You’ve likely never seen it before. And if you don’t see it soon, you likely never will. For as proposed and slated to be approved by the City this week, the little single-family home at 15 Guy Place – which was built in 1906 and is now surrounded by newer four, eight and nine-story buildings – will be razed.
And upon the skinny 1,750 square foot Rincon Hill parcel, a new 9,000-square-foot building designed by EE Weiss Architects will rise up to six stories in height, with just two condos: an 1,800-square-foot lower unit and a 5,200-square-foot “penthouse” stretching across the top four floors.
The proposed building’s ground floor includes a shared entrance foyer with separate stairs, habitable rooms for the downstairs unit and a one-car garage.
The existing home at 15 Guy was constructed on a foundation that was set directly on top of loose sand fill. As the building has settled, the footings have cracked and the home is now unsound. And as such, a mandatory Discretionary Review (DR) for its demolition is not required for the project to proceed.