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News, Your Humble Narrator Developer Mel Murphy's House Tumbles, and a Metaphor for S.F. Arises

Developer Mel Murphy's House Tumbles, and a Metaphor for S.F. Arises

All too often, it feels like San Francisco just ain't that friendly of a town. Folks on your block, or even in your building, may not bother to say hello. Why would they? They don't know your name and you…
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This New Old House: "Demolition" Versus "Remodel,' Redux

In December, SF Weekly ran a story about the surreal rules builders exploit to blow up small homes into mansions, consuming San Francisco's dwindling affordable housing stock. That story turned out to be Exhibit 17 in a March 20 hearing…
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News, Feature Bringing Down the Housing: How Builders Game the System

Bringing Down the Housing: How Builders Game the System

Design by Andrew J. Nilsen Nestled into the rugged hillside high atop Twin Peaks, 125 Crown Terrace boasts a breathtaking panorama of the city below. It is the embodiment of the real estate cliché: a million-dollar view. A million-dollar…
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