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Mission Dolores Home Sale Sets Neighborhood Record

Mission Dolores Home Sale Sets Neighborhood Record

While the “Castle On the Park” at 601 Dolores sold as a 17,000-square-foot single-family home for $6.6 million in 2011, it has since been converted into a school.  And as such, 41 Cumberland, the sale of which has just closed escrow for $4,999,500, is now the most expensive home within the borders of Mission Dolores.  And Read More »

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

Tech Couple Planning First Eight-Figure Noe Valley Estate

When the young tech couple “who like to entertain” purchased the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street for $7 million earlier this year, it became the most expensive home to have ever traded hands in Noe Valley.  And that was just their starting point. Hidden behind an LLC, the couple has also quietly acquired the adjacent Read More »

Two Million Over Asking For Esherick Designed Pac Heights House

Two Million Over Asking For Esherick Designed Pac Heights House

Designed by renowned architect Joseph Esherick and built in 1962, the Mid-Century Modern “Larsen House” at 2610 Scott Street hit the market in Pacific Heights last month listed for $9.75 million.  And after 19 days on the market, the sale of the 4,656-square-foot home has closed escrow with a reported contract price of Read More »

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

With a 99-year ground lease from the City of San Francisco for which Mercy Housing will pay a total of $99 as proposed, the projected cost of building the affordable housing development to rise on the southwest corner of Sixth and Howard is $47,333,630, which includes $4,600,000 in consideration for the land. With $1,110,264 allocated to Read More »

A 266-Square-Foot “Starter Home” In San Francisco, For $379K

A 266-Square-Foot “Starter Home” In San Francisco, For $379K

Measuring a legal 266 square feet, the “cozy cottage” in need of “TLC” at 527 Morse Street is one of the smallest single-family homes in San Francisco. That measurement, however, does not include the “bonus…storage shed” which now sits in the front yard of the home’s rather small 1,355 square foot lot, a font yard Read More »

Condos To Rise On 16th Street In Record Setting Deal

Condos To Rise On 16th Street In Record Setting Deal

MX3 Ventures has paid $8.7 million for the two-story Superior Automotive shop at 3140-50 16th Street between Valencia and Guerrero in the Mission and has hired BAR Architects to design a five-story building with up to 25 condos and 8,000 square feet of retail to rise on the site. As reported by J.K. Dineen, the transaction Read More »

Bet On Tech Pays Off Big As 225 Bush Sells For $350 Million

Bet On Tech Pays Off Big As 225 Bush Sells For $350 Million

In 2012, Flynn Properties purchased a share in the former Standard Oil Building at 225 Bush Street that valued the building at $212 million.  Flynn’s plan was to renovate and redefine the building which was 70 percent occupied as a hub for creative technology companies in San Francisco. This morning, a majority stake in the 22-story Read More »

Only 81 Percent Over Asking In Pacific Heights

Only 81 Percent Over Asking In Pacific Heights

As we wrote last week, what happens when you list a big Pacific Heights property that’s in good condition, and with even better bones, for $687 a square foot while other homes in the neighborhood have been selling for north of $1,000 a foot? Yes, it sells for “way over asking!” As we also reported Read More »

Primed To Break The “Two Million Dollars Over Asking” Mark

Primed To Break The “Two Million Dollars Over Asking” Mark

What happens when you list a big Pacific Heights property that’s in good condition, and with even better bones, for $687 a square foot while other homes in the neighborhood have been selling for north of $1,000 a foot? Yes, it sells for “way over asking!” How far over asking? While the sale of 2224 Read More »

Smoking Out In The Inner Sunset

Smoking Out In The Inner Sunset

Early last year, firefighters responding to a two-alarm blaze within the Inner Sunset home at 1767 8th Avenue discovered over 100 marijuana plants growing in the garage and a drying room on the floor above, the electrical equipment for which was the likely cause of the blaze. Three months later, the fire-damaged home sold for Read More »

Modern Noe Valley Home Sells For A Record $7 Million

Modern Noe Valley Home Sells For A Record $7 Million

Listed for $6,750,000 last month, the sale of 625 Duncan Street has just closed escrow with a reported contract price of $7,000,000, eclipsing the sale of 526 Duncan for $6,100,000 in 2011 to become the most expensive home sale in the history of Noe Valley. Having characterized their efforts as a fight to preserve “the Read More »

A Record Setting Sale On Billionaires Row

A Record Setting Sale On Billionaires Row

Hidden behind non-disclosure agreements and tax records stamped “DO NOT FILM,” you’re not supposed to know about the sale of 2950 Broadway which was purchased for $29,500,000 in 2011, remodeled a bit last year, and very quietly traded hands last month. And you’re definitely not supposed to know the confidential sale price which has set Read More »

Yuri Milner’s $100 Million Dollar Los Altos Hills Mansion

Yuri Milner’s $100 Million Dollar Los Altos Hills Mansion

According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale price for the rather large Los Altos Hills home recently purchased by Russian investor Yuri Milner was $100 million, 30 percent more than was previously reported. The Los Altos Hills mansion runs more than 30,000 square feet and was completed around 2008, according to an architect who Read More »

The Only Appropriate Headline: “What The Hell Were They Thinking?”

The Only Appropriate Headline: “What The Hell Were They Thinking?”

The original photo of 2221 Baker Street: The altered version that briefly made an appearance as part of the listing: And the obvious question, what the hell were they thinking? ∙ Say Hello To My Little Friend Frond (And An Orchid) At 2221 Baker Read More »