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High & Low: The City's Most and Least Expensive Home Sales, May 6-13

Mission fixers, pocket mansions, and a Russian Hill buyer who lives in a glass house

Welcome to the High & Low a new Curbed column exploring the highest of the high and the lowest of the low in San Francisco real estate. Here we present the most expensive and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. (Sales information was gathered from Zillow, Redfin, and Realtor.com.) Let's find see how far the needle swung this week.

Our highest of the high sold in Russian Hill for a cool $6.3 million. The deal closed on this four bed, three and a half bath 1912 house on Green Street on Thursday, after five weeks on the market. This one is a huge flip: It sold last January for $2.4 million, but came packaged with approval for a sizable expansion, which of course immediately followed suit. The new addition included an eight fool tall sliding glass wall ('door" is really no longer the proper term at these proportions) leading to the deck.

The lowest price this week was a three-bedroom fixer in the Outer Mission circa 1925, which sold for half a million after 20 days, a decided improvement over its previous most recent sale for $23,500 in 1973. ($126,000 when adjusted for inflation.)

But with only two exterior photos and a two-sentence ad, there's not much to talk about with this one. The week's second least costly bill of sale is a fabulously tiny Mission studio, a cottage with doll house-like proportions at 363 square feet that sold for $550,000.

Since we wrote about that sale when it happened, we'll swing over to Van Ness and the Marina Chateau building, home of the week's third most cost-efficient sale, a 580-foot studio that went for $599,000 after nine weeks, almost doubling it previous sale in 2003. The place came with a teeny tiny closet bedroom and brilliant aqua tiles in the bathroom that will probably snap the new owner to wakefulness in the morning through retinal shock.