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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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)
Of all the variated species of San Francisco homes, maybe none is a stranger animal than the “live/work.” Sometimes these units look little different from any other condo or apartment; other times they’re total oddballs, awkwardly carved out of larger, older buildings for purposes not always obvious to modern observers. And rarely does a home … Continue reading Explaining SF’s Weird Live/Work Condos
It seems like it must have been another lifetime when you could buy a home in San Francisco for a mere $500,000. But in fact this was a commanding sum in the SF market until very recently, before the housing boom rewired our brains to imagine SF homes as exclusively seven-figure properties. Admittedly, you have … Continue reading What Kind of SF Home Can You Buy For Less Than $500K?
As always, our friends and followers get the first look at some of our listings coming to market, so here you go. Hits MLS tomorrow or Friday. — Looking for an amazing home in an amazing location? Thinking you want to be near the action, but not “IN” the action? Looking for an easy commute … Continue reading For Sale | 1296 Church St. | Noe Valley | $1,395,000
10 Mint Plaza #5 is 1,559 sq ft. of gorgeously converted loft space offering a door attendant, a gym, roof terrace (w/ bbq), and air conditioning! Step off the 6th floor elevator directly into the home with 2 beds and 2 baths in the historical architecture of a warehouse circa 1892 updated with the beauty … Continue reading Concrete, Wood, Glass, Steel … All the Elements of one Exceptional Loft
Seems to be the week for historic properties – this time, it’s the famous city landmark, the Clay Jones building (1250 Jones St.) and it’s offering its stunning 2-level penthouse with many incredible features. Perhaps the greatest of these is its exquisite 500 sq. ft. private terrace – one of the largest in the city. … Continue reading Historic Penthouse With One of the Largest Private Terraces in San Francisco | $16,000,000
This 2-bedroom, 2 bath, 26th floor condo gives some lucky San Franciscan the chance to live in an historical Eichler building. Named the Eichler Summit, the 32-story building is an icon in the Russian Hill skyline. Tasteful updates leave way for the original Eichler style of open floor plans, lots of glass and natural tones … Continue reading Rare Russian Hill Eichler Condo
Situated in the heart-center of San Francisco in oh-so hip Mission Dolores, on a tree lined (dare I say quiet) cul-de-sac, and walking distance to countless shops and restaurants, this wonderful flat at 64 Rosemont Place is sure to delight and charm, and check every box: Circa 1928 barrel front; 1458 square feet; two bedrooms; … Continue reading Mid Century Flare Meets Spanish Med Barrel Front In Mission Dolores
Perhaps you’ve seen the glass high rise under construction at 488 Folsom Street named The Avery, this soaring tower currently holds the record seeking price of $41 million for its penthouse. The crown jewel sits atop a sculpted glass tower on the 56th floor. Perhaps the most astonishing feature (out of many) is the unprecedented … Continue reading Record Setting Penthouse with Award Winning Views