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What a 49ers Salary Can Buy Around the Bay Area, Mapped

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With an average salary of $19 million per year and a contract worth $114 million, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could easily scoop up San Francisco's most expensive home, but not every player is so lucky. The average 49ers contract is for just over $9.5 million. Ballparking a 30 percent expense on housing, that leaves players with a bit more than $3 million to burn—assuming, of course, that post-NFL plans include some hefty sponsorship deals to keep the cash flowing and the Jacuzzi pump pumping. And with prices in the Bay Area remaining steadfastly bonkers for the foreseeable future, that doesn't buy a whole lot. In San Francisco, you're stuck with a Park Lane condo without a view (pity!), or a Madrone by Bosa unit near the planned Warriors arena (synergy?). Though the 49ers would be able to live like kings in other parts of the country, around here they just live like lawyers.


· San Francisco's Most Expensive Home Makes It Official, Lists for $39M on the MLS [Curbed SF]
· San Francisco 49ers Contracts [Sportrac]
· Report: San Francisco's Housing Market to Remain Steadfastly Bonkers in 2015 [Curbed SF]

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1. Park Lane 3BR (Unit 308), SF

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1100 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Asking price: $3.195M
Size: 3-bed, 3-bath, 2,519-square-foot TIC
The skinny: A financially prudent 49er with a taste for luxury will need to dial it back if he wants to live in the Park Lane, Nob Hill’s $100M TIC conversion. That means steering clear of the fancier unit 508, with its sweeping views and $4.595M list price, and settling for the lower unit 308, where the views are primarily of nearby buildings.

2. Madrone 3BR (Unit 1405), SF

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480 Mission Bay Boulevard South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Asking price: $3.29M
Size: 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,921-square-foot condo
The skinny: 49ers who are also Warriors fans might want to consider this unit on the 14th floor of Madrone by Bosa in Mission Bay. The condo’s $1.405 million price hike in under two and a half years seems to be banking on the building’s proximity to the planned arena, renderings of which are helpfully included in the listing photos.

3. Millennium Tower 2BR (Unit 32E), SF

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301 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $3.075M
Size: 2-bed, 2-bath, 1,714-square-foot condo
The skinny: This gently used Millennium Tower condo (it has been a second home, we’re told) comes with tons of amenities and sky-high HOA fees to match—which may not be worth it, after all, since the gym and screening room and all that must pale in comparison to the team’s own practice facilities, which have the added benefit of not being overrun by weak-limbed techies and bankers.

4. One Rincon Hill 3BR (Unit 2904), SF

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425 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $3.35M
Size: 3-bed, 3-bath, 1,947-square-foot condo
The skinny: Athletes who require a trophy condo with floor-to-ceiling glass and sweeping views of the bay would do well at One Rincon Hill, where this 29th-floor unit has not one but two patios and a master suite that gets pretty friendly with the Bay Bridge.

5. San Jose 4BR

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20545 Whispering Oaks Drive
San Jose, CA 95120

Asking price: $3.298M
Size: 4-bed, 5.5-bath, 6,359-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: This San Jose home sits at the top of a hill and comes with a columned poolside cabana complete with a fireplace, kitchen, and bedroom suite. The solar-heated pool is joined by the requisite hot tub, and the entire place has been gone over by a feng shui consultant—crucial for when the opposing team is trying to block your chi.

6. San Jose 4BR

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2516 Bentley Ridge Drive
San Jose, CA 95138

Asking price: $2,949,888
Size: 4-bed, 5.5-bath, 4,827-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Well, this sure is awkward. For the exacting price of $2,949,888, a 49er can pick up his ex-teammate Ray McDonald’s former model home. McDonald, who was dropped by the team in December amid allegations of sexual assault, recently put the house on the market. The property comes with something the brokerbabble is calling a “grotto,” plus a novelty swim-up bar.

7. Saratoga 5BR

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20375 Los Gatos Saratoga Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

Asking price: $3.299M
Size: 5-bed, 3.5-bath, 5,220-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Players who missed out on their college classes may enjoy spending time in this neoclassical-style estate, which is appropriately perched on a brochure-quality lawn that looks flat enough for pickup games of Ultimate Frisbee. Inside, there are beamed ceilings and wood floors, plus bedrooms that look a bit fancy for the collegiate lifestyle—though a 49er seeking verisimilitude could feasibly drag an extra-narrow twin mattress into the bathroom, which is about the size of a dorm room.

8. Pleasanton 5BR

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1926 Clover Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Asking price: $2,899,900
Size: 5-bed, 5.5-bath, 7,014-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Players who require grand staircases, tons of marble, and trompe l’oeil ivy crawling over the walls will want to take a hard look at this Pleasanton five-bed, whose obsession with faux detailing is the decorator’s equivalent of a play-action pass.

9. San Anselmo 5BR

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395 Oak Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Asking price: $2.995M
Size: 5-bed, 5-bath, 4,435-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: For the more sparing devotee of modern architecture, here we have a deco-ish gem by Hervey Parke Clark, who designed the Presidio War Memorial with John F. Beuttler, along with several Stanford buildings and the US consulate in Japan. It comes stocked with a wine cellar and tasting room and, of course, a pool. The home recently took at $400K price chop, which would do a little to numb the pain of the North Bay commute.

