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High & Low: San Francisco's most and least expensive homes this week

The heights of Glen Park go higher than ever, while a Bayview Victorian stands out on its own

Friday means it’s time 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. So who scored what this week, and for how much (or little) did they get it?

Strictly speaking, the most expensive home sale of the week was 448 Waller, which racked up a cool $3.8 million, a sale of $400,000 less than the asking all the way back on March 1. But since that sale covered two buildings rather than just a single home, we’re going to have to disqualify 440 Waller on technical grounds. (The $3.8 million will presumably be consolation enough.)

Instead, the highest grossing sale of a single home over the last seven days goes to 210 Beacon, a four-bed, four-bath house up in the hills of Glen Park, which wrapped up a $3.3 million sale first thing on Monday.

Odd as it sounds, this is one of the smallest figures we’ve ever had on the high end of High/Low. But it’s more than $900,000 over the asking price on July 20, so why spoil the fun? This one’s all about that shingled facade and extreme ceiling angles. The house dates to 1971 and last sold for $2 million even in 2006, about $2.4 million today.

The week’s least expensive home, on the other hand, slid in under the rare half a million mark—a minuscule 264-foot studio selling in the Cubix Building at 766 Harrison. It sold for only $427,000. That’s a bare $4,000 less than the place listed for just a week earlier. The sale happened so quickly, in fact, that the listing never bothered to add photos, and consequently we’ve not much to show you here.

Instead, let’s take a tour of the second sharpest bargain of the week—1540 Kirkwood, a three-bed, one-bath, 1,200-square-foot Bayview Victorian that predates the Great Quake (although, as usual, the total destruction of city records from that period mean we’re not sure by how much). The price: $505,000, ten grand more than the list price on July 20.

As you could probably guess, it’s a fixer. And we can tell right away that the long-suffering carpets are going to have to go. Still, you’ve got to love things like the detail work on the old fireplace, and the baroque pattern in the half-wall wainscoting in the living room, and even the sea-foam colored bathroom has its charms.