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Philz Sets Its Sights on Polk Street

Philz Sets Its Sights on Polk Street

Philz Coffee is planning to take over the former Russian Hill Bookstore storefront at 2230 Polk Street which has been vacant for five months. As proposed, while the interior of the Polk Street space would be renovated, the exterior would remain relatively the same, save some new signage. But... Read More »

Noe Valley View Home Fails to Fetch 2015-Era Price

Noe Valley View Home Fails to Fetch 2015-Era Price

Newly built on a wide Noe Valley view lot which was purchased for $1.185 million in May of 2015, the contemporary 3,675-square-foot home at 1644 Diamond Street hit the market this past March priced at $3.895 million or roughly $1,060 per square foot. Reduced to $3.695 million in April,... Read More »

Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Purchased as an oceanfront “fixer” for $11 million in April of 2015, plans to demolish the existing 4,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue are in the works. And as envisioned, a modern 10,400-square-foot mansion, which includes a 2,000-square-foot basement garage, will rise up to 30 feet in height... Read More »

Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

The downsized plans for a modular 29-story tower to rise up to 350 feet in height on the corner of Franklin and 21st Street in Uptown Oakland have just received a favorable environmental review, qualifying as an urban infill project per the California Environmental Quality Act and having been... Read More »

Five Percent per Year for a Contemporary Bernal Heights Home

Five Percent per Year for a Contemporary Bernal Heights Home

Having averaged annual appreciation of roughly 14 percent a year from 2012 to 2015, at which point it traded hands for $2.325 million or roughly $1,091 per square foot, the contemporary Bernal Heights home at 1755 Alabama Street returned to the market listed for $2.495 million last month. In... Read More »

Eight-Figure Folly or Cunning Cow Hollow Flip?

Eight-Figure Folly or Cunning Cow Hollow Flip?

Listed for $12.5 million six months ago, the brand new 6,000-square-foot Cow Hollow mansion at 2528 Union Street ended up selling for $12.0 million on the first of September, the sale of which resulted in a $330,000 transfer tax being paid by the development team (which shares the same last... Read More »

Hacked up Laurel Heights Home Returns at a Loss

Hacked up Laurel Heights Home Returns at a Loss

The former San Francisco home and studio space of the late Howard Hack has sat (mostly) vacant for over a decade, with interior walls that were purposefully (re)moved by the artist and a “profound” amount of deferred maintenance. Listed as a remarkable “blank canvas” after Hack’s passing for $1.2... Read More »

Modern Mansion Will Rise but Penthouse Could Get Cut

Modern Mansion Will Rise but Penthouse Could Get Cut

San Francisco’s Board of Appeals has upheld the approval of a permit to start demolishing the existing 3,835-square-foot home at 255 Sea Cliff Avenue in order to make way for a modern mansion to rise. But the fate of the mansion’s previously approved design remains in flux. While a... Read More »

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Facing pushback from a number of Planning Commissioners who echoed the fears of neighbors that the proposed Moxy Hotel, a Marriott brand which targets the millennial traveler, “who understands that style can be delivered at attractive prices,” could attract “late-night activity that is incompatible with the adjacent residential development,”... Read More »

How Much Gas Does a Gas Station Pump in San Francisco? (ANSWERED)

How Much Gas Does a Gas Station Pump in San Francisco? (ANSWERED)

With plans for a 177-unit development to rise on the Divisadero Touchless Carwash and Roy’s Shell station site at the corner of Divisadero and Oak moving forward, and building on a larger trend, it’s time to see if perceptions match reality with respect to demand for gas and car... Read More »