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Plans to Raze Regal Residence Abandoned, Staged Instead

Plans to Raze Regal Residence Abandoned, Staged Instead

As we first reported last year: When the hedge fund manager who lives in the 4,400-square-foot Presidio Heights home at the corner of Walnut and Jackson learned that the home next door at 3311 Jackson, a smaller 3,000-square-foot home which had been in the same family since being constructed... Read More »

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

While its overall height and envelope remain the same, one floor has been eliminated from the proposed 250-foot-tall Hub District tower and podium to rise at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street, as newly rendered by Gould Evans. As such, the now 26-story tower... Read More »

Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Lair Now Listed for $38 Million Less

Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Lair Now Listed for $38 Million Less

Having hit the market with a bit of fanfare and an $88 million price tag back in 2015, the 21,400-square-foot Los Altos Hills home at 27500 La Vida Real was quietly listed behind an undisclosed address for $68 million early last year and subsequently reduced to $55 million this... Read More »

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

While the approval process for a 36-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street was, in fact, fast-tracked by Planning, and the development was approved back in early 2017, the project has... Read More »

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Purchased by Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in 2012, the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, the rear facade of which is pictured above, returned to the market in 2014 with plans to add a bunker below the home and an $18 million price... Read More »

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans to level the shuttered East Bay Smog Center building on the northwest corner of Shattuck and 65th Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Adeline Street in Bushrod, across from the Nomad Café, are in the works. And as proposed, a contemporary four-story building with 18 residential units over nearly... Read More »

Proposed Mid-Market Infill Tower and Its Frontages Newly Rendered

Proposed Mid-Market Infill Tower and Its Frontages Newly Rendered

As newly rendered by SCB, along with a generic massing for the massive 5M project, the proposed infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street would now measure 284 feet in height. As we first reported earlier this week, while the tower’s proposed... Read More »

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

As proposed, the 23-foot-tall commercial building at 42 Otis Street, which was purchased for $3.6 million in July of 2016, will be razed and a new 55-foot-tall building will rise on the Hub District site. As designed by Elevation Architects, the new five-story building will yield 24 single-room occupancy... Read More »

$1.5 Million Reduction for Stunning Russian Hill Apartment

$1.5 Million Reduction for Stunning Russian Hill Apartment

Purchased by an art collector for $1.55 million in August of 2003, the 3,070-square foot Russian Hill cooperative unit #6 at 947 Green Street was gutted and completely transformed into a stunning “European-Deco inspired masterpiece” with views by LeavittWeaver. Featuring polished teak casework, custom furnishings, and configured as a... Read More »

Less Height, More Density for Proposed Tower to Rise Right Here

Less Height, More Density for Proposed Tower to Rise Right Here

While plans for a new Mid-Market tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street continue to move forward, it would appear as though the expected height of said tower has been reduced by 22 percent. Originally envisioned to rise up to 366 feet in... Read More »