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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 »

An Artistic Re-Renovation Of An Earthquake Cottage

An Artistic Re-Renovation Of An Earthquake Cottage

Purchased for $633,000 in late 2005, the Telegraph Hill cottage at 1448 Kearny Street returned to the market in 2007 having been “magically  transformed” by an interior decorator “to resemble the cottages of napa valley bed & breakfast” and was listed for $779,000. And in 2010, the former earthquake... Read More »

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

Having operated as a restaurant since 1922 but shuttered in 2007 amid allegations of landlord fraud and un-permitted renovations, San Francisco’s landmark Julius’ Castle at 302 Greenwich Street hit the market in 2010 listed for $4,950,000. Having failed to find a buyer and saddled with debt, the owner filed... Read More »

Inside A Bespoke Telegraph Hill Penthouse For $2,100 A Square Foot

Inside A Bespoke Telegraph Hill Penthouse For $2,100 A Square Foot

Purchased for $2,900,000 in 2010, the 2,955 square foot Telegraph Hill penthouse atop 1960 Grant Avenue has since been completely remodeled and is about to be listed for $6,250,000, or just over $2,100 per “bespoke” square foot. The new kitchen features imported walnut cabinets accented by slabs of Calacutto... Read More »

Only Twelve Feet Wide But Living Large On Telegraph Hill

Only Twelve Feet Wide But Living Large On Telegraph Hill

As we first wrote about the twelve foot wide, eleven on the inside, modern Telegraph Hill home at 368 Vallejo in July: Purchased for $272,000 in 1998, the one-bedroom single-family home on a 657 square foot lot at 368 Vallejo has since been Dwell-ified and graced the pages of... Read More »

A Restaurateur’s Lair (And Stinking Nice Stove) Returns

A Restaurateur’s Lair (And Stinking Nice Stove) Returns

As a plugged-in tipster and we first reported two years ago: After being owned by an artist, with sculptures adorning its decks, was bought in 2005 for $2.225M by an out of town owner…and was never really lived in for 3 years. After being listed for... Read More »

The Story Behind The Modern Little Dwelling At 368 Vallejo

The Story Behind The Modern Little Dwelling At 368 Vallejo

Dwell’s summary (and slideshow) for their piece on the 900 square foot home at 368 Vallejo which hit the market last week listed for $999,000: More than half a decade elapsed between the purchase (December 1998) and house–warming (November 2004) of Dulkinys and Spiekermann’s hillside house. When architect Nilus... Read More »