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Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven concept proposals for restoring and re-purposing San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck, built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 and served as home to the Exploratorium for 40 years, have been submitted to the city for review. The proposals... Read More »

Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Built in 1930, purchased in a foreclosure sale for $2.4 million in 2003, and renovated in 2004, the Spanish Mediterranean home at 685 Marina Boulevard hasn’t been stripped of its original style and character. But modern features (such as heated bathroom floors) and amenities (pot filler alert) have been seamlessly... 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 »

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Pacific Coast Homes, a subsidiary of Chevron Land & Development, has secured an option to purchase the long-shuttered Chevron station at the corner of Bay and Buchanan from Chevron U.S.A. and has drafted plans for a four-story building to rise on the 1598 Bay Street site. As proposed, the... Read More »

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

The very first ‘Top Chef’ home, in which the show’s Season 1 contenders lived while competing in San Francisco, the five-bedroom pad at 3159 Baker Street was listed for rent at $12,500 a month back in 2009.  And soon thereafter, the property was listed for sale asking $3,895,000, but... Read More »

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Purchased for $4.25 million two years ago, when listed as a vintage “trophy estate” with an upgraded foundation on an over-sized lot, the 5,400-square-foot home at 663 Marina Boulevard is now back on the market having been remodeled, with contemporary fixtures and finishes throughout. And they’re now asking $9.5... Read More »

Plans For Condos To Rise On Embattled Lombard Street Site

Plans For Condos To Rise On Embattled Lombard Street Site

When Pet Food Express lost their battle to occupy the former Blockbuster space on Lombard Street, a non-chain pet store (Wolf & Lion) was granted a lease, but it’s likely not for long.  For behind the scenes, plans to level the site and construct a four-story building with 53 condos... Read More »

Meticulously Restored, Renovated And On The Market For $6.9M

Meticulously Restored, Renovated And On The Market For $6.9M

Managing to restore and preserve its original architecture while “bringing the home into the 21 century,” the current owners of the 5,900-square-foot Spanish Mediterranean home at 3560 Baker Street have meticulously and extensively remodeled the property. The home’s new kitchen is contemporary and clean.  And it fits right in.... Read More »

Marijuana Coming To The Marina?

Marijuana Coming To The Marina?

The new owners of a Lombard Street building have hired an attorney to explore the possibility of opening the first (legal) medical marijuana dispensary in the Marina. Having determined that the United Studios of Self-Defense, a martial arts studio a few doors down from the possible dispensary site at... Read More »

Former Giants Party Pad Facing Strike Three

Former Giants Party Pad Facing Strike Three

The one-time Marina party pad of former San Francisco Giants’ pitchers Brian Wilson and Barry Zito, 3157 Baker Street was on the market in 2008 for $5,000,000 before being relisted for $3,695,000 in 2010 as the “former residence to celebrity chef, CEOs, professional athletes” and then offered for... Read More »

Lack Of Diversity Cited As Reason To Deny Marina Store

Lack Of Diversity Cited As Reason To Deny Marina Store

Back in 2009, Pet Food Express was blocked from renovating and occupying the former Blockbuster Video store on Lombard at Divisadero due to “public opposition based on the competitive advantage of Formula Retail” and the Lombard Street site has sat vacant ever since. As we wrote last month with... Read More »

A Flip-Flop For Pet Food Express And Formula Retail In SF?

A Flip-Flop For Pet Food Express And Formula Retail In SF?

Due to “public opposition based on the competitive advantage of Formula Retail,” San Francisco’s Planning Commission voted 5 to 2 to deny Pet Food Express’ application to renovate and occupy the former Blockbuster Video store on Lombard at Divisadero in 2009. The site has sat vacant since. With a... Read More »

San Francisco Realty TV: Fear The Beard Foreclosure

San Francisco Realty TV: Fear The Beard Foreclosure

A plugged-in reader pegged it as the place San Francisco Giants Brian Wilson and Barry Zito once rented while we pegged it as the “Marina Mansion” seeking $13,500 a month in rent last year. Listed for sale at $5,000,000 in 2008 and then $3,695,000 in 2010, 3157 Baker Street... Read More »

Turn Down The CornuFé, This Apple Appears To Be Done

Turn Down The CornuFé, This Apple Appears To Be Done

The sale of the single-family home at 159 Cervantes closed escrow last week with a reported contract price of $1,875,000, just 1 percent ($20,000) under asking but 9 percent ($175,000) under its purchase price of $2,050,000 in June 2007. Read More »

A Hollywood Ending (And Not) For 3157 Baker Street

A Hollywood Ending (And Not) For 3157 Baker Street

While the Craigslist post doesn’t note the address (and omits a picture of the façade), we’ll peg the five bedroom “Marina Mansion for Rent” asking $13,500 a month as the one-time Top Chef house at 3157 Baker Street that was last listed for sale at $3,695,000 (down from $5,000,000... Read More »