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The Top Three Proposals for Repurposing the Palace of Fine Arts

The Top Three Proposals for Repurposing the Palace of Fine Arts

The seven concept proposals for restoring and repurposing San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts have been evaluated, scored, and ranked. And if approved by San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Commission tomorrow, the top three scoring respondents, which does not include The Bay Club nor the Center for Global... Read More »

Revised Plans for Embattled Lombard Street Site

Revised Plans for Embattled Lombard Street Site

The formal application for a four-story building with 53 condos over a ground-floor retail space and garage for 53 cars to rise across the former Blockbuster parcel at 2444 Lombard Street in the Marina, which is currently occupied by Wolf & Lion, has been submitted to the City and is... Read More »

Controversial Plans For Marijuana In The Marina Set For City Vote

Controversial Plans For Marijuana In The Marina Set For City Vote

Controversial plans to open the first (legal) Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) north of Geary Boulevard, on Lombard Street in the Marina, could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. Thanks to the new availability of dispensary products online, more and more people are seeing this opportunity to... Read More »

Two Years Later And Four Million More On Marina Boulevard

Two Years Later And Four Million More On Marina Boulevard

Purchased for $4.25 million in March of 2013 as a vintage “trophy estate” on an over-sized lot, 663 Marina Boulevard returned to the market this past March as a newly remodeled contemporary home with 5,420 square feet of space for $9.5 million. Reduced to $8.98 million in April, the... Read More »

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven concept proposals for restoring and re-purposing San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck, built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 and served as home to the Exploratorium for 40 years, have been submitted to the city for review. The proposals... Read More »

Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Completely Renovated (With Character And Style Intact)

Built in 1930, purchased in a foreclosure sale for $2.4 million in 2003, and renovated in 2004, the Spanish Mediterranean home at 685 Marina Boulevard hasn’t been stripped of its original style and character. But modern features (such as heated bathroom floors) and amenities (pot filler alert) have been seamlessly... Read More »

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Plans to redesign Chestnut Street, which could include the addition of a transit only lane, traffic signals, and other traffic calming measures, along with the loss of parking, have Marina residents riled up.  Or in the words of a reader who attended yesterday’s open house to discuss the project:... Read More »

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Pacific Coast Homes, a subsidiary of Chevron Land & Development, has secured an option to purchase the long-shuttered Chevron station at the corner of Bay and Buchanan from Chevron U.S.A. and has drafted plans for a four-story building to rise on the 1598 Bay Street site. As proposed, the... Read More »

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

The very first ‘Top Chef’ home, in which the show’s Season 1 contenders lived while competing in San Francisco, the five-bedroom pad at 3159 Baker Street was listed for rent at $12,500 a month back in 2009.  And soon thereafter, the property was listed for sale asking $3,895,000, but... Read More »

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Two Years Later And Five Million More On Marina Boulevard

Purchased for $4.25 million two years ago, when listed as a vintage “trophy estate” with an upgraded foundation on an over-sized lot, the 5,400-square-foot home at 663 Marina Boulevard is now back on the market having been remodeled, with contemporary fixtures and finishes throughout. And they’re now asking $9.5... Read More »