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Why Stop With Voyeurlicious, Let’s Add Instastyle-istic (TM) As Well

Why Stop With Voyeurlicious, Let’s Add Instastyle-istic (TM) As Well

It’s another cut in the New Year for the voyeurlicious St. Regis condo #23F. Listed for $2,595,000 three months ago, now asking $2,350,000 and including the Limn furniture. Any interior designers, architects, or plugged-in power shoppers care to take a stab at the fair value of said furnishings? And... Read More »

A Designer’s Digs On The Market In Potrero: 778 Kansas

A Designer’s Digs On The Market In Potrero: 778 Kansas

If you’re a fan of Ann Jones interiors, the listing for 778 Kansas might pique your interest. A ground up renovation by and for the interior designer, the Potrero Hill home is on the market and asking $1,495,000. And while we’re not usually fans of living over bedrooms, in... Read More »

Parkmerced: A Cultural Landscape Foundation “Marvel of Modernism”

Parkmerced: A Cultural Landscape Foundation “Marvel of Modernism”

As a plugged-in tipster notes, San Francisco’s Parkmerced has been named to the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 2008 “Marvels of Modernism” list. From the Foundation: Parkmerced was designed as “a city within a city” by architect Leonard Schultze and Associates with planning and landscape architecture by Thomas Church with Robert... Read More »

New Year, New Listing, And New Price (But Old Victorian Grandeur)

New Year, New Listing, And New Price (But Old Victorian Grandeur)

It’s a new year, a new listing (now an official three days on the market), and a new price (now asking $300,000/15.4% less than its asking in early December) for 908 Steiner. But it’s still the same old Victorian grandeur and detail which you’ll either love or hate. ∙... Read More »

The Newsom Four (Historic Preservation Commission Nominees)

Four Mayor Newsom appointees to the newly approved Historic Preservation Commission are up for confirmation at tomorrow’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The Newsom four: Tammy Chan, environmental planner; Karl Hasz, current landmarks board member; Sue Lee, former planning commissioner; and Alan Martinez, architect. If the four are confirmed, it... Read More »

San Francisco’s Sava Pool: From Rendering To Reality

San Francisco’s Sava Pool: From Rendering To Reality

A bit of San Francisco architectural beauty to end the holiday week (but not quite year). The Charlie Sava Pool: Commissioned by the City of San Francisco, Rec and Park Dept, designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates & Paulett Taggart Architects, built by West Bay Builders, and photographed by Tim... Read More »

Sweet Jesus (So To Speak): 601 Dolores On The Market And Inside

Sweet Jesus (So To Speak): 601 Dolores On The Market And Inside

A plugged-in reader answers our prayers by directing us to the website for the unlisted but on the market 601 Dolores. Born the Mission Park Congregational Church in 1909 and more recently called the Golden Gate Lutheran Church, 601 Dolores was purchased in 2007 and transformed into a single-family... Read More »

The Latest Rendering For UCSF’s Medical Center at Mission Bay

The Latest Rendering For UCSF’s Medical Center at Mission Bay

By way of a plugged-in tipster, the latest rendering of UCSF’s proposed Medical Center at Mission Bay. Design by Anshen + Allen and watercolor by Al Forster. UPDATE: A plugged-in reader gets you oriented: While another suggests the video (bottom on the page). Read More »

A New Noe Valley Apple Varietal On The Tree: “Romanesque Victorian”

A New Noe Valley Apple Varietal On The Tree: “Romanesque Victorian”

Purchased for $1,310,000 in February of 2006, the self described “Romanesque Victorian” at 1507 Dolores returned to the market at the beginning of November asking $1,349,000. Two weeks later and three weeks ago the price was reduced to $1,295,000. In the words of a sharp tongued reader: “Romanesque” must... Read More »

If You Want To Live Like An Architect, Do The Your Math (398 Eureka)

If You Want To Live Like An Architect, Do The Your Math (398 Eureka)

It was a plugged-in reader that first connected the dots with regard to the listing of Phil Matthews’ AIA home tour home at 398 Eureka. Asking $2,450,000 in September and then taken “off the market” two weeks ago, it’s another plugged-in reader that points out that the home has... Read More »