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Harbor Lofts (400 Spear): San Francisco Warehouse Conversion

Harbor Lofts (400 Spear): San Francisco Warehouse Conversion

The 46 live/work loft condominiums that comprise Harbor Lofts (400 Spear) in San Francisco were the result of a rehabilitation and conversion of the Hathaway Warehouse (a national historic landmark) in 1996-1997. One of the oldest extant warehouses in the city, the ground story of this splendid brick structure... Read More »

Noe Valley Now On Sale?

Noe Valley Now On Sale?

From the latest edition of The Noe Valley Voice: “Noe Valley homebuyers took advantage of a retreating housing market to purchase real estate at less than full price…” And while that’s not exactly true (it’s the buyers, not the sellers, which determine a property’s “full price”), the Voice’s point... Read More »

900 Minnesota: Now And Then

900 Minnesota: Now And Then

The former Esprit de Corp. headquarters in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood (900 Minnesota) is being “deconstructed” and its lumber recycled (a practice that’s both “environmentally sound as well as lucrative”). In its place, Build Inc. is developing 142 new condominiums, “a commercial component, a café, 168 inside parking spaces... Read More »

The Great One Rincon Hill/Infinity Smackdown

The Great One Rincon Hill/Infinity Smackdown

The schism between ardent buyers/fans of One Rincon Hill and The Infinity has led to a number of informative discussions about deeded versus assigned parking, ventless dryers, and the overall development of Rincon Hill. At the same time, the “my building is better (bigger?) than your building” comments are... Read More »

San Francisco Transbay Terminal: Design Competition Update

San Francisco Transbay Terminal: Design Competition Update

Okay, so we’ve heard rumblings that both Norman Foster and Richard Rogers are, in fact, working on proposals for San Francisco’s new Transbay terminal. (A bit of trivia: Foster, Rodgers, and their two wives once worked together as “Team 4.”) And while neither architect was involved in the design... Read More »

The Development Around Mission And Eighth

Even if the Soma Grand really isn’t your thing, you still might want to check out the reader comments on our recent post for an interesting exchange (and some great insight) about the overall development of the area. ∙ It’s All About Service And Style At The Soma Grand... Read More »

It’s All About Service And Style At The Soma Grand (1160 Mission)

It’s All About Service And Style At The Soma Grand (1160 Mission)

Soma Grand represents San Francisco based Joie de Vivre’s entrée into the world of condominium developments. Designed by Architecture International, Soma Grand will consist of 246 “lifestyle condos” above four floors of parking and offer residents a full compliment of Joie de Vivre style luxury hotel services. As Damion... Read More »

The Possibilities For Potrero

The Possibilities For Potrero

Our piece on 2130a/b 24th Street has sparked an interesting discussion about the pros and cons of living in Potrero Hill. While over at the Potrero Hill Blog, Mike Lin leads a discussion about schools and families, staying on Potrero Hill, and candidates for the San Francisco School Board.... Read More »

We’re Thinking Gehry (No, Not Geary)

We’re Thinking Gehry (No, Not Geary)

As if right on cue, the day after we publish an overview of the Transbay Redevelopment, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority ratifies an international design competition for the Transbay Terminal and an adjacent skyscraper. Not just any skyscraper, but a “1,000-foot high-rise that would include a hotel, as well... Read More »

Booming In Bernal?

Booming In Bernal?

We can’t help but notice a mini-boom of extensively renovated (or newly constructed) Bernal Heights homes hitting the market over the past couple of months. The latest example: 115 Wool Street (advertising “all new electrical, plumbing, windows, skylights” along with a “gourmet” kitchen, concrete counters, and an underground... Read More »