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Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

As we first wrote about Oakland’s Cathedral Building at 1615 Broadway when it went condo in early 2008: It’s across the bay, but we do love the building. Built in 1913 and designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, the 14-story Oakland Federal Building is a shining example of the Gothic Revival movement. Renamed the Cathedral Building Read More »

Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse On The Market For $4.5M

Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse On The Market For $4.5M

The 3,221 square foot penthouse atop the Silver Building, which fronts Mint Plaza at 424 Jessie Street, has hit the market listed for $4,500,000. The high-end kitchen is outfitted with Anigre wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and a cast glass eating counter which is mounted to a cast-in-place concrete kitchen island which includes a second sink. Read More »

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

The industrial building on the southeast corner of Bernice and 12th Street which sits behind the Eagle was legally converted into three “live/work lofts for artists” back in 2002. Listed for $3,595,000 in early 2012, the 6,200 square foot unit in the building known as 9 Bernice sold for $3,050,000 that November. Today, the unit known as Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest Move Advances To Board

Legislation To Block Pinterest Move Advances To Board

Despite an offer by the owners of the San Francisco Design Center to cover up to $3 million in relocation costs for tenants which would be displaced by the conversion of the Center to general office use and leasing of much of the building to Pinterest, and Pinterest’s offer to pay displaced tenants’ first and Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Supervisor Cohen has formally introduced legislation which could effectively block the conversion of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from showrooms into tech space for at least 18 months. The Design Center is currently zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), a zoning which disallows general office use.  And a key Read More »

From Waterfront Warehouse To Over 300 Homes As Proposed

From Waterfront Warehouse To Over 300 Homes As Proposed

The plans to convert Alameda’s landmark Del Monte warehouse building into a mix of 309 housing units along with 10,000 square feet of retail space were presented to the city’s Historical Advisory Board last week. As designed by BAR Architects, the exterior of the brick and timber warehouse would be restored, two of the four Read More »

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

The permits to renovate and restore the iconic Hibernia Bank building at 1 Jones Street have been issued and the scaffolding is finally starting to rise.  And a new Mid-Market “club” could be on the way. The planned exterior work to the building includes the enlargement of three window openings to create new exit doors along Read More »

Rendering Reveal: From Classrooms To Condos In Pacific Heights

Rendering Reveal: From Classrooms To Condos In Pacific Heights

Developer Trumark Urban’s detailed plans and renderings for converting the former University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry building at 2155 Webster Street into a 66-unit condo building will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. As proposed and slated for approval, two floors would be added atop the existing Read More »

The Wilson Building Reborn

The Wilson Building Reborn

Built in 1904 and first occupied by the John Breuner Furniture Company, the Wilson building at 973 Market Street withstood the Great Quake in 1906 but was gutted by the accompanying fire. Having since housed various retailers, schools, manufacturers and a Taco Bell, the restoration and conversion of the building into 67 apartments and lofts is Read More »

Plans Emerge For Conversion Of Potrero Hill Convalescent Home

Plans Emerge For Conversion Of Potrero Hill Convalescent Home

With the owner having retired and the convalescent home at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue having closed, plans to convert the historic three-story building which was constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1916 and first served as the Union Iron Works Hospital into six residential units have emerged. As proposed, a two-story addition would be constructed Read More »

Plans To Convert Mission Armory From Porn Studio To Office Use

Plans To Convert Mission Armory From Porn Studio To Office Use

Peter Acworth has quietly drafted plans to convert Kink.com’s Armory building at Mission and 14th Streets from fetish porn studio to “traditional office use,” with the 39,000 square foot Drill Court proposed for “spectator sports, arts, or nighttime entertainment.” If approved, the conversion would yield over 140,000 square feet of office space, including 67,000 square Read More »

The Landmark Loophole And Plan To Convert The SF Design Center

The Landmark Loophole And Plan To Convert The SF Design Center

A plan to convert over two-thirds of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from designer showroom space to general office use is in the works, a use which is currently disallowed as the 330,000 square foot building is zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR). While the planned conversion flies in Read More »

Plan To Convert San Francisco Design Center Building Pitched

Plan To Convert San Francisco Design Center Building Pitched

A plan to convert over two-thirds of the San Francisco Design Center building at 2 Henry Adams Street from showroom space to general office use has been pitched to Planning. Zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), the conversion of the building to office use is not allowed by San Francisco’s Planning Code as of Read More »

The Infamous Dogpatch Party Pad At 1200 Indiana Street Is Back!

The Infamous Dogpatch Party Pad At 1200 Indiana Street Is Back!

With a cantilevered hot tub overlooking the water filled pool and islands of the living room, Greg Bronstein’s former Dogpatch party pad at 1200 Indiana was a candidate for best bachelor (or bachelorette) pad when on the market for a little over two million in 2006. Having been headed for foreclosure, the four thousand square Read More »

Weekend At (9) Bernice

Weekend At (9) Bernice

Over six thousand square feet with big rooms, windows, terraces and room to play. Welcome to a weekend at 9 Bernice. We’ve got winners. And a drink (or two) on the terrace after. ∙ Listing: 9 Bernice (3/2) 6,200 sqft – $3,595,000 Read More »