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Neighbors Challenge Elbo Room Redevelopment

Neighbors Challenge Elbo Room Redevelopment

With the proposed redevelopment of the Elbo Room – which now calls adding three new stories atop the existing two-story building at 645-647 Valencia Street, converting its ground floor into a 600-square-foot retail space and 4-car garage, and constructing seven apartments above – having been granted a streamlined environmental... Read More »

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

The refined plans for a 40-story downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 400 feet in height upon the western quarter of the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets, a block which is currently covered by the 520-space Downtown Merchants parking garage, could be... Read More »

Little Lot Sells for $299K with Big Plans for a Small House

Little Lot Sells for $299K with Big Plans for a Small House

The substandard 1,522-square-foot lot at the corner of Folsom and Chapman has just sold for $299,000, having been marketed as “high above the fray and close to Bernal Heights Park, Cortland and all that makes Bernal so wonderful,” but without any warranties that the parcel could actually be developed... Read More »

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Purchased by Steel Arc Properties (a.k.a. the Martin Building Company) for $4.6 million last year, plans to add two modern stories and twelve apartments atop the former Volvo Centrum shop at 3512 16th Street have been drafted by BAR Architects. In addition to the twelve new residential units, the... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Mission District Lavanderia Parcel Proposed

Bigger Plans for Mission District Lavanderia Parcel Proposed

The formal application to raze the Wash Club lavanderia at 2918 Mission Street and redevelop its Mission District parcel and adjacent parking lot has been filed. As expected, while the site is principally zoned for development up to 65 feet in height, and Gould Evans had initially drafted plans... Read More »

Modern Alamo Square Renovation Fetches $7.35 Million

Modern Alamo Square Renovation Fetches $7.35 Million

As we first reported last month (and have been following from its start): Purchased as a dilapidated four-unit building which had been completely stripped of its architectural integrity for $975,000 back in 2012, the complete transformation of the historic Alamo Square home at 1164 Fulton Street has been completed, as... Read More »

The First Home in Albany to Break the $2 Million Mark

The First Home in Albany to Break the $2 Million Mark

Listed for $1.685 million on the first of March, the sale of the remodeled Craftsman home at 1613 Sonoma Avenue, over in Albany, has already closed escrow. And with a contract price of $2.45 million, or roughly $1,040 per square foot, it’s the first home sale in the city... Read More »

Woodside Estate Reduced to 38 Percent of 2012 Price

Woodside Estate Reduced to 38 Percent of 2012 Price

Originally marketed by Sotheby’s for $47.5 million in 2012, the 3.4-acre Woodside estate dubbed “Woodhaven Manor” at 700 Kings Mountain Road – 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 – was listed for $28.888 million in... Read More »

VC’s Stunning Estate on the Market for $39.75 Million

VC’s Stunning Estate on the Market for $39.75 Million

While not officially listed for sale, the Atherton estate which the co-founder of VanatgePoint Capital Partners, Alan E. Salzman, purchased for $12 million in 2001 is now quietly on the market with a $39.75 million price tag. Originally constructed in the 1930s with a height that exceeds the area’s... Read More »

The Detailed Plans for 240 New High-End Homes

The Detailed Plans for 240 New High-End Homes

With CPMC’s California Hospital Campus at 3700 California slated to be shuttered in 2019, TMG Partners is pushing forward with plans to completely transform the nearly 5-acre site on the southern border of Presidio Heights. And as designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the proposed redevelopment will yield 240... Read More »