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Proposed Terraced Tower and Expectations Take Three

Proposed Terraced Tower and Expectations Take Three

As we first revealed back in early 2017: The designs for a modern 200-foot-tall hotel and condo building to rise at 447 Battery Street, a site which is currently occupied by the three-story Cort Furniture Rental building at the corner of Battery and Merchant, have been drawn and formally... Read More »

Plans To Transform the Dilapidated ‘Station A’ Into an Icon

Plans To Transform the Dilapidated ‘Station A’ Into an Icon

While plans to raze the dilapidated, but historic, “Station A” building on the Potrero Power Plant site were in the works, the Station A structure is now slated to retained, adapted and added upon to yield “an iconic” and signature element of the massive Power Plant redevelopment, thanks in... Read More »

Massive ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Mansion Trades at a Loss

Massive ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Mansion Trades at a Loss

As we outlined in March of last year: Designed by John Hudson Thomas and built for John Hopkins Spring, a real estate developer, in 1914, the 12,000-square-foot Spring Mansion which sits at 1960 San Antonio Avenue in the Berkeley Hills and was modeled on the Achilleion Palace in Greece,... Read More »

Revised Timing for Massive Power Plant Redevelopment

Revised Timing for Massive Power Plant Redevelopment

Independent of any ongoing impact related to the pandemic or economy in general, the proposed phasing and building timeline for the massive redevelopment of the 29-acre Potrero Power Plant site has been amended and approved. Rather than building in six phases over the course of 16 years, the team... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for an Elegant Presidio Heights Pad

Apples-to-Apples for an Elegant Presidio Heights Pad

Purchased for $2.71 million in May of 2016, the 1,890-square-foot, three-bedroom condo at 3341 Jackson Street, with a private entrance and “house-like” floorplan on “one of the most elegant blocks of Presidio Heights,” returned to the market priced $2.95 million this past March. The full-floor unit in a classic... Read More »

Remodeled Bayview Home Returns (Sans That $8K Stove)

Remodeled Bayview Home Returns (Sans That $8K Stove)

As we highlighted in the third quarter of last year: Purchased for $950,000 in February of , the 1,700-square-foot, four-bedroom Bayview Heights home at 1119 Hollister Avenue was subsequently taken “down to the studs” and subfloors. A structural wall was removed to open up the floor plan, a third... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for Another Efficient Two-Bedroom

Apples-to-Apples for Another Efficient Two-Bedroom

The 714-square-foot, two-bedroom unit #411 was the last unit to sell in the Hayes Valley development at 388 Fulton Street back in 2016.  And while originally priced by the sales office at $962,000, which was in-line with the pricing for the other 68 units in the building which sold,... Read More »

Exemption for Modern Infill Project Upheld, But…

Exemption for Modern Infill Project Upheld, But…

As we outlined back in June: The “necessary, desirable, and compatible” plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four little single-family dwellings to rise up to 20 feet in height on the undeveloped “flag lot” at 1846 Grove Street – a parcel which is effectively bounded by the... Read More »

Exceptional West SoMa Loft Finally Secures an “At Asking” Sale

Exceptional West SoMa Loft Finally Secures an “At Asking” Sale

Purchased for $1.135 million in March of 2015, the “exceptional TOP-FLOOR” unit #28 with “soaring double height ceilings” in the award-winning brick & timber live/work loft building at 380 10th Street returned to the market priced at $1.199 million this past April, a sale at which would have represented... Read More »

Approved Development Downsized, Back in Play

Approved Development Downsized, Back in Play

Purchased for $1.528 million in August of 2016, the rent for the Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was then raised, the business was forced to shutter, and plans to level the building and redevelop its Tenderloin parcel were drafted, refined to include traditional bay windows and a... Read More »