10. Napa 7BR

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3400 Redwood Road
Napa, CA 94558

Asking price: $2.5M
Size: 7-bed, 8-bath, 6,133-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Napa is really a bit far afield for a 49er, so this would need to be a weekend retreat. Though the architectural identity of this 1990 home is a bit mixed up (so confusing, the 90s!), we really like the glass-roofed kitchen and sunroom.

1. Park Lane 3BR (Unit 308), SF

1100 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Asking price: $3.195M
Size: 3-bed, 3-bath, 2,519-square-foot TIC
The skinny: A financially prudent 49er with a taste for luxury will need to dial it back if he wants to live in the Park Lane, Nob Hill’s $100M TIC conversion. That means steering clear of the fancier unit 508, with its sweeping views and $4.595M list price, and settling for the lower unit 308, where the views are primarily of nearby buildings.

1100 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

2. Madrone 3BR (Unit 1405), SF

480 Mission Bay Boulevard South, San Francisco, CA 94158

Asking price: $3.29M
Size: 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,921-square-foot condo
The skinny: 49ers who are also Warriors fans might want to consider this unit on the 14th floor of Madrone by Bosa in Mission Bay. The condo’s $1.405 million price hike in under two and a half years seems to be banking on the building’s proximity to the planned arena, renderings of which are helpfully included in the listing photos.

480 Mission Bay Boulevard South
San Francisco, CA 94158

3. Millennium Tower 2BR (Unit 32E), SF

301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $3.075M
Size: 2-bed, 2-bath, 1,714-square-foot condo
The skinny: This gently used Millennium Tower condo (it has been a second home, we’re told) comes with tons of amenities and sky-high HOA fees to match—which may not be worth it, after all, since the gym and screening room and all that must pale in comparison to the team’s own practice facilities, which have the added benefit of not being overrun by weak-limbed techies and bankers.

301 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

4. One Rincon Hill 3BR (Unit 2904), SF

425 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $3.35M
Size: 3-bed, 3-bath, 1,947-square-foot condo
The skinny: Athletes who require a trophy condo with floor-to-ceiling glass and sweeping views of the bay would do well at One Rincon Hill, where this 29th-floor unit has not one but two patios and a master suite that gets pretty friendly with the Bay Bridge.

425 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

5. San Jose 4BR

20545 Whispering Oaks Drive, San Jose, CA 95120

Asking price: $3.298M
Size: 4-bed, 5.5-bath, 6,359-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: This San Jose home sits at the top of a hill and comes with a columned poolside cabana complete with a fireplace, kitchen, and bedroom suite. The solar-heated pool is joined by the requisite hot tub, and the entire place has been gone over by a feng shui consultant—crucial for when the opposing team is trying to block your chi.

20545 Whispering Oaks Drive
San Jose, CA 95120

6. San Jose 4BR

2516 Bentley Ridge Drive, San Jose, CA 95138

Asking price: $2,949,888
Size: 4-bed, 5.5-bath, 4,827-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Well, this sure is awkward. For the exacting price of $2,949,888, a 49er can pick up his ex-teammate Ray McDonald’s former model home. McDonald, who was dropped by the team in December amid allegations of sexual assault, recently put the house on the market. The property comes with something the brokerbabble is calling a “grotto,” plus a novelty swim-up bar.

2516 Bentley Ridge Drive
San Jose, CA 95138

7. Saratoga 5BR

20375 Los Gatos Saratoga Road, Saratoga, CA 95070

Asking price: $3.299M
Size: 5-bed, 3.5-bath, 5,220-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Players who missed out on their college classes may enjoy spending time in this neoclassical-style estate, which is appropriately perched on a brochure-quality lawn that looks flat enough for pickup games of Ultimate Frisbee. Inside, there are beamed ceilings and wood floors, plus bedrooms that look a bit fancy for the collegiate lifestyle—though a 49er seeking verisimilitude could feasibly drag an extra-narrow twin mattress into the bathroom, which is about the size of a dorm room.

20375 Los Gatos Saratoga Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

8. Pleasanton 5BR

1926 Clover Court, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Asking price: $2,899,900
Size: 5-bed, 5.5-bath, 7,014-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Players who require grand staircases, tons of marble, and trompe l’oeil ivy crawling over the walls will want to take a hard look at this Pleasanton five-bed, whose obsession with faux detailing is the decorator’s equivalent of a play-action pass.

1926 Clover Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588

9. San Anselmo 5BR

395 Oak Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Asking price: $2.995M
Size: 5-bed, 5-bath, 4,435-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: For the more sparing devotee of modern architecture, here we have a deco-ish gem by Hervey Parke Clark, who designed the Presidio War Memorial with John F. Beuttler, along with several Stanford buildings and the US consulate in Japan. It comes stocked with a wine cellar and tasting room and, of course, a pool. The home recently took at $400K price chop, which would do a little to numb the pain of the North Bay commute.

395 Oak Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960

10. Napa 7BR

3400 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558

Asking price: $2.5M
Size: 7-bed, 8-bath, 6,133-square-foot single-family home
The skinny: Napa is really a bit far afield for a 49er, so this would need to be a weekend retreat. Though the architectural identity of this 1990 home is a bit mixed up (so confusing, the 90s!), we really like the glass-roofed kitchen and sunroom.

3400 Redwood Road
Napa, CA 94558