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.

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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:

240 New Homes On The Border Of Presidio Heights

With the California Pacific Medical Center moving to its new location on Van Ness in 2019, a vision to develop the site is moving forward, called Thirty-Seven Hundred California. The plan calls for a mix of 240 new high-end homes to be built on the site of what will be the former historical hospital campus. SocketSite reported recently that the nearly five acres will become 12 new single-family homes, 14 new three-story townhomes and 214 multi-family units. All of the new homes will be market rate. The project involved 18 months of meetings, a neighborhood survey, and input from local community leaders. The developer, TMG Partners, is known for working closely with neighborhoods and communities to create well-received projects. None of the buildings will go over seven stories in height, and there will be ample parking and 29,000 square feet of amenity space.

San Francisco’s most expensive condo?

The 70 story tower called 181 Fremont, which will be the third tallest building in San Francisco, just put a penthouse on the market for $42M. The 5Br/5Ba, 6,941-square-foot penthouse is said to be the highest residence in San Francisco, with floor to ceiling windows and views in all directions. It could end up being the most expensive condo ever sold in San Francisco.

Also, the developer has set aside a dozen units called accessory suites for any buyers who need extra space for a home office or adult children. Those units start at over $1 million and are 400-800 square feet. Check out the full story in the San Francisco Business Times.

New construction in Lower Polk


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Coming early 2017 at the corner or Pine and Polk is another new development by the Mark Company, called The Austin. Designed by Edmonds + Lee, this bold new building will have 88 residences ranging in price from studios as low as $600,000 to two bedrooms for $1,700,000. The Austin’s façade of large white rectangles adds to the city’s skyline from a distance—while from within, it becomes apparent that each window frames a unique perspective of the city.  Each unit will have floor to ceiling windows and high-end finishes. There will be ample bike and vehicle parking, and the Presidio is not far away for biking. The building will have two fronts, one on Polk and the other on Austin Alley. Says the architect Vivian Lee, they wanted to celebrate the alley’s uniqueness and make it feel important, so they have developed a pedestrian friendly outdoor common space. Also, with the idea that people work at home a lot, the building will have wifi throughout, and encourages people to work in their lounge lobby, landscaped courtyard, or the roof deck with fireplace. Roof deck will have tables and and expansive views.

Lumina Update

Lumina has topped off, and sales have been strong throughout the last year.  We expect to see people moving in in 2016.  The success of Lumina has already started spawning more high-rise projects that are currently in development.  Stay tuned for more information about them…