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City Preparing RFP For Contentious Affordable Development

City Preparing RFP For Contentious Affordable Development

Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the Port’s seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” the Mayor’s Office of Housing has been working on plans for 115 units of affordable housing to rise up to 65-feet in height on Seawall Lot... Read More »

Villa de Martini Moves Up To The Six Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Villa de Martini Moves Up To The Six Million Dollar Price Cut Club

The asking price for the “Villa de Martnini” at 298 Chestnut Street in Telegraph Hill has just been reduced by another two million dolalrs, now asking $11 million for the Mediterranean-styled urban estate which was built on a triple-wide lot in 1929, with arched doorways and hand-painted palazzo and... Read More »

Affordable Housing Battle Line Drawn: Low Income Vs. Middle Class

Affordable Housing Battle Line Drawn: Low Income Vs. Middle Class

The City of San Francisco is moving forward with plans to build over 100 units of affordable housing at the base of Telegraph Hill, on the underdeveloped half-block parcel fronting Front Street between Broadway and Vallejo which is currently a parking lot for 225 cars. As we first reported... Read More »

Perfectly Timed And Flipped

Perfectly Timed And Flipped

While the “rarely available” two-bedroom condo at 101 Lombard just sold for $25K less than five months ago, the sale of the single-family home at 1636 Diamond Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3.5 million, $1.52 million more than in late 2011 when it first... Read More »

Rarely Available Condo Sells For $25K Less Than 5 Months Ago

Rarely Available Condo Sells For $25K Less Than 5 Months Ago

As we wrote in January: Listed for $1,299,000 at the beginning of October, within three weeks the sale of the “rarely available” two-bedroom #812W at 101 Lombard Street closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1,400,000. Five weeks later on December 1, the 1,700 square-foot condo with high... Read More »

Another Major Price Cut For Villa De Martini

Another Major Price Cut For Villa De Martini

The asking price for the “Villa de Martnini” on Telegraph Hill has just been reduced by $1,888,0000 (13 percent), now asking $13 million for the Mediterranean-styled, urban estate which was built on a triple-wide lot in 1929, with arched doorways and hand-painted palazzo and silver leaf ceilings. Purchased for... Read More »

Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home Fetches $2.5M, Fate Unknown

Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home Fetches $2.5M, Fate Unknown

Having been listed for $1.995 million, the sale of the rather distinctive Telegraph Hill home at 340 Chestnut Street, which was designed and owned by the late architect, Herbert Kosovitz, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2.5 million. Finished from the floor to 18-foot ceiling in... Read More »

Inside A Late Architect’s Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home

Inside A Late Architect’s Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home

Designed by Herbert Kosovitz in 1971 and the late architect’s residence until last year, behind the unassuming façade at 340 Chestnut is a distinctive interior, finished from the floor to 18-foot ceiling in all-natural wood. A wall of north facing windows frame the bay and skylights illuminate the upper... Read More »

Rarely Available For The Second Time In Two Months

Rarely Available For The Second Time In Two Months

Listed for $1,299,000 at the beginning of October, within three weeks the sale of the “rarely available” two-bedroom #812W at 101 Lombard Street closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1,400,000. Five weeks later on December 1, the 1,700 square-foot condo with high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and... Read More »

Tech Moguls, Oligarchs, And Telegraph Hill Dwellers Take Note

Tech Moguls, Oligarchs, And Telegraph Hill Dwellers Take Note

Tech moguls and foreign oligarchs take note: San Francisco’s Supervisors have upheld the necessary approvals for three modern townhomes to rise on upon the mostly vacant lot at 115 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, denying the Telegraph Hill Dwellers’ bids to block the development. The Dwellers’ appeals – one based on... Read More »

Fight Over Telegraph Hill Homes For Tech Moguls Isn’t Over

Fight Over Telegraph Hill Homes For Tech Moguls Isn’t Over

The Telegraph Hill Dwellers’ fight to block the approved development of three modern townhomes to rise on Telegraph Hill Boulevard, a development at least one neighbor derisively characterized as housing for “high tech mogul(s) or a second home for a foreign oligarch,” isn’t over. While the first of two... Read More »

Last Chance For A Telegraph Hill Landmark

Last Chance For A Telegraph Hill Landmark

Arguing that the operation of Julius’ Castle hasn’t been abandoned but rather “discontinued for a substantial period of time,” a little over seven years to be more exact, the new owner of the landmark Telegraph Hill building has appealed the City’s determination that it can no longer operate as... Read More »

Dwellers Don’t Want Homes For Tech Moguls Or Oligarchs

Dwellers Don’t Want Homes For Tech Moguls Or Oligarchs

Over the objections of a number of Telegraph Hill dwellers, including one who derisively characterized the development as housing for “high tech mogul(s) or a second home for a foreign oligarch,” a characterization which was made by way of a dictated email, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the plans to... Read More »

Former Earthquake Cottage Sells For Over $2K Per Square Foot

Former Earthquake Cottage Sells For Over $2K Per Square Foot

Purchased for $500K in 2010 having previously sold for $633K in 2005, the former earthquake cottage at 1448 Kearny Street returned to the market last month having been renovated by its artist-owner, with whitewashed floors, raised ceilings and a new sleeping loft to make the most of its 350-ish-square-foot... Read More »

Magnificent Villa de Martini Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Magnificent Villa de Martini Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Built on triple-wide Telegraph Hill lot in 1929, the Mediterranean-styled “Villa de Martini,” complete with arched doorways and hand-painted palazzo and silver leaf ceilings, has been on the market for about five months. Originally listed for $16 million, last month the list price was increased to $16.8 million.  And... Read More »