Posts Tagged ‘condominium’

Upper Market Boomtown – This is a Fairly Large Building for the Area, Non? The Former S&C Ford Goes Condo

Friday, March 15th, 2013

The view at Dolores and Market these days:

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Bring Your Hankies to Civic Center This AM – The 2011 Condo Conversion Lottery Rally is On

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Via the all-knowing, all-seeing SF FYI Net comes news of the:

Plan C – 2011 Condo Conversion Lottery Rally
When: February 2, 2011 – Wednesday
8:15 a.m.
Where: City Hall steps, San Francisco
What:  Rally in support of Condo Conversion.
Information: info@plancsf.org
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Finally, Lovie, a City Hall protest just for us!

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But do you think it’s safe down there in Civic Center, Winnie? Bring your cricket bat just in case

OMG, Here’s Your Chance to Get A Condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences – Live Internet Auction December 10th!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Unit 1502 at the Ritz-Carlton Residences on Market Street could be yours if you win the live Internet auction coming up on December 10th, 2010. That’ll be just in time for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day!

But check it:

“Given that this is a bank-owned condominium, the commitment to sell is evident.”

Seems like the seller couldn’t be any more motervated, huh?

Just think, this could be yours for a million bucks or so:

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All the deets:

Bank-Owned Ritz-Carlton® Condominium in San Francisco, California to Be Sold at Auction By Concierge Auctions

Live auction of luxurious downtown condo to take place on December 10

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2010 — A bank-owned condominium, located within the luxurious Ritz-Carlton® Residences on historic Market Street in the heart of downtown San Francisco, will be sold during a live auction on December 10, Concierge Auctions has announced. Originally listed for $1,274,490, there is no minimum bid required to participate. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing broker Jeffry Peargin of Pacific Union International, an affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates.

“I’m excited to be working alongside Concierge Auctions,” stated Peargin. “Given that this is a bank-owned condominium, the commitment to sell is evident. With the highest-caliber amenities of the Ritz-Carlton® and immediate access to world-class museums, upscale shopping, and gourmet restaurants, we’re confident we will find the ideal owner for this gorgeous residence.”

Unit 1502 within the Ritz-Carlton® Residences is a 1,195-square-foot, classic luxury condominium boasting two opposing master suites with unparalleled views of downtown San Francisco. The property contains two and a half bathrooms with modern luxury finishes throughout, including wall-to-wall carpet in the bedrooms, polished hardwood flooring in the living areas, Italian-marble flooring and hand-hewn tiles in the kitchen and baths, and double-paned windows for sound minimization. An open gourmet chef’s kitchen includes top-of-the-line amenities – Kohler fixtures, granite countertops, a Viking refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. Each bathroom also has Kohler fixtures, and the convenient laundry closet is outfitted with a GE washer and dryer.

Constructed more than a century ago by Chicago architects Daniel Burnham and John Root as the original Chronicle Building, the West Coast’s first skyscraper, this historic structure eventually transformed into The Ritz-Carlton® Club and Residences, San Francisco. Owners of the 101 individual residences enjoy access to unrivaled services and amenities, including private lounge access, wine storage, valet parking, a fitness center and full service doorman. The Ritz-Carlton® Residences are perfectly situated in the heart of San Francisco among some of the most prestigious addresses in the world, steps from significant locations including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Jewish Museum, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Giants ballpark. The Ritz-Carlton® Club is mere blocks from the Powell Street cable car turn-around and is only 20 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport; 30 minutes from the Oakland International Airport; 25 minutes from Sausalito and Berkeley; and one hour from Napa and Sonoma.

“At Concierge Auctions we are specific about the properties we represent,” stated George Graham, CEO of Concierge Auctions. “Our success is predicated upon partnering with the most premier luxury product, and it doesn’t get any more exclusive than the Ritz-Carlton® Residences. The new owner will name their price amongst other bidders during a live auction in an open, transparent forum, and in less than thirty days will be enjoying the utmost in luxury and amenities on one of our nation’s most sought-after cities.”

The live auction of Unit 1502 within the Ritz-Carlton® Residences, San Francisco will be held on December 10. No minimum bid is required to participate. A 2.5-percent commission is offered to the buyer’s broker. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property is open for preview daily by appointment from 1 to 4pm. To schedule a preview, call 877-214-3785. For more information, visit www.SanFranRitzAuction.com.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby’s International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories.  The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit www.ConciergeAuctions.com.

Divisadero’s Harding Theatre from the Inside – The Great Graffiti Paint Out Begins

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

So, kids come over from the East Bay just to hang out inside of the moribundhard-knock Harding Theatre at 616 Divisadero Street in the NoPA? Yes they do. (Didn’t know that.)

