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A Record $2,784 Per Square Foot In SF And Bank (Executive) Owned

A Record $2,784 Per Square Foot In SF And Bank (Executive) Owned

As a plugged-in reader wrote when we first reported that 1170 Sacramento #19B was in contract having been listed for $6 million or $3,000 per square foot: No doubt the new owner is the same First Republic Bank exec that swooped up PH A and C. Both within the... Read More »

Penthouse Atop San Francisco St. Regis Sells For A Record $28 Million

Penthouse Atop San Francisco St. Regis Sells For A Record $28 Million

As we first reported earlier this week, the bank-owned penthouse atop the San Francisco St. Regis was in contract having been listed for $35 million, down from $70 million in 2008. According to our sources, the sale of the penthouse atop 188 Minna has just closed escrow with a... Read More »

$70M St. Regis Penthouse Goes Back To The Bank And Drops To $35M

$70M St. Regis Penthouse Goes Back To The Bank And Drops To $35M

Purchased for roughly $30,000,000 as a raw shell in 2005 by local real estate developer Victor MacFarlane, listed for $70,000,000 in 2008, and last asking $49,000,000 having finished an uberexpensive five year renovation, the 20,000 square foot penthouse atop San Francisco’s St. Regis at 188 Minna has been deeded... Read More »

Yuri Milner’s $100 Million Dollar Los Altos Hills Mansion

Yuri Milner’s $100 Million Dollar Los Altos Hills Mansion

According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale price for the rather large Los Altos Hills home recently purchased by Russian investor Yuri Milner was $100 million, 30 percent more than was previously reported. The Los Altos Hills mansion runs more than 30,000 square feet and was completed around... Read More »

The “Plugged-In(side) Scoop” And Candid Peek Inside: 2550 Webster

The “Plugged-In(side) Scoop” And Candid Peek Inside: 2550 Webster

The listing photos for 2550 Webster do a nice job of highlighting some of its original detail, but a plugged-in tipster provides a more candid peek inside: Now that I’ve returned from seeing this property, I am amazed and aghast at the same time. I’m not in the construction... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On 2799 Broadway (A.K.A. 37 Raycliff Terrace)

The SocketSite Scoop On 2799 Broadway (A.K.A. 37 Raycliff Terrace)

While the basic gist of the tale we were told a while back about the recent sale of 2799 Broadway (see third paragraph below) was accurate (big house sells for big money and Bebo founders buy it), a bit of refinement is in order. While Malin Giddings represented those... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On 37 Raycliff Terrace (A.K.A. 2799 Broadway)

The SocketSite Scoop On 37 Raycliff Terrace (A.K.A. 2799 Broadway)

While we first heard about the deal a few weeks ago, as it was a private transaction we made the decision not to publicize it until the deal was done. Now it is. And if our original source is correct, this really was a case of rich foreign buyers.... Read More »

St. Regis Penthouse Asking $70M: Is San Francisco All Growns Up?

St. Regis Penthouse Asking $70M: Is San Francisco All Growns Up?

Purchased for roughly $30,000,000 as a raw shell in 2005, local real estate developer Victor MacFarlane’s penthouse atop the St. Regis has been three years in the making. And while it isn’t yet finished (around 85% from what we’ve been told), the very roughly 20,000 square feet are now... Read More »

The Only Appropriate Headline: “What The Hell Were They Thinking?”

The Only Appropriate Headline: “What The Hell Were They Thinking?”

The original photo of 2221 Baker Street: The altered version that briefly made an appearance as part of the listing: And the obvious question, what the hell were they thinking? ∙ Say Hello To My Little Friend Frond (And An Orchid) At 2221 Baker Read More »