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A Clean (Yet Classic) Renovation In Sea Cliff

A Clean (Yet Classic) Renovation In Sea Cliff

It’s a “down to the studs” Sea Cliff renovation that’s modern yet classic, with clean curb appeal and solar panels on the roof. Yes, we’re fans. ∙ Listing: 287 28th Avenue (4/3.5) – $2,395,000 Read More »

Another Big Pit Goes Condo (And Retail) Near The Castro

Another Big Pit Goes Condo (And Retail) Near The Castro

From a tipster: Heard recently that the giant pit at the corner of Market/16th/Noe (south side of Market)…the former church which burned eons ago and is known by most as a Christmas tree lot…was finally sold recently, and a project (condos over retail, I believe) is in the works... Read More »

Rem Koolhaas Spoke In San Francisco (And We Missed It)

This past Wednesday architect Rem Koolhaas delivered the McBean Distinguished Lecture at the San Francisco Art Institute. We missed it, but as a “plugged in” reader notes, “I’m sure there must have been some SocketSite readers there – would love to know if he said anything about SF architecture... Read More »

Infill Along Octavia Boulevard: And The Winners Are…

Infill Along Octavia Boulevard: And The Winners Are…

John King reports on the results of the RFPs for infill along Octavia Boulevard that we highlighted last October. The long-awaited proposals for new housing along San Francisco’s Octavia Boulevard include a welcome blast from the past: the idea that lots of little buildings are better than one or... Read More »

Just Quotes: Let’s Hear It For (Or Against) The Feds

Just Quotes: Let’s Hear It For (Or Against) The Feds

“If they’d had a choice, city planners wouldn’t have allowed either the slab or the imposing design, because the complex sits across Seventh Street from the U.S. Court of Appeals building, a Beaux-Arts landmark from 1905. But city zoning doesn’t apply to federal projects.” (TOWERING EXPECTATIONS) ∙ TOWERING EXPECTATIONS:... Read More »

For Our Love Of Old Engine House #23 (3022 Washington)

For Our Love Of Old Engine House #23 (3022 Washington)

We’ve had a serious crush on the converted firehouse at 3022 Washington for as long as we can remember. And just when we thought our crush couldn’t get any stronger, we catch a glimpse of that beautiful wood burning stove… Designed by Architect Bernhardt Henriksen, the San Francisco firehouse... Read More »

Inside Lundberg’s Modern Manse On Jackson

Inside Lundberg’s Modern Manse On Jackson

Morgan chides us for leaving you hanging without any interior shots of yesterday’s modern manse on Jackson. We respond with a direct link to the “Pacific Heights Residence” on the Lundberg Design website. (Be sure not to miss the little up/down navigational arrows in the lower right-hand corner of... Read More »

Modern Wonderings In Pacific Heights (2606 Jackson)

Modern Wonderings In Pacific Heights (2606 Jackson)

We’ve often wondered (albeit never out loud) about the Olle Lundberg designed manse at 2606 Jackson Street. Thankfully John King wonders (out loud) as well. And while modern architecture isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, if it can happen here (amongst the Pacific Heights mansions) perhaps it can happen anywhere... Read More »

Foster + Partners Dropped From Transbay Terminal Design Comp

Foster + Partners Dropped From Transbay Terminal Design Comp

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board announced that the Foster + Partners / Heller-Manus Architects team has been dropped from the Transbay Terminal design competition. The four design/development teams left standing: 1. Richard Rogers Partnership with Forest City Enterprises and MacFarlane Partners 2. Santiago Calatrava with Boston Properties 3.... Read More »

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Inlaid hardwood floor have never been our thing, but if they’re yours, you might want to take a peek at 207 Clipper. Plus, nice curb appeal and location for just under $777,778… ∙ Listing: 207 Clipper (2/1) – $777,777 Read More »