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Out of the DUM Frying Pan and Into the Fire

Out of the DUM Frying Pan and Into the Fire

Marketed as a single-family home, with a central internal staircase connecting the two units of the redeveloped Dolores Heights duplex at 3790-3792 21st Street, a connection which would have constituted an unpermitted merger of the units, a site visit by a senior member of the City’s Planning Department revealed... 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 then enclosed). Having passed... 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Ashok Gujral, a local real estate developer and investor accused of routinely engaging in under-permitted construction on residential properties throughout San Francisco. According to the complaint, Gujral would seek permits for simple and uncomplicated projects... Read More »

Merged Millennium Tower City Residence Fetches $4.66M

Merged Millennium Tower City Residence Fetches $4.66M

Two adjacent units on the fourth floor of the eleven-story mid-rise component of San Francisco’s leaning Millennium Tower development (a.k.a. the City Residences) were legally merged back in 2013 to create a single four-bedroom unit #401 which measures 3,814 square feet and sold for $5.3 million in May of... Read More »

A Hedge Fund Manager’s Plan for Doubling up in Presidio Heights

A Hedge Fund Manager’s Plan for Doubling up in Presidio Heights

When the hedge fund manager who lives in the 4,400-square-foot Presidio Heights home at the corner of Walnut and Jackson learned that the home next door at 3311 Jackson, a smaller 3,000-square-foot home which had been in the same family since being constructed in 1928, was going to be... Read More »

How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

Purchased as two adjacent but completely separate units in the Royal Towers building at 1750 Taylor Street for a combined $4.6 million back in January of 2014, an application to legally merge the one-bedroom unit #804 and the two-bedroom unit #805 was soon filed with the city, citing a... Read More »