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The Royal San Francisco

The Royal San Francisco

The Royal Insurance Building at 201 Sansome Street was built in 1907 for the Royal Globe Insurance Company, and after ninety-nine years, it’s going residential. Designed by New York City architects, Howell and Stokes, the building was designated a San Francisco Landmark in 1983 (the exterior of the building... Read More »

New York In The Marquee

New York In The Marquee

Did we mention that we’re suckers for windows as well? And now about that in-unit sauna… ∙ Listing: 151 Alice B. Toklas #813 (2/3) – $1,995,000 Read More »

Eighteen Percent Of (The) Midtown For Sale

Eighteen Percent Of (The) Midtown For Sale

Sporting a “New Price” (originally $1,200,00), new paint (we’re biting our tongues), and a new MLS number (soon to be filed under ‘trends’), unit #21 in The Midtown (1452 Bush Street) joins the three other units (#3, #9, #16) currently for sale in the twenty-two unit building. ∙ Listing:... Read More »

The Beacon: 90% Sold

According to Centurion Real Estate Partners, the group that converted the Mission Place apartment development into the 595 condo development named the Beacon, the South of Market condo market remains strong (and the Beacon is 90% sold). Quote: “Every time I check, our numbers are beating our pro formas.... Read More »

Locking In Gains At The Midtown?

Locking In Gains At The Midtown?

At least three units in the twenty-two unit Midtown are currently on the market. The Midtown was built in 2004 which means that the two-year capital gains tax exclusion should be in sight for most of the original owners who have occupied their units since purchasing. And yes ‘pwb’,... Read More »

Semi-New Development: Alamo Square

Semi-New Development: Alamo Square

Originally constructed in 1999, and mapped as condos, the 63 units that comprise Alamo Square (988 Fulton) are currently undergoing a transformation from apartments to condos. The “transformed” units boast stainless steel appliances, granite slab countertops, dishwashers, in-unit washer/dryers, and are tagged, “A Genuine Home in the City.” To... Read More »

Adam Grant Condos: 114 Sansome St.

Adam Grant Condos: 114 Sansome St.

The 14-story Adam Grant building at 114 Sansome is going condo. Class A commercial condo that is. That’s right, you can now own your office space. And for those who might find this old news, we also offer the lineup for their Grand Opening this week: Welcoming escorts; catering... Read More »

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

As we mentioned last week, ‘The Californian on Rincon Hill’ a 40-story and 435 unit luxury condo building is in the works for 375 Fremont St. Richard Keating, “international celebrity architect”, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, and designer of the Elihu Harris State Building in Oakland is heading... Read More »

Bay Buildings: The Metropolitan (333/355 1st Street)

Bay Buildings: The Metropolitan (333/355 1st Street)

Back in early 2004 the San Francisco Business Times wrote the following: “As the first true housing highrise to sprout out of San Francisco’s Rincon Hill, 20-story north tower and 27-story south tower look awfully lonely…But fortunately for our forlorn friend, Rincon Hill’s soil is fertile and... Read More »

Yerba Buena Lofts Redux

Yerba Buena Lofts Redux

Last August we featured three units in the Yerba Buena Lofts (855 Folsom). Today, Curbed offer a great overview of the building, its architect, and three new listings. A couple of observations: Michael Broerman owns the listings in that building; and is it just us, or do the average... Read More »