Welcome to the High and the Low, a new Curbed column examining the highest of the high and the lowest of the low in San Francisco real estate. Here we have the most expensive home sold in San Francisco in the last seven days, as well as the least expensive home sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. (Sales information was gathered from Zillow, Redfin, and Realtor.com.) How far did the needle swing this week? Let's find out.
First, the high, which is actually a tie this week, with two different sales for $8 million. First was this three bed, four bath (three full baths plus two halves), 4,570 square foot Pacific Heights number that dates to 1929 and sold for the big eight after 22 days (just under the city's median). Although the sale has been listed as pending since only its eighth day on offer.
There are a few extra classy touches, like the iron railing on the stairs and the loft-like upstairs room, a converted attic with exposed beams and more wrought iron touches. The last time this house sold was in 2004 for $4.45 million, the equivalent of $5.6 million today. The Steiner Street parcel is a block away from Alta Plaza Park.
A single $8 million sale would be enough to satisfy most housing markets, but we just had to go for two. This Millennium Tower condo is also three beds and four baths, but that and the price are about all it has in common with the previous sale. It's one of the building's roomiest units at over 3,300 square feet, and seems tilted more toward chic "bespoke luxury" than the more upright grandeur of a Pac Heights listing. The $8 million is actually almost $1.4 million less than its original listing back in September. Previously, it sold for $4.8 million in 2012.
The city's most expensive homes were a tie, but the winner or our least expensive accolade is clear and undisputed: This 20-year-old Potrero Hill live/work unit on 18th Street sold for just a hair under $222,000. The industrial-style loft has had only one previous owner, who bought it in 1995 for $109,000, the equivalent of $170,000 in 2016.
It took 88 days to move, but that's because this was a BMR unit, available only to first-time home buyers through the Mayor's Office of Housing, with a maximum resident income of $57,000 a year (for one occupant). The 18th Street location is actually quite choice, right next door to the Thick House Theater on one side and Goat Hill Pizza on the other, and is within 2,000 feet of four different parks.