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

Pac Heights Mansion Sans Open Floor Plan Wants $10.5M


They don’t make them like they used to, but sometimes you can still see the difference when an old home comes to market again in, well, let’s call it an unusually preserved state. To be clear, the mammoth house at 2815 Pacific Avenue in Pac Heights has indeed been remodeled over the years since its … Continue reading Pac Heights Mansion Sans Open Floor Plan Wants $10.5M

Maximum Luxury: A Classic Pac Heights Remodel, Before & After


Maximum Luxury is a weekly column where we gander at the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco, basically for no reason except that we want to. When 2620 Buchanan Street hit the market 90 days ago asking $18 million, it was actually the end of a long drama around this six bed, eight … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: A Classic Pac Heights Remodel, Before & After

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

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

Maximum Luxury: SF’s Most Expensive Penthouse of All Time


It’s time again for Maximum Luxury, the feature where we pause to gawk at the most prohibitively expensive home listings in San Francisco simply because it’s in our nature to stare at them. Last week we covered what would be the single most expensive home sold in city history, but a close second to that … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: SF’s Most Expensive Penthouse of All Time

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

“Haunted” Pac Heights Mansion Listed For $5.74 Million


One of San Francisco’s most prominent haunted houses is up for sale–if you believe in such things, of course. What’s objectively true is that the Chambers Mansion at 2222 Sacramento Street listed this week asking the eye-popping but unsurprising sum of more than $5.74 million. The six bed, seven bath edifice is named for its … Continue reading “Haunted” Pac Heights Mansion Listed For $5.74 Million

Redesigned Pac Heights Looker Asks $8.5 Million


Say what you like about Pacific Heights–few neighborhoods are as financially unattainable for the average SF buyer–but it really does conceal some profound treasures in its storehouse. Case in point, 2250 Jackson Street, a looker that just listed with Coldwell Banker for the deeply Pac Heights price of $8.5 million. Per the ad: “Originally built … Continue reading Redesigned Pac Heights Looker Asks $8.5 Million

Where SF’s Most Expensive Homes Sold When the Pandemic Ended


Even when the COVID-19 pandemic was beating down SF’s housing and rental markets last year, demand for single-family homes in the city still stayed surprisingly robust most quarters–such is the premium that buyers and sellers alike place on real, full-fledged SF houses at even the worst of times. Now that the city is largely back … Continue reading Where SF’s Most Expensive Homes Sold When the Pandemic Ended

William Wurster Mid-Century Masterpiece Sells for $11,300,000 | Pacific Heights


It’s not everyday a home sells for $3,800,000 above asking…actually in San Francisco we hardly bat an eye at this anymore, especially when paired with buzzwords #PacificHeights and #MidCentury. It also helps to be an extremely rare property in a one of a kind location: William Wurster Masterpiece with timeless mid-century contemporary design. The unique … Continue reading William Wurster Mid-Century Masterpiece Sells for $11,300,000 | Pacific Heights