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High & Low: The Week's Most & Least Expensive Home Sales In SF

A South Beach penthouse nobody has ever seen, and a three-way tie on the low end of the scale.

Welcome to 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, and Let's find see how far the needle swung this week.

San Francisco's least costly home sale was actually a three-way tie this time, with one house and two condos moving for $550,000. One of those is a fixer at 1459 Shafter Street, but being a fixer, no photos of it were made available.

The second was a top-floor Symphony Towers condo at 650 Turk Street that overlooks the dome of City Hall. This is, in fact, the exact same unit that we chided the building for marketing as a "penthouse" six years ago. It's only 377 square feet altogether, and took 36 days to sell:

Third place in the tie game is a one bedroom condo at Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, with a bit more legroom at 558 feet. (The ad is refreshingly frank about the fact that all of the mirrors are just there to make the place look bigger.) This one took 38 days to sell, and there was some wonkiness with the price: For a while it was listed at a highly specific $588,888.

The week's priciest individual home sale was an ultra cushy suite in South Beach's 72 Townsend building, which went for a bit over $4 million after only five days. But despite being open for more than a year and advertising itself as "one of the most amazing penthouses in San Francisco," the building has never made photos of the actual unit interiors available. (Maybe they sell too fast?)

Of the homes with verifiably photographed interiors, the week's biggest seller was a duplex at 2161-2163 Greenwich Street, both two bed, two bath units going in one swoop for a cool $3 million, the sale finalizing just today after 27 days on the market. The Cow Hollow building was originally listed at nearly $2.8 million, and last sold for $1 million even in 1998.