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Tony Stark is Moving to SF, Here's Where He Should Live

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With details emerging about the upcoming new Iron Man series at this year's Comic-Con, Marvel has confirmed what the rest of America already knows: San Francisco is where you go if you're looking to launch an app. Marvel just announced that in the upcoming comic Superior Iron Man #1, Tony Stark is leaving Stark Tower in Manhattan and moving 3,000 miles to San Francisco to build his Extremis mobile app. Stark is a very, very, very rich man, and a narcissist who could benefit from a locally sourced, organic glass of humility. He'll fit right in. Here at Curbed we aim to please, so below we've mapped 10 locations sprinkled around the Bay Area that are fit for a man like Tony Stark, with extra room for his Iron Man Armors.


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· Welcome Home, San Francisco Warriors [Curbed SF]
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· Rendering Reveal of New Scaled-down Warriors Arena Redesign [Curbed SF]
· Warriors Ditch Plan to Build Arena on Piers 30-32, Opt for Mission Bay Site Instead [Curbed SF]
· GIANTS FAN DOES TRICKS ON WATER JETPACK IN MCCOVEY COVE [MLB Fan Cave]
· After 150 Years, de Guigne Heir Lists NorCal Estate for $100M [Curbed Nat'l]
· Presidio Heights Mansion Slashes Price Again to $17.995M [Curbed SF]
· Salesforce Inks Massive Lease at the Transbay Tower [Curbed SF]
· Is This Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey's Stunning New Home? [Curbed Nat'l]
· Comic-Con 2014: Marvel Reveals Hulkbuster Arm & Damaged Ultron [First Showing]
· Telegraph Hill Home Lists for $16M, Has Tesla Charging Station [Curbed SF]
· Here's SpaceX Founder Elon Musk's New $17MM Bel Air House [Curbed LA]
· The Albion Castle in Hunters Point Has Finally Sold [Curbed SF]
· Never Been on the Market: $85M Will Get You the Historic Flood Estate [Curbed SF]

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1. Piers 30-32

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Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94107

The Warriors were set to build the team's new stadium atop the decrepit piers, and even had international starchitects Snøhetta create jaw-dropping renderings of the proposed building. Unfortunately the deal fell through, so of course this is the perfect place for Stark to build anew. Imagine this: The Dodgers are playing the Giants at AT&T Park, and Iron Man's flying all over adjacent McCovey Cove to catch fly balls. This would destroy the ego of that water jetpack dude who's always whizzing around McCovey Cove, but Tony Stark wouldn't care.

2. Estate and Lands of Deguige

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Glenbrook Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010

Part of us just wants to suggest this property because it's $100 million. But also it's in the heart of Silicon Valley and high atop a mountain, so Tony could eat his American Cheeseburger while literally looking down at the rest of us. The property comes with a flower arranging room, so perhaps Stark will take up a new hobby.

3. 3800 Washington Mansion

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3800 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

This very old and rundown mansion in Presidio Heights should just be converted to a coven already, but if Tony's moving to town he should purchase it for its asking price of $17.995 million. Sure, it's in a pretty quiet (and affluent) neighborhood, but at 20,000+ square feet it'd be the perfect spot to house the Avengers when they're in town.

4. Salesforce Tower

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415 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

It's already been announced that Salesforce will be leasing 714,000 square feet of San Francisco's Transbay Tower once it's built, taking the building's bottom 30 stories as well as the tower's top floor. This means Salesforce is the anchor tenant and gets naming rights to the building. Tony Stark would have none of that. He should buy the entire building and convert it into Stark Industries West, and turn the top four floors into a penthouse for himself. This would cost an estimated $4 billion, but who cares because it's Tony Stark.

5. Jack Dorsey's Sea Cliff Manse

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830 El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA 94121

Stark's home in Malibu sits on a seaside cliff, so snatching up tech entrepreneur Jack Dorsey's (of Twitter and Square fame) cliffside home seems like a reasonable plan for Stark. Dorsey would likely not want to part with it, but what other option would Dorsey have if Stark decided to put on his Hulkbuster Armor and just hover outside of Dorsey's house until he signed it over? Stark would probably live-Tweet it.

6. Telegraph Hill Mediterranean

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298 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Look, we get that Tony Stark drives an Audi R8, but if you're a rich person moving to San Francisco you've got to get yourself a Tesla. Here then, this $16 million home in Telegraph Hill is perfect. It comes with its very own Tesla charging station! This will get him brownie points when he pretends to want to befriend Elon Musk, who lives in Bel Air.

7. The Albion Castle

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881 Innes Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

The Albion Castle in Hunters Point is a smart place for Stark to consider, mostly because it's in a historically rough part of town so it would make for a great hideout. The castle was once the site of Albion Brewery, so there are extensive underground reservoirs. Can you say "underground reservoir pool party"?

8. The Hamilton Penthouse

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631 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

To be frank, the full-floor Hamilton Penthouse in the heart of the seedy Tenderloin is badass, what with its fancy glass atrium and Corinthian capitals and weird master bedroom. At $3.95 million its price is nothing to Stark, so maybe he should just buy the whole building.

