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Record-Setting Pac Heights Penthouse on the Market for $45M

Record-Setting Pac Heights Penthouse on the Market for $45M

Having traded hands for $32 million, or nearly $6,000 per square foot, in a hush-hush deal back in 2015, the record-setting contract price for the 5,400-square-foot Penthouse (Unit #10) atop the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street still stands, despite some misreports to the contrary. And as... 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 »

The City’s Assessment of DBI’s Integrity and Required Reforms

The City’s Assessment of DBI’s Integrity and Required Reforms

Having completed a “Public Integrity Review” of the Department of Building Inspection’s (DBI’s) permitting and inspection processes, driven by a need to root out departmental fraud and a history of inappropriate activities, the Controller’s Office of San Francisco has identified the following weaknesses in the DBI’s systems, processes and... Read More »

Conversion of Iconic Building Even Closer to Reality

Conversion of Iconic Building Even Closer to Reality

As we outlined earlier this year: The plans for redeveloping the iconic I. Magnin/Macy’s Building on the southwest corner of Geary and Stockton, across from Union Square, have been refined and newly rendered by Handel Architects. While the top three floors of the building are still envisioned to be... Read More »

Approved But Not Permitted and a Couple of Familiar Names

Approved But Not Permitted and a Couple of Familiar Names

Plans to add a new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to the four-unit Noe Valley building at 1475 Church Street were drawn and approved back in mid-2018. And the completed work was then inspected and approved by a Department of Building Inspection (DBI) inspector in March of 2019. Following the... Read More »

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Hasn’t Moved Despite Big Cuts

Renovated Beaux-Arts Beauty Hasn’t Moved Despite Big Cuts

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 residence, which was designed by Arthur J. Laib and... Read More »

In the Heights of Eureka Valley

In the Heights of Eureka Valley

Redeveloped in 2018, as was the single-family home at 335 Diamond Street next door, the two-unit building at 333 Diamond returned to the market in 2019, listed as a 5,190-square-foot single-family home, with a “legal unit/guest quarters, equipped with its own kitchen private entry for friends and family”... Read More »

Restored “Mayor’s Mansion” Reduced, Still on the Market

Restored “Mayor’s Mansion” Reduced, Still on the Market

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 graduate of the California Institute of... Read More »

A Creative Cow Hollow Transformation and Pesky Complaint

A Creative Cow Hollow Transformation and Pesky Complaint

Purchased as a 3,260-square-foot, two-unit building for $3.2 million in June of 2017, plans to remodel 2742-2744 Baker Street were approved in early 2018. As approved and subsequently permitted, the building’s second story was to be split 60/40 between the two units, with what was a storage area on... Read More »

Appreciation for a Stately Presidio Heights Home

Appreciation for a Stately Presidio Heights Home

Extensively remodeled in 2015, the Presidio Heights home at 145 Presidio Avenue was listed for $7.495 million in April 2019 and sold for $7.2 million that June. While maintaining a formal dining room, living room and family room, the stately home is now outfitted with an airy chef’s kitchen... Read More »