The change in the Portola continues. A few months ago we reported on a beautiful old house that had run into dis-repair was finally sold. Work has started and we hope to bring news of the future plans to planet readers in the near future.
However another classic Portola property, which also fell into a terrible state, has recently been sold and will undergo renovation. 600 Silliman, at the corner of Hamilton St, was often the site of a total mess and disarray. For fifteen years it was owned by someone who ran a haulage business right out of the yard. Often spilling all sorts of garbage into the street, the property was an eyesore and a misery to many neighbors. However in the past few weeks the building has finally been vacated and the Portola Planet has been speaking with the new buyers.
They intend to totally renovate the house and bring it back to its former 1927 glory. Currently the building is classed as a duplex, with a unit upstairs and one down. However the construction firm wishes to seek city approval to return the house back to its former single family home status and build another, single unit, on the same 2 plot land. Right now anything would improve the mess that remains.
With the brand new Palega Park and recreation center being renovated right across from this property, it will be an ideal purchase for many of the families who are unable to buy in the more popular Noe Valley and Bernal Heights neighborhoods. The Planet will be keeping an eye on progress and follow this nicely placed plot as it is rebuilt and placed onto the market.