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Upgraded Exceptional Victorian Drops Below Its 2015 Price

Upgraded Exceptional Victorian Drops Below Its 2015 Price

The nearly 3,000-square-foot, “exceptional” Victorian home at 559 Douglass Street, on the border of Eureka and Noe Valley, was purchased for $2.85 million in October 2015, with a previously remodeled “chef’s kitchen” and lower-level bedroom suite which opens to a large deck and flowering backyard. The home’s kitchen, adjoining... Read More »

How Up is Down for a Sleek San Francisco Condo

How Up is Down for a Sleek San Francisco Condo

The two-bedroom, two-bath Unit C in the converted Jackson Square building at 845 Montgomery Street, which is located in the heart of the “coveted Jackson Square Historic District,” “surrounded by world class art galleries, tree lined streets, charming alleys, and distinctive eateries,” just sold for $1.3 million having been... Read More »

In Contract in the Heart of Cow Hollow

In Contract in the Heart of Cow Hollow

Purchased for $2.6 million in August of 2014 and then completely remodeled by Plath & Co, with an emphasis on preserving the home’s historic details and craftsmanship while adding luxury conveniences and finishes, the 2,400-square-foot, single-family home at 3020 Scott Street, “in the heart of Cow Hollow,” sold for... Read More »

Former Drug Den Redeveloped, Fetches $4.8 Million

Former Drug Den Redeveloped, Fetches $4.8 Million

As we outlined back in 2017: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City... Read More »

Surprise!  That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

Surprise! That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

While common in practice and rarely enforced, parking in the setback/driveway between a home’s garage and the sidewalk in San Francisco is technically illegal per Planning Code Section 132(f), and that includes the parking/storage of any motor vehicles, trailers and/or boats. In addition, the curb cut in front of... Read More »

Infamous Dolores Park West Home Avoids Foreclosure, But…

Infamous Dolores Park West Home Avoids Foreclosure, But…

As we outlined back in February: With the project team having successfully secured forgiveness for the under-permitted redevelopment of their rather spectacularly “reimagined” home at 3847-3849 18th Street at the end of last year, the property recently returned to the market with a newly reduced list price of $8.5... 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 »

Foreclosed Upon Noe Flop Liquidated at a Loss

Foreclosed Upon Noe Flop Liquidated at a Loss

The failed “Dreambuilders” flip of the Noe Valley home at 639 Grand View Avenue, which was foreclosed upon earlier this year and taken back by the financiers who were owed $3,576,411 on the investment, returned to the market with a $3,195,000 price tag in May having been completed and... Read More »

The Numbers Behind a $19 Million Penthouse Build and Lawsuit

The Numbers Behind a $19 Million Penthouse Build and Lawsuit

Having paid $11 million for the unfinished Grand Penthouse shell #2 atop “The Pacific” at 2121 Webster Street, a unit with roughly 3,800 square feet of raw interior space and a 1,520-square-foot terrace, back in 2016, William Wang is now suing the developer of the building, Trumark Urban, and... Read More »

Upgraded Pac Heights Condo Fetches a 2016 Price

Upgraded Pac Heights Condo Fetches a 2016 Price

Touting “over $800,000 in upgrades” since it was purchased for $1.85 million in 2011, the nearly 2,000-square-foot condo #403 at 1880 Jackson Street, which is a classic Pacific Heights building with a grand lobby and “rich architectural details,” re-sold for $2.527 million in the second quarter of 2016. In... Read More »