Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist


Macondray Lane is a narrow Russian Hill alleyway that branches off of Leavenworth, just north of Green Street. It’s a pleasant greenbelt with great views (most of it traversable only on foot), but seemingly unremarkable. And yet, this is actually one of the most famous streets in San Francisco–or rather, it’s the nearest proxy for … Continue reading Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist

Condos Selling at Hayes Valley Development Featured In Bribery Scandal


There are new listings for condos at 555 Fulton Street in Hayes Valley–and if that address rings a bell, oh boy, should it ever. The long-delayed 555 Fulton project was the eye of the storm in the bribery scandal that engulfed the Department of Public works in 2020, the full ramifications of which are still … Continue reading Condos Selling at Hayes Valley Development Featured In Bribery Scandal

SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price


Some things get better with age; home listings are not usually reckoned one of them, but there are exceptions. The penthouse at 1080 Chestnut Street is currently the oldest public San Francisco home listing, having gone on the market way back in October of 2019; in fact, in two weeks it will be precisely two … Continue reading SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price

PG&E Building Deal To Oust Famous Falcons From Roof Nest


The big news downtown is that Hines, the developer that bought the longtime headquarters of embattled power utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for $800 million back in May, plans to redevelop the entire block and create a new, 800-foot building with over 700 homes. That’s all well and good, but the question remains: … Continue reading PG&E Building Deal To Oust Famous Falcons From Roof Nest

Rich People Are Still Buying Homes In the Sinking, Tilting Millennium Tower


Last week saw the news of still more structural problems in the sinking and tilting Millennium Tower, which is now seeing some plumbing problems due to its uneven settling. It’s just more bad news for this top-dollar building with rock-bottom problems. What’s interesting though is that even after five solid years of basically nothing but … Continue reading Rich People Are Still Buying Homes In the Sinking, Tilting Millennium Tower

Seven-Level Mid-Rise East Cut Condo Asks $15 Million


If you’ve ever passed by some fancy looking East Cut new construction and wanted the whole thing to yourself, we’ve got an opportunity for you. Just a few days ago, 15-17 Guy Place went on the market, a seven-level, eight bed, eight and a half bath setup on offer for $15 million (we’ll pause just … Continue reading Seven-Level Mid-Rise East Cut Condo Asks $15 Million

“Haunted” Pac Heights Mansion Listed For $5.74 Million


One of San Francisco’s most prominent haunted houses is up for sale–if you believe in such things, of course. What’s objectively true is that the Chambers Mansion at 2222 Sacramento Street listed this week asking the eye-popping but unsurprising sum of more than $5.74 million. The six bed, seven bath edifice is named for its … Continue reading “Haunted” Pac Heights Mansion Listed For $5.74 Million

Whatever Happened To the Last Transbay Towers?


Decades ago, City Hall planners envisioned a soaring new downtown San Francisco district in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, built around a revamped Transbay Terminal and featuring inspired (and expensive) office towers that would transform the city skyline forever. Today, that dream is largely a reality–though ironically, those towers sit mostly abandoned, and the … Continue reading Whatever Happened To the Last Transbay Towers?

Dolores Heights Remodel Overcomes NIMBYs, Delays For $6.85 Million Listing


We’ve seen the two-unit property at 3790 21st Street that went up for sale this week asking $6.85 million before–despite the fact that this is actually the very first time this home has ever hit the market. See, the last time this house was for sale, it was not yet this house: Previously, the lot … Continue reading Dolores Heights Remodel Overcomes NIMBYs, Delays For $6.85 Million Listing

This $5 Million Haight Vic Renovated, Raring To Go


A great San Francisco home is a work of art–but it’s also a very valuable commodity. Case in point, on Friday a new listing dropped for 459 Ashbury Street, one of the truly, profoundly beautiful Haight Victorians, with five beds, six baths, and a sumptuous baroque exterior dating to 1893. It’s the kind of home … Continue reading This $5 Million Haight Vic Renovated, Raring To Go

Why Millennium Tower Is Sinking Yet Again


Millennium Tower, the home of multi-million dollar condo views and $100 million headaches at 301 Mission Street, has got that sinking feeling again, as the city has pushed pause on attempts to fix the tilting tower’s structural woes. UC Berkeley engineer Rune Storesund told NBC Bay Area that attempts to repair the sinking luxury highrise’s … Continue reading Why Millennium Tower Is Sinking Yet Again

The Nervous Condo Buyer’s Guide To Hunters Point (and Radiation)


Now here’s a deal for you: An almost-new (2017) one bed, one bath San Francisco condo for the comparably low price of $600,000, just listed by Ascend Real Estate. That’s 51 Innes Court, #507. That’s a good price, so what’s the catch? Well, 51 Innes Court is the Shipyard, the first of many new condo … Continue reading The Nervous Condo Buyer’s Guide To Hunters Point (and Radiation)

Soaring Forest Hill Tudor Asks $3.79 Million


Proverbially, your home is your castle; in the case of a home like 146 Castenada Avenue, the resemblance is much more robust than mere proverbs might suggest. This four bed, three bath Tudor home circa 1929, with its deeply classy rust-red exterior, listed with Compass on Friday for a kingly $3.79 million, up considerably from … Continue reading Soaring Forest Hill Tudor Asks $3.79 Million

SF Overbids All Top $1 Million


It’s getting harder and harder to buy a house for less than $1 million in San Francisco, but that’s not necessarily anybody’s fault. In the examples of this week’s overbids, several sellers initially priced their offerings at under seven figures, only for bidding to push the final cost up over that mark. Of course, in … Continue reading SF Overbids All Top $1 Million

Crocker-Amazon Looker Asks $1.1 Million, With a Bonus


Everyone loves getting something extra, but it may not always be immediately clear just what you’re getting. Take a look at 209 South Hill Boulevard, a truly beautiful two bed, one bath Crocker-Amazon house that just listed on Redfin for a hair under $1.1 million. (Note that some listings mistakenly call the street just Hill … Continue reading Crocker-Amazon Looker Asks $1.1 Million, With a Bonus