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House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

Purchased as a half-finished project for $951,000 in cash on the courthouse steps in 2014, Maven Investments was planning to chop down the 75-foot-tall redwood tree behind the Corona Heights home at 3066 Market Street in order to provide a more “open aesthetic” and “family friendly” backyard for its... Read More »

Hoarder’s Home In Which Corpse Was Found Listed For $928K

Hoarder’s Home In Which Corpse Was Found Listed For $928K

The Lake District Victorian within which the mummified corpse of the homeowner was found is now on the market for $928,000 as a “major-fixer” with “Vintage Charm/Details” and touting “a real News Worthy History,” the unfortunate story of which we first reported earlier this year. While the listing doesn’t... Read More »

Mission District McDonald’s Suddenly Shuttered

Mission District McDonald’s Suddenly Shuttered

The McDonald’s at 16th and Mission was suddenly shuttered last night with employees being told that the restaurant’s lease for the 2011 Mission Street store had expired and that everyone would be transferred to other locations in the city. And according to a plugged-in tipster, “there was some speculation the... Read More »

$200K Trimmed From Sequoia House, Giant Mystery Solved

$200K Trimmed From Sequoia House, Giant Mystery Solved

Listed for $2.595 million last month, the asking price for the ironically dubbed “Sequoia House” at 3066 Market Street has been trimmed by $200K. And with respect to how the landmark Giant Sequoia, whose native range is well above sea level in the Sierra Nevada, came to be in the... Read More »

Attention To Detail, Take Two

Attention To Detail, Take Two

According to the listing for the “modern Smart Home” at 577 Alvarado, the Noe Valley home was “built with great attention to detail.” But as we noted when the property hit the market last month, “you’ll want to make sure your cars, both current and planned, can cleanly enter... Read More »

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Plans to redesign Chestnut Street, which could include the addition of a transit only lane, traffic signals, and other traffic calming measures, along with the loss of parking, have Marina residents riled up.  Or in the words of a reader who attended yesterday’s open house to discuss the project:... Read More »

Corpse Found Inside Hoarder’s Home (UPDATED)

Corpse Found Inside Hoarder’s Home (UPDATED)

A hazardous materials team is busy trying to empty the trash-filled home at 152 4th Avenue.  And while the detective on the scene couldn’t comment as an investigation is underway, according to a tipster, it appears as through the corpse of the former owner might be inside, which would explain... Read More »

Should Roommates Benefit From A Master Tenant’s Buyout?

Mid five-figure offers for tenants to vacate rent-controlled apartments are not uncommon in San Francisco.  And even six-figure offers have been made (and accepted). A couple of questions from a reader with respect to said buyouts, questions which we’d be willing to bet are based on more than idle... Read More »

Uber Abruptly Changes Direction For Mission Bay HQ

Uber Abruptly Changes Direction For Mission Bay HQ

As we first reported a few weeks ago, the design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a bit of a rocky start, with a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler having caused a shake-up within the architecture firm’s... Read More »

Legislation To Halt Development Of “Monster Homes” Passed

Supervisor Wiener’s proposed legislation to halt the development, or expansion, of homes exceeding 3,000 gross square feet in size within San Francisco’s Corona Heights neighborhood was passed by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors yesterday. The legislation could effectively put an 18-month hold on any such projects where a final... Read More »

Revised Designs And Timing For 18-Story Berkeley High-Rise

Revised Designs And Timing For 18-Story Berkeley High-Rise

The revised plans for a less-bulky, 18-story building that’s proposed to rise in Downtown Berkeley were presented to the community last night. As proposed, the 2129 Shattuck development, which would raze the existing Bank of America building on the site, includes a replacement Bank of America and 8,000-square-feet of... Read More »

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

The design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a rocky start. According to a plugged-in insider who delivered the rendering and behind the scenes scoop, a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler has caused a shake-up within the... Read More »

Inner Mission Development Racing To Beat Building Moratorium

Inner Mission Development Racing To Beat Building Moratorium

A permit to raze the shuttered Western Plywood warehouse at Harrison and 22nd Streets in the Mission has been requested, and in its place, a four-story residential building is planned to rise, with the old Southern Pacific Railroad Right of Way right behind and Parque Ninos Unidos a block... Read More »

Rosewood Napa Valley?

Rosewood Napa Valley?

The Hong Kong-based family which owns the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, a favorite haunt of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and the cougars that hunt them, has been identified as the buyers of the Calistoga Hills Resort property, an 88-acre parcel of land upon which a 110-room luxury hotel, 20... Read More »

Record Setting Bernal Sale Didn’t Include A Parking Spot

Record Setting Bernal Sale Didn’t Include A Parking Spot

Newly constructed upon a previously vacant Bernal Heights parcel, the contemporary four-level home at 152 Elise Street features an open floor plan on the main level, two bedrooms on the level above, another two bedrooms on the level below, and a media/family room on the lowest level. What the... Read More »