Mint Plaza Penthouse Fetches $4M

Mint Plaza Penthouse Fetches $4M

Listed for $4.5 million last July, the price for the 3,221 square foot penthouse atop the Silver Building, which fronts Mint Plaza at 424 Jessie Street, was reduced to $4.3 million in November and then relisted and reduced to $3.995 million last month. Yesterday, the sale of the three-level... Read More »

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

Built for Bank of America in 1960 and a branch office until 1991, the single-story Tenderloin building on the northwest corner of Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue is now a limited-service branch for the United States Postal Service with post office boxes and package pickup services for area... Read More »

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Plans to redesign Chestnut Street, which could include the addition of a transit only lane, traffic signals, and other traffic calming measures, along with the loss of parking, have Marina residents riled up.  Or in the words of a reader who attended yesterday’s open house to discuss the project:... Read More »

New Terms Suggest Delays For 16th Street Development

New Terms Suggest Delays For 16th Street Development

BAR Architects is still working on the designs for a five-story building with four floors of condos over 7,300 square feet of ground floor retail space to replace the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, an Inner Mission building for which MX3... Read More »

Ellis Act Legislation, And Rejection, Déjà Vu

For the third time, Senator Mark Leno’s proposed legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco appears headed for defeat, as the Senate’s Housing Committee rejected Senate Bill 364 yesterday in a 6-5 first vote. As we wrote when SB364 was introduced earlier this year: Having fallen... Read More »

Small House With Big Style In Corona Heights

Small House With Big Style In Corona Heights

Technically a condo as it shares a parcel with the home in front, the 697-square-foot “carriage house” at 46 Mars has been renovated to make the most of its small space, with four distinct areas across its upper level (dining, kitchen, bathroom, living) and even a proper bedroom below. A... Read More »

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing production in San Francisco was the highest in over two decades last year, with 3,514 new units added to the city’s overall inventory (which now totals 379,597 units), a dramatic swing from the 269 units of housing added in 2011. That being said, the number of employed residents... Read More »

East Bay Modern On The Market For $4.25M

East Bay Modern On The Market For $4.25M

A $2.5 million renovation and expansion led by architect Stanley Saitowitz transformed the former 1940’s ranch house at 25 Tanglewood Road into a “breezy, light-filled contemporary box” (per Met Home in 2005), with 4,250 square feet of living space on a Claremont District double lot. Stripped down to the... Read More »

Record-Setting Demand For East Bay Office Space

The vacancy rate for office space in Berkeley, Emeryville and Downtown Oakland has dropped from 11.2 percent to 8.2 percent over the past year, and the active demand for East Bay office space measures nearly 2 million square feet, enough space to add over 7,000 full-time employees and feet... Read More »

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

Fresh Perspective: Warriors Arena Plaza, Retail And Office Space

New renderings for the west side of the proposed Golden State Warriors Arena to rise in Mission Bay provide some fresh perspective on the office and retail components of the development, along with the first detailed designs for the project’s Main Plaza fronting Third Street. As designed by Pfau-Long... Read More »

Refined Designs For An Industrial Chic Dogpatch Development

Refined Designs For An Industrial Chic Dogpatch Development

The designs for the proposed Dogpatch development to rise on the southeast corner of Tennessee and 20th Streets, behind the former Police Station at 2300 3rd Street and adjacent to the former Fire Station at 909 Tennessee, a building which was purchased by a plugged-in reader a few year... Read More »

Resort-Styled Living In Tiburon For $15M

Resort-Styled Living In Tiburon For $15M

On the market for the first time since being built in the early 90’s and listed for $14.925 million with an undisclosed address, 3 Via Parariso West is described as “Western resort living” in Tiburon, with 8,500 square feet of living space and a network of terraces, and infinity... Read More »

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Purchased for $565,000 in 2007 having been rebuilt by architect Ian Murray in 2005, the setback Excelsior District cottage at 247 Ney Street returned to the market last month listed for $859,000 and has sold for $991,800 ($902 per square foot). As we wrote about the property last month:... Read More »

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

Slender Building Could Block SF’s Penultimate Tower Views

When the Stanford Hotels Group paid over $2,000 per square foot for the two little buildings at 82-84 First and 510 Mission, building’s which sit on a slender T-shaped site across from the future Salesforce Tower and Transbay Transit Center, speculation ran rampant as to the group’s intent. While the... Read More »

Steel-Beamed Mid-Century Overlooking Sausalito

Steel-Beamed Mid-Century Overlooking Sausalito

Constructed with steel beams and columns in 1954, with walls of windows and a full-length deck overlooking Sausalito and Richardson Bay, the Mid-Century Modern home at 260 Currey Lane has just hit the market listed for $2,999,000. Originally designed by former SOM architect John Hoops, the interior of the... Read More »