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Inside The LEED Certified Folsom Dore Apartments

Inside The LEED Certified Folsom Dore Apartments

The Folsom Dore Apartments houses a mix of low-income and formerly homeless residents in 98 well designed, and LEED certified, units. And if you’ve ever wanted to get a closer look at this innovative green building, tomorrow’s your chance. WHAT:Citizens Housing Corporation invites you to join them as they... Read More »

The American Institute Of Architects’ Top Five In San Francisco

The American Institute Of Architects’ Top Five In San Francisco

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects names its “top 5” San Francisco residential buildings and manages to include an entire block. In the order that they’re pictured (left to right, top to bottom): 1. The Curran House (145 Taylor) 2. The Plaza Apartments (Sixth and... Read More »

We’re Buying It (The Description Not The House)

We’re Buying It (The Description Not The House)

This Joseph Leonard designed Arts and Crafts house is described as an “architectural work of art.” And we’re buying it (the description not the house). Although if we did buy it (the house not the description) we have a feeling some bathroom/kitchen updating would have to be factored into... Read More »

And The Box Beam Ceiling Down The Hall

And The Box Beam Ceiling Down The Hall

Quite simply, it’s the “natural wood detailing” that caught our attention (although not so much on the second floor). ∙ Listing: 146 Locust Street (4/2.5) – $2,250,000 Read More »

JustQuotes: Renzo Piano Talks Tall Buildings With J.K. Dineen

“For an architect who is proposing San Francisco’s tallest buildings, Piano does not come across as a strident advocate for height. He says he is not interested in breaking records. He recently walked away from a 1,000-foot project at Winthrop Square in Boston because the developer was pushing... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Future’s So Bright (Federal Building Edition)

“The funny thing is it’s terribly dark in the Annex, but there’s a terrible glare problem in the Tower. The mesh only screens a small percentage of the glare. They’re having to install some kind of reflective screen on the windows. Employees in the Tower are... Read More »

Go Big and Go Home in Belvedere: The Tom Perkins Estate

Go Big and Go Home in Belvedere: The Tom Perkins Estate

It’s not a new listing.  And it’s not even in San Francisco (it’s across the bay at 345 Golden Gate Avenue in Belvedere). But we’ve designating today big bold house day. And this one definitely belongs. It’s a Julia Morgan / George Kelham designed home (or rather “French Manor”)... Read More »

A Little More Cake For Everyone At 2090 Vallejo

A Little More Cake For Everyone At 2090 Vallejo

Say what you will about the ornate interior of 2090 Vallejo, we still have a serious crush on the house. And as we mentioned in February, “2090vallejo.com should be delivering some guilt-free voyeuristic pleasure in the not too distant future.” And that it is. Complete with additional photos, floor... Read More »

The Mint Lofts: The SocketSite Scoop, Update And (Some) Pricing

The Mint Lofts: The SocketSite Scoop, Update And (Some) Pricing

The morning coffee hasn’t kicked in around the office, and until it does, you’ll just have to make due with a couple of pretty pictures. Mochaccinos to the rescue… First and foremost, while the 52 units at 410 Jessie (“Hales Warehouse”) are being sold (50 market rate and 2... Read More »

A Building, Coffee and Movement That We Love In Hayes Valley

A Building, Coffee and Movement That We Love In Hayes Valley

The New York Times provides a peek inside, and some back ground on, Loring Sagan’s office (Sagan Piechota Architecture and Build Inc.), loft (for those late nights), and coffee bar (Blue Bottle Coffee) in Hayes Valley. When Loring Sagan bought a decrepit building on Linden Street here in 2002,... Read More »