The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The City Isn’t Digging the Plans for an Historic Art Deco Garage

The designs for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa garage at 224 Townsend Street have been drawn and proposed. But the City isn’t digging the plans. As designed by Stanton Architecture for Stonebridge Reality Advisors, which is in contract to... Read More »

Miami in Marin for $13.5 Million

Miami in Marin for $13.5 Million

Newly built on a half-acre Tiburon parcel with big San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and Marin views, the modern 4,500-square-foot home at 1860 Mountain View Drive has just hit the market with a $13.5 million price tag. The master bedroom on the main floor features an eleven-foot ceiling, with... Read More »

Pushback on Plans for a Conservatory of Music Tower

Pushback on Plans for a Conservatory of Music Tower

Speaking of development along the Van Ness Corridor, the City has just finished its preliminary review of a proposed 150-foot-tall building to rise at 200-214 Van Ness Avenue, fronting Van Ness between Hayes Street and Tom Waddell Place. And it’s pushing back on the height. As proposed, the existing... Read More »

Ruling Helps Clear the Way for 120 Van Ness Corridor Condos to Rise

Ruling Helps Clear the Way for 120 Van Ness Corridor Condos to Rise

San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator has issued a key ruling that should help clear the way for a 14-story building with up to 120 condos to rise up to 130-feet in height at 830 Eddy Street, replacing the current two-story parking structure for 62 cars on the site. Originally developed... Read More »

Mortgage Rate Drops to Nine-Month Low, Odds of a Hike Near Nil

Mortgage Rate Drops to Nine-Month Low, Odds of a Hike Near Nil

Having slipped below 4 percent four weeks ago, the average rate for the benchmark 30-year mortgage dropped to 3.72 percent over the past week as concern about a global slowdown remains and the resultant flight-to-quality continues to drive the 10-year Treasury yield down to its lowest point in nearly... Read More »

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Plans to rehabilitate and re-purpose the landmark and long-abandoned Geneva Car Barn buildings at Geneva and San Jose have been in the works since 2004. And with funding having been secured for Phase One of the two-phase project, a project which will eventually transform the former Powerhouse and Office... Read More »

Refined Designs and Hearing for a 126-Unit Oakland Tower

Refined Designs and Hearing for a 126-Unit Oakland Tower

As we first reported earlier this week, the plans for a proposed 16-story Downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 175-feet in height at 250 14th Street, with 126 apartments over 3,200 square feet of retail space and a podium garage for 81 cars, are closer to reality and... Read More »

Postmodern in Marin for $2.2 Million

Postmodern in Marin for $2.2 Million

On the market for $2.925 million in 2013, reduced a few times and relisted for $2.35 million at the end of last year, the asking price for the postmodern Lucas Valley Estates home at 20 Westgate Drive has just been dropped to $2.195 million. Designed by owner-architect James Shay... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Cut for G’s Infamous Infinity Penthouse

Another Million Dollar Cut for G’s Infamous Infinity Penthouse

As plugged-in people know, the infamous Gurbaksh Chahal (a.k.a. “G”) has been trying to unload his 3,355-square-foot penthouse unit #37B atop the Infinity at 301 Main Street for nearly a year and was originally asking an unlisted $12 million for the pad. Quietly listed for $8.8 million four months later,... Read More »

Designs for Building up in Bayview

Designs for Building up in Bayview

Built for a saloon in 1900, the first floor of the two-story Bayview building at 4128 Third Street was converted into McAfee’s One Hour Martinizing in 1996. A fire damaged the second-story apartment in 2013, the dry cleaner was shuttered last year, and the building currently sits vacant.  But... Read More »