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

Ending Micro Week with some micro sales

Friday afternoons are 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. What are this week’s farthest vistas in the contest of extremes?

But first: Since Micro Week draws to a close today, let’s take a special look at the smallest home sold in San Francisco over the past seven days. And the competition here was quite fierce: 236 Shipley Street, #203, beats out the next smallest unit (in the very same building) by only a single foot, 529 feet to 530.

In truth, they’re probably both the same size, and either figure may be correct either unit, since there’s no uniformly accepted method for measuring interiors. But the records will record a lower number for #203 regardless, so it wins the day.

The Shipley House condo development in SoMa just opened last summer, so this $640,000 sale is the unit’s first, closing the deal after only a few days and for precisely the asking price.

This week’s high rolling high sale is actually rather modest if we judge by our usual standards.

Oh, the $2.6 million ($200,000 under asking) that 550 Davis Street, #23 took in on Monday after just over a week on the market is respectable. It’s just not as spectacular as the $6 million or $8 million or even $4 million sales that usually grace the top spot. It’s not even quite double the city median.

This condo is part of the large, distinctive, brick-clad elevated complex on Davis Street, just across from Sydney G Walton Square. Though the buildings date to 1981, this one advertised itself as the beneficiary of a 2011 remodel by Olle Lundberg, the San Francisco architect who also turned a derelict Icelandic ferry into a floating live/work space.

And the city’s most economical sale over the past seven days was in none other than the old Book Concern Building at 83 McAllister Street in the good old Tenderloin. The little loft numbered 513 sold for $565,000 on Thursday, shaving $34,000 off of the asking and closing the deal in nine days.

With just 630 feet this place could be a fair Micro Week contender on its own. The reliable 1907 building got a 2007 facelift into its present, loft-fill form by Group i.