Articles Filed Under: Design & Architecture

(3,202 posts)
One Hawthorne: The Design (And Some Details) Of What’s On The Way

One Hawthorne: The Design (And Some Details) Of What’s On The Way

So here’s the scoop (via the San Francisco Business Times) on the development of One Hawthorne (currently 645 Howard): 24 stories, 165 units and a $150 million development budget; pricing expected to range from $500,000 for a 550 square foot junior one-bedroom to $3 million for a 2,200 square... Read More »

The 98 “Sophisticated/Stylish” Studio Apartments Of 766 Harrison

The 98 “Sophisticated/Stylish” Studio Apartments Of 766 Harrison

The ninety-eight (98) “sophisticated” (also referred to as “stylish”) studio apartments that compose 766 Harrison are expected to hit the rental market in five months along with 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space (and hope for a cafe tenant). Lots of glass, rooftop patios, and some “stylish”... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Other Side Of The SoMa Grand Coin (So To Speak)

“King is right in many respects, but as Ali G may say, also dis-respect’ng; ultimately, what one builds is driven, unfortunately by Wall Street and the financiers….trust me, we would die to build a Gehry/Meier/Starck designed gorgeous iconic building in SF with views that still sells for about $500k... Read More »

JustQuotes: From The Mouth Of Reader Morgan (And John King)

As a plugged-in reader writes: People who think SocketSite readers are “too critical” of this building should check out this scathing attack. An excerpt from said attack by John King: Everything is careful and cost-effective; the interior is sleek and smart. But like too many residential containers... Read More »

It’s Not Our Style (Or Scale) But A Few Might Find Them (Or It) Sexy

It’s Not Our Style (Or Scale) But A Few Might Find Them (Or It) Sexy

While we happen to favor more of a Lundberg staircase aesthetic, there’s a few that might find these quite sexy. And sorry folks, but unless a plugged-in reader helps us out, we can’t credit the architect(s) responsible for the work. And while it might simply be the photography, we... Read More »

One Rincon Hill: A Remembrance Of Its Clock Tower Past

One Rincon Hill: A Remembrance Of Its Clock Tower Past

We’re not fans of One Rincon Hill’s white stripes (although we rather like the band). And we do believe that more could have been done with the design (assuming the city would have acquiesced). But at the same time, we also believe that critiquing the design prior to the... Read More »

Modern Architecture Is Back On The Market Up On Mullen (306)

Modern Architecture Is Back On The Market Up On Mullen (306)

The modern home at 306 Mullen is back on the market (or more accurately the MLS). And while the staging, photos, and official days on the market have changed (and it appears that Nelly is no longer), the list price remains the same ($2,295,000). Read More »

32 Carson Returns To The Market Having Shed A Little Winter Weight

32 Carson Returns To The Market Having Shed A Little Winter Weight

A listing for 32 Carson has returned to the MLS having shed a little winter weight ($15,000 on top of the previous $50,000 reduction) and a few months on the market. Considering the views, location, and income unit generating $1,800 a month, we’re guessing the renovation (which some will... Read More »

One Rincon Hill: Seismic, Sway, And Second Tower Construction

A plugged-in tipster forwards a slightly enginerdy read (and we mean that in a good way) with respect to the performance-based seismic design (PSD) of Infinity and One Rincon Hill. Three little nuggets that caught our attention specific to One Rincon: 1. The temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) for... Read More »

Curb Appeal Charm, Interior Quirk, And A Few Photos For A Grey Day

Curb Appeal Charm, Interior Quirk, And A Few Photos For A Grey Day

The curb appeal is rather charming. The interior is rather quirky. And if nothing else, the photos are a distraction on an otherwise rather grey day. UPDATE (2/13): 248 Elsie closed escrow on 2/12/08 with a contract price of $780,000 (12.2% over asking). ∙ Listing: 248 Elsie (2/2) –... Read More »