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Mid-Market Infill Hotel Slated for Approval, Demand Questioned

Mid-Market Infill Hotel Slated for Approval, Demand Questioned

As we outlined back in July: The refined plans for a 12-story hotel and office building to finally rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street, upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand, are one big step closer to reality, with... Read More »

Rent Versus Buy and Returns for the Cheapest Lumina Condo

Rent Versus Buy and Returns for the Cheapest Lumina Condo

Purchased for $800,000 back in September of 2017, the 763-square-foot unit #3D in the Lumina tower at 201 Folsom Street returned to the market priced at $820,000 this past May, positioned as “the lowest-priced condo in the tower,” with an efficient and desirable open-concept layout, an exclusive use patio,... Read More »

Pac Heights Infill on the Boards

Pac Heights Infill on the Boards

Plans to raze the former Hollywood Video turned Pet Food Express building at 3150 California Street, and the adjoining office complex on the back of the roughly 20,000-square-foot lot, are in the works. And as envisioned a three-story building would rise up to 40 feet in height across the... Read More »

The Past, Present and Future for This Historical HQ

The Past, Present and Future for This Historical HQ

Designed by Andrew H. Knoll and built in 1922, the two-story, Renaissance Revival-styled building at 678 Mission Street, on the northwest corner of Mission and Annie, was initially leased to the Phoenix Desk and Chair Company. The San Francisco Builders Exchange took over the building in 1926 and stayed... Read More »

$135 Million East Bay Estate Trades (For $116 Million Less)

$135 Million East Bay Estate Trades (For $116 Million Less)

As we outlined last year: According to the agent for the 22-acre “Fieldhaven” estate at 7 Country Oak Lane in Alamo, David Duffield, the co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday, invested over $135 million in building out the property, a build-out which was completed in 2013 by a team of... Read More »

Completely Remodeled and Facing Foreclosure

Completely Remodeled and Facing Foreclosure

Purchased as a 975-square-foot Noe Valley home with plans to nearly quadruple its size for $1.929 million in August of 2015, the now 3,750-square-foot home at 438 29th Street returned to the market as a “completely remodeled, redesigned & reinvented residence” with a $4,388,888 price tag in November of... Read More »

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Plans to raze the 11-story Hearst Parking Center complex at 45-53 Third Street, which extends all the way to Annie and currently provides “a pleasant and safe place to park” for up to 800 cars, along with a car wash and California Pizza Kitchen, are in the works. And... Read More »

Modern Shipping Container Loft Trades for $300K More

Modern Shipping Container Loft Trades for $300K More

Purchased for $5.25 million in May of 2017, the designer Lower Pacific Heights loft at 2230 Bush Street, which is hidden in plain sight above the recently shuttered FLOR store and features two stacked shipping containers that divide the 3,600-square-foot loft’s living and family rooms, and yield a convertible... Read More »

A “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity,” Take Two/Three

A “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity,” Take Two/Three

As we outlined last year, the roughly 6,000-square-foot home at 22 Toledo Court, which sits on nearly an acre of land “in the heart of Lafayette’s sought–after Happy Valley,” was designed by Alan Page and features “elite craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology, elegant lines and quality finishes throughout,” with an infinity-edge... Read More »

Up and Down for a Designer Noe Valley Retreat

Up and Down for a Designer Noe Valley Retreat

Designed by Dumican Mosey, the “modern Noe Valley masterpiece,” with “unobstructed panoramic VIEWS” and “high-end designer finishes,” at 4326 Cesar Chavez Street hit the market priced at $5.495 million in February of 2016 and ended up selling for $4.5 million that April. Having returned to the market two years... Read More »