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Under $700K Club: Five bedrooms or just a studio?

You decide It’s a tough world, but unlikely miracles happen from time to time: fatal diseases go into remission, working-class people win the lottery, and, every now and then, a decent home goes on the market in San Francisco for less...Show More Summary

Now former California governor Pete Wilson will fight SF Warriors arena

Here we go again In what many consider a done deal, Mission Bay is poised to be the new home of the Golden State Warriors. Come the 2019 season, the Chase Center will be open. An 18,000-plus-seat complex, taking up eleven acres, it will feature restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas, and more. Show More Summary

Renovated Buena Vista Edwardian flat asks $1.24 million

Sleek redo in one of the city’s priciest hoods Up in the exclusive Buena Vista Heights neighborhood, a two-bed, two-bath Edwardian tenancy-in-common hit the market this week. And what it lacks in interior originality—while austere and...Show More Summary

Lawmaker wants to put the brakes on building around 24th Street

Commissioners unresponsive, but supervisors themselves could hold up development Does the Mission housing moratorium live on in 2016? Well, not quite. But as Mission Local has it, District Nine supervisor David Campos has channeled its...Show More Summary

Google Maps tries to tell us which SF blocks matter, with odd results

Computers have weird tourism priorities sometimes If you open up Google Maps these days, it looks like the city has come down with a strange rash. Those orange blotches are actually a new feature the Silicon Valley tech giant recently added to its well-utilized mapping service. Show More Summary

Restoration Hardware CEO's $10.5M Napa mansion is 50 shades of grey and order

Noted furnishing company’s design team renovated this crisp, clean home both inside and out Gary Friedman, CEO of luxury retailer Restoration Hardware, purveyors of the controversial catalog, has put his St. Helena mansion on the market. Show More Summary

Here is what's for sale in the (sinking) Millennium Tower

Home prices inside the troubled, tony tower could come down What’s it like trying to sell condos in a sinking building? Well, it’s hard to say. Almost every real estate agent handling an open listing in the Millennium Tower declined to comment. Show More Summary

Guide to the Inner Richmond, as told by USF student Lauren Conklin

Curbed SF’s intern reveals what she digs most about her neighborhood The People's Guide is Curbed SF's tour of neighborhoods, led by our most loyal readers, favorite bloggers, San Francisco celebrities, and other luminaries of our choosing. Show More Summary

Apple campus progress coming along beautifully

Landscaping begins, new structures appear, and old ones disappear (underground, of course) in our monthly check in with the young and growing headquarters. There are certain things you can rely on. Every day, tide goes in, tide goes out. Show More Summary

Developer proposes 200 tiny prefab homes that fit together like LEGO

And we do mean tiny Imagine the smallest space in which you could possibly live. Now imagine something smaller. Can you get by in just 160 square feet? The answer, as Berkeley based modular building developer Panoramic Interests will tell you, probably depends on what other options you have. Show More Summary

What’s the best public bathroom in San Francisco?

Spill it Welcome back to Open Thread Fridays, where we ask you to tell us something about San Francisco real estate, structures, housing, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. Pee. We all have it. We all do it. Sometimes—ahem—even more. Show More Summary

The most beautiful homes for sale in San Francisco this week

From Nob Hill to SoMa, here are some of this week’s real estate gems that shined the brightest Photo via ClimbSF After an extensive renovation, the four-bedroom and four-bath unit at the Francesca (850 Powell, #104) is back on the market asking $3,988,000. Show More Summary

One of the smallest houses on the market is big on appeal

Tiny home could have you rethinking your larger-than-life ways It’s no 363-square-foot Mission abode, but this exceedingly charming Nob Hill home is currently one of the tiniest offerings on the market in the sweetest of locations. For starters, we weren’t able to pry the exact square footage out of the property’s listing agent. Show More Summary

Eichler in San Rafael is simply too much, asks $1.6 million

Do you approve of this midcentury gem's major update? While many debate the proper way to renovate one of the signature developer’s homes—if at all, sneer the purists—here’s one interesting Eichler to chew on. This 1960 home in San Rafael’s...Show More Summary

Millennium Tower is built on landfill prone to liquefying

Are you surprised it’s sinking? Is Millennium Tower actually going to fall over? Well, Stanford’s seismic center (which does of course spend a lot of time pondering the possibility of local building collapse) says no. At least, not right...Show More Summary

'Full House' home sells for under asking

Can you put a price on TV memories? Yes, $4 million. Bad news, children of the '90s: The chance to own a piece of TV history to the tune of $4 million just passed most of us by, as the noted "Full House House" at 1709 Broderick Street...Show More Summary

Six grasses duke it out for drought dominance in SF lawn design experiment

A bold new horizon in watching grass grow If you walk by the offices of design firm Perkins + Will on Bryant (not far from the Ferry Building the firm famously rehabbed some years back), you will actually be observing an experiment. On Wednesday, the P+W team dug up and replanted half of the lawn in front of their port-owned office. Show More Summary

Two Mint Plaza units combine into one gorgeous, contemporary flat

Très hip, no? That small stretch of a plaza, known as Mint Plaza, is an intriguing one. Complete with some of the hippest eateries and cafes, it’s also next to the brouhaha of Market Street, making it an excellent spot should one want...Show More Summary

Curbed Comparisons: What $2,300 rents you in San Francisco right now

Not all apartments are created equal, so be sure to compare Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out.Today's price: $2,300. ? Comparisons readers seem to love the Castro. Show More Summary

Artist uses anti-homeless chain-link fence to send message

“I don't pretend this is going to solve anything,” said the artist, “but I wanted it to get people, like me, to do a double take—to build awareness and empathy.” In anticipation of the melee that was Super Bowl 50, a tent-city encampment...Show More Summary

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