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?

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

Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist


Macondray Lane is a narrow Russian Hill alleyway that branches off of Leavenworth, just north of Green Street. It’s a pleasant greenbelt with great views (most of it traversable only on foot), but seemingly unremarkable. And yet, this is actually one of the most famous streets in San Francisco–or rather, it’s the nearest proxy for … Continue reading Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist

Condos Selling at Hayes Valley Development Featured In Bribery Scandal


There are new listings for condos at 555 Fulton Street in Hayes Valley–and if that address rings a bell, oh boy, should it ever. The long-delayed 555 Fulton project was the eye of the storm in the bribery scandal that engulfed the Department of Public works in 2020, the full ramifications of which are still … Continue reading Condos Selling at Hayes Valley Development Featured In Bribery Scandal

SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price


Some things get better with age; home listings are not usually reckoned one of them, but there are exceptions. The penthouse at 1080 Chestnut Street is currently the oldest public San Francisco home listing, having gone on the market way back in October of 2019; in fact, in two weeks it will be precisely two … Continue reading SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price

Rich People Are Still Buying Homes In the Sinking, Tilting Millennium Tower


Last week saw the news of still more structural problems in the sinking and tilting Millennium Tower, which is now seeing some plumbing problems due to its uneven settling. It’s just more bad news for this top-dollar building with rock-bottom problems. What’s interesting though is that even after five solid years of basically nothing but … Continue reading Rich People Are Still Buying Homes In the Sinking, Tilting Millennium Tower

Seven-Level Mid-Rise East Cut Condo Asks $15 Million


If you’ve ever passed by some fancy looking East Cut new construction and wanted the whole thing to yourself, we’ve got an opportunity for you. Just a few days ago, 15-17 Guy Place went on the market, a seven-level, eight bed, eight and a half bath setup on offer for $15 million (we’ll pause just … Continue reading Seven-Level Mid-Rise East Cut Condo Asks $15 Million

Whatever Happened To the Last Transbay Towers?


Decades ago, City Hall planners envisioned a soaring new downtown San Francisco district in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, built around a revamped Transbay Terminal and featuring inspired (and expensive) office towers that would transform the city skyline forever. Today, that dream is largely a reality–though ironically, those towers sit mostly abandoned, and the … Continue reading Whatever Happened To the Last Transbay Towers?