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Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Big Plans for an SRO Development on This Single-Family Site

Purchased for $1.9 million in November of last year, plans to raze the little 1,200-square-foot home at 3832 18th Street, a “1900’s home with period detail on amazing block in Eureka Valley,” are in the works. And as envisioned by M-J SF Investments, which is effectively an arm... Read More »

Proposed Church Street Project Closer to Reality

Proposed Church Street Project Closer to Reality

To answer a reader’s question, while plans to raze the former Sparky’s and current Thorough Bread and Pastry building and build up to six stories in height upon the 240-250 Church Street site have yet to be approved, they are working their way through Planning. As recently rendered by... Read More »

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over 40 years, was subsequently remodeled and its ornate detailing and original woodwork was whitewashed. Sporting two new kitchens and baths, the 3,100-square-foot duplex... Read More »

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

Price Cut for Beloved Bookstore and Former Theater Site

As we first reported last year: After nearly 40 years in business, the Castro’s (second to) last remaining bookstore, Aardvark Books, appears to be done as the one-story building it occupies at 227 Church Street has quietly hit the market with a $2.85 million price tag. Purchased by the... Read More »

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

As we noted last year: 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 of... Read More »

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

If the whitewashing of ornate detailing and original woodwork in the name of modernizing drives you crazy, now’s the time to look away. Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over... Read More »

Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

As we wrote last year: 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 of... Read More »

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Plans for a boutique 12-room hotel, with a 1,800-square-foot ground floor restaurant and a decent sized roof deck for guests, but no formal hotel lobby, to rise up to 40 feet in height on 18th Street, in the heart of the Castro, could be approved on March 1. As... Read More »

Market Street ‘Icon’ Fetches 0.4 Percent over Early 2016 Price

Market Street ‘Icon’ Fetches 0.4 Percent over Early 2016 Price

Listed as “an absolute masterpiece of both quality and style” for $848,000 in March of 2016, the one-bedroom condo #202 at 2299 Market Street (a.k.a. Icon) sold for $830,000, or roughly $1,231 per square foot, that April. And having returned to the market listed for $875,000 this past September,... Read More »

Beloved Bookstore’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

Beloved Bookstore’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

After nearly 40 years in business, the Castro’s (second to) last remaining bookstore, Aardvark Books, appears to be done as the one-story building it occupies at 227 Church Street has quietly hit the market with a $2.85 million price tag. Purchased by the founder of Aardvark Books for $300,000... Read More »