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1. Transbay Transit Center S.F.'s new heartbeat Ah, the Grand Central Terminal of the West—also known as the... More»


1. Marlow (Polk Gulch) 1800 Van Ness Ave. A breath of like on the avenue... More»


The streets of Oakland’s Rockridge and Montclair districts are lined with nice homes that tempt burglars. “We are a target-rich environment,... More»


In late 2008, when houses in Antioch were selling for 65 to 70 percent below the peak, Doug Brien and Colin Wiel started talking. Both were... More»


J.D. Fielding, a clean-cut 25-year-old painter and photographer, recalls his first house in San Francisco, in 2006, with equal parts nostalgia and relief.... More»


MOVER Marc Benioff Benioff is expanding again. A year ago, he dished out $278 million for 14 acres of waterfront property in... More»


“It was a choice between having a great view of life or actually living it,” says computer scientist Gary Boone, who recently made the decision... More»


Allen and Jenny (they prefer not to use their real names), have been renting in the Inner Richmond for more than 20 years, and truth to tell, it’s not... More»


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When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, he was at the forefront of a trend, but when the 27-year-old wunderkind purchased a $7 million home (right) in Palo... More»


In a one-room studio on the sprawling third floor of the American Industrial Center in Dogpatch, designers Josh and Lauren Podoll recently packaged their... More»


Three years ago, at a two-day retreat in the Presidio, San Francisco architect Craig Hartman appeared before a crowd of urban-planning types at a... More»