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Two Toby Levy Designed Townhouses Up On Ord (40-42)

Two Toby Levy Designed Townhouses Up On Ord (40-42)

It’s a Toby Levy designed two townhouse building on “one of the best blocks in San Francisco” and boasting “indoor and outdoor spaces…blurred with large terraces and soaring living spaces,” walls of windows which “usher in a profusion of light and sensational vistas,” and “custom kitchens with professional-grade appliances... Read More »

A Reader’s Cathedral Hill Comment: Great Words Edition

“Overall, this tower, though not unique, is far better multi-unit residential design than SF has been typically force-fed (i.e. the crap all over the place). I don’t think this is too tall for the area either — seems in scale with... Read More »

Not Overheard Everyday: Don’t Hit Your Head On The Fireplace

Not Overheard Everyday: Don’t Hit Your Head On The Fireplace

It’s the central staircase and fireplace designs that caught our attention. And perhaps it’s also interesting to note that it last changed hands on 2/24/2006 (for what we’re assuming was a pre-remodel price of $1,300,000). ∙ Listing: 1420 Douglass (3/2) – $1,695,000 Read More »

A “Completely Unique Creative Remodel” On Jackson Street

A “Completely Unique Creative Remodel” On Jackson Street

It’s being billed as a “ompletely unique creative remodel…resulting in a modern floor plan that’s open, flexible, yet warm & inviting.” And while we’re definitely conceding the first part, and honestly admire the vision, the kitchen leaves us scratching (and perhaps sympathetically rubbing) our heads. ∙ Listing: 3042 Jackson... Read More »

Sunset’s 2007 San Francisco Idea House: 3027 25th Street

Sunset’s 2007 San Francisco Idea House: 3027 25th Street

Walter gets it right. The 2007 San Francisco Idea House looks to be located at the corner of 25th and Alabama (3027 25th Street to be exact). And if PropertyShark is as accurate as Walter, the lot size is 2,238 square feet (and it’s zoned RH2). Read More »

Sometimes It’s Simply The Small Things: 1580 Masonic

Sometimes It’s Simply The Small Things: 1580 Masonic

It might have been the fairly unique Victorian façade/layout (or perhaps the mention of an English garden with lavender and wisteria) that first got us to take a look. But to be honest, it was probably the detailing on the kitchen cabinets that landed 1580 Masonic on the site.... Read More »

JustQuotes: Sunset’s 2007 San Francisco Idea House

JustQuotes: Sunset’s 2007 San Francisco Idea House

“Sunset, in a joint venture with Meridian Builders & Developers, Inc., will create a 2007 Idea House in San Francisco that will take the magazine’s Idea House Program into a dense urban area for the first time, and demonstrate how to maximize construction on a compact site. Opening in... Read More »

One Rincon Hill: Another Fontana Or Transamerica In The Making?

One Rincon Hill: Another Fontana Or Transamerica In The Making?

As far as we’re concerned, it’s simply too soon to judge. And of course, it’s too soon to know. But a reader puts it quite well, “Is One Rincon the Fontana Building, or the Transamerica Pyramid, of the first decade of the 21st Century?” The Fontana Building has been... Read More »

More Monday Morning Modern (Or Is It Contemporary?)

More Monday Morning Modern (Or Is It Contemporary?)

Get over the choice of exterior paint and get inside: big windows, views and lots of light; a steel and glass staircase; an open kitchen with bomber appliances and access to the patio/garden; and a three car garage. And no, we can’t name the architect. Readers? ∙ Listing: 438... Read More »

Going Green (And Modern) In The Mission: 22nd And Valencia

Going Green (And Modern) In The Mission: 22nd And Valencia

Another “Green” building by LORAX Development (and design by John Maniscalco) is about to hit the market. This time it’s the long awaited condo development at 22nd and Valencia. Two of our favorite green features: a “living roof” and “siding from reclaimed olive oil barrels.” And yes, pricing and... Read More »