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Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

The building permits for the approved eight-story building to rise on the northwest corner of Turk and Larkin, upon the site of the iconic Kahn & Keville tire and battery shop in the Tenderloin, are close to being issued. And next month, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community... Read More »

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

With the architects (WRNS Studio) having eliminated the previously proposed fabric of screens/shutters to adorn the development’s façade, the refined plans for a contemporary 18-story building to rise up to 180 feet in height at 2190 Shattuck Avenue, at the intersection of Allston Way in the heart of Downtown... Read More »

$2 Million “Adjustment” for That Modern Silicon Valley Mansion

$2 Million “Adjustment” for That Modern Silicon Valley Mansion

Having been priced at $29.8 million earlier this year and now touting nine Feng Shui selling points, including that the “grounded nature of the home will allow the owner to expand their income,” the list price for modern new Atherton mansion at 96 Ridge View Drive has just officially... Read More »

Showcase Home in the Marina Sold for a Loss

Showcase Home in the Marina Sold for a Loss

As we wrote ten days ago: Purchased for $8.001 million in October of 2015 and subsequently “re-imagined by some of the areas top designers,” with new fixtures and finishes throughout, the 2018 Decorator Showcase home at 465 Marina Boulevard hit the market with an $8.995 million price tag at... Read More »

Plans for 115-Unit Building in the Tenderloin Move Ahead

Plans for 115-Unit Building in the Tenderloin Move Ahead

While the two-story garage at O’Farrell Street has been identified as a contributor to the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District, the team behind a proposed 13-story development to rise up to 130 feet in height upon its parcel are pushing ahead. As we first reported last year, the building as... Read More »

A Little Laurel Heights Infill Project

A Little Laurel Heights Infill Project

Purchased for $3.425 million last year, plans to level the little medical office building at 3641-3643 California Street, which is home to Golden Gate Pediatrics, across from CPMC’s 5-acre California Hospital Campus (which is to be razed and redeveloped as well), are in the works. As designed by DMARCstudio,... Read More »

Waylaid Waterfront Hotel and Theater Development Closer to Reality

Waylaid Waterfront Hotel and Theater Development Closer to Reality

Having previously been redesigned to be more in character with the existing architecture of the city’s Northeast Waterfront Landmark District, the plans for Teatro ZinZanni’s proposed hotel and theater development to rise up to four stories in height along the Embarcadero, on the 250-space parking lot owned by the... Read More »

Monster Planning Commission Meeting in the Mission Next Month

Monster Planning Commission Meeting in the Mission Next Month

With the legal battle between the family that held title to the 1979 Mission Street parcel and the development team behind the proposed 331-unit project to rise up to ten stories on the corner site having been resolved and plans for the so-called “Monster in the Mission” having quietly... Read More »

Modern $10M Tiburon Home Now Listed at a Loss

Modern $10M Tiburon Home Now Listed at a Loss

Designed by Sutton Suzuki Architects and built in 2009, the 5,400-square-foot Tiburon home at 1925 Straits View Drive, with modern finishes and sweeping views of the bay, Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco skyline, was purchased for $10.1 million in October of 2015 having hit the market priced at... Read More »

Liberty Hill Cottage Fetches Over $3K Per Square Foot!

Liberty Hill Cottage Fetches Over $3K Per Square Foot!

The two-bedroom, 870-square-foot cottage at 835 Sanchez Street, which sits on a 2,200-square-foot parcel with big views atop Liberty Hill, has just sold for $2.725 million. That’s $3,132 per square foot! But as is the case with almost every breathless report about the “insane!” price of a fire damaged,... Read More »