Iconic Dogpatch Bar On The Market For $580K

Iconic Dogpatch Bar On The Market For $580K

Resurrected in 2014, with redwood wainscoting, Victorian flocked wallpaper and a refurbished pool table, the iconic Sea Star bar at 2289 Third Street, adjacent to the corner Dogpatch Café, is on the market for $580,000. Keep in mind the price includes the bar’s furnishings, liquor license and a negotiable... Read More »

Russian Hill Condo Misses The $3K Mark (But Fetches $6.9M)

Russian Hill Condo Misses The $3K Mark (But Fetches $6.9M)

Listed for $7.5 million last month, twice the price at which the three-bedroom Russian Hill condo had been purchased at the end of 2013 prior to being completely remodeled by Black Mountain Construction with April Sheldon Design, and a sale at which would have topped $3,000 per square foot,... Read More »

Bayview Castle Fails To Land Its Lannister

Bayview Castle Fails To Land Its Lannister

The listing for the two-unit Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street, which is not to be confused with the Bayview castle at 1540 Newhall Street nor the Albion Castle 881 Innes Avenue, has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale. Having traded hands for $880,000 in 2006, the Pomona... Read More »

Billionaires Row Mansion ‘Only’ Fetches $31M

Billionaires Row Mansion ‘Only’ Fetches $31M

The sale of the Billionaires Row mansion at 2701 Broadway has just closed escrow with a contract price of $31 million, a whopping $8 million under asking but still $4 million more than celebrity chef Roxanne Klein and her entrepreneur/environmentalist husband Michael Klein (who once toured with The Dead) paid... Read More »

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

With the San Francisco Giants having officially filed their paperwork for the ballot measure which would allow the team to redevelop AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A as ‘Mission Rock,’ a new 28-acre neighborhood with 1,500 apartments, 1.5 million square feet of commercial space and eight acres of parks, plazas and open... Read More »

Downtown Loft Doubles In Price, Harbors A Serious Handbag Habit

Downtown Loft Doubles In Price, Harbors A Serious Handbag Habit

Purchased for $530,000 in early 2011, the three-level loft condo #108 at 16 Jessie Street (a.k.a. One Ecker) returned to the market listed for $998,000 eight days ago and is already in contract. Expect the gain to help feed, or perhaps pay off, the seller’s rather serious handbag habit... Read More »

New Peek Inside Warriors’ Proposed Mission Bay Arena

New Peek Inside Warriors’ Proposed Mission Bay Arena

The design for the interior of the Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena has been refined since we provided the first peek inside, with a new central scoreboard and more intimate Sky Club.  And we now have a cross section of the arena to share as well: Read More »

Ballot Measure To Restrict Airbnb Activity In San Francisco Filed

With the battle over how to regulate short-term rentals and Airbnb activity in San Francisco heating up, the text for the threatened ballot measure to amend the law which legalized the practice in San Francisco has been filed with the City’s Department of Elections. The preamble for the measure:... Read More »

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

According to a new Legislative Analyst’s report, an estimated 25 to 50 percent of all Airbnb listings in San Francisco are for “commercially hosted” units, units which are continuously rented on a short-term basis and never occupied by their owners, “removing housing units that would otherwise be available for... 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 »

‘Historic’ Mission District Garage Eyed For Development

‘Historic’ Mission District Garage Eyed For Development

Considered a potential Historic Resource for the ‘Inner Mission Reconstruction Historic District,’ the redevelopment of the garage known as Jay’s Auto Body Center at 1721 15th Street, between Little Star Pizza and The Monastery, could be a little tricky. But the owners of the building have met with San... Read More »

New SoMa Jail Will Displace McDonald’s, Perhaps Residents Too

New SoMa Jail Will Displace McDonald’s, Perhaps Residents Too

Another McDonald’s is slated to be razed in San Francisco, this time to make room for a new County Jail. As part of a larger program to relocate City agencies from San Francisco’s seismically deficient Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street, the proposed Detention Facility Project involves the... Read More »

The Double Tower Scheme For The San Francisco Honda Site

The Double Tower Scheme For The San Francisco Honda Site

A proposal for two 40-story towers to rise over a 12-story podium building on the southwest corner of Market and Van Ness, the current San Francisco Honda site which is across the street from the proposed One Oak tower, cater-corner to the 30 Van Ness site, and across the... Read More »

Bids For Mid-Market Tower Site Due In Two Weeks

Bids For Mid-Market Tower Site Due In Two Weeks

Bids to buy 30 Van Ness Avenue, the five-story building which is owned and occupied by the City and sits on a Mid-Market parcel zoned for development up to 400 feet in height, and is large enough to support the development of over 500 units of housing, are due on... Read More »

From Rentals To Condos In Western SoMa And A Bay Window Debate

From Rentals To Condos In Western SoMa And A Bay Window Debate

Plans to the raze the Hertz car-rental building at 241 10th Street, across the street from the Saint Joseph’s Church project, are working their way through Planning.  And as proposed by JS Sullivan Development, a five-story building with 28 condos over 1,900-square-feet of commercial space and 17 off-street parking... Read More »