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Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Built as St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1926, with a façade that was cast as the sanatorium in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, 355 Buena Vista Avenue East was converted to the Park Hill condominiums in 1986. And the Park Hill penthouse unit #701W which was purchased for $1.1 million three months... Read More »

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

Get ready for the “OMG” headlines, stories and exclamation points as a 275-square-foot studio in San Francisco is in contract with a list price of $450,000!  Yes, that’s over $1,600 per square foot!  And it might even sell for over asking! Of course, having originally been listed for $485,000... Read More »

Bayview Castle Fails To Land Its Lannister

Bayview Castle Fails To Land Its Lannister

The listing for the two-unit Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street, which is not to be confused with the Bayview castle at 1540 Newhall Street nor the Albion Castle 881 Innes Avenue, has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale. Having traded hands for $880,000 in 2006, the Pomona... Read More »

Billionaires Row Mansion ‘Only’ Fetches $31M

Billionaires Row Mansion ‘Only’ Fetches $31M

The sale of the Billionaires Row mansion at 2701 Broadway has just closed escrow with a contract price of $31 million, a whopping $8 million under asking but still $4 million more than celebrity chef Roxanne Klein and her entrepreneur/environmentalist husband Michael Klein (who once toured with The Dead) paid... Read More »

Downtown Loft Doubles In Price, Harbors A Serious Handbag Habit

Downtown Loft Doubles In Price, Harbors A Serious Handbag Habit

Purchased for $530,000 in early 2011, the three-level loft condo #108 at 16 Jessie Street (a.k.a. One Ecker) returned to the market listed for $998,000 eight days ago and is already in contract. Expect the gain to help feed, or perhaps pay off, the seller’s rather serious handbag habit... Read More »

Foreclosed Upon Inner Sunset Home Down To Sub-2005 Price

Foreclosed Upon Inner Sunset Home Down To Sub-2005 Price

Purchased for $765,000 in December of 2005, the 1,500 square-foot single-family home at 1554 19th Avenue was foreclosed upon last July and listed by the bank’s agent for $1,017,500 this past December. And with six price cuts over the past five months, the list price for the Inner Sunset home... Read More »

No Sale For Upper Market Penthouse Despite Sub-2014 Price

No Sale For Upper Market Penthouse Despite Sub-2014 Price

Purchased for $949,000 a year ago last week, the one-bedroom condo #504 atop The Century at 2200 Market Street has been on the market for three months asking $899,000. Yesterday, the listing for #504 was withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale. A sale at asking would have... Read More »

Esherick Designed Larsen House Suddenly Back On The Market

Esherick Designed Larsen House Suddenly Back On The Market

Designed by renowned architect Joseph Esherick and built in 1962, the Mid-Century Modern “Larsen House” at 2610 Scott Street traded hands for the first time six months ago, having been listed for $9.75 million and fetching $11.75 million or roughly $2,525 per square foot. And yesterday, the “exquisite and... Read More »

$600K Under Asking For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

$600K Under Asking For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

Listed for $3.995 million in February, the asking price for the fully-remodeled Ashbury Heights home at 908 Ashbury was reduced to $3.595 million after three weeks on the market and the sale has now closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3.4 million. Purchased for $2.75 million in... Read More »

Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Purchased for $330,000 in 2012, the sale of the two-unit Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street, which has just been listed for $995,000, will likely make a headline or two when it closes escrow. But keep in mind the property sold for $880,000 in 2006 as well, a fact... Read More »

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Purchased for $2.85 million in 2011 (having previously traded for $3.2 million in 2009), the two-bedroom Grand Residence #53D atop the Millennium Tower at 301 Mission Street has just returned to the market listed for $4,999,999, touting “hundreds of thousands of dollars of renovations” and having been “superbly improved... Read More »

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

Built for former San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1953, the 4,800-square-foot Mid-Century home with “breathtaking views” at 100 Palo Alto Avenue was purchased for $5.625 million in April of 2008, resold for $4.6 million in early 2013, and then traded hands that July for $4.725 million. Listed... Read More »

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Purchased for $565,000 in 2007 having been rebuilt by architect Ian Murray in 2005, the setback Excelsior District cottage at 247 Ney Street returned to the market last month listed for $859,000 and has sold for $991,800 ($902 per square foot). As we wrote about the property last month:... Read More »

Record-Setting Noe Home Sells For $2.6M Less Than Last Year

Record-Setting Noe Home Sells For $2.6M Less Than Last Year

Purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million twelve months ago, after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west, upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground, the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street returned... Read More »

Price Cuts For Upper Market Penthouse And A Problematic Comp?

Price Cuts For Upper Market Penthouse And A Problematic Comp?

While a one-bedroom “penthouse” condo on the fifth floor of The Century (2200 Market Street) flew off the market ten months ago for $101,000 more than the $949,000 that was paid for the unit in April of 2014, another fifth floor unit, which was also purchased for $949,000 last... Read More »