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A Sub-2015 Price Secures a Two-Bedroom Atop Nob Hill

A Sub-2015 Price Secures a Two-Bedroom Atop Nob Hill

Purchased for $1.498 million in May of 2015, the 1,059-square-foot two-bedroom unit #1507 within Gramercy Towers at 1177 California Street returned to the market priced at $1.545 million seven months ago, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 3.1 percent for the Nob Hill condo over... Read More »

Big Plans for Burned-Out North Beach Building (Site)

Big Plans for Burned-Out North Beach Building (Site)

Having been gutted by a fire in March of last year, over a million dollars has been spent to keep the historic brick façade at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell in the heart of North Beach, standing. But a structural analysis has since determined that it is... Read More »

Plans for Iconic Nob Hill Theater Site Have Been Drawn

Plans for Iconic Nob Hill Theater Site Have Been Drawn

Having sold for $2.7 million last year and shuttered after 50-years in business, a permit to raze the iconic Nob Hill (a.k.a. “Touch our Junk”) Theater has been requested and is working its way through Planning. And as designed by John Lum Architecture for the doctor who purchased the... Read More »

Refined Design for Prominent Church/Condo Redevelopment on the Rise

Refined Design for Prominent Church/Condo Redevelopment on the Rise

While the plans for the replacement church/condo development rising on the southeast corner of Gough and Eddy, a parcel which the ornate St. Paulus Lutheran Church had occupied for a century before having been destroyed by a fire, were originally drawn by another firm, they have since been refined... Read More »

Looking for (Another) Sub-2014 Priced High-End Loft?

Looking for (Another) Sub-2014 Priced High-End Loft?

Purchased for $2.15 million in the second quarter of 2014, the 2,018-square-foot live/work unit #602 in the historic Hales Warehouse building at 2 Mint Plaza returned to the market priced at $2.495 million this past May, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 16 percent over... Read More »

“Over Asking” at The Ritz (But at a Real Big Loss)

“Over Asking” at The Ritz (But at a Real Big Loss)

As we outlined earlier this year: Purchased as new for $1.53 million, or roughly $1,284 per square foot, in early 2008, right as the Great Recession was picking up steam, the two-bedroom Ritz-Carlton Residences unit #1702 at 690 Market Street returned to the market in early 2015 priced at... Read More »

Fully Remodeled and Striking a Thanksgiving Pose

Fully Remodeled and Striking a Thanksgiving Pose

Designed by Charles Lewis Hinkel and built in 1883, the Lower Pacific Heights Victorian at 1709 Broderick Street, or at least its façade, gained widespread notoriety for having played the role of the Tanner’s home in the late 80’s to early 90’s sitcom titled Full House. Purchased by the... Read More »

(Partial) Conversion of SF Design Center Slated for Approval

(Partial) Conversion of SF Design Center Slated for Approval

While plans to convert the (newly) landmarked San Francisco Design Center building at 2 Henry Adams into tech space and lease the building to Pinterest were thwarted back in 2014, resulting in a Planning Code amendment to limit such wholesale conversions, new plans for a partial conversion of the building... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing to Save the Sinking Millennium Tower

Refined Plans and Timing to Save the Sinking Millennium Tower

As we first outlined earlier this year: With the initial round of testing having proven successful, the plans to permanently stabilize the sinking Millennium Tower by adding a series of 52 new piles around the tower’s perimeter have been further refined, building permits for the fix have been requested,... Read More »

Speaking of Price Cuts in San Francisco…

Speaking of Price Cuts in San Francisco…

Speaking of active listings for properties in San Francisco with at least one reduction, the percentage of which has just hit a three-year high, the list price for the 1,136-square-foot, two-bedroom unit #309 at 72 Townsend Street, which also comes with a private 605-square-foot terrace and a deeded parking... Read More »