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

Cinematic history sells on Russian Hill, and Hunters Point makes room

The entrance to 1090 Chestnut Street, an art deco high rise. Courtesy Hill & Company

Fridays 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?

As far as address bragging rights go, 1090 Chestnut tops almost anything in the city. The circa 1927 Art Deco high-rise is one of the most expensive addresses in the city, and apartment number six hit the market on November first asking a phenomenal $8.9 million.

The selling price of as of today: $8.82 million for the three-bed, four-bath, full-floor condo that went for a comparably meager $6.2 million just three and a half years ago.

While the building has endured in its classic look for 90 years, the apartment itself boasted a recent renovation (of course), which surely helped with a few million.

For film buffs, this one comes with a little extra quirk: This same building was where director Delmer Daves filmed the finale of 1947 Humphrey Bogart classic Dark Passage.

Daves put the high-rise’s signature style to good use, and as you can see not much has changed about the place since then. (Be warned, that link contains full spoilers for the film’s ending.)

And complementing the soaring heights of Russian Hill, the city’s best bargain sold in none other than Hunters Point.

In general, this was a pretty good week for home hunters not out to spend $1 million, with several single-family homes selling for less than $700,000.

In the end, though, it was 118 Dolphin Court (possibly one of the top ten greatest street names in all of San Francisco) that beat out all else, closing the deal for $550,000, just $1,000 over the asking price named in mid-October.

Normally, the Low end of High/Low is conservative with floor space, but here on Dolphin Court you can apparently buy over 1,300 feet for this kind of money, advertised as three beds and two baths.

(City records say only one bathroom, but those files are often out of date.)

Last time 118 Dolphin Court told was 2003 for nearly half the price: $255,000.