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

Onetime Hills Bros Mansion Sells For Less


Hills Bros’ Coffee remains a prominent part of the San Francisco landscape thanks to their giant, inescapable waterfront sign right next to the Bay Bridge. But the coffee tycoons left their mark on the city in other places too, such as the seven bed, eight bath circa 1937 mansion at 3498 Jackson Street that just … Continue reading Onetime Hills Bros Mansion Sells For Less

Maximum Luxury: Would-Be Billionaire’s Row Mansion For $29.5 Million Faces Wrong Way


Mondays mean it’s time for Maximum Luxury, the column where we rubberneck at the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco simply out of our own sense of sheer self-indulgence. The priciest and second-priciest listings in San Francisco right now are both vying to break records if they sell for their current asking price, … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Would-Be Billionaire’s Row Mansion For $29.5 Million Faces Wrong Way

This Is the Least Expensive Home In the Most Expensive City In the Country


Every year, the aggregate site Property Shark releases its rankings of the most expensive housing ZIP codes in America–and every year Atheron lands in the number one spot, or very close to it. It’s almost a tradition, by this point. This year, the site followed up with a bit of a brainteaser: What are the … Continue reading This Is the Least Expensive Home In the Most Expensive City In the Country

Maximum Luxury: $6.8 Million Pac Heights Vic Returns After Just Nine Months


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, the column where we gander at the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco, simply because we can. The offering at 2411 Washington Street in Pac Heights just opened very hot, listing on Black Friday for $6.8 million. This is a classic SF Victorian circa 1900–note that since that’s … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: $6.8 Million Pac Heights Vic Returns After Just Nine Months

Inside Elon Musk’s Historic French Royalty Gold Rush Mansion


If the real estate market in Hillsborough seems a little less Musky this week, it might because Tesla and SpaceX head honcho Elon Musk’s sprawling mansion-for-sale seems to have finally secured a buyer. Barron’s observed that the seven bed, nine bath estate is now listed as contingent, meaning it’s “under contract,” as they say, and … Continue reading Inside Elon Musk’s Historic French Royalty Gold Rush Mansion

This Pac Heights Co-Op Did NOT Just Set an SF Record


The number six unit at 2500 Steiner Street just sold for the intimidating sum of $15.5 million. That paces out to $4,428 per square foot. SFGate calls this the highest price per foot in San Francisco–but it’s not so. City records confirm that 2600 Washington #10 previously sold for more than $5,600 per foot ($32 … Continue reading This Pac Heights Co-Op Did NOT Just Set an SF Record

Sea Cliff Edwardian’s Price Plunges 52 Percent With Fifth Listing


If at first you don’t succeed, continuing cutting prices. That’s the principle at work for 10 Sea Cliff, a reserved circa 1915 Edwardian at the tail end of 25th Avenue that’s now up for sale for the fifth time in less than two years, sporting a comparably economical new $5.7 million price tag. This four … Continue reading Sea Cliff Edwardian’s Price Plunges 52 Percent With Fifth Listing

Maximum Luxury: This New $46 Million Home Would Be Most Expensive In SF History


In a city like San Francisco, extremely high-end homes are not really the best indicators of the state of the market. But at the same time, they can be downright impossible to ignore. In the interest of sheer indulgence, we’re launching a new regular feature highlighting the single most expensive properties in San Francisco–because honestly, … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: This New $46 Million Home Would Be Most Expensive In SF History

Breathtaking, Once-Abandoned Presidio Heights Mansion Up For Sale Once Again


The sprawling, literally palatial mansion at 3800 Washington Street is one of San Francisco’s most beautiful and historically important properties–and one of its most often neglected, sad to say. This circa 1904 gem is a familiar sight to SF housing watchers afters its many travails on the market over the past decade. Now it’s coming … Continue reading Breathtaking, Once-Abandoned Presidio Heights Mansion Up For Sale Once Again

Once Again, This Bay Area City Is the Most Expensive Place In the US To Buy a Home


The listing site PropertyShark has once again compiled their annual accounting of the most expensive housing ZIP codes in the country, and for the fifth year in a row the top spot goes to Atherton, the incredibly wealthy San Mateo County city that this time boasts a median home price of more than $7.47 million. … Continue reading Once Again, This Bay Area City Is the Most Expensive Place In the US To Buy a Home