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Another Office To Hotel/Condo Conversion: 140 New Montgomery

Another Office To Hotel/Condo Conversion: 140 New Montgomery

A “plugged-in” tipster notes the news that Wilson Meany Sullivan is in contract to purchase the 26-story Pacific Telephone Building at 140 New Montgomery for $345 a square foot with plans to spend an additional $500 a square foot converting it from an office building to “a five-star hotel... Read More »

Seven Hundred Fewer Condos In The San Francisco Pipeline

Speaking of supply and demand, over the past month at least 700 potential condominiums have been pulled from the San Francisco housing pipeline (and our Complete Inventory Index). The dead projects range from Pulte’s abandonment of plans to raze the San Francisco Tennis Club and build ~500 condos (“Pulte’s... Read More »

Mint Plaza: Approved, Moving Forward, And Coming Soon

Mint Plaza: Approved, Moving Forward, And Coming Soon

As we wrote five months ago: “If all goes as proposed, the ‘290-by 54-foot-wide portion of Jessie Street extending between 5th Street and Mint Street’ (off Mission) will be transformed into Mint Plaza – an automobile free pedestrian plaza lined by cafés, restaurants, and bars.” And as we write... Read More »

A Reader Reports: Landmark Sarcasm (We Can Only Hope)

A Reader Reports: Landmark Sarcasm (We Can Only Hope)

A reader photographs and reports: Your posting “not for the faint of heart” reminded me about the run-down, boarded up theater in North Beach, opposite the beautiful Washington Square park. What an eyesore! Is this another…landmark? I work nearby, and I heard rumors that efforts to make it a... Read More »

Picture This: One Big One-Bedroom

Picture This: One Big One-Bedroom

At first blush, $3,750,000 for a one-bedroom might seem a wee bit over the top. (Yes, even in San Francisco.) But this isn’t just any one bedroom, it’s the 8,200 square foot BIG HOUSE studio. It’s one hell of a live/work space. Or at the very least, a bachelor... Read More »

The Modern Makeover And Façade Of 185 Post

The Modern Makeover And Façade Of 185 Post

And yet another “plugged in” tipster captures 185 Post’s glass wrapped makeover by Brand + Allen Architects taking shape. It’s a modern aesthetic without the edginess of the controversial Koolhass design that was once destined for the location. ∙ Ghostly restoration of 1908 building would be the newest thing... Read More »

The Soma Grand: The SocketSite Straight Scoop

The Soma Grand: The SocketSite Straight Scoop

The Soma Grand christened their sales office at 1085 Mission with a packed Friends and Family event last night. We were lucky enough to score an invitation. And smart bold enough to ferret out the straight scoop: ∙ While March 7th marks the VIP grand opening, the first official... Read More »

From (Proposed) Condos to Kink

From (Proposed) Condos to Kink

Kink.com (a local internet fetish company) has purchased the San Francisco Armory (1800 Mission) for $14.5 million and “intends to use the building for core business of producing adult movies for internet distribution.” So much for those proposed condos. Read More »

They Just Keep Getting Bigger, And Bigger, And Bigger…

They Just Keep Getting Bigger, And Bigger, And Bigger…

J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times has the scoop on a proposed “1,200-foot tower at First and Mission streets, part of a quartet of astoundingly ambitious buildings being designed by superstar architect Renzo Piano.” The proposed building, which would dwarf any existing buildings on the West Coast,... Read More »

Not For The Faint Of Heart (Or Wallet)

Not For The Faint Of Heart (Or Wallet)

The “Italianate Victorian Fixer” at 1232 Treat is not for the faint of heart (or wallet). Seriously. We’re talking about a single family house that’s been carved up into five units with two additional units over the carriage house out back (think commercial financing), two protected tenants and two... Read More »