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Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

As we first outlined a little over a year ago: Hidden behind the Avila Ocean Adventures LLC, a former Facebook engineer turned tech investor purchased the three-bedroom home at 3600 Lyon Street, which sits adjacent to both The Palace of Fine Arts and Peter Thiel’s former mansion, and had... Read More »

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 »

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 »

A Maybeck On The Market (And Display) Once Again: 270 Castenada

A Maybeck On The Market (And Display) Once Again: 270 Castenada

If you missed seeing 270 Castenada (a.k.a. 1916 Erlanger house) a year ago, don’t let it happen again. In the words of its architect Bernard Maybeck (think Palace of Fine Arts): “The house is our attempt to suggest the idea of an English character in California. Although this house... Read More »

Too Beautiful To Describe (Except By The Architect): 270 Castenada

Too Beautiful To Describe (Except By The Architect): 270 Castenada

While the listing for 270 Castenada (a.k.a. the 1916 Erlanger house) touts “Too beautiful to describe!” (and as of this morning, apparently “too beautiful to photograph”), that didn’t stop architect Bernard Maybeck (think Palace of Fine Arts) from offering these words: The house is our attempt to suggest the... Read More »