Listed for: $5,395,000
Size: 6-bed, 5.5-bath, 6,000-square-foot single-family home
Location: 1450 Masonic Ave, Buena Vista
The skinny: Listed for $5,995,000 in February, this cavernous Queen Anne sleeps six people and three cars, but had to drop its price $600K to find a buyer, who then paid $20K under ask. In return they got lots of dark wood enlivened by good light streaming through solarium-like window bays, which make the kitchen and bathtub the best places to be in the house despite the ladies' luncheon–worthy planted patio.
Listed for: $4,950,000
Size: 3-bed, 2.5-bath condo
Location: 1960 Broadway St, #6, Pacific Heights
The skinny: Despite being staged like a hotel lobby, this full-floor co-op in a pre-earthquake building has touches of fine detailing, from the wrought-iron grate on a glass door to the gilded elevator in the lobby. After spending three months on the market, the property went for $155,000 under ask, netting the buyer a relative bargain on a daring (for Pac Heights) powder room mixing busy checkered tile with grayscaled rosebud wallpaper.
Listed for: $3,795,000
Size: 4-bed, 4-bath, 2,450-square-foot co-op
Location: 1725 Kearny St, #1, Telegraph Hill
The skinny: No surprise here: Our third-place winner sold the fastest, owing to the scarcity of offerings in Telegraph Hill. Still, it came in at $270,000 under ask, probably because it's no stunner (hello, weird lavender marble kitchen island!). However, should the buyer also happen to own the ginormous boat visible in that bay view, it's clear that tacky is an art form that can be mastered.