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High & Low: San Francisco's Most and Least Expensive Home Sales

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Cow Hollow commands the biggest payout of the week, while middle-class buyers continue to plant roots in Bayview

It's time again for the High & the Low, a Curbed SF column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. (Sales information gathered from Zillow, Redfin, and Realtor.) So how far did the needle swing this week, and what did it hit?

The city's most expensive sale this week was in Cow Hollow on the corner of Scott and Green street, a flat-topped Edwardian with a wide Juliet balcony. On Tuesday, 2755 Scott Street paid out an enormous $6.17 million after only over a month on the market.

This five-bedroom, four-bath pad dates back to 1916 and poured an awful lot of love into its wide central staircase, framed by equally wide segmental arches on the ground floor. Notice the second floor landing, which is so spacious that it's treated as an entire, small room all on its own. The $6 million dollar payday is almost fully double what this home sold for ($3.15 million) back in 2010.

On the other end of the spectrum on the low side, we have this tidily sized one-bed, one-bath, 600-square-foot condo at 901 Bayshore, immediately next to the Silver Terrace Playground, which sold for a mere $300,000. That's actually $38,000 less than it listed for three months ago.

The reason for this is that the circa 2003 building is specially mandated and priced as senior housing, where every condo must have at least one resident over the age of 55.

Some people might argue that senior housing doesn't really count, though, since it's intentionally priced below the norm. The next least costly home this week, then, is a two bed, 750-square- foot Visitacion Valley house originally built in 1912.

The ad for this vaguely lemon-colored home at 135 Rey Street describes it as a "contractor's dream" that "could be adorable." Which is salesperson speak admitting that the old place could use a lot of love and care. Still, it sold for $605,000, more than 25 percent over its listing price.