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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 »

Record Setting $8M South Park Sale Confirmed

Record Setting $8M South Park Sale Confirmed

As we suspected when the sale of the two modern condos at 147 South Park closed escrow with a combined contract price of exactly $8 million ($3,005,000 for the second floor unit #1 and $4,995,000 for the penthouse unit #2), it was one buyer, or more accurately a couple,... Read More »

Nearly 50 Percent Price Cut For Infamous Marin Mansion

Nearly 50 Percent Price Cut For Infamous Marin Mansion

Having been on the market for $24.9 million in 2009, the asking price for the nearly 14,000-square-foot Tiburon mansion at 185 Gilmartin Drive, from which Rebecca and Terry Solomon bilked investors out of $18 million, has just been reduced to $12.9 million. The mansion, which the couple was renting... Read More »

Aiming For A Record-Shattering Cole Valley Sale

Aiming For A Record-Shattering Cole Valley Sale

While it’s not yet listed, the completely re-built Cole Valley home at 150 Carmel is about to hit the market with an asking price of $7.69 million, a sale at which would not only make it the most expensive home in the neighborhood, but would be nearly double the $3.9... 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 »

A Record Setting South Park Sale And Modern $8M Compound?

A Record Setting South Park Sale And Modern $8M Compound?

The sale of the two new South Park condos in the modern four-story building which has replaced a former two-story home, “with no discernible architectural style,” at 147 South Park have closed escrow with a combined contract price of exactly $8 million: $3,005,000 for the second floor unit #1 and $4,995,000... Read More »

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

A $10 Million Two-Bedroom And Story Of Spite

Purchased as a three-bedroom for $4.98 million in 2012, the full-floor Russian Hill unit #3 at 945 Green Street has been rebuilt as a two-bedroom and has just returned to the market listed for $9.95 million, “showcasing complementary elements of gracious scale & simplicity.” And while the website for... Read More »

Over 100K More Employed In San Francisco Than 5 Years Ago

Over 100K More Employed In San Francisco Than 5 Years Ago

On the heels of a typical seasonal dip in January, the estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a job increased by 3,800 to a record 520,500 in February and the unemployment rate in the city is back below 4 percent (3.8).  That’s 19,500 more people living... Read More »

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

Pacific Heights Penthouse Sale Smashes SF Real Estate Records

The 10th floor of the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street has traded hands in a hush-hush deal and at a price point never before seen in San Francisco. While the seller had been privately seeking as much as $35 million for the 5,400-square-foot, full-floor unit #10, according... Read More »

Employment In San Francisco Way Higher Than Previously Thought

Employment In San Francisco Way Higher Than Previously Thought

Following a once-a-year benchmarking, a revision to the data which incorporates additional inputs and refined estimation techniques, the unemployment rate in San Francisco is back above 4 percent. But the estimated number of people living in San Francisco who have a job now measures 516,700. That’s 33,900 higher than... Read More »

The Priciest Apartment In San Francisco At $3,165 Per Square Foot

The Priciest Apartment In San Francisco At $3,165 Per Square Foot

Referenced by a plugged-in reader last week, while the 3,318-square-foot unit #1601 within The Royal Towers at 1750 Taylor Street isn’t listed on the MLS, it is for sale and asking $10.5 million, a sale at which would make it the priciest apartment (condo/co-op) in San Francisco at $3,165... Read More »

Seeking $3K Per Square Foot On Russian Hill

Seeking $3K Per Square Foot On Russian Hill

Purchased for $3.65 million fourteen months ago in a relatively original state, the three-bedroom unit #1501 at 1070 Green Street (a.k.a. the “Green Hill Tower” which was constructed in 1961) has been completely remodeled by April Sheldon Design and Black Mountain Construction. The floors are now European oak with... Read More »

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Tishman Speyer is quietly exploring the possibility of merging up to twelve three-bedroom units atop the two towers rising at 201 Folsom Street (a.k.a. LUMINA). At the extreme, the eight three-bedroom units across the 41st and 42nd floors of LUMINA’s Tower B could be combined into one mega-duplex measuring... Read More »

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

As we wrote when we first reported the record breaking sale of 152 Elsie last week, “the quiet sale of another Bernal Heights home which was never officially on the market is poised to blow away the $2.3 million record.” And this afternoon, the sale of 171 Ripley was officially added... Read More »

Mission Dolores Home Sale Sets Neighborhood Record

Mission Dolores Home Sale Sets Neighborhood Record

While the “Castle On the Park” at 601 Dolores sold as a 17,000-square-foot single-family home for $6.6 million in 2011, it has since been converted into a school.  And as such, 41 Cumberland, the sale of which has just closed escrow for $4,999,500, is now the most expensive home within... Read More »