Plans For A 7,100-Square-Foot Liberty Hill Home

Plans For A 7,100-Square-Foot Liberty Hill Home

Plans to add a three-car garage and triple the size of the existing Liberty Hill home at 3751-3753 20th Street, a half-block from Dolores Park, are making their way through planning. With the home considered a contributing resource to the Liberty Hill Landmark District, the City’s Historic Preservation Commission... Read More »

San Francisco’s ‘Parklet O’ Matic’ And Open Call For Proposals

San Francisco’s ‘Parklet O’ Matic’ And Open Call For Proposals

San Francisco’s Parklet program is celebrating its fifth anniversary this spring. Version 2.0 of the City’s Parklet Manual, “a comprehensive overview of the goals, policies, process, procedures and guidelines for creating a parklet in San Francisco,” has just been released along with a snazzy new ‘Parklet O’ Matic’ infographic.... Read More »

A Record Setting South Park Sale And Modern $8M Compound?

A Record Setting South Park Sale And Modern $8M Compound?

The sale of the two new South Park condos in the modern four-story building which has replaced a former two-story home, “with no discernible architectural style,” at 147 South Park have closed escrow with a combined contract price of exactly $8 million: $3,005,000 for the second floor unit #1 and $4,995,000... Read More »

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

Plans to raze the former Machine Works building at 340 Bryant Street and build up to 150-condos on the site were explored but never pursued. Instead, the then-new owners decided to pursue a conversion of the industrial building, around which the eastbound HOV lanes for the Bay Bridge on-ramp wrap,... Read More »

San Francisco Home Values Slip From All-Time Highs

San Francisco Home Values Slip From All-Time Highs

Single-family home values within the San Francisco MSA slipped 0.9 percent from December to January and condominium values slipped for the second month in a row (down another 0.4 percent), according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index. While San Francisco home values dipped across all tiers of... Read More »

Noe Valley Space Invader House Sells For $2.6M

Noe Valley Space Invader House Sells For $2.6M

As we wrote about the Noe Valley “Space Invader” home two weeks ago: Listed for $2.25 million in 2012, the Noe Valley Victorian at 264 Clipper Street which was remodeled under the direction of Envelope Architecture + Design, and embedded with a Space Invader in the concrete out front, sold for $1.895... Read More »

Price Cut(s) For Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse

Price Cut(s) For Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse

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 in December the unit was de-listed from the MLS without a reported sale. Re-listed for $4.3 million... Read More »

Should Roommates Benefit From A Master Tenant’s Buyout?

Mid five-figure offers for tenants to vacate rent-controlled apartments are not uncommon in San Francisco.  And even six-figure offers have been made (and accepted). A couple of questions from a reader with respect to said buyouts, questions which we’d be willing to bet are based on more than idle... Read More »

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

The chain link fence which was cemented into place around the abruptly shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness has been keeping the taggers and transients at bay. And while McDonald’s has yet to file a formal proposal for developing the site, they have started to explore the parcel’s potential... Read More »

Noe Valley Infill: Five Stories With Condos Over Retail On 24th

Noe Valley Infill: Five Stories With Condos Over Retail On 24th

From the listing of the little single-family home at 3822 24th Street which purchased for $759,000 in March of 2012 and didn’t include the lot next door: “This SFR on 24th St in the heart of Noe Valley is a very special piece of SF real estate. The home... Read More »

Pending U.S. Home Sales Index Hits 21-Month High

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index rose 3.1 percent from a revised 103.7 in January to 106.9 in February.  The index, for which 100 denotes an average level of activity, is at its highest level since June 2013 (at which point it measured 109.4) and is currently... Read More »

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

Purchased as a three-bedroom for $4.98 million in 2012, the full-floor Russian Hill unit #3 at 945 Green Street has been rebuilt as a two-bedroom and has just returned to the market listed for $9.95 million, “showcasing complementary elements of gracious scale & simplicity.” And while the website for... Read More »

New Designs For Market-Rate Tenderloin High-Rise

New Designs For Market-Rate Tenderloin High-Rise

While the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation has downsized their plans for an affordable development at Eddy and Taylor, the developers of the proposed market-rate building to rise up to 12-stories on either side of the Metropolis Hotel at the corner of Mason and Turk have increased the density of their... Read More »

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

The eviction notices signed by a vice president at Paragon Real Estate and served to two dozen families living in a single-room-occupancy hotel at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown are being withdrawn.  And according the Mayor’s Office, the owners of the building have pledged not to issue any new... Read More »

Downsized Development And Grocery Approved For Tenderloin Site

Downsized Development And Grocery Approved For Tenderloin Site

Approved for the development of a 14-story building with 153 affordable apartments back in 2009, and with a 14,250-square-foot commercial space which was slated to become the Tenderloin’s first full-service grocery store, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp’s 168-186 Eddy Street project to rise on the northeast corner of Eddy... Read More »