2006 Washington Street

While it hasn’t officially been listed for sale, unit #2 in the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street is now quietly on the market with a $25 million price tag.

In addition to the building’s entire second floor, the roughly 7,800-square-foot cooperative unit, which is currently configured with four bedrooms, five full baths and four powder rooms, includes a couple thousand square feet of space on the building’s first floor, with a private gated entrance, a “ballroom” (which is currently configured as a living space with 11-foot ceilings), a few bedrooms and a private terrace.

Despite being located on the second floor, the main floor of the unit offers some rather spectacular bay views.

And yes, this is the building with the 5,400-square-foot, full-floor unit #10, which sold for a record-setting price of $32 million, or roughly $5,926 per square foot, in March of 2015, as we first reported at the time, and has since been completely remodeled as expected.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Dave

    This begs the question(s) – can the owner AirBnB the ground floor unit? Can they use it as an in-law unit? Can they subdivide it out and sell it as a separate unit? Given the HOA situation I suspect the answers are no, no and no. Still, the ground floor portion of the unit seems like wasted, underutilized space.

  2. Posted by Brisket

    “Still, the ground floor portion of the unit seems like wasted, underutilized space.”

    Well, maybe for those of you who don’t put on a lot of balls – but for the rest of us…

    • Posted by Dave

      Yeah but don’t you think that after a long night of dancing, eating finger food and consuming more than a few adult beverages that the host/hostess would want to get to their own beds and crash – without having to go outside, then back inside and then up on floor?

      • Posted by R

        Why wouldn’t they just walk up the stairs?

        • Posted by Dave

          After a gala ball that stretches to the wee hours they won’t have the energy to manage stairs – only an elevator will do and that requires going out then in to the lobby.

          • Posted by Notcom

            I believe you’re incorrect: I think that hall that runs alongside the laundry opens into the lobby; What else would the end-door open into (and why wouldn’t the unit have direct access to it)?

        • Posted by BobN

          Why wouldn’t they just walk up the stairs?

          Because they’re clearly marked “common stairs”.

          • Posted by SocketSite

            To be clear, and as shown on the floor plans above, there is a private central stairway between the two floors. And as correctly surmised above, there is easy access to an elevator, which serves the second floor, from the lower floor as well.

          • Posted by BobN

            Sorry to make you clarify. I was just being silly.

      • Posted by DT

        Easy solution: tax the rich at 95%

    • Posted by SFMichael

      Personally when I throw a ball I like to have a ballroom that allows my guests access to at least one restroom that doesn’t require that they walk through one of my bedrooms.

  3. Posted by Panhandle Pro

    While obviously way out of date with 21st century living, I give kudos for the completely separate his and hers walk-in closet + bathroom combo. Those are things best to be left alone for.

    • Posted by Freeloader

      I cringed when I saw some new construction plans that had closets marked as His and Hers. Is there a 21st century way of describing two walk-in closets connected to a master bedroom? I guess just “closet #1” and “closet #2” would do.

    • Posted by BobN

      What’s really nice is that at least one of them can slip out of the master suite without going back through the bedroom and waking up the lazier one.

    • Posted by Serge

      What’s 21st century living? One big room without any walls or separation?

  4. Posted by Neighbor

    His and hers baths are great, and I also like the dressing room accessible through the bath. I wake up much earlier than my husband and my choice in the morning is between fumbling in a dark closet or turning on enough light that he’s disturbed.

    Pointing out where the safe is located in the closet seems… not very secure.

    • Posted by Kevin Smith

      Maybe it’s a dummy safe… the real one is harder to find ?

  5. Posted by Notcom

    I believe the nomenclature is a “duplex(apartment)”…but is that term used outside NYC?

    As for having a (massive) column in the middle of your “Ballroom”: dare I suggest that’s why it’s not used as such anymore.

  6. Posted by Invented

    What does “quietly” on the market mean. Not marketed heavily? Word of mouth only?

