permitted Tower Plans

As we first reported this past September: While the approval process for a 36-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street was, in fact, fast-tracked by Planning, and the development was approved... Read More »

Plans for a Single, Taller 984-Unit Hub District Tower Picked

Plans for a Single, Taller 984-Unit Hub District Tower Picked

While plans for a pair of 41-story towers with a total of 984 residential units to rise on the former San Francisco Honda site at 10 South Van Ness were drawn, an alternative proposal for a single 55-story tower to rise up to 590 feet in height on the site,... Read More »

50 Percent Price Cut for Newly Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion

50 Percent Price Cut for Newly Remodeled Pac Heights Mansion

Purchased out of foreclosure for $2.525 million in 2013, the “grandly proportioned circa 1898 Victorian mansion” at 1945 Franklin Street, on the eastern edge of Pacific Heights, has since been “stunningly re-imagined for a modern 21st century lifestyle.” Now measuring nearly 7,000 square feet of finished space, versus closer... Read More »

Contemporary Conversion in the Mission Closer to Reality

Contemporary Conversion in the Mission Closer to Reality

As we first reported back in 2015: “Two years ago, a fire damaged the home which shares the lot with the former Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico church at 856 Capp Street, between 23rd and 24th in the Mission. And in a move which could spark a few new flames,... Read More »

Quick Resale at The Pacific Fetches $2,320 per Square Foot

Quick Resale at The Pacific Fetches $2,320 per Square Foot

Purchased for $4.675 million in October of 2017, the 2,112-square-foot unit #501 in “The Pacific” at 2121 Webster Street returned to the market priced at $5.9 million, or roughly $2,794 per square foot, this past September, with a few storage, lighting and design upgrades in between. In addition to... Read More »

Plans to Revitalize the Pedestrian Realm

Plans to Revitalize the Pedestrian Realm

Plans to “revitalize the pedestrian realm” at the base of 101 California are in the works. And in addition to “updating” the existing glass enclosure of the tower’s lobby – employing larger glass panels and a new, muted, mullion scheme – the tower’s corner plaza is to be completely... Read More »

Refined Design and Timing for That Creative Uptown Tower

Refined Design and Timing for That Creative Uptown Tower

As we first reported early last year, plans for a 27-story “creative office building,” with an oxidized metal frame, trim and finishes, to rise up to 465 feet in height upon the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by West Grand, Telegraph, 22nd and Valley have been drawn. As refined... Read More »

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

Formerly owned by the Garibaldi family, the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets, which is known as 770 Woolsey and is currently home to the decaying greenhouse remains of the family’s old University Mound Nursery (a.k.a The Rose Factory), was acquired by... Read More »

Historic Lower Haight Theater Lofts Unit Takes a Little Hit

Historic Lower Haight Theater Lofts Unit Takes a Little Hit

Purchased for $1.62 million in August of 2015, the 1,845-square-foot loft unit #106 in the historic Theatre Lofts building at 560 Haight Street, a “chic industrial” conversion which “features double height windows, steel beams, vintage polished concrete and great ceiling volume,” returned to the market priced at $1.695 million... Read More »