Listed for: $6.75M
Size: 4-bed, 4-bath, 3,906-square-foot single-family home
Location: 685 Marina Blvd, the Marina
The skinny: Constructed in 1930 and renovated in 2004, this Mediterranean four-bedroom is full of all the Spanish-style details you'd expect, from vaulted ceilings and rounded doorways to iron fixtures and tile aplenty. The front door alone is a veritable tilefest, and that's before you even get inside. There's also a slim little sun porch with just-about-perfect Marina views. The house landed on the market at the end of May, and we're not at all shocked to see it go for over asking.
Listed for: $6.5M
Size: 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 3,773-square-foot single-family home
Location: 25 Normandie Ter, Pacific Heights
The skinny: When 25 Normandie Terrace was last on the market, in 2013, it had more colorful paint, the same pleasingly wild back patio, and a much less fraught relationship with the color purple. Back then it changed hands for $5.51 million, and in two years the home has retained the same spacious but somewhat dated kitchen and carpeting in the bedrooms, dispensed with half the color wheel, and added nearly a million to the sale price.
Listed for: $4,388,000
Size: 5-bed, 5.5-bath, 5,736-square-foot single-family home
Location: 127 Castenada Ave, Forest Hill
The skinny: Built in 1916 and dubbed by the brokerbabble an "Edwardian corner estate" (big step up from those dreaded midblock estates!), this five-bedroom definitely buries the lead, because it's got a shining oval pool out back. Not only that, but it sits on more than a quarter of an acre and has an adorable brick patio, plus some solid Twin Peaks views. The kitchen has a French country vibe, complete with space for a full-size sofa, if you're into that sort of thing. There's also a covered grill area and an unwise but mostly forgivable column motif going on out back. Congrats to all involved, and especially the buyers, who paid $40K below asking.