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Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for Building up Broadway Slated for Approval

As we revealed back in 2017, plans for a mixed-use building to rise up to six stories in height upon on the parking lot parcel at 425 Broadway, which wraps around the three-story Crowbar and residential hotel building on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery, were in the works,... Read More »

West Oakland Home Fetches “41 Percent Over Asking!” But…

West Oakland Home Fetches “41 Percent Over Asking!” But…

As we outlined back in August: Designed by Baran Studio Architecture and listed for “$849,000” in June of 2016, despite its nearly identical sister home with a yellow door having sold for $1.025 million the month prior, the sale of the modern West Oakland infill home at 864 Wood... Read More »

Light House Condo Offered for 895 Bitcoin (in 2018) Sells

Light House Condo Offered for 895 Bitcoin (in 2018) Sells

Purchased for $6.495 million in April of 2016, the 5,493-square-foot “Light House” condo at 651 Dolores Street, one of four condos within the converted Second Church of Christ Scientist, across from Dolores Park, returned to the market in August of 2017 with a $6.795 million price tag. “Call agents... Read More »

Bigger Church Street Project Even Closer to Reality

Bigger Church Street Project Even Closer to Reality

As we outlined last year, while plans to raze the former Sparky’s, and current Thorough Bread and Pastry, building and build up to six stories in height upon the 240-250 Church Street site had yet to be approved, they were working their way through Planning. Since then, an extra... Read More »

Index Versus Reality for a Russian Hill View Unit

Index Versus Reality for a Russian Hill View Unit

Featuring picture-postcard views, spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz and far beyond, the renovated unit #3C at 1080 Chestnut Street, which is a classic cooperative building “on one of Russian Hill’s most desirable flat blocks,” with a 24/7 doorman and live-in property manager, was purchased for $3.45... Read More »

Auctioned Estate Resells “Well Below Appraised Value”

Auctioned Estate Resells “Well Below Appraised Value”

Marketed by Sotheby’s with a $47.5 million price tag back in 2012, subsequently reduced a number of times and listed for as little as $15.99 million in late 2017, “Woodhaven Manor” – which was built in 1988 and includes a 12,000-square-foot main home, a 1,200-square-foot carriage house and a... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for an Architecturally Significant View Home

Muted Appreciation for an Architecturally Significant View Home

Purchased for $4.1 million in November of 2015, the “architecturally significant” Streamline Moderne home on a prominent corner lot at 849 Sanchez Street, atop “Liberty Heights,” returned to the market priced at $5.195 million this past February, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 26.7 percent... Read More »

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

As we outlined in July of last year, the 6,000-square-foot “Villa Cucina,” which sits on 40 acres of prime Napa Valley land, was built for Pat Kuleto, the famed San Francisco restaurateur, back in 1995. The centerpiece of the rustic five-bedroom home is an oversized kitchen designed by Kuleto... Read More »

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

As we outlined back in May: Having just cleared a key environmental hurdle which obviates the need for a detailed Environmental Impact Report to be prepared for the project, the further refined plans for a bold 13-story building designed by Woods Bagot to rise on the northeast corner of... Read More »

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

While plans for a residential tower to rise up to 250 feet in height upon the City College of San Francisco site at 33 Gough Street were first drafted back in 2017, and further densified the following year, said plans were withdrawn from consideration prior to the project and... Read More »