And do they have their own bolt cutters and padlocks to try to prevent others, such as the owners, from getting in? Yes, again, they do.

Oh well. I’ll tell you, this place is a mess, and honestly, I’d want to be on bottled air if were to spend any good amount of time inside. Anyway, the graffiti is getting painted over these days and the owners have bolt cutters and padlocks of their own so, and this is NOT a challenge  to you or nothing, it won’t be as easy to make the massive theatre your very own kiddie clubhouse going forward.

Kono eigakan wa chotto warui, ne?

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Cf. the way it looked back in aught-five.

Here’s the view from the stage:

The most giantest ORFN ever stares at the balcony:

This large cross has taken some abuse, it would seem:

No Livermore Kids Allowed. Oh well.

This is pretty much how the Harding looks from the outside:

possible future for the Harding, complete with restored theatre blade

I know that the “Save” Harding Theatre people are out there, but they can’t afford a free website from WordPress.com, apparently (whoops, just found it, can’t help thinking that a WordPress.com blog called Save Harding Theatre would show up high in a Google search, but what do I know…)

On the other side, the owners state that this place started out as a movie theatre in 1926, then it was used for live entertainment (including a show from the Grateful Dead, once), then it was legally converted into a church in 1973, and then the church operated ’til 2004. Ergo, the City’s not really losing a live theatre, en realidad.

Alls I know is that it would be nice if the place got used in some way at some point.  

It’s certainly been a hard knock life for the Harding. Signing off with the King James:

“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”

Cubix Yerba Buena Condo: Your SMALL Piece of the Big City

Friday, October 17th, 2008

A condominium on Harrison Street in the SOMA area of San Francisco for $200K-something might sound appealing to some.

Here’s what they’re saying about this new garage-free development.

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As they say, it’s not for everybody.

Anti-Festival Letter from 1600 Webster Creates a Hail of Opposition in Japantown

Monday, August 11th, 2008

First, get up to speed on this issue here. The latest is this – San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is fully engaged on the question of whether the Nihonmachi Street Festival should be allowed to continue next year. And guess what? He’s in favor of festivals. Ross believes there’s room for accomodation and compromise on this issue. Quite a reasonable approach, actually

Ross Mirkarimi in dialogue with the Japantown community on Post Street yesterday.

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It appeared the residents of 1600 Webster had full access to their parking spaces during the entire festival. We’ll have to wait and see how dirty Post Street is today.

To be continued….

1600 Webster vs. San Francisco’s “Filthy” Japantown and “Mediocre” Nihonmachi Street Fair

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

The 35th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair continues today. Look at the schedule and check it out. But you should also check out Akit’s Complaint Department, where there’s trouble a brewing. It seems that the President of the 1600 Webster Street Homeowners’ Association, David H. Zisser, has some issues.

Read all about it here

The lively Nihonmachi Street Fair adds a little color to an otherwise dreary day. There were no signs of life at the million dollar condos at 1600 Webster on the left. Click to expand:

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And since we’re here, let’s go through a bit of the letter:

…this Association (along with other members of this neighborhood) must tolerate what seems to be an endless use of Post and Webster Streets

Members” of a neighborhood? NIMBY alert!

 for a series of look-alike street fairs with the same purveyors of schlocky souvenirs,

You can find a lot of schlocky stuff at street fairs, that’s true.

mediocre food stands and exhibitors

One person’s mediocre exhibitor is another’s treasured community member, right?  

There is no other neighborhood which is asked to put up with these sorts of disruptions, and that, of course, doesn’t include the disruption presented by the Fillmore Street Fair which is only one block away.

That’s the plaintive wail of the NIMBY, no doubt about it now.

The streets and sidewalks of this neighborhood are usually filthy,

Boy, this reads just like a real estate agent’s brochure, doesn’t it?  

especially those that surround that appalling mall,

This appears to be a reference to Post Street’s Kintestsu Mall, which probably wasn’t the best idea to come out of the 1960′s. You can ride your bike down cycle-friendly Post Street all the time and be unaware all the activity going on up inside the mall at night. Of course, it’s kind of an old-fashioned idea to wall off all these folks from the street, as J-Town appears to be a dead area most of the time.

Indeed, the whole place could use something like a Starbucks on the street, but that’s a matter for another day.  

Today’s issue is the question over why people who seem unable to handle Japantown’s rich pageant would move into a building specifically designed to have a “Japanese look” and then hate on harmless street festivals. The world wonders.

Read of further developments here and on the Yelp Talk.

See you there!