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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 »

Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Slated for Foreclosure, Again

Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Slated for Foreclosure, Again

On the market for $19.675 million back 2016, having avoided being foreclosed upon by way of a Bankruptcy filing, the seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue appeared to have quietly sold for $18.8 million at the end of 2017.  But alas, the sale never actually occurred and was... Read More »

$13.5 Million Pac Heights Home Has Been Seized

$13.5 Million Pac Heights Home Has Been Seized

It was back in April of 2018 that we tied the eye-popping sale of 2755 Fillmore Street for $13.5 million to Michael Lacey, the co-founder of Backpage.com, and two counts of money laundering with respect to the purchase of said home. As we noted at the time, the federal... Read More »

Plans to Erase this Instagram Famous Façade

Plans to Erase this Instagram Famous Façade

The “two-bedroom” home at 2140 Great Highway hit the market earlier this year, with a marketing push touting its “Mondrian inspired” paint job (which the seller had successfully maintained for two decades). “Featuring unobstructed views of the sun, sky, sand and surf,” and a newly landscaped backyard (not to... Read More »

Peter Thiel’s Former Mansion Quietly Sold for $7.4 Million

Peter Thiel’s Former Mansion Quietly Sold for $7.4 Million

While we missed it at the time, as correctly noted by a plugged-in reader last week, the Marina District mansion that PayPal co-founder turned iconic Silicon Valley venture capitalist and hedge manager, Peter Thiel, purchased for $6.5 million in 2010 and then spent a pretty penny to reconfigure and redecorate,... Read More »

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

While the approved plans to expand Fox Plaza remain on hold, the Plaza’s new ownership team is about to launch a two-pronged renovation project “to greatly improve the appearance” of its 29-story tower. In addition to a fresh coat of paint, new exterior lights will be added to the... Read More »

Union Street Vacancy Count Ticks Up

Union Street Vacancy Count Ticks Up

Including a couple of spurs down Fillmore and Webster Streets, such as the space which Shake Shack has been eyeing to become their first outlet in San Francisco, as we first reported last week, the number of vacant storefronts on the Union Street corridor has ticked up to twenty-two (22),... Read More »

San Francisco’s First Shake Shack Could Open Right Here

San Francisco’s First Shake Shack Could Open Right Here

Speaking of big plans for shuttered Real Food Company sites in San Francisco, the owners of the former Cow Hollow location on the southeast corner of Fillmore and Filbert have met with the City to discuss a conversion of the nearly 12,000-square-foot building into a “luxury fine casual restaurant... Read More »

Reported $18.8 Million Sale Really Wasn’t

Reported $18.8 Million Sale Really Wasn’t

Having been on the market for $19.675 million at the end of 2016, the seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue appeared to have quietly sold for $18.8 million at the end of 2017. But alas, as surmised by another reader, the sale never occurred. In fact, Brugnara Properties... Read More »

An Uber Sale in the Works

An Uber Sale in the Works

Purchased for $7.995 million in early 2015, at which point the home’s total square footage measured around 6,200 square feet, including its lower level and three-car garage, the Pacific Heights home at 3090 Pacific Avenue has since undergone a major renovation and remodel. And while the remodeled home has... Read More »