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Take Two for a Modernized Inner Mission Home with a 2015 Price Tag

Take Two for a Modernized Inner Mission Home with a 2015 Price Tag

Having been taken “down to the studs and masterfully redesigned,” with four (or five) bedrooms, three full bathrooms, an open chef’s kitchen and great room, and a penthouse media room with a wet bar and wrap around roof deck, the modernized single-family home at 864 Florida Street, “in the... Read More »

Designs for a Galvanizing Development Have Been Drawn

Designs for a Galvanizing Development Have Been Drawn

As we first reported back in early 2016: Plans to gut the San Francisco Galvanizing Works building at 1176 Harrison Street are in the works. And as proposed, a second floor would be added within the envelope of the existing building and the then 19,000-square-foot warehouse would be converted... Read More »

High-End Mission District Home Drops 16 Percent

High-End Mission District Home Drops 16 Percent

Rebuilt, remodeled and expanded to 3,500 square feet, the modernized single-family home at 948 Hampshire Street in the Inner Mission traded hands for $3.8 million in December of 2015. The home’s kitchen is outfitted with a marble waterfall island, lacquer cabinetry, high-end appliances and an operable wall of glass... Read More »

Now Angling for a Bidding War in The Bellaire

Now Angling for a Bidding War in The Bellaire

Purchased for $1.21 million in November of 2015, the 1,003-square-foot unit #303 in the classic Russian Hill building known as Bellaire Tower (1101 Green Street) returned to the market with a $1.195 million price tag this past August. Five weeks later, the list price for the “light and bright... Read More »

An Ironic $320K Hit for a Remodeled ‘Penthouse’ Loft

An Ironic $320K Hit for a Remodeled ‘Penthouse’ Loft

Having been completed remodeled from the studs up, with custom finishes throughout and the phrase “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” prominently stenciled near the ceiling of the 2,000-ish-square-foot loft’s main room, 767 Bryant Street #403 sold for $1.87 million this past June.... Read More »

Designer Noe Pad Finally Fetches 27 Percent under Original Price

Designer Noe Pad Finally Fetches 27 Percent under Original Price

Priced at $6.8 million or roughly $1,420 per finished square foot at the beginning of the year, the list price for the designer five-bedroom home at 4352 26th Street was reduced to $5.995 million in May and the property was re-listed with an official “1” day on the market... Read More »

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

The proposed framework for eliminating San Francisco’s frequently gamed Tantamount to Demolition rule and instituting a new Residential Expansion Threshold will not be presented at the Bayview Hunters Point Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting this evening. And in fact, as of late yesterday, San Francisco’s Planning Department has formally suspended... Read More »

This Could End the Façade of Remodeling in SF, Streamline Demos

This Could End the Façade of Remodeling in SF, Streamline Demos

Attempts to game the real estate rules in San Francisco which govern the demolition and expansion of residential properties, by removing all but the façade or a few walls of an existing home and calling it a “remodel,” resulted in new legislation being adopted in 2007 that attempted to... Read More »

33 Percent Price Cut for G’s Penthouse Lair, Take Two

33 Percent Price Cut for G’s Penthouse Lair, Take Two

Having hit the market priced at $12 million in early 2015, the asking price for Gurbaksh “G” Chahal’s 3,355-square-foot penthouse atop the Infinity was subsequently reduced down to $7.995 million before being withdrawn from the MLS in mid-2016. Subsequently whitewashed, with the master bedroom having been repainted in muted... Read More »

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

Purchased by the founder of the Flip video camera company (which was sold to Cisco for $590 million in 2009 and subsequently shuttered) for $1.2 million in August of 2002, plans to expand the “immaculate pano-view Noe Valley home with attractive Mediterranean façade” at 655 Alvarado Street were... Read More »