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Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Plans to rehabilitate and re-purpose the landmark and long-abandoned Geneva Car Barn buildings at Geneva and San Jose have been in the works since 2004. And with funding having been secured for Phase One of the two-phase project, a project which will eventually transform the former Powerhouse and Office... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Cut for G’s Infamous Infinity Penthouse

Another Million Dollar Cut for G’s Infamous Infinity Penthouse

As plugged-in people know, the infamous Gurbaksh Chahal (a.k.a. “G”) has been trying to unload his 3,355-square-foot penthouse unit #37B atop the Infinity at 301 Main Street for nearly a year and was originally asking an unlisted $12 million for the pad. Quietly listed for $8.8 million four months later,... Read More »

Did Unpermitted Work Doom this Home?

Did Unpermitted Work Doom this Home?

As we first reported yesterday, the Sherwood Forest home at 256 Casitas Avenue which is undergoing an emergency demolition to prevent it from tumbling downhill was purchased as “totally renovated” for $2.2 million three months ago, but there do not appear to be any permits for said renovation which... Read More »

Emergency Demolition of a Newly Renovated $2.2M Home

Emergency Demolition of a Newly Renovated $2.2M Home

Flipped for $2.2 million three months ago, an emergency demolition of the “totally renovated” Sherwood Forest home at 256 Casitas Avenue is underway in order to keep it from sliding down the hillside on which it’s perched and crushing the home below. A neighbor first noticed signs of a... Read More »

No Competition for a Reinvented Noe Valley Victorian

No Competition for a Reinvented Noe Valley Victorian

Purchased out of probate as a contractor’s special with three bedrooms, one bath and without a garage for $850,000 in 2008, the then 1,164 square foot Noe Valley home at 439 Clipper Street returned to the market with plans for $1,295,000 in 2014. Having failed to sell the vision,... Read More »

Following up on a Trio of Unfinished Flips

Following up on a Trio of Unfinished Flips

Purchased for $1.525 million in 2013, plans to expand the Bernal Heights view-home on an oversized lot at 233 Franconia Street by over 60 percent have since been approved and permitted and the home has been gutted. Listed for $1.895 million this past October and reduced to $1.795 million... Read More »

Unaffordable Housing Threshold Hits $1.63 Million in San Francisco

The value at which a residential unit in San Francisco is now considered to be “demonstrably unaffordable and financially inaccessible” by the City’s Planning Department has just been raised to $1.63 million, up from $1.51 million and versus $1.34 million in 2013. The demonstrably unaffordable mark, which is set... Read More »

Developer Flips Dolores Heights Duplex for a Loss

Developer Flips Dolores Heights Duplex for a Loss

Purchased as a vacant two-unit building on an idyllic block, with “period details and wood floors throughout,” for $2.1 million in May of 2014, the Liberty Hill duplex at 4121-4123 20th Street returned to the market this past September listed for $2.25 million with a mostly gutted lower level,... Read More »

Multi-Million Dollar Price Cut For Luxury Faraday Cage With Views

Multi-Million Dollar Price Cut For Luxury Faraday Cage With Views

Listed for $8.6 million in May and reduced to $7.6 million in early October, the asking price for the full-floor Pacific Heights cooperative apartment which was taken down to the studs and turned into a luxury Faraday cage with views has just been reduced by another $1.9 million (25... Read More »

Warm Thoughts of a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and Stove

Warm Thoughts of a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and Stove

As we wrote a year ago today, or technically tomorrow, “with Downton Abbey helping drive the trend, stainless steel and industrial ranges are out while old-school stoves with style, like La Cornue, are in. Even if only a CornuFé.” And speaking of CornuFé, the stove above was installed in... Read More »