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Refined Plans for New Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality, But…

Refined Plans for New Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality, But…

The refined plans for a 12-story hotel and office building to finally rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street, upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand, are one big step closer to reality, with the project having effectively been cleared... Read More »

Restaurateur’s Wine County Estate Now Listed for 42% Less

Restaurateur’s Wine County Estate Now Listed for 42% Less

The 6,000-square-foot “Villa Cucina,” which sits on 40 acres of prime Napa Valley land, was built for Pat Kuleto, the famed San Francisco restaurateur, back in 1995. As one would expect, the centerpiece of the rustic five-bedroom home is an oversized kitchen designed by Kuleto himself, outfitted with commercial... Read More »

When Up is Down: Apples-to-Apples in the Mission

When Up is Down: Apples-to-Apples in the Mission

As we outlined last month, the signature 1,886-square-foot end unit #203 in the three-unit building at 201-207 Guerrero Street, which was designed by Kennerly Architecture and built in 2004, features an open main floor with a double height living room and corner windows; a total of three bedrooms and... Read More »

Plan to Save the Sinking Millennium Tower Approved

Plan to Save the Sinking Millennium Tower Approved

The refined plan to permanently stabilize and potentially right the sinking Millennium Tower, by adding a series of 52 new cast-in-place reinforced concrete piles around the tower’s perimeter, has been approved and permits should soon be issued. As we outlined last year, the project will take an estimated 22... Read More »

Revised Designs for Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission

Revised Designs for Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission

As we outlined last year, the proposed redevelopment of the shuttered Mission District garage site at 1721 15th Street had been put on hold pending a Density Bonus-based supersizing of the project which was originally envisioned to yield a total of 24 residential units over 2,700 square feet of... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Previously Torpedoed Infill Site

Bigger Plans for Previously Torpedoed Infill Site

Having never recovered from stated concerns that a proposed four-story hotel to rise on the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental parcel at 1196 Columbus Avenue, a development which was originally branded and designed to specifically target millennial travelers, would attract “late-night activity” that would be “incompatible” with... Read More »

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

With the 1980s-era plan for the redevelopment of the Bayview Industrial Triangle having just expired, along with its restriction on residential development within said triangle, the approved plans for an 85-unit development to rise up to 65 feet in height along Third Street, between Innes and Jerrold Avenues in... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for a Modernized Victorian (And Its Past)

Muted Appreciation for a Modernized Victorian (And Its Past)

As we outlined back in June of 2017: Purchased as a 2,136-square-foot home for $1.995 million in 2014, the Cole Valley Victorian at 164 Belvedere Street (which had once been owned by the iconic Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman, who photographed Jerry Garcia and Janice Joplin, among others, in... Read More »

The Numbers Behind a $19 Million Penthouse Build and Lawsuit

The Numbers Behind a $19 Million Penthouse Build and Lawsuit

Having paid $11 million for the unfinished Grand Penthouse shell #2 atop “The Pacific” at 2121 Webster Street, a unit with roughly 3,800 square feet of raw interior space and a 1,520-square-foot terrace, back in 2016, William Wang is now suing the developer of the building, Trumark Urban, and... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Building Up the Excelsior (And Déjà Vu)

Bigger Plans for Building Up the Excelsior (And Déjà Vu)

Plans to redevelop the Excelsior District gas station site at 4199 Mission Street, which was purchased for $500,000 in 1998, have been in the works since 2007, at which point a four-story, 40-foot-tall building, with 12 condos over 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a garage... Read More »