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San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

A NoPa facelift and a Mission micro-studio take the honors

A Victorian house in the Haight. Courtesy Mollie Poe, Compass

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 big money landed in NoPa this week at 1558 Grove, a century-plus old Victorian that promoted its “immaculate restoration” when it listed in February asking $3.1 million.

Previously this place sold in 2002 for over $1.29 million, but according to the seller, this was a different house back then. “The home’s exterior was extensively restored,” says the ad.

It’s hard to suss out precisely what was done, however, since the most recent work happened a decade ago. And peering back into the mists of time, via Google Streetview, reveals a home that has looked much the same since then.

In any case, purists will surely appreciate an interior with no big white boxes, no glass banisters or partitions, and no sweeping open floor plan; but rather a look much more reserved and classical instead of the big-time renovations popular with neighboring homes.

The final price for this place: $3.5 million.

And the low end of the scale this week comes in the form of a micro-condo in the Mission that might be called the runt of the litter.

3418 26th Street is an 11-unit building built in 2014, and apartment number one had only sold once before (for over $412,000) when it listed in February for $499,000.

The listing indicates that the place is only 300 square feet—so small that there’s barely any of it to show. But city records go even further, suggesting that the total is actually only 260, making it the most micro of all the micro-apartments to land on High/Low.

It’s an oddity in the building, with the rest of the homes ranging from 400 to 700 feet. Seems they built this one out of just the space leftover.

But that means it’s also the one to fall into San Francisco’s lowest price bracket and go to a happy buyer this week for $520,000. Other homes in the same building approach $1 million.