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Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel (and More)

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel (and More)

Speaking of proposed Mid-Market hotels, plans for a 12-story building to rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street (upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand) have been newly drawn and submitted to Planning for approval. While MacFarlane Partners, which purchased... Read More »

First Richard Neutra Designed Home in SF Illegally Razed

First Richard Neutra Designed Home in SF Illegally Razed

Built in 1936 and known in architectural circles as the Largent House, the modernist home at 49 Hopkins Avenue hit the market listed for $1.475 million in 2013 and sold for $1.4 million that December. From the listing at the time: “One of a kind trophy home in Twin... Read More »

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Back in 1908, a rather fine seven-story loft building designed by MacDonald & Applegarth was built upon the 1055 Market Street parcel which stretches from Market to Stevenson Street. A six-alarm fire started by an arsonist destroyed the Forrest Building in 1979. And in 1981, a not so fine... Read More »

Biggish Ocean Avenue Development Closer to Reality

Biggish Ocean Avenue Development Closer to Reality

The designs for a 125-unit development to rise up to five stories in height upon the former Crayon Box/Little Bear preschool site at 65 Ocean Avenue, between Cayuga Avenue and Alemany Boulevard, have been newly rendered by rg-architecture and the formal application to move forward with the development has... Read More »

$2.5 Million Cut for Landmark Presidio Heights Home

$2.5 Million Cut for Landmark Presidio Heights Home

Having hit the market in July priced at $16 million, as we first reported at the time, the asking price for the Landmark Presidio Heights home at 3500 Jackson Street which was designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1909 has just been reduced by $2.5 million (15.6 percent)... Read More »

Conceptual Plans for Transforming This Historic Resource

Conceptual Plans for Transforming This Historic Resource

The two-story concrete building at 220 9th Street, which is currently home to Desmoto Sport, Hop.in and a number of other businesses in the portion of the building which fronts Dore Street (such as Guitronics amplifier repair) was built in 1924 for the Wells Manufacturing Company. While the 220... Read More »

Development to Replace Dogpatch Institution in Play

Development to Replace Dogpatch Institution in Play

In the works since 2014, as we first reported at the time, plans to raze the 30-year-old Moshi Moshi Cocktail and Sushi bar on the northwest corner of Third and 18th Streets and develop a six-story building upon the restaurant’s 2092 Third Street parcel have since been approved and... Read More »

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced Another Million

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced Another Million

Designed by the late modernist architect John Thodos and built on a wooded Menlo Park lot seven years ago, the award-winning “House of Light” at 625 Hobart Street hit the market early last year priced at $8.5 million or roughly $1,690 per square foot. Reduced to $6.8 million at... Read More »

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

As envisioned by Morgan Stanley and designed by Gensler, the solid concrete and travertine skin of the Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street will be replaced with a glass curtain wall and a series of floor to ceiling windows while the interior of the 250,000-square-foot structure will... Read More »

Transformative Market Street Project Slated for Approval

Transformative Market Street Project Slated for Approval

Plans for the proposed 584-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (1621 Market) and two-story Lesser Brothers Building (1629‐1637 Market) currently sit are slated to be... Read More »