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Newfound Transparency Near the Top of an Infinity Tower

Newfound Transparency Near the Top of an Infinity Tower

Purchased for $2.4 million in September of 2018, the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #40E near the top of the Infinity tower at 338 Spear Street, a 1,588-square-foot unit which features an open floor plan, large bedroom suite, two private decks, panoramic views and a parking spot in the building’s garage... Read More »

A Skinny Infill Tower Could Rise Right Here

A Skinny Infill Tower Could Rise Right Here

While plans have yet to be formalized, publicized or even submitted to the City for review, a project team is exploring the possibility of demolishing the Thirsty Bear Brewery building at 661 Howard Street and developing a bonus-sized residential tower on the site. In addition to positioning for a... Read More »

Price Cut for a High-End Jackson Square Condo

Price Cut for a High-End Jackson Square Condo

Purchased for $2,305,000 in February of 2019, the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #3G at 288 Pacific Avenue, across from The Battery in Jackson Square, returned to the market priced at $2,538,000 last June, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 10.1 percent for the “meticulously maintained” luxury... Read More »

Prominent Cultural District Corner on the Market in The Mission

Prominent Cultural District Corner on the Market in The Mission

While the single-story House of Brakes building/garage on the southeast corner of 24th Street and South Van Ness is a rather nondescript concrete structure, “with no discernable style,” the iconic Carnaval (a.k.a. Golden Dreams of the Mission) mural was painted above and behind the building by Daniel Galvez, along... Read More »

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Acquired for $12 million by way of a forced bankruptcy sale in 2016 and then “dazzingly re-imagined for the 21st Century” to serve as the Decorator Showcase in 2019, the 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street, which was modeled after Le Petit Trianon in Versailles France, has... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples-to-Apples for Another Sleek Condo

Apples-to-Apples-to-Apples for Another Sleek Condo

Purchased for $579,000 in September of 2013, the “sleek” Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects designed condo #205 at 2000 Ellis Street, “along the hip and bustling Divisadero Corridor with great restaurants, cafes, shopping and nearby parks,” resold for $690,000 in May of 2015, representing total appreciation of 19.2 percent over those... Read More »

Exceptional and Luxurious View Condo Reduced, Listed Anew

Exceptional and Luxurious View Condo Reduced, Listed Anew

Purchased for $3.75 million in July of 2019, the 2,053-square-foot, three-bedroom unit #3501 in The Avery at 488 Folsom Street features “an extra wide open floor plan that creates a light-filled, airy and elegant lifestyle,” with expansive views, three full bathrooms and parking in the tower’s garage. Having returned... Read More »

Another Modern Unit Just Listed for 15 Percent Less

Another Modern Unit Just Listed for 15 Percent Less

The sleek 653-square-foot unit #507 in the Rowan building at 338 Potrero Avenue features a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with a Juliette balcony and city views; modern finishes and upgrades; and an efficient layout with an office/den space and dual entrances to the bathroom. And having been purchased for... Read More »

Modernized Four Seasons Condo Takes a Big Hit

Modernized Four Seasons Condo Takes a Big Hit

As we outlined at the end of last year: Purchased for $1.7 million in June of 2017, the 947-square-foot, one-bedroom unit #30C in the Four Seasons Residences at 765 Market Street was subsequently remodeled – from its floor to ceiling and kitchen to bath – in an all-white “Modern... Read More »

Waterfront Parcel on the Market Positioned for Development

Waterfront Parcel on the Market Positioned for Development

Purchased for $1.1 million in 2002, owned by the Delaney Trust, and positioned as “one of the last privately held properties on the waterfront,” the two-story industrial/arts building at 600 Illinois Street, on the southwest corner of Illinois and Mariposa, across from The Ramp and home to Delaney +... Read More »