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San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

The Haight outclasses Cow Hollow

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.

Perched on a Cow Hollow hillside like a gleaming white block of glacial ice deposited right into the middle of San Francisco, the circa 1928 building at 2100 Green makes quite a statement.

And in this case that statement is, “I know I’m worth a ton of money these days.” It’s one thing that the two-bed, two-bath co-op condo marked number 406 listed for $2.95 million back in June. That extraordinary sum is really perfectly normal in the context of the neighborhood.

The remarkable thing is that this was a price hike from its earlier spring listing of $2.75 million. Guess it pays to know what you’re worth—or at least to trend upward when trying to make an educated guess—because that condo is indeed the priciest sale in the city this week, at least among those homes publicly listed.

Back in 2011 when this same home listed most recently, the ads emphasized the building’s glorious tile floors, millwork, and stained glass, plus home details like the “limestone slab mantelpiece” over the fire and “backsplashes of subway-set, beveled-edge limestone.”

The pitch this time around was much more straightforward, referencing only the “amazing workmanship” but leaving the details to speak for themselves. It seems it did the trick though, as the final price came out to more than $3.17 million, up from that $2.19 million sale in 2011.

Normally the week’s lowest-selling home is a humble affair. Not every abode in San Francisco has creative layouts, beautiful architecture, or intriguing history. But they’re all equally important to the people who put hard-earned money toward grabbing the brass ring of home ownership in the city, and in that sense they all deserve the same respect.

This week, however, no caveats are needed: The low end of the spectrum, a one bed, one bath condo in the Haight, just plain blows the week’s other homes out of the water in terms of pure class.

Sadly, there’s not much to show of the interior—the single photo here is actually from 1301A Waller Street’s previous sale in 2015, and this one was “for comp purpose”—but a gander at that spectacular Victorian facade and its no-nonsense 1908 style puts all questions to bed. This is only a few doors down from Waller Street’s famed “Four Seasons” Victorians.

The $750,000 sale price tops its previous $710,000 receipt from less than two years ago.