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Short-Term Rental Certificate for Sleeping Boxes Revoked

Short-Term Rental Certificate for Sleeping Boxes Revoked

Marketed as “private micro-suites” with queen sized beds on Airbnb for $90 per night, or “sleeping boxes” according to a couple of complaints, the short-term rental registration/certificate for 4229 Moraga Street in the Outer Sunset, at which there appear to have been up to 12 listings for beds throughout... Read More »

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Has Sold His Bay Area Home

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Has Sold His Bay Area Home

San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has sold his gated San Jose home at 4903 Eastbourne Court for $3.075 million, which is roughly 3 percent more than Kaepernick had invested in the property over the past two years, having purchased the 4,600-square-foot home for $2.7 million and spent $300K... Read More »

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon which the restaurant’s 8,600-square-foot building sits is... Read More »

Cab Company Seeking Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

Cab Company Seeking Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

In a sign of the times with a side of irony, the Luxor Cab Company, which has operated in San Francisco since 1928, has applied for Legacy Business status and a grant from the city. From the Planning Department’s summary of the business and application (which it’s recommending be... Read More »

Looking for a One-Bedroom in SoMa with Parking for 116 Cars?

Looking for a One-Bedroom in SoMa with Parking for 116 Cars?

Car nuts take note, the 953-square-foot one-bedroom #303 at The Palms (555 4th Street) is on market, bundled together with 116 of the parking spaces in the building’s 300-car garage. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1. if you don’t happen to need all 116 spaces, they... Read More »

Timmy Takes a Big Loss on the Sale of His Paradise Valley Pad

Timmy Takes a Big Loss on the Sale of His Paradise Valley Pad

Former San Francisco Giants ace turned Angel, Tim Lincecum, has taken a big league loss on the sale of his 11,028-square-foot home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Purchased from former Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman, Kevin Young, for $3.4 million in 2012, Timmy listed the five-bedroom home, which features an indoor... Read More »

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Working with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and Precita Eyes, a Planning Department summer intern has created an inventory and historical index for the murals that adorn San Francisco’s Mission District, an overview of which will be presented to San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission tomorrow afternoon. The point of the... Read More »

The Full House Home Fetches $4 Million

The Full House Home Fetches $4 Million

The Lower Pacific Heights Victorian at 1709 Broderick Street, which served as the façade of the Tanner’s ‘Full House‘ home, has just sold for $4 million. Designed by Charles Lewis Hinkel and built in 1883, the home previously traded hands for $1.85 million in 2006, after which it was... Read More »

Infamous Local Landlord Foreclosed upon in Pacific Heights

Infamous Local Landlord Foreclosed upon in Pacific Heights

The Pacific Heights home of the infamous Arden Van Upp, who had already been bounced from the dilapidated Bourn Mansion by way of a bankruptcy sale back in 2009, was foreclosed upon this afternoon. As we first reported about the pending sale a couple of months ago, the two-unit... Read More »

The Money Behind That Eye-Popping $13M Sale in Pacific Heights

The Money Behind That Eye-Popping $13M Sale in Pacific Heights

It’s true. The eye-popping sale of 2755 Fillmore Street for $13.25 million last week involved a Chinese couple. But Mr. and Mrs. Li were the sellers exiting the market, not the buyer moving in. And the buyer, who isn’t Chinese nor a foreign national, appears to be moving from... Read More »