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Mapping Some of the Most Expensive Homes that were Listed and Sold in 2012

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[Listed in May for $16.5M, this Pacific Heights abode was purchased by the Pincus clan in July for $16M]

This has been a pretty crazy year for very expensive real estate in San Francisco. Some of the city's most expensive abodes have finally sold after lingering on the market for bazillions of years. That said, some pretty pricey homes were put on the market and then sold quickly. After the jump, a map of some of the most expensive homes that were listed and sold in 2012.


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1. Mark and Ali Pincus Buy Big

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2950 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115

In May of this year 2950 Pacific landed on the market asking $16.5M. It sold quickly, and by July it was confirmed that Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his One Kings Lane founder wife Ali Pincus had bought the abode for $16M. The 7-bed, 6-bath, 11,500-square-foot home is perched atop famed Billionaire's Row, where tech titans seem to be buying up plenty of available real estate. Built in 1907, the Dutch Colonial Revival house had never been on the market.

2. $13M for a Sea Cliff Abode

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130 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

130 Sea Cliff Avenue is a 5-bed, 7.5-bath, 6,375-square-foot mansion in the very expensive and dare we say suburban Sea Cliff neighborhood. It landed on the market in April asking $13M, and sold for asking less than two months later. Property highlights include straight-on views of the Golden Gate Bridge and stairs directly to Baker Beach from the backyard.

3. $12M+ for a Presidio Heights Pad

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3524 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

While listed for $13.5M, 3524 Jackson sold quickly but for less than asking at $12,475,000. When it first appeared on the market in September it was San Francisco's 6th most expensive home for sale, and then moved up to the city's 4th most expensive after some more expensive abodes sold. The 6-bed, 5.5-bath house sits on an oversized lot and has views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge from all three floors.

4. Super PriceChopper

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3368 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

3368 Jackson was a "down to the studs" renovation that basically erased most of the 1913 house and replaced it with a new 2012 version. The 6-bed, 6.5-bath property came onto the market in june asking $15.5M. It was purchased in 2010 for $3.5M, and then underwent its big overhaul under the guidance of Lewis Butler at Butler Armsden Architects and interior designer Stephanie Fillbrandt at Marsh & Clark. Unfortunately its big makeover didn't help sell the abode, and it took several price chops before landing a buyer in late October for $11.7M.

5. The Ellinwood House Sells for $11.5M

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2799 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115

The bank-owned Ellinwood House came onto the market in early April asking $12.5M. Built in 1894 for Dr. Charles Ellinwood, the massive Colonial Revival located at 2799 Pacific in Pacific Heights is San Francisco Landmark 207. The 11-bed, 11.5-bath, 16,474-square-foot mansion's history is rich with drama and sadness. Less than a month after being listed the property went into contract, and it sold in June for $11.5M.

6. Julia Morgan loveliness sells for $9.6M

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3377 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

Julia Morgan, designer of the Hearst Castle, designed quite a few homes sprinkled throughout the Bay Area. Overlooking the Presidio and designed by Morgan, 3377 Pacific in Presidio Heights came onto the market in May asking $11.5M. The 6-bed, 6-bath home took a price chop of $1.5M in September, and by November the property sold for $9.6M.

7. Listed and sold for $8.8M

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2600 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

2600 Lyon is a 5-bed, 5.5-bath "sophisticated and utterly spectacular four story dream home" in Cow Hollow. It landed on the market in May asking $8.8M and sold shortly after for asking.

8. More than a million over asking

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496 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

496 Sea Cliff is located on a private, gated, cul-de-sac and sits on almost two lots totaling 24,000 square feet. The 5-bed, 5-bath, stucco house came onto the market asking $5,850,000 in April, and we were quite surprised when the big and bland abode sold for $7,200,000 in May. It didn't even last a month on the market.

9. Buena Vista abode receives $6.6M

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15 Buena Vista Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94117

This 4-bed, 4.5-bath, 7,137-square-foot "Modern & Mediterranean" home landed on the market in June asking $7M. The home's packed with all sorts of fancy designer finishes, and has some questionable interior design like a red lacquered kitchen. It sold in July for $6.6M.

