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

Are “Leaning Tower” Condos Worth Top Dollar?


“Millennium Towers [sic] is one of the most luxurious condominium buildings in San Francisco,” this new listing boasts, and in all fairness that is actually true; we’ve been in that building a lot, it runs like a self-contained, vertical neighborhood, the hype is definitely real. But that of course is not what people associate this … Continue reading Are “Leaning Tower” Condos Worth Top Dollar?

Onetime Mission Church Converts For $1.55M


Former churches and other houses of worship can be tricky housing development prospects: They’re often located on prime residential real estate in popular neighborhoods, but they they also often need a lot of work, and in many cases are historically protected properties in SF. Because of their spacious interiors, churches-turned-condos frequently end up looking like … Continue reading Onetime Mission Church Converts For $1.55M

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

Shipyard Condo Sells for Half Million, Instantly Goes Back Up For Sale


Some homes you just can’t bear the thought of parting with. But 550 Innes Avenue #101 is evidently not one of them, at least not in the eyes of the guy who just bought it. This one bed, one bath Shipyard condo just sold three days after Christmas for a tidy $525,000 (about normal for … Continue reading Shipyard Condo Sells for Half Million, Instantly Goes Back Up For Sale

Maximum Luxury: Big-Time East Cut Building Finally Makes Big Sale


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, the weekly column where we peer at some of San Francisco’s most expensive homes, just for the heck of it. Ordinarily we feature listings still on the market in this space, but sometimes a unit we’ve had our eye on up and sells out from under us before we can … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Big-Time East Cut Building Finally Makes Big Sale

Explaining Cubix, the SoMa Building With Tiny $379K Condos


Start packing very, very small bags, because there’s a new listing at Cubix, San Francisco’s most economically sized condo development. The unit at 766 Harrison Street, #506 is a 279 square foot studio, retailing for $379,000; that of course is a tiny sum of money in SF condo terms, so little that usually only subsidized … Continue reading Explaining Cubix, the SoMa Building With Tiny $379K Condos

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

A $1 Million SF Eichler Condo? It’s Real


Here we have a new listing for a three bed, two bath condo at 66 Cleary Court #305 that drops a tantalizing name, calling this an “Eichler-designed condo.” Is it true? Joseph Eichler did not create many homes in San Francisco compared to his work in Southern California and the larger Bay Area, but there … Continue reading A $1 Million SF Eichler Condo? It’s Real

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

Will Van Ness Avenue Ever Get Its Due?


When it comes to writing home listings, we probably shouldn’t be too particular about the terms that realtors use–after all, they’re trying to make their offerings stand out, and most superlatives are in the eye of the beholder. Nevertheless, you’ve really got to pause over something like the new listing for 1 Daniel Burnham Court … Continue reading Will Van Ness Avenue Ever Get Its Due?

What a “Detached” Home Really Means In San Francisco


“Don’t let the address fool you,” the new ad for 1168 Fell Street warns prospective buyers, assuring everyone that although this three bed, three bath home is technically qualified as a condo, it’s really “fully detached and sits in the rear of the lot.” Does the concept of a detached condo even make sense? Well, … Continue reading What a “Detached” Home Really Means In San Francisco

Maximum Overbid: Did a Castro Condo Sell For $165 Million? (Spoiler: No, But We Can Dream)


Ordinarily the phrase “Maximum Overbid” is a figure of speech, but in this case it’s seemingly quite literal, as we have indeed recorded seemingly the highest overbid in the history of San Francisco; a shame it’s too good to be true. As you can see from the table below, 336 Cumberland Street, an enterprising Castro … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Did a Castro Condo Sell For $165 Million? (Spoiler: No, But We Can Dream)

Joining San Francisco’s Elusive Under $700K Club


Some clubs are even more exclusive than we would like for them to be, as is the case with San Francisco’s Under $700K Club, the place where you can buy a home for (slightly) less. This one bed, one bath condo at 250 King Street (the Beacon building) just joined up this week, sliding under … Continue reading Joining San Francisco’s Elusive Under $700K Club