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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 »

A DUM Remodeling “Mistake” That Could Be Rather Costly

A DUM Remodeling “Mistake” That Could Be Rather Costly

Purchased as a vacant two-unit building for $690,000 in September of 2001, a permit to remodel the kitchen on the main/second floor of the rather lovely Victorian at 1016 Pierce Street was requested and approved in 2010. A bathroom remodel was permitted in 2011. And in 2014, an over... Read More »

A Temple to/for Dining and Traditional Thanks

A Temple to/for Dining and Traditional Thanks

Purchased for $2.35 million in July of 2018, the 895-square-foot Cornona Heights home at 17 Temple Street was subsequently “remodeled,” expanded and unsuccessfully returned to the market listed for $3.995 million in October of last year, the same price at which the home was listed anew last month. Technically... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for a Redeveloped Russian Hill View Home

Apples-to-Apples for a Redeveloped Russian Hill View Home

Completely redeveloped in 2014, “with sleek designer finishes and innovative architecture to create a seamless indoor/outdoor experience and showcase stunning Bay and Alcatraz views,” the now 5-bedroom home at 740 Bay Street sold for $4.5 million, or roughly $1,273 per square foot, that August. Featuring a top-floor great room,... Read More »

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 »