Russian Hill’s Great Designer Non-Home Finally Reality, Asks Very Real $21 Million


The startling Russian Hill property at 1283 Greenwich Street used to be a real dream home–which is to say, it did not exist. Previously, this address corresponded to a TIC duplex, with the top floor unit commanding just under $2.2 million back in 2010. But for years this lot listed alongside ambitious plans for a … Continue reading Russian Hill’s Great Designer Non-Home Finally Reality, Asks Very Real $21 Million

Maximum Luxury: Soaring Eichler Penthouses For Sale After Decades


In our comprehensive history of Bay Area developer Joseph Eichler’s legacy, we wrote that Eichler was an everyman builder who created attainable homes for middle class buyers. And indeed he was. However. Everyone’s got to branch out now and then, which is how we ended up with the top floor units at 999 Green Street, … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Soaring Eichler Penthouses For Sale After Decades

Maximum Luxury: Inside The Not-Quite Record-Setting Pac Heights Penthouse of the Year


This is Maximum Luxury, a column where we nose around listings for some of the most expensive properties in San Francisco history, for no other reason than that we simply can’t resist. You probably remember the penthouse over at 2006 Washington Street, which if sold for asking would be the most expensive sale in SF … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Inside The Not-Quite Record-Setting Pac Heights Penthouse of the Year

Maximum Luxury: Hot Potato Saitowitz Home Seeks $12.3 Million


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, a column where we gander at the most expensive homes in San Francisco, simply because we can’t resist. You can’t keep a designer home down, and the sprawling Stanley Saitowitz-designed house at 2555 Union is one again for sale, seeking a princely $12.3 million in yet another bid on the … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Hot Potato Saitowitz Home Seeks $12.3 Million

Extremely 90s Telegraph Hill Cylinder House Asks $12.9M


Just wait until you get a load of this place. The house at 340 Lombard is five beds, six baths, and four stories; the lot is deceptively large, with the bulk of the space set far back from the street and concealed behind a curb-facing wall and gate. The best word for the design would … Continue reading Extremely 90s Telegraph Hill Cylinder House Asks $12.9M

Salesforce Equality Officer’s “Speakeasy” Industrial Loft Wants $10.9M


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, a regular column where we pick apart San Francisco’s most expensive listings, purely out of a sense of obsessive curiosity. No bones about it, 9 Bernice Street is wild. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing; we’re not saying it’s a good thing; we’re just saying it’s an evident thing. … Continue reading Salesforce Equality Officer’s “Speakeasy” Industrial Loft Wants $10.9M

Historic Eight-Sided Russian Hill Home Pares 1/4 Off Price


Over on Instagram, we’re exploring the histories of some of San Francisco’s most famous, most beautiful, and most historically important homes. Which includes a few surprises. For example, did you know that the famed Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street is for sale? Well, probably you did–it made headlines when the opulent octagon hit … Continue reading Historic Eight-Sided Russian Hill Home Pares 1/4 Off Price

Maximum Luxury: Interiors To Get Lost In


This is Maximum Luxury, a weekly column obsessing over San Francisco’s most expensive homes, because sometimes you’ve just got to scratch that itch. Maximum Luxury was not necessarily designed to be a showcase of the city’s most absurdly decadent interiors, and yet that does keep coming up. For example, this week we’re dipping back into … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Interiors To Get Lost In

San Francisco’s Most Over-the-Top Condo Wants $30M


And now, the latest in, “Does this building ever stop?” The co-op at 2006 Washington Street in Pac Heights knows how to make headlines: Basically, just keep pumping its prices higher. This is not a fool-proof system, but it works at least this well, because we’re returning to these heights once again with a new … Continue reading San Francisco’s Most Over-the-Top Condo Wants $30M

Maximum Luxury: Classic ’20s Double-Decker Penthouse Asks $15M


This is Maximum Luxury, a weekly column peering at listings for some of San Francisco’s most expensive homes, purely for the sake of indulgence. Quite honestly, there are not very many things in the world that are actually worth $15 million; if you had to spend that much money for some reason, it can be … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Classic ’20s Double-Decker Penthouse Asks $15M

Maximum Luxury: Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Still Seeking $15 Million


This is Maximum Luxury, a weekly column where we examine some of San Francisco’s most expensive properties, basically just because we’re curious. And oh do we have a curiosity in store this week: Up on Sea Cliff Avenue, one of San Francisco’s priciest homes also has one of its strangest histories. The house at 224 … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Still Seeking $15 Million

Nic Cage’s Onetime Russian Hill House Finally Sells


After literally years of trying, a star turn has finally come for the six bed, 6.5-bath house at 898 Francisco Street once owned by Oscar winner Nic Cage, which sold a few days before the holiday for more than $8.82 million, a Christmas carol ending to years of drama over the luxurious address. Cage bought … Continue reading Nic Cage’s Onetime Russian Hill House Finally Sells

Maximum Luxury: Transparently Gorgeous Glen Park Listing Hits Anniversary


Maximum Luxury is a weekly column featuring some of San Francisco’s most expensive homes, usually for no particular reason except that we’re curious. But in this case there actually is a timely reason to feature the sprawling Midcentury house at 2 Everson: This listing turns one year old this week, originally dropping on December 29, … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Transparently Gorgeous Glen Park Listing Hits Anniversary

We Looked at All 391 MIRA Condos To Figure Out What’s Up With This Building


Even if you don’t know the name, everyone in San Francisco immediately recognizes MIRA, the twisting, Studio Gang-designed high-rise that opened in 2020 at 280 Spear Street–there’s no overlooking it. Just this week, a brand new MIRA unit listed for sale, a three bed, three bath condo on the 32nd floor asking just under $5 … Continue reading We Looked at All 391 MIRA Condos To Figure Out What’s Up With This Building

SF’s Most Expensive UNSOLD Homes of 2021


Ambition can be a virtue, but it might take time to come into its own. We already recapped the biggest SF homes sales of 2021–or at least, we’re betting they’re the biggest sales and that a winsome surprise won’t come along in the next couple of weeks to dethrone any of them. But if that … Continue reading SF’s Most Expensive UNSOLD Homes of 2021

The Most Expensive SF Homes Sold In 2021


As a wise man once said, it ain’t over till it’s over, and with many weeks left in 2021 it could still yet turn out that we’re a bit premature with this end-of-year ranking. A last-minute sale could nab any one of these top spots before 2022 rolls around; but unless fate conspires against us … Continue reading The Most Expensive SF Homes Sold In 2021