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Permits, Plans And “Panoramic Views” Of (Not From) San Francisco

Permits, Plans And “Panoramic Views” Of (Not From) San Francisco

Okay, so these home sites aren’t in San Francisco but they do tout “Panoramic Views of the San Francisco Skyline” by way of Brisbane (of course “stunning” is subjective). And do keep in mind the list price of $529,000 each doesn’t include the cost of actually constructing the homes... Read More »

David Ireland’s 500 Capp Street: Inside And Soon To Be On The Market

David Ireland’s 500 Capp Street: Inside And Soon To Be On The Market

The inside of San Francisco artist David Ireland’s 500 Capp Street home has been chronicled in both print and video by Cal’s Regional Oral History Office. And according to the Chronicle, the living gallery will soon be up for sale. To its neighbors, the shabby-looking 1886 Victorian on the... Read More »

The (Re)Development And Design Of 1198 Fillmore And 1345 Turk

The (Re)Development And Design Of 1198 Fillmore And 1345 Turk

While the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is seeking RFP’s from developers interested in restoring and re-purposing the long vacant two-story brick Muni Substation at the southeast corner of Turk and Fillmore (1198 Fillmore to be exact and the big pink rectangle above), it’s actually the new David Baker +... Read More »

JustQuotes: Putting On The Ritz-Carlton Residences On The Spot

JustQuotes: Putting On The Ritz-Carlton Residences On The Spot

“As long as you don’t look up, the restoration of San Francisco’s de Young Building is the architectural feel-good story of the year. Eleven stories of ruddy sandstone and brick command the corner of Kearny and Market streets every bit as robustly as they did in 1890, when the... Read More »

JustQuotes: We The People Do Want Our Federal Building Views

JustQuotes: We The People Do Want Our Federal Building Views

“Even though at Seventh and Mission streets was designed to allow Jane and Joe Citizen to explore the lobby and an open-air “sky garden” that starts on the 11th floor, some agencies inside want to keep us out. Yes, there’s a guard at the... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On The 52 Condos Rising At 818 Van Ness Ave

The SocketSite Scoop On The 52 Condos Rising At 818 Van Ness Ave

818 Van Ness Avenue is an eight (8) story mixed-use condominium project of 52 residential units above two new retail spaces (810 and 826 Van Ness). The design is by Forum Design. The building should be on the market in early 2008. And yes, they’re already accounted for in... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On 70 South Park (A.K.A. “Gallery House”)

The SocketSite Scoop On 70 South Park (A.K.A. “Gallery House”)

It’s one of three new buildings rising (as opposed to being razed) in San Francisco’s South Park. And unfortunately for all those who have inquired, it’s not going to hit the market upon completion. Designed by Ogrydziak/Prillinger, 70 South Park (aka “Gallery House”) will house an art gallery on... Read More »

1285 Sutter Street: The Proposed Design To Replace The Galaxy

1285 Sutter Street: The Proposed Design To Replace The Galaxy

As SF Curbed notes, the proposed mixed-use design (by San Francisco architects Christiani Johnson) to replace the Galaxy Theater at 1285 Sutter Street has been “revealed.” At street level, a 15,000 square foot space has been designed for a gourmet national grocer satisfying a much-needed daily grocery use. In... Read More »

Coming (Not So) Soon To An Empty Lot (3119 Harrison) Next Year

Coming (Not So) Soon To An Empty Lot (3119 Harrison) Next Year

Okay, we’re giving you the big jump on this one (as in “onstruction is due to start by Spring 2008… both houses will go on the market as the project gets closer to completion”). From the developers behind 1440 Jackson Street comes 3119 Harrison, two contemporary 2,700 square foot... Read More »

Coming Soon Three Quarters In Contract: 1440 Jackson Street

Coming Soon Three Quarters In Contract: 1440 Jackson Street

A reader wonders if we know anything about the four modern units coming soon at 1440 Jackson. And to be honest, beyond what’s available on the 1440 Jackson website, we don’t (but perhaps a plugged-in reader or two will be able to fill in the gaps).... Read More »