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. Here’s this week’s pageant of extremes.
The High & the Low may never get higher or lower than it did this week.
First comes one of the city’s ten most expensive homes: 3383 Pacific Avenue, a seven-bed, six-bath 1928 Tudor in Pacific Heights that hadn’t been on the market for 56 years when it listed last October asking $14 million, finally wrapped up a sale late last Friday.
Despite its vintage majesty, that $14 million turned out to be too rich for even this royal blood, and the price went down to $11.95 million last December, then the listing disappeared for a few weeks at the beginning of the year.
But like a true Tudor this one endured, although this week’s final sale price fell a bit shorter yet: $10.22 million for the whole package.
Meanwhile, this week’s lowest home went very, very low indeed: 901 Bayshore Boulevard, #202 in Silver Terrace sold on Wednesday for just $305,000, a breathtakingly small sum by city standards and the precise sum it listed for four weeks ago.
A one-bedroom, one-bath, approximately 500-square-foot apartment like this normally only sells in the $300K range when it’s an affordable housing unit in a deal brokered by the city. In this case, though, there were no special inhibitions on the price, although the city did tip the scales in another way: The home was marked as senior housing, only available to bidders age 55 and over.
And that’s how the highest of the high rollers and the most modest of bargain seekers end up with receipts just a few days and a few miles apart.