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High-End Cow Hollow Home Fetches 2014-Era Price

High-End Cow Hollow Home Fetches 2014-Era Price

Purchased as a 2,320-square-foot home “with wonderful period detail” for $1.4 million in 2009, 2652 Chestnut Street returned to the market as a contemporary 4,870-square-foot home with an extra floor in 2014 and sold for $7.025 million that June. Listed for $7.539 million this past October, “with luxurious finishes... Read More »

Another Contemporary Condo in the Mission Now Listed at a Loss

Another Contemporary Condo in the Mission Now Listed at a Loss

The 17 new condos in the contemporary Mission District development at 3500 19th Street hit the market in late 2013 priced at over $1,000 per square foot, including the two-bedroom unit #206 which was priced at $1,879,000 or roughly $1,208 per foot. Subsequently reduced to $1,799,000, a few days... Read More »

Modern Oakland Hills Home Priced at $4.5 Million

Modern Oakland Hills Home Priced at $4.5 Million

Designed by AAA Architecture in collaboration with Benjamin Parco and built in 2014, upon an Upper Rockridge lot which was laid bare by the Oakland Hills Firestorm twenty-three years before, the four-bedroom home at 132 Alpine Terrace was designed to “maximize views, connect to the outdoors, feature expressive materiality,... Read More »

Out with the Old Jerusalem, in with a New Development

Out with the Old Jerusalem, in with a New Development

Plans to demolish the two-story building at 2976 Mission Street, which contains two 1900s-era residential units and a commercial space occupied by the Old Jerusalem restaurant, are in the works. And as proposed, a new six-story building would rise up to 64.5 feet in height across the Mission District... Read More »

Plans Have been Drawn for Former Cole Hardware Store Site

Plans Have been Drawn for Former Cole Hardware Store Site

Consumed by a fire last year, plans to develop a contemporary 5-story building upon the former Cole Hardware store site at 3110-3312 Mission Street have been drawn and submitted to Planning for review. As designed by EE Weiss Architects, the proposed development would consist of 8 condos over 6,000... Read More »

From Great Expectations to Listed at a Loss on Mint Plaza

From Great Expectations to Listed at a Loss on Mint Plaza

Purchased for $1.55 million in October 2014, the “Manhattan-like industrial condo” unit #1 at 10 Mint Plaza – which features high-gloss concrete floors, exposed beams and high ceilings, high-end finishes, and direct elevator access to the full-floor unit in the Silver Building – was then offered as a high-end,... Read More »

$6 Million Price Cut for Massive East Bay Compound

$6 Million Price Cut for Massive East Bay Compound

Having been on the market with a $22.5 million price tag for over a year, the asking price for the massive East Bay estate at 10 Winding Lane in Orinda, which is owned by the CEO of McKesson, has just been reduced by $6 million to $16.5 million and... Read More »

Plans to Raze FLACOS for Housing to Rise

Plans to Raze FLACOS for Housing to Rise

Plans to level the 1,000-square-foot, single-story Berkeley building on the corner of Adeline and Emerson, which has been home to FLACOS over the past seven years, are in the works. And as proposed, a five-story building designed by Dinar & Associates, with 42 residential units over 4,300 square feet of... Read More »

Ambitious Plans for Excavating and Infilling up in Potrero Hill

Ambitious Plans for Excavating and Infilling up in Potrero Hill

The 125-foot stretch of land between the Potrero Hill homes at 905 and 953 Kansas Street has never before been developed, perhaps because of the large rock outcropping which dominates the site. But said stretch is legally five developable parcels. And as newly envisioned, five modern buildings designed Dawson... Read More »

Plans for Boutique Union Square Hotel Back in Play

Plans for Boutique Union Square Hotel Back in Play

Originally approved for development in 2001 but then waylaid by the dotcom collapse, followed by a decline in tourism after 9/11, and then by “the collapse of the housing market and overall poor economic conditions” in San Francisco following the Great Recession, Highgate Hotels was positioning to finally break... Read More »