[The foyer of the most expensive two bedroom home currently for sale in San Francisco. It's asking $5,250,000]
Every week we pinpoint a different neighborhood and share with you its least expensive properties for sale. It's a fun weekly post to research and publish, but frankly, we're running out of neighborhoods. Today we're trying something a little different. Behold, the five most expensive two bedroom homes for sale in San Francisco. A fact we didn't think we'd stumble upon: All but one is a condo —and the "cheapest" of the lot is the single-family home. That means that the bulk of the current owners and future owners of these extremely expensive condos will have to pen an extremely big check once a month to the building's homeowners association. Let's get this party started!
5) 49 Florence Street, the Summit of Russian Hill
Asking price: $2,650,000
Size: 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,657-square-feet
Price per square foot: $1,599
The skinny: The Summit of Russian Hill is a cluster of very fancy and exclusive homes that stretch from Taylor to Jones and from Broadway to Green, although there's only three ways in if you're walking (more like hiking? sheesh), and one if you're driving. In short, it's an incredible luxurious cul-de-sac. This particular abode was recently remodeled, and the kitchen and bathrooms wen't under the knife. The result is "fabulous," says the listing.
4) Unit 25D at the St. Regis Residences, Yerba Buena (or SoMa if you're a traditionalist)
Asking price: $3,300,000
Size: 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,792-square-feet
Price per square foot: $1,842
Monthly HOA dues: $2,225
The skinny: Unfortunately we're a tad bit underwhelmed by the stock luxury condos we find in most residential towers, and this unit at the St. Regis fails to impress. The exception? The views, which are from the 25th floor. The listing tells us this particular unit is "the most spacious of all St. Regis 2BR's," so there's that. It's also had some upgrades, like a "glass door door that slides to reveal a custom kitchen unlike any other downtown." Amenities include access to 24/7 room service (you have to pay for the food), Remede Day Spa (you have to pay for spa treatments), indoor pool, gym, two restaurants (which you will not be dining in for free despite that $2,225 check you keep writing every month) and earthquake insurance. Parking is available and comes with a valet, but you'll have to shell out an additional $225 per month.
3) Unit #2402 at 611 Washington Street, FiDi
Asking price: $3,895,000
Size: 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 2,624-square-feet
Price per square foot: $1,484
Monthly HOA dues: $2,058
The skinny: We actually feel very bad for this lonely condo. It's been on and off the market since June of 2008, and not a single offer has been made. Once we put it up against a single-family home on Divisadero with roughly the same asking price and asked readers to vote on which was a better deal, 611 Washington only secured a measly 13.7% of the vote. "The apartment's interior has been magnificently renovated utilizing only the finest materials, finishes and craftsmanship." Building amenities include a concierge, 24-hour security, common lap pool/sundeck and a private membership health club. 2-car parking is available if you want to shell out $648 a month.
2) Unit #4 at 357 Tehama Street, SoMa
Asking price: $3,995,000
Size: 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 3,535-square-feet
Price per square foot: $1,130
Monthly HOA dues: $615
The skinny: This unit's been on the market for 168 days and refuses to budge on its asking price. The historic full-floor brick and timber loft was "meticulously renovated to include a spacious chef's kitchen" and all the other things you need to live a normal life, like bedrooms. There's a large and private roof deck with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. 2-car parking is included.
1) Unit #1003 at 1750 Taylor Street, Russian Hill
Asking price: $5,250,000
Size: 2-bed, 3-bath, unlisted square footage
Price per square foot: Unavailable
Monthly HOA dues: $3,430
The skinny: This unit at the Royal Towers is in a "classic San Francisco Cooperative," meaning you can't just merely write a five million plus check for the place and call it a day. No, you have to undergo a new owner interview and then be approved by the board. Keep the flip flops at home (we're talking to you, new young millionaires) and put on a clean shirt. The foyer's incredible (see post photo above) and has combed plaster walls. The den/sitting room has leather walls. 3-car parking is included in the sale. This unit was listed June 8th.