New Waterfront Development Coming to Pier 70

A major new development broke ground in May at Pier 70 with plans to rehabilitate several historic buildings and create thousands of new homes. This is an exciting project that brings to life an area of the waterfront that has been underutilized. Plans include commercial and residential development of the 35-acre site, and will bring new public waterfront parks, spaces for artists and plenty of new housing to the city’s east side. The project is said to cost $2 billion with the Port of San Francisco working in partnership with a private developer, Forest City, known for their innovative approach to building community. Forest City is the developer responsible for such adaptive reuse projects like the award winning Presidio Landmark and the 5M Project which will be transforming the iconic Chronicle Building.

   

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Next Major Tower to Hit The Market Near Salesforce

A new highrise called The Avery is coming to the Transbay District in SOMA, offering 118 brand new luxury residences. It’s a great opportunity to live in a fantastic location near the new Transbay Terminal and central to everything. Located at 420-488 Folsom Street, the sculpted tower was designed by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas and will be an  architectural statement” once it is finished.  The one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and penthouses will start on the 33rd floor of the 56-story tower. There will be retail on the ground level. The building sits just two blocks from Salesforce Tower, San Francisco’s tallest building, and the future Transbay Transit Center, the crown jewel of the neighborhood. The Transbay district encompasses 40 acres slated to include more than 6 million square feet of commercial space and 4,400 homes. The Avery homes’ interiors are designed by Clodagh, a new York designer famous throughout the world for her luxury spa, hotel, home products and fashion design. With Clodagh’s trademark of “LIFE-ENHANCING MINIMALISM” the residences will be a unique mix of innovative materials and leading-edge technology, incorporating the principles of Feng Shui. Not to be missed. The sales gallery is expected to be open in June.

Sold! Another Stunning Condo at Lumina!

I just sold one of Lumina’s final remaining units, a stunning two bedroom condo that was actually one of their model homes, a 1,367 sq. ft. residence overlooking the city. Only a few condos remain… Not only is this brilliant condo community in the perfect location  being near the Financial District, Ferry Building, and close to the new Transbay Terminal – but it has amenities that you wouldn’t expect, like a rock-climbing wall, monthly farm-to-table dinners, a daily premium coffee service, a roof deck with movie projection walls,  apps to improve your valet parking experience, a wonderful gourmet market on the ground floor, and a full-length saline lap pool. Don’t wait if you would like to be one of the first original inhabitants of one of San Francisco’s most illustrious new constructions.

New Construction in Jackson Square

A new building named 288 Pacific is in its final phase of construction and on schedule for a certificate of occupancy (TCO) in late April. It’s not open to the public yet but they are allowing some agents to show clients and you could reserve a unit. Located in the architecturally interesting, historic Jackson Square district, the new building has a very Barbary coast style that sets it apart from other condo buildings. The neighborhood is well loved for its charming brick buildings and historic warehouses that have been turned into art galleries, restaurants and boutiques. There will be a total of 33 condos available, including  two Studios, seven One-Bedroom condos, a nice selection of Two-Bedrooms, and three unique penthouses with impressive great rooms and terraces. The building exhibits a high level of craftsmanship and style. Residences are luxurious, with elegant design features using exotic and hand crafted materials. Each has wide plank european oak wood flooring throughout, eleven foot high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Floor to ceiling windows frame with double or triple exposures views of downtown, with the Transamerica Pyramid to the south and bay views and bay bridge views to the east. Kitchens have natural stone countertops and back-splashes with Taj Mahal quartzite from Brazil, striking dark wood cabinetry and millwork, unique unlacquered brass fixtures, and state-of-the-art Sub Zero and Wolfe appliances. Bathrooms have awesome soaking tubs along with separate glass enclosed showers and dual vanities, incorporating Italian Grigio Fleury marble and Waterworks unlacquered brass fixtures. Two bedrooms residences have good square footage and some come with dens. Secure indoor parking is provided for each resident and the building as two rooftop terraces with sensational views. The seventh floor terrace has a fire pit and outdoor kitchen. The residential lobby has an elegant concierge desk and seating area,  with an oversized fireplace, original artworks and framed mirrors,  oak-paneled accent walls, an ornamental ceiling, and geometrically patterned marble stone floor. This is a great opportunity to live in one of San Francisco’s best historic neighborhoods, just steps away from the Ferry Building Marketplace, the waterfront, and within great proximity to downtown and the financial district.

    

While under construction. Bay Bridge View.

