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On the Boards, Compliant and…back on the Market

On the Boards, Compliant and…back on the Market

As we outlined earlier this year, plans to redevelop the 5-story building on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Pacific Avenues have been drafted, plans which would convert the building from a collective of office suites into 32 residential condos, with 4,250 square feet of ground floor restaurant/café... Read More »

The Plans for Re-Activating the Western Shore of Lake Merced

The Plans for Re-Activating the Western Shore of Lake Merced

Constructed on the western shore of Lake Merced in 1934, the Pacific Rod and Gun Club was shuttered in 2015. And with the impact of eight decades of skeet, trap and rifle shooting on the 14-acre site having since been remediated and the soil restored, at a cost of... Read More »

Modernist Architectural Masterpiece Fetches $1,381 Per Foot

Modernist Architectural Masterpiece Fetches $1,381 Per Foot

Designed by Zack | De Vito and custom built for a client on the site of a former Mission District shack warehouse conversion in 2002, the modern three-bedroom, 3,210-square-foot home with a legal au pair studio on its ground floor at 3524-3526 19th Street hit the market priced at... Read More »

A Creative Cow Hollow Transformation and Pesky Complaint

A Creative Cow Hollow Transformation and Pesky Complaint

Purchased as a 3,260-square-foot, two-unit building for $3.2 million in June of 2017, plans to remodel 2742-2744 Baker Street were approved in early 2018. As approved and subsequently permitted, the building’s second story was to be split 60/40 between the two units, with what was a storage area on... Read More »

(New) Plans to Raze a One of Kind Residence and Build Up

(New) Plans to Raze a One of Kind Residence and Build Up

The former furniture warehouse 67-69 Belcher Street, which measures nearly 19,000 square feet and was slated to be demolished decades ago, was acquired by artists Spaulding Taylor and Win Ng in 1977 and converted into an art gallery (69 Belcher), studio space and a one of a kind, roughly... Read More »

Downsized Plans for that Prominent North Beach Development

Downsized Plans for that Prominent North Beach Development

As we revealed back in 2019, plans to demolish the façade of the burned-out Verdi Building at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell, and redevelop the site in the heart of North Beach were in the works and even bigger plans for a 98-unit residential building rising up... Read More »

Appreciation for a Stately Presidio Heights Home

Appreciation for a Stately Presidio Heights Home

Extensively remodeled in 2015, the Presidio Heights home at 145 Presidio Avenue was listed for $7.495 million in April 2019 and sold for $7.2 million that June. While maintaining a formal dining room, living room and family room, the stately home is now outfitted with an airy chef’s kitchen... Read More »

Bernal Heights “Compound” Reduced Below its 2019 Price

Bernal Heights “Compound” Reduced Below its 2019 Price

Listed for $4.2 million in January of 2019, the list price for the “unparalleled view compound” on a 6,300-square-foot lot at 276 Ripley Street, a 4-bedroom Bernal Heights home with a contemporary open floor plan and “at-your-door access to the iconic walker’s paradise, Bernal Hill,” was dropped to $3.35... Read More »

Polk Gulch Infill on the Boards

Polk Gulch Infill on the Boards

Plans to demolish the two-story building and garage on the northeast corner of Larkin and Bush are in the works. And as envisioned, a 16-story building would rise up to 161 feet in height upon the site, which is twice as high as the limit for the site as... Read More »

Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Slated for Approval, But…

Mid-Market Parking Lot Tower Slated for Approval, But…

As we outlined early last year: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 27-story infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street has just been released by Planning and hasn’t raised any extraordinary red flags (other than with respect to a... Read More »