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Make That $77 Million under Expectations for This Peninsula Estate

Make That $77 Million under Expectations for This Peninsula Estate

As we first reported earlier this week, the 47.5-acre de Guigne estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which hit the market priced at $100 million back in 2013, has finally sold. And based on public-facing MLS records, it would appear the sale price was $29.85 million, which... Read More »

Modernized Victorian with a Storied past Fetches $5 Million

Modernized Victorian with a Storied past Fetches $5 Million

Purchased as a 2,136-square-foot home for $1.995 million in 2014, the Cole Valley Victorian at 164 Belvedere Street (which had once been owned by the iconic Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman, who photographed Jerry Garcia and Janice Joplin, among others, in a former home studio on the top floor)... Read More »

For the Grace and Good of Western SoMa

For the Grace and Good of Western SoMa

Plans for a four-story, 45-foot tall building to rise on the Western SoMa through lot at 17 Grace Street, which fronts Washburn Street as well, are working their way through Planning and a variance hearing scheduled for next week. As designed, the proposed building would yield 11 residential units,... Read More »

Plans to Redevelop Gas Light Company’s Garden House Formalized

Plans to Redevelop Gas Light Company’s Garden House Formalized

As we first reported last year: With the redevelopment of the adjacent gas station site underway, plans to raze the historic San Francisco Gas Light Company’s former garden house and workshop at 3620 Buchanan Street, which shares a parcel and 75-foot-wide garden with the landmark Gas Light Company building... Read More »

Record-Setting Pacific Heights Home Sold for $38 Million

Record-Setting Pacific Heights Home Sold for $38 Million

As we first reported last week, the 12,000-square-foot spec home at 2712 Broadway, which had been on the market since the end of last year with a $40 million price tag, sold “in a battle with multiple bidders,” according to Pacific Union’s PR team. And while the final contract... Read More »

Massive Silicon Valley Estate Sells for 30 Percent of Original Price

Massive Silicon Valley Estate Sells for 30 Percent of Original Price

On the market for $100 million in 2013, the asking price for the 47.5-acre de Guigne estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which includes a classic 16,000-square-foot mansion, was dropped to $39.9 million in 2015 and the condition that the buyer grant the seller, Christian de Guigne... Read More »

Ambitious Plans to Move This Historic Victorian Half a Mile Away

Ambitious Plans to Move This Historic Victorian Half a Mile Away

As we first reported a little earlier today, plans to redevelop the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street are in the works, plans which include moving the mortuary to the eastern edge of its Hayes Valley site in order to make way for the historic Victorian at 807 Franklin... Read More »

Hayes Valley Mortuary Could Become Housing (and More)

Hayes Valley Mortuary Could Become Housing (and More)

Plans to add a fourth story and rear addition to the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street have been drawn. And as proposed, the historic Hayes Valley building would be converted into a 10-unit residential building, with a total 8 two-bedrooms and 2 threes. But that’s not all. As... Read More »

Stirrings for Long-Shuttered Mission District Site

Stirrings for Long-Shuttered Mission District Site

With the redevelopment of Elbo Room moving closer to reality, we turn our attention to the long-shuttered furniture store space next door at 657 Valencia Street. Having sat empty for over a decade, plans to level the fire-damaged building are now actively under review. And as envisioned and theoretically... Read More »

Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

An Oakland-based chef and restaurateur is close to closing escrow on the purchase of the former City of Oakland Fire Station No. 14 at 3455 Champion Street, around the corner from MacArthur Boulevard. And as proposed, Dominica Rice-Cisneros (think Cosecha Café) is planning to convert the Diamond District building... Read More »