651 Dolores 2016

Built as the Second Church of Christ at 651 Dolores Street, overlooking Mission Dolores Park, the 22,000-square-foot building has been converted into four massive three-bedroom condos and newly dubbed The Light House, as plugged-in people first knew to expect.

And having been listed for $6,490,000 in February, 651 Dolores, which is now the namesake 5,493-square-foot unit, has closed escrow with an “over asking” contract price of $6,495,000 or roughly $1,283 per square foot.

The 5,350-square-foot unit known as 653 Dolores Street remains on the market listed for $6,490,000.

The two other units in the building, 655 Dolores and 93 Cumberland, are not currently on the market having been “reserved” by the development team according to the marketing materials for the project.

A plan to raze the Second Church of Christ Scientist building, which was designed by William H. Crim Jr. and finished in 1917, was drafted back in 2006.  But that plan, which included the construction of a smaller replacement church and eight new dwelling units on the Mission Dolores site, ran into a wall of neighborhood opposition and was never approved.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by MKP

    wow – beautiful!

    • Posted by BobN

      I think it’s awful. Looks like a showroom of inappropriate wall finishes.

  2. Posted by Stop Driving

    It would sort of feel weird having so much space after living in the city for so long. I suppose I could get used to it if it were in a different neighborhood. That ‘scene’ is not for me.

  3. Posted by EcceMorons

    A sensible conversion. There probably isn’t a Christian within miles of this building.

    Well, maybe a Unitarian or two. 🙂

  4. Posted by AnonAnon

    I know it is right on the park but do the units include any private outdoor space? That would be a deal breaker for me. (Well that and the $6.5 million)

  5. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    That is some impressive storage in the kitchen. There are uppers on top of the uppers. Ladder required.

  6. Posted by Frisco

    Is Dolores Park now more expensive than the Palace of Fine Arts?

  7. Posted by Sam

    Good to be the king

  8. Posted by SFrentier

    gauche

    • Posted by skyscraperluvr

      Thank you.
      This is more Disneylandication and triviality of what was (still is?) a great, respectable city.

  9. Posted by Patrick

    It looks like the lobby of a swank hotel.

  10. Posted by plsnohaterinos

    The floorplan sucks.

  11. Posted by Sabbie

    I predict a truly epic case of buyer’s remorse when the market crashes.

  12. Posted by james jr

    It’s a chopped up mess. Some techie wanted to be near Dolores Park.

  13. Posted by highflyer

    i did’nt even know these listing agents could sell anything at this price point, good job to them.

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