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Mapping every one-bedroom home in San Francisco that costs $1 million or more

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What kind of one-bedroom home runs you seven figures? And what in the world is it full of, if not bedrooms? It's with burning questions like these in mind that we turn our eyes to the map below. True, the idea of a single bed home for $1 million even recently seemed like such a rare and wunderkind concept that we're almost afraid to look, as if they're mythical beasts too dangerous to look directly at...but human curiosity being what it is, we can't resist.

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1. 10 Mint Plaza, #1

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10 Mint Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94103

When the city's previous most expensive one bedroom home in the Millennium Tower delisted, it was perhaps inevitable that the new champ would be in 10 Mint Plaza. This one's more than $1.99 million; normally we'd demand access to the pole in this onetime firehouse to justify that kind of money, but the stained maplewood walls are a pretty good consolation prize.

2. 72 Townsend

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72 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Does the new building at 72 Townsend really offer a single bed home for more than $1 million? No. It offers eight, the priciest of which runs $1.79 million, or $1,999/square foot for 900 feet.

3. Four Seasons, #34C

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765 Market St #34c
San Francisco, CA 94103

Speaking of inevitability, there was no chance that the Four Seasons residences wouldn't end up somewhere on a list like this. The ad pitches it as "rarely available," which is only sort of true; the last time it sold was in 2004, for $745,000....which is still $48,000 or so short of a million even after inflation.

4. 1242 Sacramento Street, #5

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1242 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94108

This Parisian-style penthouse in the 1900 beaux building caught our eye this morning. At $1.69 million, it's among the priciest single beds in the city, although other units in the six-home building have been routinely breaking a million in recent years, including one in 2008.

5. 133 Jones, #802

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133 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94102

The problem with trying to sell great views in San Francisco is that there's so many to go around, we have what you might call view deflation in effect. Still, Nob Hill offers a panorama few can match, and its natural altitude gives a boost even to relatively short buildings. Is the view from here worth $1.56 million? Take a peek and see.

6. 2400 Steiner, #2

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2400 Steiner St
San Francisco, CA 94115

The Pac Heights mansion turned condos is as distinct a species of San Francisco housing as the classic Victorians. This old building from 1908 still looks the part from the outside, and the Edwardian splendor hasn't yet rubbed off of the interior units. You'll be paying $1.42 million for it, though.

7. 650 2nd Street, #304

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650 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

There's nothing hospitable about an actual warehouse (unless it's storing beds, of course), but the warehouse style, concrete ceilings and all, is so prized in South Beach and some parts of SoMa that it can run you up to $1.39 million these days.

8. 2485 Union Street, #2

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2485 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

The work of a notable architect may fill in some of the appeal of a missing second bedroom. In this case, it's HC Baumann, prolific designer of apartment buildings, who turned out an average of 100/year for five years straight(!). A little place in one of those buildings on Union Street (0.2 percent of his output for that period) sets you back $1.39 million today.

9. 1880 Jackson, #402

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1880 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94109

By sheer coincidence, the very next home on the list is in yet another Baumann building. What are the odds? Well, probably pretty good, if you think about it. One bedroom here is $1.295 million--your Baumann mark-up varies from block to block.

10. 601 4th Street, #321

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601 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

This is a onetime wine warehouse that boasts its original windows and concrete walls. Wine in the '70s apparently lived in style, although it probably didn't pay $1.27 million for the privilege.

11. Lumina #7, #12D

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LUMINA
San Francisco, CA 94105

We're a little surprised that it took the new South Beach condos this long to sneak up onto the list. Residence #7 at Lumina asks $1.26 million, while #12D goes for $1.18 million. As some of the most recent construction, you could say that these are the homes that were built to break a million, rather than simply falling into it by circumstance over the years.

12. 181 O'Farrell, #504 + 506 = 305

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181 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Just because a condo is a single bedroom--or, for that matter, just because it markets itself as a loft--doesn't mean it's necessarily small. The ones in this circa 1995 building runs up to 1,500 square feet, making their $1.25 million price tags cheap (in a strange way) compared to some of its neighbors on this list.

13. Infinity, #3F + #2B

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338 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105

And could the Infinity be far behind? One bed and 900 feet goes for just under $1.2 million in one of the Emerald City-like towers, where the distinctive quarter-circle floor plan in 3F is presumably a hefty part of the value. (L-shaped #2B goes for just under $1.5 million.)

14. Museum Parc #1412

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300 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

This corner unit on the top floor pitches the old "rarely available" line once again, and once again the most recent sale was 2004. Must have been a rare year. The price back then was $600,000, only a bit more than three quarters of a million in today's money. The price now: $1.19 million.

