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Prominent Nob Hill Corner Closer to Proposed Reality

Prominent Nob Hill Corner Closer to Proposed Reality

The proposed seven-story building to rise on the prominent southeast corner of California and Powell has been rendered in place, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and BDE Architecture and finished in granite, stucco, stone and bronze. A surface parking lot for 16 cars since 1970, plans for a... Read More »

Nob Hill Corner Ready to (Sorta) Rise after 46 Years of Underuse

Nob Hill Corner Ready to (Sorta) Rise after 46 Years of Underuse

A five-story building which was owned by the then-Mayor of San Francisco, Joseph Alioto, once stood on the southeast corner of California and Powell, but it was razed in order to clear the way for a speculative residential development to rise in 1970. Those plans for a modest 35-unit... Read More »

Battle over Building up in Nob Hill

Battle over Building up in Nob Hill

As views aren’t protected in San Francisco, the official opposition to adding two floors atop the two-story Nob Hill warehouse building at 1469 Pacific Avenue and converting the building into nine condos, with ten parking spaces and a commercial unit below, focuses on the potential loss of “all access... Read More »

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

Application to Establish an ‘Airbnb’ Hotel Denied

The application to legally convert the three one-bedroom Nob Hill flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street from residential units into ‘hotel rooms,’ a move which would allow the building’s absentee owner to continue renting the apartments on a short-term basis, which is currently illegal per San Francisco’s so-called Airbnb Law,... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Short-Term Rental Scofflaw Aims to Establish a Mini-Hotel

Tagged for illegally renting the three one-bedroom flats at 40-44 Pleasant Street as short-term rentals in violation of San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb law,” the owner of the Nob Hill building has applied to technically convert the units, none of which she occupies as a primary residence, into “hotel rooms”... Read More »

Neither Necessary Nor Desirable According To Planning

Neither Necessary Nor Desirable According To Planning

The two-unit, two-story over garage building at 1042-1044 Jackson Street was purchased for $1.16 million in May of 2014 with a protected tenant in one of the units. Soon thereafter, plans to add two stories and a third unit to the building were drafted and proposed. While the parcel... Read More »

Historic Steinhart Hotel Sells For $31 Million

Historic Steinhart Hotel Sells For $31 Million

Having hit the market listed for $27 million in June, the sale of the historic 57-unit ‘Steinhart Hotel’ at 952 Sutter Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $31 million. Built in 1910 for Ignatz Steinhart, as in the Steinhart Aquarium, the six-story Nob Hill building... Read More »

SFGate’s ‘Insane Flip’ Is Complete Fiction, Here Are The Facts

SFGate’s ‘Insane Flip’ Is Complete Fiction, Here Are The Facts

According to the current headline report and most popular story on SFGate, a two-bedroom Nob Hill condo was purchased for $690,000 in June of 2014 and flipped for $1,740,000 this past May, earning the reporter’s “award for investment of the year.” Unfortunately, the report isn’t fact but rather fiction.... Read More »

Modern Nob Hill “One-Bedroom” Fetches $2.3M

Modern Nob Hill “One-Bedroom” Fetches $2.3M

Technically a two-bedroom, the 1,838-square-foot corner unit #806 at the Comstock (1333 Jones) was reconfigured and remodeled with a glass wall and shades between the second bedroom and living room, and the modern “one-bedroom” returned to the market listed for $2.495 million early last month. Late last week, the... Read More »

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Plans to raze the Pacific Heights Auto Body shop at 1675 Pacific Avenue and the perennially cursed restaurant space on the southeast corner of Van Ness and Pacific, across the street from the blessed Harris’ Steakhouse, have been filed with planning. And as proposed, an eight-story building with 44... Read More »