A newishly built home on Bernal Heights' north slope just changed hands for $3 million, beating out the $2.31 million 152 Elsie pulled down just last week and setting a neighborhood record, for MLS-recorded sales, at least. Constructed in 2002, the three-bedroom, three-bath abode is clad in a distinctive recycled copper and sports the only 21st-century use of glass block in our recent memory (though it's well concealed from the exterior, appearing mostly as a faint geometric pattern).
Inside, there's lots and lots of wood—on the floors, on the ceilings (which look a lot like the floors), on the fat window frames—and the requisite expansive views out to downtown, of which there are plenty. The master bedroom occupies its own level upstairs, and downstairs a cozy bedroom-slash-office holds its own. The whole place has a pleasingly retro vibe, right down to the ugly carpet in the basement gym.
We're not sure whether Bernal would like our congratulations or our condolences at this point, and the silence is getting a bit awkward (as it tends to do). So we'll just say: wow.
· Last Week's Biggest Sales: Bernal Heights Takes the Top Spot [Curbed SF]
· 171 Ripley Street [Official Site]
· 171 Ripley Street [Redfin]