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Apples-to-Apples for a Pac Heights Home (With Bonus Plans)

Apples-to-Apples for a Pac Heights Home (With Bonus Plans)

Having “slashed” its list price from $7.9 million to $6.9 million in the second quarter of 2017, the five-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot Pacific Heights home at 2727 Vallejo Street, “just below the coveted Gold Coast,” ended up selling for $6.0 million that July. In addition to offering “a rare blend of... Read More »

Appreciation For a Big One-Bedroom (Plus) With Views

Appreciation For a Big One-Bedroom (Plus) With Views

Purchased for $2.3 million in April of 2015, the 1,838-square-foot corner unit #806 in the Comstock, at 1333 Jones Street atop Nob Hill, returned to the market priced at $2.9 million this past July. Technically a two-bedroom, the unit, which features some rather spectacular, panoramic views, was previously reconfigured... Read More »

The Draft Plans and New Timing for Temporary Terminal Site

The Draft Plans and New Timing for Temporary Terminal Site

The draft plans for the redevelopment of the southern third of the shuttered Temporary Terminal Site, a nearly 43,000-square-foot block bounded by a future extension of Clementina Street to the north, Main Street to the east, Folsom Street to the south, and Beale Street to the west, have been... Read More »

Landmark Doelger Building Relisted, Reduced

Landmark Doelger Building Relisted, Reduced

The landmarked Art Deco building with a Streamline Modern addition at 320-326 Judah Street, which was built for the San Francisco builder extraordinaire, Henry Doelger, back in 1932 is now back on the market with a reduced $7.45 asking price having been listed for $8 million near the end... Read More »

Creative Central SoMa Infill Project Closer to Reality

Creative Central SoMa Infill Project Closer to Reality

The creative plans for two equal-sized, but slightly offset, buildings to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the through-block Central SoMa parcel at 470-474 Bryant Street have just qualified for a streamlined review. As we outlined last year, the proposed development includes a demolition of the adjacent,... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for the Ghirardelli Mansion

Muted Appreciation for the Ghirardelli Mansion

Purchased for $4 million in late 2012, the 6,500-square-foot Piedmont mansion at 636 Highland Avenue, which was built for the Ghirardelli family in the early 1900’s, resold for $4.65 million in October of 2016, representing total appreciation of 16.3 percent for the restored East Bay mansion over those four... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Revised, Nearly Permitted

Bonus-Sized Polk Street Project Revised, Nearly Permitted

Having been entitled by Planning last year, the plans for an 8-story building to rise up to 80 feet in height on the Out of the Closet site on the southeast corner of Polk and California have been slightly refined to yield 97 units, versus 100 as approved, but... Read More »

Modern Infill on the Boards, Slated for Approval

Modern Infill on the Boards, Slated for Approval

Purchased for a breathless “$1,700 per square foot,” or “$1.65 million for a tear down(!),” in the third quarter of 2019, plans to raze the uninhabitable 950-square-foot Portola District home that sits on a nearly 10,000-square-foot lot at 666 Hamilton Street have been drawn.  And if approved by Planning... Read More »

Permits for a Designer Mega-Mansion Have Been Secured

Permits for a Designer Mega-Mansion Have Been Secured

As we outlined back in 2018: Purchased by Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in 2012, the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, the rear facade of which is pictured above, returned to the market in 2014 with plans to add a bunker below the... Read More »

Densified Polk Street Development Positioning to Break Ground

Densified Polk Street Development Positioning to Break Ground

With the refined plans for a denser, 53-unit building to rise up to 65 feet in height upon the current Jug Shop complex site, on the northeast corner of Polk and Pacific, having been approved and permit requests for the project having been filed, the project team is positioning... Read More »