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Supersized Tower with a Floating Upper Mass Closer to Reality

Supersized Tower with a Floating Upper Mass Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year, the preliminary plans for a 575-foot-tall, 623-unit apartment tower to rise on the South of Market parcel at 620 Folsom Street hadn’t raised any red flags or Code issues that couldn’t be overcome if the State’s Density Bonus Law was invoked. In fact,... Read More »

Cathedral Hill Infill Building Closer to Reality

Cathedral Hill Infill Building Closer to Reality

As we first outlined earlier this year, plans for a 7-story building to rise up to 75 feet in height upon the St. Mark’s Square and Martin Luther Tower parking lot parcels which front Ellis Street, between Franklin and Gough were in the works, the formal application for which... Read More »

Another Swift $10 Million Price Cut in Pac Heights

Another Swift $10 Million Price Cut in Pac Heights

Quietly acquired from Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in November of 2015, Troon Pacific subsequently engaged Snøhetta (yes, that Snøhetta) to draft plans to transform the Albert Farr-designed home at 2950 Pacific Avenue into a modern 18,000-square-foot mansion with a coveted “2895 Broadway” address, as we first... Read More »

Rare and Exquisite Pac Heights Home Drops 10 Percent

Rare and Exquisite Pac Heights Home Drops 10 Percent

The “rare and exquisite” Pacific Heights at 1809 Lyon Street, an “architecturally distinctive” three-bedroom home with nearly 20-foot-high ceilings in the living/dining room, a European-style side courtyard, and a side-by-side garage for two (plus) cars, which is steps from Sacramento Street’s boutique shops and restaurants, sold for $4.01 million... Read More »

Mount Olympus on the Market

Mount Olympus on the Market

The assembled site and plans for a proposed 10-unit development to rise on the northwest corner of 17th and Roosevelt, below the summit of San Francisco’s Mount Olympus on the southern border of Ashbury Heights, are now on the market with a $7.495 million price tag. In the works... Read More »

Another Upgraded Penthouse Just Listed at a Loss

Another Upgraded Penthouse Just Listed at a Loss

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 been spent to further improve the upscale three-bedroom,... Read More »

Newish Hayes Valley Studio Drops Well Below Its 2016 Price

Newish Hayes Valley Studio Drops Well Below Its 2016 Price

Purchased for $545,000 in August of 2016, the 371-square-foot studio condo #307 at 388 Fulton Street returned to the market listed for $525,000 in September of last year, a sale at which would have represented a 4 percent drop in value on an apples-to-apples basis. Reduced to $495,000 in... Read More »

Affordable Central SoMa Infill Development Closer to Reality

Affordable Central SoMa Infill Development Closer to Reality

The formal application to move forward with the redevelopment of the Central SoMa parking lot parcel at 160 Freelon Street, a 12,800-square-foot parcel which sits behind the approved neighborhood changing development to rise at 598 Brannan and is slated to be deeded to the City to fulfill the affordable... Read More »

Plans for This $7 Million Presidio Heights Teardown Progress

Plans for This $7 Million Presidio Heights Teardown Progress

The “wonderful mid-century home” at 3555 Pacific Avenue, which is “located right on the Presidio Wall in a gorgeous garden setting” and currently measures close to 4,000 square feet, with four bedrooms, a remodeled interior and a 600-square-foot, two-car garage, hit the market listed for $7.5 million in May... Read More »

If You Think You Know the Mission, Now’s the Time to Tell

If You Think You Know the Mission, Now’s the Time to Tell

Purchased for $2.6 million in late 2014, the two-level, 2,215-square-foot Mission District condo at 859 Alabama Street, which “epitomizes sophisticated San Francisco city living and a rare opportunity to own an architecturally significant home,” returned to the market listed for $2.75 million in early 2016 and ended up... Read More »