Fridays bring the High & the Low, a Curbed column chronicling most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. (Sales information was gathered from Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com, etc.) It was a big week of buying, so let’s see what all the fuss was about.
San Francisco’s home prices have appreciated so much in recent years that you find yourself asking questions like, is any house really worth $7.6 million, when you get right down to it? Maybe not, but a place like 37 Presidio Avenue makes a remarkable case for itself anyway, selling on Thursday for that tidy sum and change.
It may well be hard to argue with even that astronomical sum when you look at the likes of its seven beds, six baths, and nearly 5,700 square feet, all wrapped up in handsome brown shingles. You have to admit the place is quite a knockout, from its cherry-red front door to its French doors and spiral staircase combo leading up to the deck.
Built in 1903 it’s (you guessed it) recently renovated, and took only about three weeks to sell for $200,000 more than the asking price. Sitting right at the mouth of the Presidio itself surely didn’t hurts its appeal. Previously, this same place changed hands in 2009 for $5.2 million.
Swinging around to the other side, the least expensive homes old in the city this week (not counting BMR sales, which are great for those who get them but don’t really represent what most buyers are reckoning with) is a tiny condo in Noe Valley (less than 400 feet). But it was only listed for a day "for comp purposes," so there’s not much to say beyond the price: "$460,000."
The second best deal for the week came out of edge of the Tenderloin (the western side of Van Ness Avenue), a Daniel Burnham Court studio that took $610,000. This little place actually listed for slightly less than the $578,000 it sold for almost exactly a year prior, but of course it went higher anyway.
The home makes some slightly odd use of partitions to divvy up the small space (568 feet), but either the happy new owner is already making renovation plans or they’re satisfied with it as-is.