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Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Sexy Time Redevelopment Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: “Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to... Read More »

$47.5 Million Woodside Estate Fetches Under $10 Million at Auction

$47.5 Million Woodside Estate Fetches Under $10 Million at Auction

Originally marketed by Sotheby’s with a $47.5 million price tag back in 2012, the asking price for “Woodhaven Manor” – which was built in 1988 and includes a 12,000-square-foot main home, a 1,200-square-foot carriage house and a 1,000-square-foot guest house on over 3 acres of land at 700 Kings... Read More »

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

From the Oakland A’s President, Dave Kaval: “Back in November, we were thrilled and humbled by the initial positive response to our preliminary concepts for the ballpark design. Fans and community members alike expressed excitement about the design. Since then, we’ve continued to meet with public officials, fans, and... Read More »

Plans for Slender, 25-Story Micro-Room Hotel Revealed

Plans for Slender, 25-Story Micro-Room Hotel Revealed

Plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been submitted to Planning. And as envisioned by J Street Hospitality and designed by Handel Architects, the new Transbay District hotel would be outfitted... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Drop for Rare Pac Heights Parcel and Plans

Another Million Dollar Drop for Rare Pac Heights Parcel and Plans

As we outlined this past November: The Pacific Heights parcel and approved plans for a modern 6,800-square-foot home to rise on the 2921 Vallejo Street site, which were drawn by John Maniscalco Architecture and the subject of both a confidentially settled lawsuit and unsuccessful Discretionary Review (DR), hit the... Read More »

Dolores Heights View Home Drops Below its 2014 Price

Dolores Heights View Home Drops Below its 2014 Price

Touting its location, location, location on “one of the most coveted blocks in Dolores Heights,” a block and a half from Dolores Park, the “one-of-a-kind home” at 352 Cumberland Street, which totals around 2,800 square feet (including two vacant studio units which front the street), was purchased for $3.75... Read More »

Eight-Story Development Even Closer to Reality in the Tenderloin

Eight-Story Development Even Closer to Reality in the Tenderloin

Purchased for $1.528 million in August of 2016, the rent for the Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was soon raised, the business subsequently shuttered, and plans to raze the building and redevelop its Tenderloin parcel were drafted, as we first reported at the time and followed up... Read More »

Prestigious Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Prestigious Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Priced at $12.5 million and listed as “one of the city’s largest, highest & most prestigious view Penthouses” back in mid-2016, following a major renovation by Saint Dizier Design, the 4,600-square-foot penthouse unit #2A atop the Four Seasons Residences at 765 Market Street ended up trading for $9.0 million... Read More »

Stunning Russian Hill Apartment Now Listed for $2.5 Million Less

Stunning Russian Hill Apartment Now Listed for $2.5 Million Less

As we detailed in the third quarter of last year: Purchased by an art collector for $1.55 million in August of 2003, the 3,070-square foot Russian Hill cooperative unit #6 at 947 Green Street was gutted and completely transformed into a stunning “European-Deco inspired masterpiece” with views by LeavittWeaver.... Read More »

Development Team Will Pitch Land Deal in the Mission Tonight

Development Team Will Pitch Land Deal in the Mission Tonight

With San Francisco’s Planning Commission slated to hold a special hearing for the proposed 331-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height at 1979 Mission Street, the so-called “Monster,” in the Mission tonight, the development team is preparing to pitch a new deal for project as newly rendered... Read More »