Articles Filed Under: Design & Architecture

(3,030 posts)
More Moderne On The Hill (618-622 Carolina)

More Moderne On The Hill (618-622 Carolina)

618-622 Carolina is another modern addition to Potrero Hill in San Francisco, and le blog exuberance captures a couple of photos and waxes poetic: Generous balconies allow for the outdoor living so often possible in this sunny side of town. The monumental cactii adds a Palm Springs Moderne flair... Read More »

A Victorian Grande Dame Opens Its Doors

A Victorian Grande Dame Opens Its Doors

As this is San Francisco, we’d be remiss not to point out a “Victorian Grande Dame” that’s open this weekend for your browsing (or buying) pleasure. If you go, consider taking a camera and snapping a better picture (or two) for the SocketSite archives. You know we’d do the... Read More »

Harbor Lofts (400 Spear): San Francisco Warehouse Conversion

Harbor Lofts (400 Spear): San Francisco Warehouse Conversion

The 46 live/work loft condominiums that comprise Harbor Lofts (400 Spear) in San Francisco were the result of a rehabilitation and conversion of the Hathaway Warehouse (a national historic landmark) in 1996-1997. One of the oldest extant warehouses in the city, the ground story of this splendid brick structure... Read More »

San Francisco Transbay Terminal: Design Competition Update

San Francisco Transbay Terminal: Design Competition Update

Okay, so we’ve heard rumblings that both Norman Foster and Richard Rogers are, in fact, working on proposals for San Francisco’s new Transbay terminal. (A bit of trivia: Foster, Rodgers, and their two wives once worked together as “Team 4.”) And while neither architect was involved in the design... Read More »

SocketSite Gathering: November 15th, 2006

Our thanks to all the “plugged in” readers who expressed an interest in attending a casual gathering for those considering a contemporary renovation (or tackling a modern new build). The date (Wednesday, November 15) has been set. And you do need to RSVP… Read More »

Mass Appeal (2021 Webster)

Mass Appeal (2021 Webster)

The listing for 2021 Webster boasts “mass appeal” (Victorian bones with a modern renovation). And to be honest, we might just have to agree. We particularly appreciated the ceilings (and bamboo). Now if only it advertised “mass affordability” as well. UPDATE (11/07): We’ve taken a tour. It’s not the... Read More »

Coming Soon: Another Possibility In Potrero?

Coming Soon: Another Possibility In Potrero?

Two months ago we gave 2130b 24th Street two thumbs up (“A Possibility In Potrero?”) and provided our readers with the inside scoop: 2130a (the top two floors and ~1,800 sqft) would hit the market in a couple of months. Well, according to a tipster, 2130b sold after just... Read More »

A Second Round Of Luxury Home Reductions

A Second Round Of Luxury Home Reductions

On the heels of the 3800 Washington’s $3,300,000 list price reduction, the list price for 2525 Webster was reduced for a second time (a total reduction of $500,000 or 7%). Other recent second round reductions for luxury properties include the penthouse at 1800 Gough Street (a total reduction of... Read More »

A Little Lot Off The Top At The Top

A Little Lot Off The Top At The Top

“Modeled on Madame Pompadour’s Petit Trianon (circa 1768, and considered among the most perfect buildings in France), and built by San Francisco’s Koshland family (circa 1904), 3800 Washington offers an extraordinary blend of architectural history and social prominence. With its lush gardens, Le Petit Trianon represents San Francisco’s most... Read More »

A One-Owner (And Original Condition) Eichler

A One-Owner (And Original Condition) Eichler

As Curbed noted, a “remarkably preserved Eichler” hit the market last week. How well preserved? We’re talking one-owner and original condition. Think Philippine mahogany walls, original kitchen and bathrooms with Zolotone cabinets/drawers, and Lightolier lighting. And no “peeling linoleum” (or travel trailer in the backyard). ∙ God’s Little Eichler... Read More »