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San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

Sea Cliff gains go up in smoke, while SoMa shrinks from the occasion

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.

As it turns out, the most expensive single-family home sold in San Francisco this week (at least among publicly listed properties—what goes on behind closed doors may be another matter) was none other than 182 32nd Avenue, a classic mansion marred by a fatal car accident and fire in 2016.

Read all about that $3.1 million sale here.

But second place this week also happened to ring up a sale in Sea Cliff, a busy week for the small, ritzy neighborhood.

The three-bed, three-bath 1921 home with the bright and buttery exterior at 60 Sea Cliff Avenue went up in June asking $2.49 million and advertised as its first sale in 60 years.

And no wonder it was a long wait: The former owner and tenant was none other than Roberta Neustadter, who was one of San Francisco’s longest lived residents when she died at the age of 102 in 2016.

Neustadter credited friends and family for her longevity in an interview, but possibly the incentive of spending a few more years in Sea Cliff provided a little extra incentive. After all, not many people get the chance, and Neustadter started life on a farm in Thorntown, Indiana in 1913; talk about moving on up.

Meanwhile, the home fetched a $3.02-million plus payday this week. By Sea Cliff standards that qualifies as modest, but it’s enough to count as the winner this week, beating out a slightly more expensive Liberty Hill home disqualified on account of being a two-unit building.

As is almost always the case, the least expensive home sold in San Francisco this week was a condo with a rather economical approach to the concept of floor space.

But the sale at 766 Harrison, #302 stands out—or maybe it doesn’t actually, since this apartment’s profile is necessarily low on account of there’s just not that much to work with.

This is another home in the Cubix building, noted for its colorful Tetris-like exterior and for its micro apartments. In this case, less than 260 square feet from wall to wall, scraping the limits of what’s really a livable amount of room at all.

But to the right buyer it’s worth no less than $435,000, although that’s down a bit from the $448,000 the place listed for back in June.