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Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Purchased as an oceanfront “fixer” for $11 million in April of 2015, plans to demolish the existing 4,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue are in the works. And as envisioned, a modern 10,400-square-foot mansion, which includes a 2,000-square-foot basement garage, will rise up to 30 feet in height... Read More »

Modern Mansion Will Rise but Penthouse Could Get Cut

Modern Mansion Will Rise but Penthouse Could Get Cut

San Francisco’s Board of Appeals has upheld the approval of a permit to start demolishing the existing 3,835-square-foot home at 255 Sea Cliff Avenue in order to make way for a modern mansion to rise. But the fate of the mansion’s previously approved design remains in flux. While a... Read More »

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Purchased as a meticulously maintained Sea Cliff home for $3.15 million in March of 2012, plans to raze the 3,835-square-foot house at 255 Sea Cliff Avenue soon emerged as did plans for a modern 6,100-square-foot home designed by Butler Armsden Architects to rise up to four stories in height... Read More »

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced Another Million

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced Another Million

Designed by the late modernist architect John Thodos and built on a wooded Menlo Park lot seven years ago, the award-winning “House of Light” at 625 Hobart Street hit the market early last year priced at $8.5 million or roughly $1,690 per square foot. Reduced to $6.8 million at... Read More »

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Founded as Wally Heider Recording back in 1969 and now known as Hyde Street Studios, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, CCR, Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Tupac, Cake, Chris Isaak and a long list of significant others have all laid down tracks at 245 Hyde Street in San Francisco’s... Read More »

Modernized Victorian with a Storied past Fetches $5 Million

Modernized Victorian with a Storied past Fetches $5 Million

Purchased as a 2,136-square-foot home for $1.995 million in 2014, the Cole Valley Victorian at 164 Belvedere Street (which had once been owned by the iconic Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman, who photographed Jerry Garcia and Janice Joplin, among others, in a former home studio on the top floor)... Read More »

For the Grace and Good of Western SoMa

For the Grace and Good of Western SoMa

Plans for a four-story, 45-foot tall building to rise on the Western SoMa through lot at 17 Grace Street, which fronts Washburn Street as well, are working their way through Planning and a variance hearing scheduled for next week. As designed, the proposed building would yield 11 residential units,... Read More »

Modern Oakland Hills Home Priced at $4.5 Million

Modern Oakland Hills Home Priced at $4.5 Million

Designed by AAA Architecture in collaboration with Benjamin Parco and built in 2014, upon an Upper Rockridge lot which was laid bare by the Oakland Hills Firestorm twenty-three years before, the four-bedroom home at 132 Alpine Terrace was designed to “maximize views, connect to the outdoors, feature expressive materiality,... Read More »

Ambitious Plans for Excavating and Infilling up in Potrero Hill

Ambitious Plans for Excavating and Infilling up in Potrero Hill

The 125-foot stretch of land between the Potrero Hill homes at 905 and 953 Kansas Street has never before been developed, perhaps because of the large rock outcropping which dominates the site. But said stretch is legally five developable parcels. And as newly envisioned, five modern buildings designed Dawson... Read More »

From Modern to Contemporary in Western SoMa

From Modern to Contemporary in Western SoMa

As originally envisioned, a modern five-story building designed by RG-Architecture was to rise up to 55 feet in height upon the 349 8th Street site, between Folsom and Heron in Western SoMa. And while the revised designs for the proposed development still include 38 condos over a ground floor... Read More »