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San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

Pacific Heights harkens back to the Normans, while Bayview sticks to the 20th century

The Norman-style home at 3060 Pacific Avenue. Courtesy Hill & Company

Friday is time for the High & the Low, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. What surprises did the week hold?

The towering old house at 3060 Pacific Avenue advertised itself as having “Normandy inspired” architecture, making it perhaps a rare French incursion among the Pacific Heights Victoriana.

When it listed just three weeks ago the price was a whopping $8.5 million for the six-bed, five-and-a-half-bath, circa 1927 house on the hill, but it turns out that was low-balling the stunning pad.

The final price in a deal that just closed today: $10.25 million. That’ll take the seller to Normandy and back more than once.

The realtor at Hill & Co says this place was designed by its an original resident, an architect by the name of Andrew B Talbot.

While there apparently was an Andrew Talbot at this at this address once (a member of the fancy-pants Pac-Union Club), it’s not clear if he designed anything else in the city.

But for more than 40 years now this house has been in a single-family home, formerly owned by onetime Stanford football star and head of the Pac Heights Improvement Association Peter Fay. The seller is Fay’s grandkids and trust.

On the other end of the scale, this week things were pretty well flat. Literally in the case of 126 Dolphin Court, a Bayview home that’s flat as the bay on a calm day and clad in wooden shingles.

But the look evidently goes well with at least one new buyer, who snagged this two-bedroom, one-bath home from 1981 for just $490,000. That’s a touch more than what it listed for back in October. It cut its price in the meantime it still beat the original price by a grand.

The last time this place sold was in 1987 for $48,000. Those were the days.