Just listed for $2,350,000 or $1,207 per square foot, the list price for 425 1st Street #5204 isn’t exactly cheap. But having been purchased for $2,916,000, it is 19.4 percent ($566,000) cheaper for the One Rincon Hill three-bedroom today than in August of 2008.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by sunnyvalesteve

    Wait, is that wall-to-wall carpet in the living room? For $1200/sf? Kitchen and baths are also quite prosaic. The views are stunning – I guess they assume you’ll be stunned into not noticing the rest of the place. Would love to see a floorplan. Seems that they had a lot to work with but didn’t do much with it.

  2. Posted by Hitchcock


  3. Posted by EBGuy

    Wachovia who?
    Talk about bad timing…

  4. Posted by tipster

    This one is owned by a dentist and 785 Cole, the subject of the thread a bit below this one, is owned by a different dentist.
    Coincidence or the start of a trend? Did some dental investment adviser finally tell their clients it was time to throw in the towel on SF real estate?

  5. Posted by eddy

    ^^^Seriously? I’ve got a youtube 4 u

  6. Posted by Jeremy

    @sunnyvalesteve –
    That balcony with northeastern exposure looks COLD. I guess it could be a good place for a cup of coffee in the morning.

  7. Posted by Donovan

    I love this site. Out of curiosity, and because I am in the market to purchase and I’ve noticed that not all info is readily given by RE agents, how does one look up prior loan/financing on a property? I can dig up permits and sales history, but it may be nice to know about the financing that was used. Thanks for any help. The comment about the dentists prompted my question btw.

  8. Posted by El Bombero

    An August 2008 buyer deserves a much bigger loss than 20%.
    Especially an ORH buyer.

  9. Posted by Bernie Hill

    @donovan: try property shark.

  10. Posted by Up! Up! Up!

    zestimate is $2.15M and
    2011 tax assesment is $1.9M
    $1207 psf asking sounds a little rich to me. I say it drops another couple hundred grand before it sells and the total losses top a mil on this puppy.

  11. Posted by Donovan

    Thanks Bernie Hill! Good info in that site.

  12. Posted by anonymous

    I lived in One Rincon for a year and hated almost every minute of it. What a crappy place! Yes the views were nice. But everything is crammed into a small footprint that is barely liveable and my apartment was noisy with terrible ventilation. I found the management team to be painful too. Still way overpriced. For that kind of money I would suggest the Millennium which I hear is better although I’ve never stayed there.

  13. Posted by anonymous

    what a complete joke. when you see the photo on top you’d think the living room was spacious. but click on the listing website and you’ll see how tiny and claustrophobic it really is

  14. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    Yes that’s the magic of a fisheye lens combined with postprocessing. The clue that you’re being snookered into thinking that the room is bigger than it is would be the coffee table in the foreground that appears to be tilted at a steep angle towards the viewer.

  15. Posted by anonymous

    I have friends who lived there and were very disappointed for the reasons described above. You can buy a pretty nice mansion in other parts of the bay area for $2.4 million.

  16. Posted by tipster


  17. Posted by NoeValleyJim

    Heck you can buy a pretty nice mansion in St. Francis Wood for $2,4M.

  18. Posted by Willow

    I’m not going to comment on the price but I think the floor plan makes sense. It’s functional and there’s really no wasted space. I do agree that the living/dining room is on the smaller side considering the entire unit is almost 2000 SF but you could remove the wall of bedroom two if you wanted something on a larger scale.

  19. Posted by SocketSite

    After 378 days on the market asking 19.4% less than its August 2008 purchase price, the listing for 425 1st Street #5204 was withdrawn from the MLS today without a reported sale.

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