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How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

Purchased as two adjacent but completely separate units in the Royal Towers building at 1750 Taylor Street for a combined $4.6 million back in January of 2014, an application to legally merge the one-bedroom unit #804 and the two-bedroom unit #805 was soon filed with the city, citing a... Read More »

Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad Sells for $2.8 Million

Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad Sells for $2.8 Million

Listed for $3.6 million, or roughly $1,180 per square foot, in January, the sale of Eric Melvin’s Noe Valley home at 665 29th Street has closed escrow with a $2.8 million contract price or roughly $918 per foot. Purchased by Melvin, who is the lead guitarist for NOFX, as... Read More »

Kevin Durant’s $3 Million OKC Home Sells for $1.9 Million Less

Kevin Durant’s $3 Million OKC Home Sells for $1.9 Million Less

Having invested an estimated $3 million in buying, combining and renovating a pair adjacent Downtown Oklahoma City townhomes into a 7,000-square-foot pad, with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, elevator and a media room with bar, the now Golden State Warrior, Kevin Durant, has just sold for his NE 2nd Street... Read More »

Playing the Illegal Housing Card for a Holdout in Central SoMa

Playing the Illegal Housing Card for a Holdout in Central SoMa

Responding to a complaint about the illegal addition of a residential unit above the Central City Glass shop at 759 Harrison Street back in 2003, a city inspector met with the owner of the four-story building who stated that the unit had “been in place for 20-25 years” despite... Read More »

Modern Shipping Container Loft Trades for $5.25 Million

Modern Shipping Container Loft Trades for $5.25 Million

Hidden in plain sight above FLOR in Lower Pacific Heights, the former Chinese Laundry/Tooth Powder Factory at 2230 Bush Street was turned into a designer 3,600-square-foot loft by Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan to showcase their urban art collection and aesthetic nearly a decade ago. Two stacked shipping containers... Read More »

Prime Noe Valley Take Two

Prime Noe Valley Take Two

Purchased mid-renovation for $3.8 million in February 2015, the four-bedroom Noe Valley home at 4316 25th Street returned to the market as a finished flip this past September, priced at $4.9 million or roughly $1,284 per square foot for the “fully renovated Victorian gem” on a prime Noe Valley... Read More »

Millennium Tower Penthouse Tumbles 29 Percent

Millennium Tower Penthouse Tumbles 29 Percent

Purchased for $8.1 million in mid-2015, the two-bedroom plus den penthouse unit #1A on the 58th floor of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, a 2,700-square-foot unit with two parking spaces which has been remodeled with an “ultra-contemporary design” and “only the finest materials, procured from around the globe,” returned to... Read More »

UPDATED: Steph and Ayesha Curry Cut Price for Their East Bay Home

UPDATED: Steph and Ayesha Curry Cut Price for Their East Bay Home

The 7,520-square-foot Walnut Creek pad at 620 Sugarloaf Court, which Steph and Ayesha Curry purchased for $3.2 million in November 2015, returned to the market last year listed for $3.7 million. While the list price for the pad was $500,000 more than the duo paid, keep in mind that... Read More »

Externalizing Parking to Double Density as Proposed

Externalizing Parking to Double Density as Proposed

Purchased as a six-unit apartment building with eight bedrooms and a six-car garage for $1.452 million in the first quarter of 2013, plans to add eight new apartments, with nine new bedrooms, at 4640 Balboa Street have been drafted and neighbors need not be worried about losing a view.... Read More »

Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence

Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence

Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013, the Napa Valley estate dubbed “Eight Palms” at 347 South Crane Avenue in St. Helena was subsequently remodeled over the course of two years by the company’s design team and returned to the market last... Read More »