Bamboo Is Making Its Way

                  

Bamboo is a great building material that we are seeing more and more in home design, not only in landscaping and furnishings, but also as wall accents and flooring. Bamboo is one of the world’s most durable, sustainable and renewable materials. It’s natural aesthetic is beautiful with its subtle variances. It is a great material for flooring as an alternative to wood, and it comes in a variety of colors. It’s unique structural properties give it a higher tensile strength than any traditional hardwood and even many alloys of steel.

 

The Austin Welcomes Its First Residents

I just sold a unit at The Austin, part of the first round of purchase contracts to close. With over 50% of the building now sold, the new condominium community welcomes its first residents. Offering a total of 100 residences, the new construction is located in the ever-changing Polk Street neighborhood, the epicenter of the city, close to Nob Hill, Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow and Russian Hill. Now that its model homes and amenities are finished the building is gearing up for its grand opening. There are studio, junior one-bedroom, one bedroom and two bedrooms still available with pricing from $695,000 to over $2,000,000. Featuring high-end finishes, flexible floor plans, and floor to ceiling windows, residents will enjoy natural light and sweeping views of the city. The building’s amenities include everything from a Zen -like courtyard to a dog-washing facility, outdoor fire pits, bike parking and a lobby “work hub” lounge with a fireplace and coffee shop, said to be one of the city’s best lobbies.

 

Wow, Condos Selling Fast!

Stage 1075

Just a few weeks into 2018 and Stage 1075 announced it will be releasing more units this weekend. With 90 studio, one- and two-bedroom homes, the new Mid-Market condominium community anticipates its first move-ins to happen next month, as construction rapidly nears completion. This weekend’s new sales release includes studios in the $500k(s), several one bedrooms starting in the $600k(s), and a two bedroom penthouse that has 13′ ceilings and a balcony. There are three designer finish packages to choose from. This is a unique opportunity to own a fabulous condominium in San Francisco’s new bustling tech hub, just a short bike ride or walk to SOMA, Hayes Valley, and the Mission.

Things are also moving along quickly in Dogpatch, recently rated as SFCurbed’s  “Neighborhood of the Year” –  “815 Tennessee” has already sold 50% of its condominium homes in only 90 days! The luxury building complex is reported to be one of the fastest developments to sell in San Francisco. Featuring a blend of modern design, luxurious finishes and historic touches, the building is not officially open to the public yet, however pre-qualified buyers have the opportunity to get in early and get first pick. Select residences have patios and balconies and sweeping views of the bay and city skyline. Great for commuters, the building is near several options to the South Bay and downtown, close to 280, Caltrain and Muni. Find out why living in Dogpatch is so desirable.

 

815 Tennessee

Former North Beach Theater site to be condos

After 20 years of sitting empty the Pagoda Theater in North Beach was torn down, with a plan to  replaced it with a luxury  condominium complex. The new construction will be 5 stories tall with approximately 19 residential housing units — 15 two bedrooms, two one bedroom, and two three bedrooms. The building will be across from the iconic Washington Square park in the heart of the North Beach neighborhood, a rare location to find new construction. The condos will occupy the top four of five floors, over a ground floor restaurant that will be approximately 4,700 square feet. There are plans for 27 parking spots  and it is assumed that each unit will have one parking space and that the remaining spaces will be used by the restaurant. All of the homes will have with very high-end finishes.  Some of them will have private decks. There will be a shared roof deck for residents. The developer is West Builders, and construction started last year in 2016.

New Prime Spot in SOMA – 99 Rausch

Inspired by the Mid-Market renaissance, 99 Rausch is rising up, a 6-story, 112-unit condominium community with state-or-the-art amenities and environmentally sustainable features. They did a really great job with units in maximizing space and natural light. Despite the limited square footage with some units, the floor plans feel very open. Studios start at $599,000, one bedrooms from $799,000 and two bedrooms from $1,250,000. Parking and storage available.The building is located in a prime spot in the city at the intersection of Rausch and Folsom between 7th and 8th Street in the south of market neighborhood. Contact me for additional information or a showing.

Let me get you in early! With pre-approval I can get you in early.

     

 

Folsom Bay Tower


Part of the city’s Transbay redevelopment plan, the Folsom Bay Tower is an awesome addition to the city’s skyline with it’s distinctive form and texture. Designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and built by developer Tishman Speyer it’s been call twisty tower, since it incrementally twists to the height of 400 feet (originally it was supposed to be 300). You can’t miss it! It’s architecturally stunning. The design utilizes a traditional element common to San Francisco homes, the bay window, to maximize views, sunlight and air into its units – reported to be due to the special attention given to the building’s energy performance and how the building designers meant for the building “to be experienced”. There will be a wide range of floor plans. Retail on Folsom and Main streets will contribute to the new pedestrian amenities to create a highly walkable area of the city. See it here at studiogang: http://studiogang.com/project/folsom