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Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Remodeled Oriental Warehouse Unit Returns

Purchased for $1.85 million in mid-2015, the remodeled two-bedroom, 1,565-square-foot unit #216 in the Oriental Warehouse building at 650 Delancey Street (“the premier historic live/work loft conversion building located in San Francisco’s hip South Beach neighborhood”) returned to the market priced at $1.875 million this past October. In addition... Read More »

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building (And More)

Plans for Condos Atop Iconic Union Square Building (And More)

Purchased from Macy’s for $250 million early last year, plans to redevelop the iconic I. Magnin Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, have been drafted by Handel Architects for the Sand Hill Property Company, as newly rendered below. As envisioned, the proposed... Read More »

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Designated an official Landmark in 1984, the ornately tiled and muraled “Howden Building” at 337 17th Street in Uptown Oakland was designed by McWethy and Greenleaf and built as a showroom for the Robert Howden and Sons tile, mantel and grate business back in 1925. The roughly 26,000-square-foot building,... Read More »

Long-Term Plans for Prominent Gas Station Site Revealed

Long-Term Plans for Prominent Gas Station Site Revealed

Plans to raze the Standard station’s 200-square-foot kiosk on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Pine and remove the four underground storage tanks on the site, which is zoned for development up to 130 feet in height, are in the works. But don’t get too excited, unless you’re... Read More »

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

Port Seeking Proposals for Two Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco is now officially soliciting proposals from teams interested in redeveloping Piers 38 and 40 along the Embarcadero. While plans for Pier 38 had been drawn nearly a decade ago, said plans were subsequently abandoned due to the poor seismic condition of San Francisco’s seawall... Read More »

Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

With the support of Supervisor Peskin, the formal application to convert the top two floors of the shuttered House of Fans building at 888 Post Street, at the corner of Hyde, which sits on the border of Peskin’s Supervisorial District Three and Supervisor Haney’s District Six (which is right... Read More »

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

While not recorded on the MLS, the three-bedroom unit #60A at 181 Fremont Street appears to have been purchased for $5,772,672 in May of 2018 based on a review of its deed. In addition to three bedrooms, each of which is outfitted with an en-suite bath, the 1,992-square-foot unit... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

While Planning balked at the proposed approach for securing two separate office allocations for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa building at 130 Townsend Street, which is currently home to Tres SF, and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook... Read More »

An “Over Asking” Sale in the Award-Winning YBL Building

An “Over Asking” Sale in the Award-Winning YBL Building

Purchased for $1.235 million in July of 2018, the penthouse-level unit #903 in the award-winning Yerba Buena Lofts building at 855 Folsom Street features two bedrooms, two baths, 1,230 square feet of space (not including the private terrace) and a deeded parking space in the building’s garage. Having returned... Read More »

Cool St. Paul’s Condo Effectively Fetches its 2015 Price

Cool St. Paul’s Condo Effectively Fetches its 2015 Price

Purchased for $1.95 million in June of 2015, the 1,753-square-foot unit #7 in the former St Paul’s Primary School building at 300 Valley Street returned to the market priced at $2.195 million this past September, at sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 12.6 percent for the... Read More »