Demolition permits have been filed to replace a two-story single-family home with a taller single-family home and an additional dwelling unit at 617 Sanchez Street in Dolores Heights, San Francisco. The project would replace a 1907-built home. Edmonds + Lee Architects is responsible for the design.
The proposal’s building permits were approved last year.
The proposed structure exemplifies the contemporary modern style dominant across low-density neighborhoods in San Francisco with solid white walls contrasted by curtain-wall glass windows. The exterior will be clad with thin bricks. The new home will span over 4,000 square feet with 250 square feet dedicated to a single-car garage. The additional dwelling unit will be built on the structure’s lower level.
The property is next to the Sanchez Street Stairs, a block away from the west side of Mission Dolores Park. The future resident will be close to the Mission Dolores Park light rail station, which travels from the Balboa Park BART Station to the Embarcadero Ferry Building.
The existing condition features two structures, a small mid-block cottage capped by a gambrel roof with a single-story carport structure facing the street. Demolition will be required of the existing structure to make way for the new housing.
The property last sold in 2018 for $2.5 million to a Vanguard Properties Real Estate agent. An estimated timeline and cost for construction have not yet been established, though, with approved building permits, the project can start soon.