Another Battle Brewing Over Plans For Lower Potrero Hill Site

Another Battle Brewing Over Plans For Lower Potrero Hill Site

With Kaiser Permanente having been dissuaded from building their Medical Office Building at 16th and Mississippi in Lower Potrero Hill, or “LoPo” if you will, new plans for a 260-unit residential building to rise up to six stories on the northern half of the Corovan Storage Facility site have... Read More »

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Views, Convenience and Luxury: 1 BR Penthouse at the Palms $899K

Views, Convenience and Luxury: 1 BR Penthouse at the Palms $899K

Coveted north east corner penthouse residence features one bedroom and one bathroom with a wrap around terrace & floor to ceiling windows that frame the panoramic downtown San Francisco views. The spacious kitchen features a Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch stainless appliances, Studio Becker cabinets and quartz counter tops. The... Read More »

Meticulously Kept In Monterey Heights

Meticulously Kept In Monterey Heights

Designed by architect Henry Gutterson and meticulously kept, the 6,800-square-foot English Tudor at 126 Miraloma Drive has been owned by two families since 1928.  And with a list price of $4.25 million, the current custodians of the eight-bedroom home are looking for the third. A grand staircase connects the... Read More »

$100M Calistoga Hills Property Sold To Asia Pacific Buyer

$100M Calistoga Hills Property Sold To Asia Pacific Buyer

On the market for $100 million, the “Calistoga Hills Resort,” an 88-acre parcel of land upon which Calistoga voters have approved the development of a 110-room luxury hotel with 20 villas and 13 estate homes, has just sold to an undisclosed Asia Pacific-based international development and investment firm. The... Read More »

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

Vacant since damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the plans to rehab the Saint Joseph’s Church, parish hall and rectory at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the church, so to speak, into an 18,000-square-foot office space with 1,300 square feet of retail and a 2,500-square-foot assembly hall... Read More »

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Environmental Impact Report for San Francisco’s proposed Second Street Improvement Project, which intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on both sides of the street, a whole host of sidewalk and streetscape... Read More »

Folsom Street Off-Ramp Work Delayed By Contaminated Soil

Folsom Street Off-Ramp Work Delayed By Contaminated Soil

Originally expected to be finished this month, the realignment of the Folsom Street off-ramp is now expected to run into June and the budget for the project has been increased 21 percent, from $2,883,900 to $3,479,541. The delay and cost overruns are primarily due to the discovery of higher... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Move Up From 21-Month Lows

Mortgage Rates Move Up From 21-Month Lows

Erasing a one week dip to a 21-month low, the average rate for a conforming 30-year mortgage increased from 3.59 percent to 3.69 percent but remains 59 basis points below the 4.28 percent average rate at the same time last year. Averaging 6.7 percent over the past twenty years,... Read More »

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

As we wrote when we first reported the record breaking sale of 152 Elsie last week, “the quiet sale of another Bernal Heights home which was never officially on the market is poised to blow away the $2.3 million record.” And this afternoon, the sale of 171 Ripley was officially added... Read More »

Looking To Live On A Barge, Own A Harbor On The Bay?

Looking To Live On A Barge, Own A Harbor On The Bay?

BayHaven Harbor is a collection of 6 floating home slips, an on-land cottage, and a rustic two-unit residential barge. And the assemblage, which is also known as 60 Varda Landing, is now on the market for $3.8 million, with a listing touting “a rare opportunity to own an historic... Read More »

Plans For Pac Heights Gas Station Site Might Surprise

Plans For Pac Heights Gas Station Site Might Surprise

Zoned for development up to 40 feet in height, and with rumblings of a project in the works, a number of readers have been wondering when the Shell station on the southwest corner of California and Steiner will be razed in order for condos to rise. And in fact,... Read More »

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

The renovation of the former New Pacific Hotel at Polk and Eddy, a 66-room residential hotel, or “SRO,” which previously served the indigent and otherwise homeless, is nearing completion. And the project is positioning to re-open as “San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel,” dubbed “EPIK.” According to Planning, however, a... Read More »

Payouts Of Up To $50K Per Eviction Proposed

While San Francisco’s previously adopted law which required landlords who invoke the Ellis Act to pay evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent and a similar market-rate unit over the course of two years was ruled unconstitutional, Supervisors Campos, Kim and Avalos have... Read More »

Peek Inside A Five Million Dollar One-Bedroom

Peek Inside A Five Million Dollar One-Bedroom

Originally a three-bedroom, the fourth floor of the Russian Hill building at 2222 Hyde Street has been remodeled by interior designer, John Wheatman, to effectively serve as a rather enviable one-bedroom unit, with postcard worthy views of the city and bay from the dining room, living room and library.... Read More »

Strong Support For Condos Sans Parking At 7th And Bryant

Strong Support For Condos Sans Parking At 7th And Bryant

Plans to demolish the single story office building on the southwest corner of 7th and Bryant have been submitted to Planning.  And as proposed, a five-story building with 16 condos and parking for 16 bikes, and zero cars, would rise on the Showplace Square site. In order to proceed,... Read More »