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$20 Million Price Cut for Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Estate

$20 Million Price Cut for Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Estate

Built for Kumar Malavalli, the co-founder of Brocade Communications Systems and current VC, the 21,400-square-foot home at 27500 La Vida Real in Los Altos Hills hit the market with a bit of fanfare and an $88 million price tag in 2015. Features of the five-bedroom, 2010-era home include a... Read More »

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and refined plans for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on the Port of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. Giants Parking Lot A), have just been released along... Read More »

Palo Alto Contemporary on the Market for $9 Million

Palo Alto Contemporary on the Market for $9 Million

Designed by the owner-architect, Mary Maydan of Maydan Architecture, and built on a quarter-acre Palo Alto lot back in 2005, the still contemporary home at 925 Addison Street is now on the market with an $8.995 million price tag. The five-bedroom home measures 3,369 square feet and features a... Read More »

From Apartments to Hotel Rooms in the Tendernob as Proposed

From Apartments to Hotel Rooms in the Tendernob as Proposed

The approved plans for a 5-story building with 15 apartments to rise on the vacant lot at 824 Hyde Street, upon which the former 4-story Chatom Apartments building had stood prior to being destroyed by a fire back in 2010, have been abandoned. As we noted at the time... Read More »

Plans and Funding for a New Dogpatch Hub, with a Catch (or Two)

Plans and Funding for a New Dogpatch Hub, with a Catch (or Two)

A detailed proposal and plans to transform the deteriorating and fire-bombed former Police Station at 2300 Third Street into a new Dogpatch Hub and community center have been drafted. And UCSF is in line to provide a $4.2 million “gift” to get the projected 36-month project started. Deemed a... Read More »

Development Challenged for Looking Too Upscale

Development Challenged for Looking Too Upscale

Plans to level the former N&S Auto Body Shop at 1924 Mission Street and construct a new 80-foot-tall building, with 11 apartments over a ground floor retail space fronting Mission, are being challenged by “Our Mission No Eviction” which has requested a formal Discretionary Review (DR) of the development... Read More »

Pedigreed Postmodern on the Peninsula for $15 Million

Pedigreed Postmodern on the Peninsula for $15 Million

Built for David Kelley, the founder of IDEO and Stanford Design School, and designed by the late Italian architect, Ettore Sottsass, founder of Sottsass Associati and the Memphis group, the postmodern Woodside home at 1250 Canada Road is hidden behind the five-acre estate’s equestrian center. The home, which is... Read More »

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

With Sinbad’s having been razed to make room for the San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal Expansion project, which includes the construction of two new berthing facilities (Gates F and G) and a new Bayside promenade with covered passenger queuing areas on the south side of the Ferry Building, the groundbreaking... Read More »

Mid-Century Modern Mill Valley Gem Fetches $2.8 Million

Mid-Century Modern Mill Valley Gem Fetches $2.8 Million

Designed by Daniel Liebermann and built out of old-growth redwood, glass and brick back in 1962, the Mid-Century Modern Mill Valley home at 861 Lovell Avenue, which was listed for $2.795 million, has sold for $2.8 million. The main two-bedroom home sits on a 1.25-acre wooded lot, with a... Read More »

New Offering for a Banker’s Eight-Figure Presidio Heights Pad

New Offering for a Banker’s Eight-Figure Presidio Heights Pad

The Presidio Heights mansion at 3444 Washington Street, which onetime Bank of America Chairman and CEO, David Coulter, purchased along with his wife, Susan Weeks Coulter, for $15.225 million in 2006 is now back on the market with an $18 million price tag. As plugged-in people might recall, the... Read More »