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Updated Top Chef Home Back on the Market

Updated Top Chef Home Back on the Market

Having staved off a foreclosure sale by way of a bankruptcy filing in 2017 and then sold for $3.7 million in early 2018, the very first ‘Top Chef’ home at 3159 Baker Street in San Francisco has since been “updated” a bit, including a refresh of its kitchen. And... Read More »

Upgraded Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Upgraded Penthouse Trades at a Loss

As we outlined in September of last year: We’ve been fans of penthouse unit #613 atop the historic Embarcadero Lofts building at 300 Beale Street since we first featured the condo back in 2008. Having last traded hands for $1.92 million in September of 2017, “over $350K” has since... Read More »

Now You See It…

Now You See It…

When some surreptitiously installed scaffolding and shrink wrap was removed from over the third floor deck which faces the street at 60 Rico Way in the Marina, at least one neighbor noticed a difference in the building’s façade and profile. When contacted by the City, which appears to have... Read More »

2017 Era Two-Bedroom Drops Further Below Its Purchase Price

2017 Era Two-Bedroom Drops Further Below Its Purchase Price

Purchased for $1.399 million in August of 2017, which was $91,000 under its list price at the time, the “luxurious, high-style corner unit” #405 at 1450 Franklin Street, a 1,325-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath unit with two private decks, storage and parking in the building’s garage, returned to the market priced... Read More »

Plans for Another Big Polk Gulch Infill Project on the Boards

Plans for Another Big Polk Gulch Infill Project on the Boards

Plans to raze the two-story, 15,000-square-foot office building at 1460-1462 Pine Street are in the works. And as proposed, a 9-story building designed by RG-Architecture would rise up to 85 feet in height on the Polk Gulch site. As proposed, the 1462 Pine Street project would yield 104 residential... Read More »

Re-Revised Plans for Building Up on Geary Closer to Reality

Re-Revised Plans for Building Up on Geary Closer to Reality

As we outlined a few years ago, there was a fundamental problem with the proposed plans for a bonus-sized, 9-story development of “group housing” units to rise up to 89 feet in height upon the Grand Hot Pot Lounge building’s parcel at 3565 Geary Boulevard. And in fact, said... Read More »

Supersized Plans for Proposed SoMa Tower Now in Play

Supersized Plans for Proposed SoMa Tower Now in Play

While the City had balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel at 636 4th Street, after which plans for a code-compliant, 250-foot-tall, 271-unit tower to rise on the site were drawn, supersized plans for a 461-foot-tall tower... Read More »

Two Modern Mansions and a Driveway with Hidden Parking

Two Modern Mansions and a Driveway with Hidden Parking

With permits to demolish the existing 3,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue and build a modern new 8,000-square-foot home on the site having survived a challenge, been approved and recently issued, plans to demolish the adjacent home at 170 Sea Cliff Avenue and build a similar, but slightly... Read More »

Fully-Approved Polk Street Project Put Up for Sale

Fully-Approved Polk Street Project Put Up for Sale

As we outlined last year, a building permit for the fully-entitled, 97-unit development to rise up to 80 feet in height on the Out of the Closet site on the southeast corner of Polk and California was about to be approved. And in fact, a building permit has not... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Parking Lot Closer to Reality

Bonus Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Parking Lot Closer to Reality

Plans for a 5-story, 48-unit apartment building to rise on the odd-shaped Regents Cab Company parking lot parcel at 98 Pennsylvania Avenue in Lower Potrero Hill were approved back in 2016 and building permits for the project were secured and issued in December of 2018, as we outlined a... Read More »