Listed for: $3.495M
Size: 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,563-square-foot single-family home
Location: 470 Alvarado St, Noe Valley
The skinny: When flippers scooped up this already spruced three-bedroom home near the heart of Noe for $1.935 million last year, they quickly set in motion the tried-and-true flipper adage "If it's not broke, paint it gray and put in a soaking tub." Less than a year later, they had also added a bedroom, an extra parking space, and 80 percent to the property's prior sale price. The modifications scored big with the eventual buyers, who paid $605K over asking for the right to spend the rest of their lives wondering if those are actual gongs on the grand stair's designer handrail.
Listed for: $3.9M
Size: 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,458-square-foot single-family home
Location: 20 25th Ave, Sea Cliff
The skinny: This not-super-descript yellow home listed in March with no interior photos and a single spare line of brokerbabble: "Charming 4 bedroom home in Sea Cliff. Half a block away from the beach." It sold for asking after two months, to someone who will no doubt enjoy living half a block from both the Presidio and the beach.
Listed for: $3.7M
Size: 3-bed, 3-bath, 2,990-square-foot condo
Location: 301 Bryant St #701, South Beach
The skinny: The penthouse condo at 301 Bryant hasn't changed hands since its first sale back in 1998, leaving the original owners perhaps bereft of new places to point their telescope. The new buyers got bay views, floor-to-ceiling glass, and, if they're lucky, nearly two decades' worth of dirt on the neighbors.
· $1.9M Noe Home Adds 80 Percent to Price in One Year Flat [Curbed SF]