A very expensive Sea Cliff fixer-upper has just come on the market asking $6.298 million, a huge price for a home that needs quite a bit of work. The house is being sold completely empty and unstaged, which is perhaps better for showing off its future potential. It was built back in 1914 and sits right above the ocean, with phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the cliffs of the Presidio. One upstairs window has possibly the most perfectly framed view in all of San Francisco, and the ocean is basically an extension of the backyard.
The home itself has five bedrooms but only two bathrooms. It's also not huge, at only 3,585 square feet, which puts the asking price at $1,757 per square. The new owners will certainly also want to spend a significant amount of cash on renovations. Although things like the carved staircase and a big fireplace in the main room are well preserved, the kitchen is ancient and the bathrooms are dated. One of the bedrooms features horrendous wood-paneled walls, while another looks to have peeling paint. The back balcony also appears grimy and in need of repairs. Despite those things, the appeal of this home is obvious. Its location on the ocean in Sea Cliff is truly special, and it's easy to imagine how spectacular the property could be once it is revived.
· 178 Sea Cliff Avenue [Redfin]