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Formal Investigation Upends Local Favoritism Report

Prompted by a two-part hit piece published by Mission Local, a formal investigation by the City Attorney’s Office into alleged favoritism by the Interim Director of San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Patrick O’Riordan, has found no evidence of favoritism by O’Riordan; determined that O’Riordan has “impartially enforced... Read More »

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Trades for Millions Less

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Trades for Millions Less

As we outlined back in August of last year: Purchased for $9.75 million in August of 2016, the interior of the fully renovated Nob Hill home at 1230 Sacramento Street has since been made over by Jonathan Adler, blending “the timeless and elegant original architectural details” of the Beaux-Arts... Read More »

Rebuilt, Reduced, In Contract and Under Investigation

Rebuilt, Reduced, In Contract and Under Investigation

Purchased as an older two-story, two-unit building for $1.3 million in September of 2014, permits to remodel and expand the Dolores Heights duplex at 3790-3792 21st Street were approved in 2016, issued in 2017, and the structure was then taken down to its framing (and wrapped). Having passed its... Read More »

Restored Mayor’s Mansion Quietly Sold at a Big Loss

Restored Mayor’s Mansion Quietly Sold at a Big Loss

As we outlined this past June: The storied Liberty Hill home at 3690 21st Street, which sits on a nearly 6,000-square-foot, camouflaged corner lot and was built as a party/guest house for San Francisco Mayor James “Sunny Jim” Rolph in 1930, was purchased by Frederick Roeber, who was a... Read More »

Pages From the Down-Low Merger Playbook and Result(s)

Pages From the Down-Low Merger Playbook and Result(s)

Purchased as a little two-unit building at the peak of Potrero Hill for $720,000 in February of 2012, 882-888 Carolina Street was subsequently expanded and remodeled with permits for a two-unit project that were secured in 2014. While a number of complaints alleging “work beyond the scope” of the... Read More »

A Million Dollar Price Cut and End of Year Sale

A Million Dollar Price Cut and End of Year Sale

Purchased for $1.7 million in June of 2017, the 947-square-foot, one-bedroom unit #30C in the Four Seasons Residences at 765 Market Street was subsequently remodeled – from its floor to ceiling and kitchen to bath – in an all-white “Modern Mediterranean-style,” with high-end finishes, custom-made lacquer cabinetry and built-ins,... Read More »

Redesigned, Rebuilt, Reduced and Resold

Redesigned, Rebuilt, Reduced and Resold

Purchased for $2,010,000 in November of 2013, the three-bedroom Pac Heights home with a rather challenging floor plan and multifaceted façade at 2523 Steiner Street returned to the market priced at $3,995,000 in July of 2015 but failed to sell. Plans to correct the home’s interior and exterior flaws,... Read More »

A Pac Heights Addition on the Boards

A Pac Heights Addition on the Boards

Legally converted from a residential building into psychiatrist offices back in the 70s, plans to re-convert the 3,500-square-foot Pac Heights building at 2477 Washington Street back into two residences, with a 448-square-foot, one-bedroom and one-car garage on the ground floor and a 2,195-square-foot, four-bedroom home above, have been drawn.... Read More »

On the Market and Outed Anew, Another DUM on the Down-Low

On the Market and Outed Anew, Another DUM on the Down-Low

Purchased as a two-unit building for $831,500 in October of 2011, permits to remodel the two one-bedroom, one-bath units at 1566 19th Street and 395 Arkansas, on the north slope of Potrero Hill, were subsequently requested and secured in early 2012, followed by a slew of complaints. In addition... Read More »

Musk’s Massive Silicon Valley Estate Sold for $30 Million

Musk’s Massive Silicon Valley Estate Sold for $30 Million

The resale of the 47.5-acre Silicon Valley estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which Elon Musk purchased for $23.364 million in June of 2017 and returned to the market priced at $35 million last year, has closed escrow with a contract price of $30 million having been... Read More »