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.) How far did the needle swing this week, and what did it hit?
Just last month we featured 3196 Pacific Avenue on our list of ten best renovated homes, impressed by its white clapboard exterior and the made over interiors in the house’s original frame, which dates to 1900. (Or so. City records tend to be guesswork once you get back that far.)
Apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought so, because the enormous Georgia-style home, with six beds, five baths, and more than 4,600 square feet, sold this week for $6.75 million, the priciest sale in the entire city. And it would pretty much have to be once you get a load of the inside, laden with a degree of showy class that almost seems retro.
The house, which sits immediately in front of the Presidio, was listed first for nearly $8 million in April. They knocked the asking down to just under $7 million a month later, and the buyer evidently weened them down to nearly a quarter million less, after just under two months on the market. Prior to the renovation, it sold for nearly $5 million in 2012.
The least expensive home this week was 150 De Long Street. If you can’t quite place it, De Long is a short street so far south that it’s only barely in the city limits. The house sits 2,500 feet from the Daly City BART station.
The selling price on the boxy, two bed, one bath, 1944 home was just $545,000 ($50,000 over the first listing on April 29), owing to the fact that it’s apparently something of a fixer, and also, perhaps unfortunately, tenant occupied. The ad notes that "neither owner nor agent warrant [sic] the legality of bed and bath." Yikes.
The $550,000 sale of the house at 118 Arch Street, just on the other side of Brotherhood Way, probably inspires less wariness. The 1940 home has likely seen more handsome days, but there’s something likable about this tiny, two bed, 670 foot pre-war house, still unrenovated after all of these years and now an artifact of a distant time.
Last sold in 2011 for $380,000, the Arch Street house has been sitting on the market since January. It did eventually sell for more than its list price, but only by a margin of $50.