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Milestone Day For CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital Project

Milestone Day For CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital Project

For those wondering how much deeper the massive hole being dug for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital project will go, the answer is: not much.  In fact, the end of the project’s excavation phase was officially marked this afternoon with a “bottoming out” celebration to commemorate the milestone. In a couple of weeks, two tower cranes Read More »

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

Set to expire yesterday after two years of effort, Oakland’s City Council has granted a 90-day contract extension to the group which has been trying to get the proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground. While a developer for the project has yet to be identified, and neither the Raiders nor Athletics have Read More »

The Finest Home In Diamond Heights Sets Two Records

The Finest Home In Diamond Heights Sets Two Records

Listed as “the finest home in Diamond Heights” last month, the sale of 11 Cameo Way has just closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2.868 million, making it the most expensive home sale in the history of Diamond Heights. And at $1,017 per square foot, it’s the first reported home sale for over Read More »

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

When the young tech couple “who like to entertain” purchased the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street for $7 million earlier this year, it became the most expensive home to have ever traded hands in Noe Valley.  And that was just their starting point. Hidden behind an LLC, the couple has also quietly acquired the adjacent Read More »

Is $5 Million The New $3 Million Near Mission Dolores Park?

Is $5 Million The New $3 Million Near Mission Dolores Park?

Following a down to the studs renovation, expansion and opening up, the five-bedroom home at 41 Cumberland Street sold for $3.15 million in February of 2010 having been listed for $3.395 million at the time. While there have been a couple of changes to the interior design of the home since 2010, such as those Read More »

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Designed by the Reid Brothers and built in 1901 at the corner of San Jose and Geneva Avenues for the San Mateo Electric Railway Company, the landmark Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse complex has sat abandoned since 1989 when damaged in the Loma Prieta Earthquake, twenty-five years ago today. Slated to be demolished by the Read More »

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

Largest Development In The History Of SF’s Inner Sunset Proposed

The owners of the 86-unit Kirkham Heights apartment complex at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham have filed a proposal to demolish the existing complex and redevelop the 6-acre site at the base of Mount Sutro with up to 460 new units in a series of buildings rising up to 40-feet in height. The development would be Read More »

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

New Details And Designs For Massive ‘5M Project’ In SoMa

Forest City’s proposed 5M Project spans a 4-acre site roughly bounded by Mission, Fifth, Howard and Mary Streets in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district and includes the renovation and construction of nearly two million square feet of space, with up to 1,200 new residences and 150,000 square feet of ground floor retail, educational Read More »

Noe Valley Oasis With Five-Car Garage Listed For $4.9 Million

Noe Valley Oasis With Five-Car Garage Listed For $4.9 Million

Purchased as a 1,050-square-foot, two-bedroom home without a garage for $850,0000 in 2011, the now five-bedroom home with parking for five cars at 90 Jersey Street has just returned to the market listed for $4,895,000 as a “private oasis amidst exciting and energetic urban environment” that is Noe Valley. Boasting “clean contemporary lines Read More »

Changing Demographics: Condos To Replace Mission Laundromat

Changing Demographics: Condos To Replace Mission Laundromat

Plans to raze the laundromat and mural on the southeast corner of 24th and York, adjacent to the Brava Theater Center, have been drawn.  And as proposed, a five-story building with 8 condos over two commercial spaces on the ground floor will rise on the corner site which sits within Calle 24, San Francisco’s Latino Cultural Read More »

Flip This Mansion: The Results

Flip This Mansion: The Results

While not exactly a flop, the flip of the nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion at 3725 Washington Street doesn’t appear to have paid off quite as handsomely as initially projected. Listed for $11 million in September of 2013, the former Presidio Heights home of Diana Dollar Hickingbotham Knowles was quietly purchased for $8,400,000 six months ago.  A Read More »

Under Construction And Designed To Activate The Alleyways

Under Construction And Designed To Activate The Alleyways

Annie Alley, off Mission between New Montgomery and Third, is now under construction and in the process of being transformed into Annie Street Plaza, a future “pedestrian-friendly enclave” in downtown San Francisco. One of 36 projects in the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District’s Street Life Plan, Annie Street Plaza is the YBCBD’s pilot effort to activate Read More »

Hidden Behind An Imposing Looking Gate In The Tenderloin

Hidden Behind An Imposing Looking Gate In The Tenderloin

Hidden away behind an imposing looking gate off Post and constructed around the turn of the century, the 3,500 square foot property at 3 Meacham Place has served as a residence, as offices, and most recently as a combination of the two. A glass partition now separates the living room from the entryway, with a Read More »

San Francisco Rents Pushing Professional Firms Out Of The City

San Francisco Rents Pushing Professional Firms Out Of The City

With demand for office space in San Francisco having reached an all-time high, the average asking rent for space in the city has increased 15 percent over the past year and nearly doubled since the first quarter of 2010, up 88 percent to just under $60 per square foot.  That being said, rents remains around Read More »

Two Million Over Asking For Esherick Designed Pac Heights House

Two Million Over Asking For Esherick Designed Pac Heights House

Designed by renowned architect Joseph Esherick and built in 1962, the Mid-Century Modern “Larsen House” at 2610 Scott Street hit the market in Pacific Heights last month listed for $9.75 million.  And after 19 days on the market, the sale of the 4,656-square-foot home has closed escrow with a reported contract price of Read More »