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Looking For A Brick And Timber SoMa Warehouse To Call Home?

Looking For A Brick And Timber SoMa Warehouse To Call Home?

While currently only permitted for office use, the 2,760-square-foot brick and timber SoMa warehouse at 32 Heron Street has been seismically retrofitted and outfitted with two bedrooms, a designer kitchen, hardwood floors and a two-car garage behind the roll-up door which is just down the street from the LEVYdance studio. On the market for $1,495,000 Read More »

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

One of two multi-level condos which replaced the perennially plagued restaurant space at the base of the iconic Beaux-Arts Building at 1001 California Street, the building from which Vincent Friia once ruled over real estate in San Francisco, “Townhouse No. 2″ has been on the market, but unlisted, seeking $4,750,000. Last week, the 4,318 square Read More »

Packing ‘Em In At 100 Van Ness, Even More Apartments Proposed

The Emerald Fund is seeking permission to add another 18 apartments to the 399 under construction at 100 Van Ness Avenue, within the old AAA building which has been re-skinned. If approved, the envelope of the building at 100 Van Ness wouldn’t be expanded, but rather the development’s planned storage areas for tenants, including a Read More »

Design Center Tenants Could Be Saved, Pinterest Space Constrained

Design Center Tenants Could Be Saved, Pinterest Space Constrained

The landmark loophole which the owners of the San Francisco Design Center have been planning to invoke in order to convert the 330,000 square foot building from showroom to office use, a conversion which would clear the way for Pinterest to move into the Center, is close to being substantially closed. Under the draft language Read More »

A Base For Google’s Exiled Barge?  Pier 29 Plan Shaping Up

A Base For Google’s Exiled Barge? Pier 29 Plan Shaping Up

A ten minute walk from Pier 39 which is the most-visited attraction in San Francisco with an estimated 8.5 million visitors annually, and directly adjacent to San Francisco’s new Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27 which will serve 300,000 passengers and host up to 100 events per year, the Port of San Francisco has big Read More »

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 »