A short-lived view of the original front of 1515 Greenwich
This was not a flip. It was a complete rehab of a 35 unit 1908 Edwardian in San Francisco's Cow Hollow District. The building had tenants throughout the entire process (only three original stayed from start to finish), which slowed the project down considerably. Over the course of our project, the larger building next door was demolished, excavated (4 stories deep), and rebuilt (7 stories high). I'm not saying we were slow, but you just can't compare the two projects.
My first few months on the job were spent doing a very thorough job of demolition. Interior and exterior. Extra time was spent keeping the dust down with HEPA air filters, throwaway jump suits, and 6 mil plastic bags. We double bagged the loose plaster, taped them shut, and hauled them one by one to the basement for storage until we had enough to fill a large debris box. I estimate we filled over 50.
Street view before
Street view after
Unfortunately, I was not consulted with for the color scheme of this building. I'm told it is correct for this period of architecture, though ;)