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Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Responding to feedback from Oakland’s Design Review Committee, the facade of Rubicon Point Partners’ proposed 37-story tower to rise up to 423 feet in height at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, has been refined by Handel Architects. Refinements include transparent railings over the building’s... Read More »

Exceptional Cow Hollow Home Fetched its 2016 Price

Exceptional Cow Hollow Home Fetched its 2016 Price

Purchased for $7.525 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, the “Trophy” Cow Hollow home with “a huge North Facing backyard” on a flat block, but with views from its upper levels, at 2764 Greenwich Street returned to the market this past January priced at $8.995 million. Reduced to... Read More »

Thanks, Thoughts and Tradition

Thanks, Thoughts and Tradition

Built in 1903, the year after a new shipping canal turned the former East Bay peninsula on which it stands into the island of Alameda, the Gold Coast home at 1405 San Antonio Avenue had been in the same family for five generations. Sold for $2 million in October... Read More »

UCSF Campus Deemed Historic but Developers Have a Plan

UCSF Campus Deemed Historic but Developers Have a Plan

The bid to formally recognize the modernist building at the center of UCSF’s 10-acre Laurel Heights campus as historic, a move which was initiated by opponents of the proposed redevelopment of the campus, as we first reported earlier this year, has been successful. Supported by both San Francisco’s Historic... Read More »

Timing for New Bayfront Park Pushed Back

Timing for New Bayfront Park Pushed Back

As we first revealed early last year: “San Francisco’s future 5.5-acre Bayfront Park, which will be bounded by a realigned Terry A. Francois Boulevard and the San Francisco Bay, between 16th Street and Nelson Rising Lane, across from the Warriors’ future Chase Center arena in Mission Bay, has been... Read More »

Plans for an Historic Renovation, Addition and Repurposing

Plans for an Historic Renovation, Addition and Repurposing

Built for the Eng-Skell Co. (which is now known as ESCO Foods) in 1930, the three-story Art Deco building at 1035 Howard Street provided laboratory, manufacturing, warehouse and office space for the development and production of flavoring extracts, soda fountains, toppings and syrups. And having been deeded to Embarcadeo... Read More »

Russian Hill Hideaway Now Listed below Its 2015 Price

Russian Hill Hideaway Now Listed below Its 2015 Price

Originally designed by William Wurster and perched on the eastern slope of Russian Hill, the three-bedroom home at 1116 Greenwich Street, which actually fronts the Greenwich Pathway versus the street, was renovated in 2008 and sold for $2.825 million in August of 2015. While it’s missing a garage and... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Breaks Ground

Waylaid Mission District Development Breaks Ground

As we first reported earlier this year: It was back in 2015 that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved the City’s $18.5 million purchase of the corner parcel at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission, a site which was approved for the development of... Read More »

Speaking of Sleek

Speaking of Sleek

Speaking of sleek and circa 2014, the two-bedroom unit #5C at 1501 Filbert Street, which opened its doors in late 2014 dubbed “Amero,” is now back on the market on the edge of Cow Hollow, billed as a “special opportunity to live in a sleek newer construction residence in... Read More »

Price Cut for Sleek Loft Already Listed Below its 2014 Price

Price Cut for Sleek Loft Already Listed Below its 2014 Price

As we wrote last month: Purchased for $1.75 million in October of 2014, the “modern and sleek” unit #5 in The Silver Building, a full-floor loft conversion with exposed beams, eleven foot ceilings, high-end finishes and air conditioning at 10 Mint Plaza, a Mid-Market location a few blocks from... Read More »