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Semi-New Development: Alamo Square

Semi-New Development: Alamo Square

Originally constructed in 1999, and mapped as condos, the 63 units that comprise Alamo Square (988 Fulton) are currently undergoing a transformation from apartments to condos. The “transformed” units boast stainless steel appliances, granite slab countertops, dishwashers, in-unit washer/dryers, and are tagged, “A Genuine Home in the City.” To... Read More »

776 Tehama/1277 Howard: Pricing

776 Tehama/1277 Howard: Pricing

776 Tehama/1277 Howard is now open. Decent views from the upper floors, and relatively spacious, but we’re not so sure about that “luxury” moniker. Overall, we weren’t terribly impressed, but then again we’re probably too damn picky. One interesting note: as far as we know, the first residential new... Read More »

Weekend Update: Three Weeks Later

Call it tradition, a need to see it through to the end, or just plain rubbernecking, but damn it, we’re following these units until they sell. 1. 1725 Washington: Seven of the fourteen units remain available (#12 has yet to be added to the MLS). 2. 1625 California: At... Read More »

What’s Really Going On? (Part I And A Half)

Despite all the hype, it appears that “starchitected” condos aren’t actually selling that well in New York (according to the Wall Street Journal). Curbed offers a fine rundown for the subscriptionaly challenged. The relevance to San Francisco you ask? Well, Damion Matthews (of “What’s Really Going On?” fame) points... Read More »

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

As we mentioned last week, ‘The Californian on Rincon Hill’ a 40-story and 435 unit luxury condo building is in the works for 375 Fremont St. Richard Keating, “international celebrity architect”, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, and designer of the Elihu Harris State Building in Oakland is heading... Read More »

Bay Buildings: The Metropolitan (333/355 1st Street)

Bay Buildings: The Metropolitan (333/355 1st Street)

Back in early 2004 the San Francisco Business Times wrote the following: “As the first true housing highrise to sprout out of San Francisco’s Rincon Hill, 20-story north tower and 27-story south tower look awfully lonely…But fortunately for our forlorn friend, Rincon Hill’s soil is fertile and... Read More »

Reader Question: What’s Really Going On? (Part I)

We recently received the following question from a reader: “Several large condo complexes are in phase I, II etc and claim rates of 50% – 80% sold after just a few months. Everything else in the area looks like a standstill in my opinion. What is really going... Read More »

New Developments: Sierra Heights

New Developments: Sierra Heights

You still have to wear a hardhat if you’re planning on a tour, but the Sierra Heights sales office is definitely open (Sat-Thu). Sixty-seven units, three buildings (East, West, and North) and one phase (targeting occupancy for June/July). As best we can tell, about 50% sold (90% of the... Read More »

New Developments: 776 Tehama

New Developments: 776 Tehama

Vanguard Properties has been advertising “Coming in March 2006” for the 17 new condos at 776 Tehama, but as far as we know, they have yet to hit the market. Two completely random notes: one, according the website, floor plans for the two bedrooms and junior one bedrooms are... Read More »

A Week of Atonement

A Week of Atonement

So we mange to wax poetic (“stunning – from the design, to the finishes, to the views”) about the new “Green” house at 520 Clipper. We give accolades to the builder (Lorax Development) and even point out the broker (Brown & Co.). The only person we forget to mention?... Read More »