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San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

Cow Hollow runs neck and neck with Russian Hill while Bayview lays low

A small white house behind a white picket fence that’s been extended upward. Courtesy Pete Davis, NorCal Realty

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.

A tie is a rare event on the High & the Low, but now and then stars do align during the week and produce two equal sale prices at one of the two opposite market poles, at least among those publicly listed homes.

First, a trip back to Russian Hill and this “contemporary to the hilt” Cow Hollow condo at 1070 Green Street number 1501, freshly renovated and in April asking the “bonkers price” of more than $7.42 million.

This three-bed, three-and-a-half-bath condo of course comes by way of the circa 1961 Green Hill Tower, and even offers that most strange and elusive of all San Francisco high-rise amenities: a window in the bathroom.

After all, why wouldn’t the resident be able to enjoy those Russia Hill views even while, ahem, thinking in the bathroom?

Bonkers or not, the listing price here was apparently not quite ambition enough, as the final price as of Wednesday actually came out to $7.5 million.

Of apparently equitable merit—or at least equitable desire—for San Francisco’s highest of high-end buyers this week: 2471 Greenwich Street.

(Greenwich Street itself of course being Green Street with a little something extra.)

Speaking of being “contemporary to the hilt,” this four-bed, four-and-a-half-bath designer house is yet another mid-century home (1951 in this case) reborn into 21st century sensibilities, completely with a tiered rear facade and a centerpiece staircase encased in glass.

Whereas the Green Street condo improved its fortunes a little bit to reach the $7.5 million mark late last Friday, 2471 Greenwich listed in March hoping for $7.95 million. A hard check of nearly half a million dollars, but a win is a win is a win—even in this case, when it’s technically a tie.

Finally, far away from the seven-figure action up north, this week’s lowest priced home sale (not counting a few BMR deals) happened in Bayview, with a “perfectly cute” one-bed, one-bath house at 1314 Thomas Avenue.

Interior photos are scarce and grainy, so it’s a little tough to tell what this circa 1912 place offered behind its double-tall white picket fence, though the realtor did present it as a fixer upper.

Apparently someone liked what they saw anyway, as it went for $470,000 this week, down a bit from the $495K list price at the end of March.