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Shapeways Snags Another $30M In Funding To Expand Its 3D Printing Ecosystem

Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, announced a $30 million Series D round led by INKEF Capital. The round was supported by new investors like Hewlett Packard Ventures and Presidio Ventures, as well as existing investors...Show More Summary

The Story Behind the First Adoption Museum in the U.S.

Over 1,500 children were transferred to the Presidio, a former army base in San Francisco, before being placed with families during Operation babylift. This image depicts a baby being tended to at Harmon Hall in the Presidio, San Francisco. Show More Summary

Our Changing Presidio: A Military Observation Tower Located Just North of the Richmond Replaced by a Communications Tower

TweetFirst, it was all like this:   Get all the deets here. You see I’m six-foot-one and a ton of fun, so things were a bit wobbly on the staircase going up, back in the day. Empty beer cans are what you’d find up there. But now the Presidio isn’t a military base – there’s no […]

Sinister Summer Travels: Texas Missions

When one thinks of colonial Spanish missions, we often picture those famous churches and presidios of California, but truth is the Spanish had missions all over New Spain. Many of these were located in the vast expanse of present-day...Show More Summary

San Francisco's newest charms are sure to lure you back: How about a round of boozy mini-golf?

Miniature golf and alcohol, together at last. New lights on the Ferry Building. Fire pits and picnickers on the Presidio's parade lawn. Screaming scarlet walls on Nob Hill. A clamorous neo-Hawaiian feast on Sutter Street and a muted neo-Mexican repast in the Mission District. These things are happening...

$9 million for 1899 Presidio Heights mansion with no parking

Back in 1899, when 3636 Clay Street in Presidio Heights was built, most people got around San Francisco via cable car or horse and buggy, so it’s not that surprising that the 8,000-square-foot home was designed without a garage. What’s more surprising is that, in the last 116 years, none of the previous owners saw fit

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Biggest Sales: Presidio Terrace House Nabs $8M

Listed for: $6.5M Received: $8M Size: 6-bed, 4.5-bath, 5,188-square-foot single-family home Location: 24 Presidio Ter, Presidio Heights The skinny: The former home of paper company executive Stephen Zellerbach and his wife, writer Merla Zellerbach, came on the market a month...

Golden Gate Bridge builders ate special meals to prevent dizziness

1935 A man standing on the first cables during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the Presidio and San Francisco in the background. Image: Underwood Archives/Getty Images A perpetual monument that will make this city's name ring around the world and renew the magical fame which the Golden Gate enjoyed in the days of '49. Show More Summary

Literary Fiction: 'Blessed' and 'Heavenly' Cow Hollow Remodel Lists for $8.495M

Once upon a time, 2764 Greenwich Street in Cow Hollow was a small two-bedroom home in need of some updates. However, its location just a block and a half from the Presidio in the priciest part of Cow Hollow ensured...

Curbed Maps: Mapping the Most Notable Public Art Around San Francisco

Public art around San Francisco runs the gamut from the earthy—think Andy Goldsworthy's statues made of trees and earth in the Presidio—to high tech, like the kinetic sculpture Firefly, which moves with the wind and lights up at night....

Curbed SF: High Line Landscape Architect Unveils San Francisco Parkland Plan

Rendering of west lawn and gardens via James Corner Field Operations Last Curbed SF checked in with landscape starchitect James Corner's vision for the New Presidio Parklands, there were three schemes in play for the 13 acres of new landscape...

Jennifer & Family's Art-Filled San Francisco Home — House Tour

Pin it Name: Jennifer Cerchiai & family Location: Presidio Heights; San Francisco, California Size: 3,700 square feet Years lived in: 11 The kitchen is the heart of interior designer Jennifer Cerchiai’s home and the place where her family catches up between work and school. Show More Summary

Reader Recommendation: El Presidio B&B in Tucson

We recommend El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn in Tucson, as close to an ideal B&B as we have found. It's an 1880s adobe with four rooms, well separated. Its winning feature is an expansive courtyard with complete privacy. The owner/hostess is an excellent cook and provides a refrigerator for guests...

Video: San Francisco's big, green secret

The Presidio -- a 1,491-acre chunk of public land at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge -- is one of San Francisco’s greatest assets, yet it remains underappreciated by travelers. Too bad, because as this video shows, it keeps getting better.

Parkitecture: It's Time to Weigh In on James Corner's Concept for the New Presidio Parklands

Rendering of west lawn and gardens via James Corner Field Operations Last we checked in with landscape starchitect James Corner's scheme for the New Presidio Parklands, there were three schemes in play for the 13 acres of new landscape...

On the Market: Presidio Heights Home Emerges from Renovation, Asks $13.5M

When the tall, commanding home at 3385 Jackson Street in Presidio Heights last went up for sale in 2011, it had a brick facade and was asking $8 million. According to public records, the home never sold, but it did...

Real Estate Sold: Last Week's Biggest Sales: 2939 Vallejo Nabs a Cool $12M

Listed for: $11.5M Received: $12M Size: 5-bed, 6.5-bath single family home Location: 2939 Vallejo St, Pacific Heights The skinny: On the outside, 2939 Vallejo is a stately Pac Heights address just off the Presidio. On the inside, it's got...

Star Wars: Details Emerge About George Lucas' Fight Over Presidio Site

New details about the saga that was the George Lucas museum's proposal to locate in the Presidio have emerged following a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the situation. Former football quarterback Joe Montana, Twitter founder Biz...

On the Market: Home on Super-Exclusive, Gated Presidio Terrace Wants $6.5M

From the outside, 24 Presidio Terrace sort of looks like just a modest suburban split-level. However, it happens to be one of just 36 homes that sit on one of San Francisco's most prestigious streets, inside the gates of Presidio...

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