    Separately too bad we can’t build grand buildings any longer and have moved to a housing stock of small cubbies for transitional people. In and out.

    • Posted by SocketSite

      Typically unlisted and having not been marketed or revealed, at least not previously, to the general public.

      • Posted by SocketSite

        And speaking of which, all reference to the unit, which remains unlisted, has just been removed from the selling agent’s acknowledged portfolio of properties for sale.

  7. Posted by Anonymous

    Think they’ll accept a Venmo payment? I think I have *just* enough in my wallet.

  8. Posted by Denis

    The side terrace is killing me. This is gorgeous and a really unique unit. The interior looks like Tucker Marks, but I could be wrong.

  9. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    The photographer went overboard with HDR resulting in unnatural looking images.

    • Posted by Nicholas

      I’ve seen this property. It looks pretty authentic. The vividness is genuine.

  10. Posted by Keepitup

    I noted it’s a co-op….so you’ll have to be approved by the board. Can you say hello Susie Tompkins Buell. I think it’s only open to DNC contributors. If you’re RNC they will snub you, no matter how big your wallet size is.

  11. Posted by Keepitup

    Ya know this place could house a lot of homeless folks. Hey Susie why don’t you purchase the unit and let a non profit house some needy families?

    OMG….did I just say that?

    • Posted by that_dude

      What for? So they destroy it? I’d rather some rich folk buy it and maintain the gem.

  12. Posted by M Cat

    I think the old Esprit dane lives a few blocks W of this address. Fwiw (not much)

  13. Posted by SFwatcher

    if I were filthy rich (think Bezos $$$) I would buy this place and then invite a different homeless person every day of the year and let him/her roam the public places, just to piss off the snooty neighbors

    • Posted by Kevin Smith

      yeah right… that is why you are not “filthy rich”, anyway the co-op board would never let you near the place.

    • Posted by Chris

      Bezos is very rich, but he is new money and not particularly “snooty.” He was born to an unmarried teenage mother and a bicycle shop owner dad in Albuquerque. Most old-money people who live in a building such as this would not think particularly highly of him.

      As for the idea of using people who happen to be homeless for your own personal form of entertainment, it is incredibly tacky. If you could afford this place and had no real interest in living it aside from pissing off people, it would be a far more decent thing to simply donate the money to charities that directly aid the homeless.

      • Posted by Mikey

        I suspect east-coasters would positively giggle at the notion of “old money” anywhere in SF apart from a couple of notable families.

    • Posted by Philip

      I doubt you have ever met anybody living there; but, of course, you “know” they are snooty. Great Arbiter of Virtue, what else do you “know”?

  14. Posted by Pablito

    Can we pool our resources and make this into a time share. Everyone gets to stay one night a year?
    🙂

    • Posted by Notcom

      Well with it’s much vaunted “half million unique visitors” it will only be $50/head – assuming everyone wants in…Dave may want to stay with Portland – but that’ll mess with the one-night-a-year plan
      🙂

  15. Posted by Amewsed

    Buy it and then flip it to the Saudis. Two birds, one stone.

    • Posted by SocketSite

      With strict cooperative board approval required for all sales/purchases in the building, an attempted flip would be rather ill-advised (not to mention naive).

  16. Posted by SFMan

    Not sure why someone would pay this amount for a 2nd floor condo when that neighborhood is full of perfectly good mansions. Unless I’m up way way high, I’d rather not deal with neighbors in my building, the HOA, etc.

    • Posted by Nicholas

      This is essentially a mansion built into the conveniences of an apt with maintenance, security, and amenities shared by an HOA. It’s a hybrid: mansipartment.

  17. Posted by Carlotta Valdez

    There are nine toilets on two floors.

    Four bedrooms and a study…and nine separate toilets. You could use a different toilet every day of the week, and still not use two. I grew up in a huge family — eight kids — so I kind of get the idea of privacy as a luxury…but there are more toilets here than in my entire office building.

  18. Posted by Nicholas

    Sold

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