Whale worthy indeed is 164 24th Avenue, a Mid-Century modern home verging on a work of art. Nestled on a kind of secret forest plot in West Clay Park, this 3-bed, 3.5-bath home invites the natural environment to take part in its architecture: retractable skylights opening to the sky; a wall garden sheltering the bedroom; panoramic views all around. How much for nearly 4,000 square feet of quiet, zen-like luxury a stone's through from Seacliff and the Presidio? In 2006, it sold for $1,688,000; today's asking price is much more whale-like: $3,785,000.
· 164 24th Avenue [Redfin]