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.
When 2411 Broadway in Pacific Height popped onto the market in 2015, we noted that, while it was “drowning a bit in chintz and heavy drapery,” the circa 1936 home was well in the running with nearby Billionaires Row, even if not located quite close enough to the gilded main drag.
A secret passage behind one of the built-in bookcases made it especially noteworthy.
At the time, the owner of this five-bed, four-and-a-half bath, mansion—an art curator and a PhD and Shakespeare enthusiast—hoped to net $10 million even, up from the $2.7 million they paid for it in 1998.
That’s roughly $4.1 million in today’s currency.
In the end they had to settle for less than that round figure, but this week’s final payday of $9.2 million is certainly nothing to shrug at.
Over in the Tenderloin, the city’s least expensive home sale happened at 650 Turk Street near Little Saigon, where the #406 studio unit at Symphony Towers managed to come in exactly on the dot at $500,000.
Note that figure is technically above the asking price from back in April, although only by the thinnest of differences: a mere $100. The least expensive of mark ups for the week’s least expensive home. Sometimes it all just comes together.
- 2411 Broadway [David Bellings]
- Pac Heights Mansion With Crazy Secret Bathroom [Curbed SF]
- 650 Turk, #406 [Durwin Cheung]