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Muted Appreciation for an Architecturally Significant View Home

Muted Appreciation for an Architecturally Significant View Home

Purchased for $4.1 million in November of 2015, the “architecturally significant” Streamline Moderne home on a prominent corner lot at 849 Sanchez Street, atop “Liberty Heights,” returned to the market priced at $5.195 million this past February, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 26.7 percent... Read More »

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

As we outlined in July of last year, the 6,000-square-foot “Villa Cucina,” which sits on 40 acres of prime Napa Valley land, was built for Pat Kuleto, the famed San Francisco restaurateur, back in 1995. The centerpiece of the rustic five-bedroom home is an oversized kitchen designed by Kuleto... Read More »

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

As we outlined back in May: Having just cleared a key environmental hurdle which obviates the need for a detailed Environmental Impact Report to be prepared for the project, the further refined plans for a bold 13-story building designed by Woods Bagot to rise on the northeast corner of... Read More »

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

While plans for a residential tower to rise up to 250 feet in height upon the City College of San Francisco site at 33 Gough Street were first drafted back in 2017, and further densified the following year, said plans were withdrawn from consideration prior to the project and... Read More »

Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

In addition to plans for a 75-story residential tower to rise on the current parking garage site at 50 Main, Hines is planning to redevelop and rebrand the adjacent Pacific Gas and Electric tower at 77 Beale Street once PG&E vacates the block and completes its move to the... Read More »

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans to demolish the two-story, 153-space parking garage at 50 Main Street, between Market and Mission, are in the works. And as envisioned and newly massed below, a 75-story tower could rise up to 818 feet in height upon the Transbay District site, with Hines having engaged Foster +... Read More »

Chinatown Infill Project Supersized, Closer to Reality

Chinatown Infill Project Supersized, Closer to Reality

While plans for a six-story building to rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Happy Chinese Restaurant site at 1324-1326 Powell Street were in the works, said plans were subsequently abandoned. And bigger plans for an eight-story building to rise up to 84 feet in height upon... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples for a High-End Pacific Heights Condo

Apples-To-Apples for a High-End Pacific Heights Condo

Purchased for $2.8 million, or roughly $2,113 per square foot, in May of 2017, the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #503 in The Pacific at 2121 Webster Street returned to the market priced at $3.295 million this past August. The 1,325-square-foot unit features “high ceilings, custom light fixtures, power-operated shades, air-conditioning,... Read More »

Hayes Valley Infill Building Has Been Officially Approved

Hayes Valley Infill Building Has Been Officially Approved

As we revealed back in July, the refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Bruce’s Automotive building site at 159 Fell Street, adjacent to the Rickshaw Stop at 155 Fell, had qualified for a streamlined environmental review and both demolition... Read More »

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Landmark Office Complex Closer to Reality

Designed by Gustave Albert (G. Albert) Lansburgh and built for H. Levi & Co. in 1912, the five-story brick warehouse building on the southeast corner of Kansas and 15th Street was constructed with trapezoidal floor plans to fit its triangular parcel that abuts a former Western Pacific Railroad right... Read More »