10. Lists for $5.85M, receives $6.1M

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1009 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

This Russian Hill abode on Francisco came onto the market in May asking $5.85M and went into contract four days later. The 4-bed, 4-bath, 3,929-square-foot contemporary home sold in June for $6.1M, or $250K above asking.

1. Mark and Ali Pincus Buy Big

2950 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115

In May of this year 2950 Pacific landed on the market asking $16.5M. It sold quickly, and by July it was confirmed that Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his One Kings Lane founder wife Ali Pincus had bought the abode for $16M. The 7-bed, 6-bath, 11,500-square-foot home is perched atop famed Billionaire's Row, where tech titans seem to be buying up plenty of available real estate. Built in 1907, the Dutch Colonial Revival house had never been on the market.

2950 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115

2. $13M for a Sea Cliff Abode

130 Sea Cliff Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

130 Sea Cliff Avenue is a 5-bed, 7.5-bath, 6,375-square-foot mansion in the very expensive and dare we say suburban Sea Cliff neighborhood. It landed on the market in April asking $13M, and sold for asking less than two months later. Property highlights include straight-on views of the Golden Gate Bridge and stairs directly to Baker Beach from the backyard.

130 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

3. $12M+ for a Presidio Heights Pad

3524 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

While listed for $13.5M, 3524 Jackson sold quickly but for less than asking at $12,475,000. When it first appeared on the market in September it was San Francisco's 6th most expensive home for sale, and then moved up to the city's 4th most expensive after some more expensive abodes sold. The 6-bed, 5.5-bath house sits on an oversized lot and has views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge from all three floors.

3524 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

4. Super PriceChopper

3368 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

3368 Jackson was a "down to the studs" renovation that basically erased most of the 1913 house and replaced it with a new 2012 version. The 6-bed, 6.5-bath property came onto the market in june asking $15.5M. It was purchased in 2010 for $3.5M, and then underwent its big overhaul under the guidance of Lewis Butler at Butler Armsden Architects and interior designer Stephanie Fillbrandt at Marsh & Clark. Unfortunately its big makeover didn't help sell the abode, and it took several price chops before landing a buyer in late October for $11.7M.

3368 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

5. The Ellinwood House Sells for $11.5M

2799 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115

The bank-owned Ellinwood House came onto the market in early April asking $12.5M. Built in 1894 for Dr. Charles Ellinwood, the massive Colonial Revival located at 2799 Pacific in Pacific Heights is San Francisco Landmark 207. The 11-bed, 11.5-bath, 16,474-square-foot mansion's history is rich with drama and sadness. Less than a month after being listed the property went into contract, and it sold in June for $11.5M.

2799 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115

6. Julia Morgan loveliness sells for $9.6M

3377 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

Julia Morgan, designer of the Hearst Castle, designed quite a few homes sprinkled throughout the Bay Area. Overlooking the Presidio and designed by Morgan, 3377 Pacific in Presidio Heights came onto the market in May asking $11.5M. The 6-bed, 6-bath home took a price chop of $1.5M in September, and by November the property sold for $9.6M.

3377 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

7. Listed and sold for $8.8M

2600 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

2600 Lyon is a 5-bed, 5.5-bath "sophisticated and utterly spectacular four story dream home" in Cow Hollow. It landed on the market in May asking $8.8M and sold shortly after for asking.

2600 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

8. More than a million over asking

496 Sea Cliff Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

496 Sea Cliff is located on a private, gated, cul-de-sac and sits on almost two lots totaling 24,000 square feet. The 5-bed, 5-bath, stucco house came onto the market asking $5,850,000 in April, and we were quite surprised when the big and bland abode sold for $7,200,000 in May. It didn't even last a month on the market.

496 Sea Cliff Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

9. Buena Vista abode receives $6.6M

15 Buena Vista Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94117

This 4-bed, 4.5-bath, 7,137-square-foot "Modern & Mediterranean" home landed on the market in June asking $7M. The home's packed with all sorts of fancy designer finishes, and has some questionable interior design like a red lacquered kitchen. It sold in July for $6.6M.

15 Buena Vista Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94117

10. Lists for $5.85M, receives $6.1M

1009 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

This Russian Hill abode on Francisco came onto the market in May asking $5.85M and went into contract four days later. The 4-bed, 4-bath, 3,929-square-foot contemporary home sold in June for $6.1M, or $250K above asking.

1009 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94109