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The High & the Low: SF’s most and least expensive homes this week

Noe Valley renovates away, while Civic Center continues to eke out its niche

Friday is time for the High & the Low, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. What surprises did the week hold?

Sometimes when you’re watching sale prices you find yourself rooting for a favorite.

For example, the second highest grossing house in San Francisco this week was a gorgeous Buena Vista Queen Anne that mysteriously sold for several million less than today than its most recent sale just two years ago, a potentially fascinating case.

But we can’t linger over that specimen, because it was indeed beat out at the auction block—albeit by a mere $50,000—by an old (pre-1906) Noe Valley charmer that’s gotten the 21st century Noe Valley treatment.

We mean a renovation, of course, as behind the black shingled facade of 220 27th Street, white interiors now glisten.

Many readers and critics bemoan this recent spate of remodels, but evidently they’re very popular with buyers. Last sold for just over $1.1 million in 2013, this place closed a deal this week for over $4 million.

(Although it did chop its price down considerably from the nearly $4.6 million it asked back in June.)

Meanwhile, the least expensive sale this week happened over at Symphony Towers at 750 Van Ness, situated at the edges of Civic Center, Little Saigon, and what you might call the broader Tenderloin area.

This is not the first time that one of the circa 2007 high-rise’s micro studios (less than 400 square feet, in this case) have taken the “Low” accolade on High & Low. And it probably won’t be the last.

Anywhere you can call home in San Francisco for $525,000 (up from a $430,000 sale in 2013) is always going to find a happy buyer in this day and age.