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Pre-Pandemic Pricing Versus Spot Value for a Twisty Two

Pre-Pandemic Pricing Versus Spot Value for a Twisty Two

Priced at $1.93 million, or $1,596 per square foot, in September of 2019, the listing for the brand new two-bedroom, two-bath unit #24C with southwest corner views in the twisty MIRA tower at 280 Spear Street was removed from the MLS in January of 2020. Listed anew for $1.835... Read More »

The Path Forward for GLIDE’s Proposed Modernization Project

The Path Forward for GLIDE’s Proposed Modernization Project

If approved as envisioned, GLIDE’s six-story administrative and community services building at 330 Ellis Street, which currently rises up to 76 feet in height adjacent to the iconic Glide Memorial Church, could be demolished and a new 10-story building could rise up to 165 feet in height across the... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Infill Condos to Rise on Turk

Bonus Plans for Infill Condos to Rise on Turk

Plans to redevelop the 6,000-square-foot parking lot at 530 Turk Street are in the works. And as envisioned by JS Sullivan Development and rendered by rg-Architecture below, an 11-story building would rise up to 115 feet in height upon the Tenderloin site, adjacent to the 108-unit below market rate... Read More »

Rebuilt Crown Jewel of Noe Valley Reduced, Relisted Anew

Rebuilt Crown Jewel of Noe Valley Reduced, Relisted Anew

Speaking of price reductions, the modern 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street, “one of the most magnificent crown jewels of Noe Valley,” has just been relisted anew for $7.995 million, down from $9.95 million in December and $12 million in November of last year but with an official “1”... Read More »

Mission District Infill Development Closer to Reality

Mission District Infill Development Closer to Reality

As we first outlined back in 2019, plans for a new six-story building to rise up to 65 feet in height at 2955 Mission Street were in the works. As designed, since refined and newly rendered by Sternberg Benjamin Architects below, the proposed development would now yield 18 condos... Read More »

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Supersized Development Seeks More Parking, Here’s Why…

Plans for a supersized building to rise across the two Hayes Valley parcels at 618-630 Octavia Street have been in the works since 2019, as we first reported at the time. Since redesigned and then further refined by Handel Architects to yield 40 condos, a mix of 12 one-bedrooms,... Read More »

No Red Flags for Eros Redevelopment, Recommendations Yes

No Red Flags for Eros Redevelopment, Recommendations Yes

As we revealed earlier this year: Plans to raze the recently shuttered Eros bathhouse building at 2051 Market Street, which was sold for $3.6 million in September of 2020, are in the works. And if entitled, a 7-story residential building could rise up to 85 feet in height upon... Read More »

Price Cut for a High-End Jackson Square Condo

Price Cut for a High-End Jackson Square Condo

Purchased for $2,305,000 in February of 2019, the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #3G at 288 Pacific Avenue, across from The Battery in Jackson Square, returned to the market priced at $2,538,000 last June, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 10.1 percent for the “meticulously maintained” luxury... Read More »

Plans for Building Up in The Castro

Plans for Building Up in The Castro

Marketed as “a classic big-roomed Victorian with high ceilings plenty of original details, like crown moldings, built-ins, fireplaces, delightful floors,” with “an immense 2 bedroom in-law unit” on its lower level, the kitchen of which was tagged for having been illegally added and was in need... Read More »

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Acquired for $12 million by way of a forced bankruptcy sale in 2016 and then “dazzingly re-imagined for the 21st Century” to serve as the Decorator Showcase in 2019, the 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street, which was modeled after Le Petit Trianon in Versailles France, has... Read More »