Listed for: $8.995M
Size: 5-bed, 7.5-bath, 9,540-square-foot single-family home
Location: 3725 Washington St, Presidio Heights
The skinny: We're honestly going to miss this place. The public areas downstairs look more like a small sculpture museum than a residence, with their pale stone walls, geometric skylights, and beamed ceilings. And that botanical green wallpaper totally makes the sitting room feel like an indoor patio. It all just works, which is why we couldn't figure out why this home has had such a rocky year. The last owner hung on for all of five months—less time, we've grown fond of pointing out, than Liz Taylor spent married to Conrad Hilton.
Listed for: $3.895M
Size: 3-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,327-square-foot single-family home
Location: 226 Palo Alto Ave, Clarendon Heights
The skinny: The brokerbabble bills this section of Palo Alto Avenue as "the highest cul-de-sac in the city." From the street it's pretty unassuming, but this is the kind of place that showcases everything but the house. The wide windows are about the views, the approach is about the garden, and the big expanses of white walls are about showing off the prior owner's art collection.
Listed for: $3.6M
Size: 4-bed, 4.5-bath, 3,170-square-foot single-family home
Location: 1930 Pine St, Lower Pac Heights
The skinny: 1930 Pine is new construction behind a restored Victorian facade. Back in 2012 this property was offered for $975K with the caveat that a full restoration would be required. It changed hands again in December 2013 for $1.488 million, and that buyer did the rebuild. No old pictures in evidence to see how bad it really was. But the results are a flipper's dream: Victorian on the outside, unapologetic condo on the inside.