9. Flood Estate

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331 Greer Road
Woodside, CA 94062

We get that Stark's point of being in San Francisco is to work on his mobile app, but the dude likes his gadgets and also his Iron Man Armory. The historic Flood Estate in Woodside would be a good spot to "get away from it all." It also comes with 92 acres, so Stark could do some serious damage without anyone complaining.

10. Masonic Temple

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1111 California St
San Francisco, CA

No one will tell you Tony Stark isn't arrogant, and that's precisely why he'd buy the Masonic Temple and turn it into his very own private residence. He'd do it just because he could. (He'd pay off all the necessary people.) It sits atop Nob Hill and is pretty much the center of San Francisco. Everyone in real estate knows it's always about location, location, location. He would be able to fly by the tourists on their cable car rides, jump in his cars like Steve McQueen in Bullit.

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1. Piers 30-32

Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Warriors were set to build the team's new stadium atop the decrepit piers, and even had international starchitects Snøhetta create jaw-dropping renderings of the proposed building. Unfortunately the deal fell through, so of course this is the perfect place for Stark to build anew. Imagine this: The Dodgers are playing the Giants at AT&T Park, and Iron Man's flying all over adjacent McCovey Cove to catch fly balls. This would destroy the ego of that water jetpack dude who's always whizzing around McCovey Cove, but Tony Stark wouldn't care.

Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94107

2. Estate and Lands of Deguige

Glenbrook Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010

Part of us just wants to suggest this property because it's $100 million. But also it's in the heart of Silicon Valley and high atop a mountain, so Tony could eat his American Cheeseburger while literally looking down at the rest of us. The property comes with a flower arranging room, so perhaps Stark will take up a new hobby.

Glenbrook Drive
Hillsborough, CA 94010

3. 3800 Washington Mansion

3800 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

This very old and rundown mansion in Presidio Heights should just be converted to a coven already, but if Tony's moving to town he should purchase it for its asking price of $17.995 million. Sure, it's in a pretty quiet (and affluent) neighborhood, but at 20,000+ square feet it'd be the perfect spot to house the Avengers when they're in town.

3800 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

4. Salesforce Tower

415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

It's already been announced that Salesforce will be leasing 714,000 square feet of San Francisco's Transbay Tower once it's built, taking the building's bottom 30 stories as well as the tower's top floor. This means Salesforce is the anchor tenant and gets naming rights to the building. Tony Stark would have none of that. He should buy the entire building and convert it into Stark Industries West, and turn the top four floors into a penthouse for himself. This would cost an estimated $4 billion, but who cares because it's Tony Stark.

415 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

5. Jack Dorsey's Sea Cliff Manse

830 El Camino Del Mar, San Francisco, CA 94121

Stark's home in Malibu sits on a seaside cliff, so snatching up tech entrepreneur Jack Dorsey's (of Twitter and Square fame) cliffside home seems like a reasonable plan for Stark. Dorsey would likely not want to part with it, but what other option would Dorsey have if Stark decided to put on his Hulkbuster Armor and just hover outside of Dorsey's house until he signed it over? Stark would probably live-Tweet it.

830 El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA 94121

6. Telegraph Hill Mediterranean

298 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Look, we get that Tony Stark drives an Audi R8, but if you're a rich person moving to San Francisco you've got to get yourself a Tesla. Here then, this $16 million home in Telegraph Hill is perfect. It comes with its very own Tesla charging station! This will get him brownie points when he pretends to want to befriend Elon Musk, who lives in Bel Air.

298 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

7. The Albion Castle

881 Innes Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

The Albion Castle in Hunters Point is a smart place for Stark to consider, mostly because it's in a historically rough part of town so it would make for a great hideout. The castle was once the site of Albion Brewery, so there are extensive underground reservoirs. Can you say "underground reservoir pool party"?

881 Innes Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

8. The Hamilton Penthouse

631 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

To be frank, the full-floor Hamilton Penthouse in the heart of the seedy Tenderloin is badass, what with its fancy glass atrium and Corinthian capitals and weird master bedroom. At $3.95 million its price is nothing to Stark, so maybe he should just buy the whole building.

631 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

9. Flood Estate

331 Greer Road, Woodside, CA 94062

We get that Stark's point of being in San Francisco is to work on his mobile app, but the dude likes his gadgets and also his Iron Man Armory. The historic Flood Estate in Woodside would be a good spot to "get away from it all." It also comes with 92 acres, so Stark could do some serious damage without anyone complaining.

331 Greer Road
Woodside, CA 94062

10. Masonic Temple

1111 California St, San Francisco, CA

No one will tell you Tony Stark isn't arrogant, and that's precisely why he'd buy the Masonic Temple and turn it into his very own private residence. He'd do it just because he could. (He'd pay off all the necessary people.) It sits atop Nob Hill and is pretty much the center of San Francisco. Everyone in real estate knows it's always about location, location, location. He would be able to fly by the tourists on their cable car rides, jump in his cars like Steve McQueen in Bullit.

1111 California St
San Francisco, CA