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Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Plans to Raze an $11 Million Fixer for a Fashionable Mansion to Rise

Purchased as an oceanfront “fixer” for $11 million in April of 2015, plans to demolish the existing 4,600-square-foot home at 178 Sea Cliff Avenue are in the works. And as envisioned, a modern 10,400-square-foot mansion, which includes a 2,000-square-foot basement garage, will rise up to 30 feet in height... Read More »

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Approved Plans for Modern Mansion Rankles its Neighbors

Purchased as a meticulously maintained Sea Cliff home for $3.15 million in March of 2012, plans to raze the 3,835-square-foot house at 255 Sea Cliff Avenue soon emerged as did plans for a modern 6,100-square-foot home designed by Butler Armsden Architects to rise up to four stories in height... Read More »

A Mega Merger and New Mansion in Pacific Heights

A Mega Merger and New Mansion in Pacific Heights

Purchased as a vacant 7-unit building for $4.95 million in 2009, the 14,000-square-foot structure at 104 Presidio Avenue, which sits on the border of Pacific and Presidio Heights, was effectively gutted, remodeled and a new seven car garage was added below. The approved permits and plans for the multi-million... Read More »

A High-End Atherton Pad for $21.98 Million

A High-End Atherton Pad for $21.98 Million

Designed by San Francisco-based Butler Armsden and built on a 1.4-acre Atherton parcel which had housed an older 3,700-square-foot home which was purchased for $4.2 million in 2013, the great room at the center of the new 9,700-square-foot home at 30 Belbrook Way features a vaulted ceiling and two... Read More »

Infilling Japantown

Infilling Japantown

The underdeveloped 3,160-square-foot lot at 1805 Buchanan Street was originally part of the adjacent Hotel Tomo’s property but was subdivided in 2013 to create a legal air space parcel above the hotel’s underground garage which extends beneath the lot. And as proposed, a modern four-story building with six new... Read More »

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Jason and Ilysa Goldblatt are planning to tear down the 3,400-square-foot Presidio Heights house at 3591 Jackson Street and build a “modest” 6,000-square-foot home (not including the 1,000 square foot garage) designed by Butler Armsden Architects in its place. Actively opposing the plans, however, are their neighbors in the... Read More »

Fight over Telegraph Hill Homes for Tech Moguls Isn’t Over

Fight over Telegraph Hill Homes for Tech Moguls Isn’t Over

The Telegraph Hill Dwellers’ fight to block the approved development of three modern townhomes to rise on Telegraph Hill Boulevard, a development at least one neighbor derisively characterized as housing for “high tech mogul(s) or a second home for a foreign oligarch,” isn’t over. While the first of two... Read More »

Dwellers Don’t Want Homes for Tech Moguls or Oligarchs

Dwellers Don’t Want Homes for Tech Moguls or Oligarchs

Over the objections of a number of Telegraph Hill dwellers, including one who derisively characterized the development as housing for “high tech mogul(s) or a second home for a foreign oligarch,” a characterization which was made by way of a dictated email, San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved the plans to... Read More »

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

One of two multi-level condos which replaced the perennially plagued restaurant space at the base of the iconic Beaux-Arts Building at 1001 California Street, the building from which Vincent Friia once ruled over real estate in San Francisco, “Townhouse No. 2” has been on the market, but unlisted, seeking... Read More »

An Eleven Million Dollar Mansion Is Under Wraps Above The Haight

An Eleven Million Dollar Mansion Is Under Wraps Above The Haight

Former United States Ambassador James Hormel quietly sold his 8,000 square foot San Francisco mansion at 181 Buena Vista Avenue East for $7,200,000 early last year. While Hormel extensively remodeled and expanded the Buena Vista mansion which sits on a massive 13,555 square foot lot in the late 1980’s,... Read More »