15. 1650 Broadway, 405 + 506

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1650 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109

How do you get to Broadway? Not practice, just $1.16 million, the going rate for the last two single beds still available at the ultra dishy LuXe building.

16. One Rincon Hill, #1607

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One Rincon Hill, 425 1st St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Completing our constellation of showy South Beach towers, you're looking at a shade under $1.15 million per bed in One Rincon Hill. That's a full 50 percent markup from the last time this particular condo sold in 2013. What accounts for it? Well, back then the Bay Lights had only just been turned on, so we like to pretend that has something to do with it.

17. Brannan, #11C

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219 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107

This 900 foot ditty is just in time to make the map, listing barely over 24 hours ago for $1,099,000. Its 2005 sale of $760,000 is worth over $950,000 today--so close.

18. 3045 Jackson, #203

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3045 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Another big, pretty apartment building, but it's not an HC Bauman--not quite blocky enough for his style. It's a Julia Morgan instead. A step up the ladder by most estimations, but a comparable discount on the one bedroom homes inside, which are "only" $1.07 million.

19. 851 Indiana, #306

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851 Indiana St
San Francisco, CA 94107

The Dogpatch puts in its first and only appearance on the map. What does $1.075 million get you on Indiana Street? A whole lot of beautiful red brick, for one thing.

20. 1 Hawthorne, #12A

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1 Hawthorne St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Some buildings end up in remarkable places without really meaning to. One Hawthorne knew when it was built, of course, that it would be flanked by the timeless PacBell building on one side, but the sudden, startling rise of the Darth Vader-like Linkedin building next door makes a heck of a contrast from the roof deck. If it gets too much for you, you can always go downstairs to your $1.04 million home.

21. Ritz Carlton, #1605

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Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, 690 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94104

All of these condos are nice, but they ain't exactly the Ritz. This one is, though, and at over $1.04 million. The Tim Burton-like protrusions of the upper floors create a distinct floorplan a bit like a stray puzzle piece.

22. 401 Harrison, 12A

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401 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94105

And this one just barely makes the map at $1.02 million plus. Perhaps the interior design by the same gentleman who spruced up the exclusive one percenter club the Battery gave it the extra oomph to get over the line.

1. 10 Mint Plaza, #1

10 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

When the city's previous most expensive one bedroom home in the Millennium Tower delisted, it was perhaps inevitable that the new champ would be in 10 Mint Plaza. This one's more than $1.99 million; normally we'd demand access to the pole in this onetime firehouse to justify that kind of money, but the stained maplewood walls are a pretty good consolation prize.

10 Mint Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. 72 Townsend

72 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Does the new building at 72 Townsend really offer a single bed home for more than $1 million? No. It offers eight, the priciest of which runs $1.79 million, or $1,999/square foot for 900 feet.

72 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107

3. Four Seasons, #34C

765 Market St #34c, San Francisco, CA 94103

Speaking of inevitability, there was no chance that the Four Seasons residences wouldn't end up somewhere on a list like this. The ad pitches it as "rarely available," which is only sort of true; the last time it sold was in 2004, for $745,000....which is still $48,000 or so short of a million even after inflation.

765 Market St #34c
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. 1242 Sacramento Street, #5

1242 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94108

This Parisian-style penthouse in the 1900 beaux building caught our eye this morning. At $1.69 million, it's among the priciest single beds in the city, although other units in the six-home building have been routinely breaking a million in recent years, including one in 2008.

1242 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94108

5. 133 Jones, #802

133 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The problem with trying to sell great views in San Francisco is that there's so many to go around, we have what you might call view deflation in effect. Still, Nob Hill offers a panorama few can match, and its natural altitude gives a boost even to relatively short buildings. Is the view from here worth $1.56 million? Take a peek and see.

133 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. 2400 Steiner, #2

2400 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94115

The Pac Heights mansion turned condos is as distinct a species of San Francisco housing as the classic Victorians. This old building from 1908 still looks the part from the outside, and the Edwardian splendor hasn't yet rubbed off of the interior units. You'll be paying $1.42 million for it, though.

2400 Steiner St
San Francisco, CA 94115

7. 650 2nd Street, #304

650 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

There's nothing hospitable about an actual warehouse (unless it's storing beds, of course), but the warehouse style, concrete ceilings and all, is so prized in South Beach and some parts of SoMa that it can run you up to $1.39 million these days.

650 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

8. 2485 Union Street, #2

2485 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

The work of a notable architect may fill in some of the appeal of a missing second bedroom. In this case, it's HC Baumann, prolific designer of apartment buildings, who turned out an average of 100/year for five years straight(!). A little place in one of those buildings on Union Street (0.2 percent of his output for that period) sets you back $1.39 million today.

2485 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

9. 1880 Jackson, #402

1880 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

By sheer coincidence, the very next home on the list is in yet another Baumann building. What are the odds? Well, probably pretty good, if you think about it. One bedroom here is $1.295 million--your Baumann mark-up varies from block to block.

1880 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94109

10. 601 4th Street, #321

601 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This is a onetime wine warehouse that boasts its original windows and concrete walls. Wine in the '70s apparently lived in style, although it probably didn't pay $1.27 million for the privilege.

601 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

11. Lumina #7, #12D

LUMINA, San Francisco, CA 94105

We're a little surprised that it took the new South Beach condos this long to sneak up onto the list. Residence #7 at Lumina asks $1.26 million, while #12D goes for $1.18 million. As some of the most recent construction, you could say that these are the homes that were built to break a million, rather than simply falling into it by circumstance over the years.

LUMINA
San Francisco, CA 94105

12. 181 O'Farrell, #504 + 506 = 305

181 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Just because a condo is a single bedroom--or, for that matter, just because it markets itself as a loft--doesn't mean it's necessarily small. The ones in this circa 1995 building runs up to 1,500 square feet, making their $1.25 million price tags cheap (in a strange way) compared to some of its neighbors on this list.

181 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

13. Infinity, #3F + #2B

338 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105

And could the Infinity be far behind? One bed and 900 feet goes for just under $1.2 million in one of the Emerald City-like towers, where the distinctive quarter-circle floor plan in 3F is presumably a hefty part of the value. (L-shaped #2B goes for just under $1.5 million.)

338 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105

14. Museum Parc #1412

300 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This corner unit on the top floor pitches the old "rarely available" line once again, and once again the most recent sale was 2004. Must have been a rare year. The price back then was $600,000, only a bit more than three quarters of a million in today's money. The price now: $1.19 million.

300 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

15. 1650 Broadway, 405 + 506

1650 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109

How do you get to Broadway? Not practice, just $1.16 million, the going rate for the last two single beds still available at the ultra dishy LuXe building.

1650 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109

16. One Rincon Hill, #1607

One Rincon Hill, 425 1st St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Completing our constellation of showy South Beach towers, you're looking at a shade under $1.15 million per bed in One Rincon Hill. That's a full 50 percent markup from the last time this particular condo sold in 2013. What accounts for it? Well, back then the Bay Lights had only just been turned on, so we like to pretend that has something to do with it.

One Rincon Hill, 425 1st St
San Francisco, CA 94105

17. Brannan, #11C

219 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This 900 foot ditty is just in time to make the map, listing barely over 24 hours ago for $1,099,000. Its 2005 sale of $760,000 is worth over $950,000 today--so close.

219 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107

18. 3045 Jackson, #203

3045 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Another big, pretty apartment building, but it's not an HC Bauman--not quite blocky enough for his style. It's a Julia Morgan instead. A step up the ladder by most estimations, but a comparable discount on the one bedroom homes inside, which are "only" $1.07 million.

3045 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94115

19. 851 Indiana, #306

851 Indiana St, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Dogpatch puts in its first and only appearance on the map. What does $1.075 million get you on Indiana Street? A whole lot of beautiful red brick, for one thing.

851 Indiana St
San Francisco, CA 94107

20. 1 Hawthorne, #12A

1 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Some buildings end up in remarkable places without really meaning to. One Hawthorne knew when it was built, of course, that it would be flanked by the timeless PacBell building on one side, but the sudden, startling rise of the Darth Vader-like Linkedin building next door makes a heck of a contrast from the roof deck. If it gets too much for you, you can always go downstairs to your $1.04 million home.

1 Hawthorne St
San Francisco, CA 94105

21. Ritz Carlton, #1605

Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, 690 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94104

All of these condos are nice, but they ain't exactly the Ritz. This one is, though, and at over $1.04 million. The Tim Burton-like protrusions of the upper floors create a distinct floorplan a bit like a stray puzzle piece.

Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, 690 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94104

22. 401 Harrison, 12A

401 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105

And this one just barely makes the map at $1.02 million plus. Perhaps the interior design by the same gentleman who spruced up the exclusive one percenter club the Battery gave it the extra oomph to get over the line.

401 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94105