3159 Baker Street

The very first ‘Top Chef’ home, in which the show’s Season 1 contenders lived while competing in San Francisco, the five-bedroom pad at 3159 Baker Street was listed for rent at $12,500 a month back in 2009.  And soon thereafter, the property was listed for sale asking $3,895,000, but it never sold.

Returned to the market five months ago with the owner asking $6.5 million, the property was subsequently listed by an agent for $5,498,000 [important editor’s note: the mute button is in the upper right corner].

And on Friday, the list price for the former Top Chef pad was reduced to $4,999,000.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Rusty865

    All those ground level windows are a burglar’s delight.

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      I guess that would make the other 90% of the Bay Area that is not SF a burglar’s delight since those city’s homes are mostly single story.

      In the old days steel bars were used to thwart break-ins. Nowadays burglar alarms are the preferred technology.

  2. Posted by Ricardo de Anda

    That’s some ugly stucco finish.

  3. Posted by Doug B

    The agent needs to:

    (1) Build a website that doesn’t look like 1998.
    (1a) Learn that autoplay music is a no-no.
    (2) Realize that “Diningroom” “Familyroom” and “Livingroom” are each actually two words.

    • Posted by jack

      Website, autoplay, and spelling? Pssft, that’s for working stiffs. Focus on the (potentially up to $125,000 in) commissions!

      I’m in the wrong field.

  4. Posted by jamesjr

    The bright red steps. Is there some meaning to that? Ugggllllyyy.

  5. Posted by joey

    wow, this is like a jamboree of agents who didn’t get the listing.

    is the asking price off? photos are nice.

    ok, that music sounded like magician David Copperfield starring in the Nut Cracker.

    • Posted by Anon94123

      Too close to Lombard. Unless I am mistaken the backyard IS overlooking Lombard, and though I hate the term, Lombard is a true “traffic sewer”. This is like having a freeway in your back yard.

  6. Posted by Brian

    That seems waaaayyyy overpriced, it looks more like a $2 million dollar home $3 Million max.

    • Posted by shza

      Something that size in that location is not going to go for under $3 million, no matter how ugly. It would have to be a completely falling-apart demo job to go in the $2 million range. I agree it’s overpriced, but I also think it would sell very quickly if they priced it around $4M again.

  7. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The listing for the ‘Top Chef’ house at 3159 Baker Street has been withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale.

  8. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: Having failed to sell after being reduced to $4,999,000 and subsequently withrdrawn from the MLS in June, the ‘Top Chef’ house at 3159 Baker Street has just been re-listed anew for $5,888,000.

  9. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: Having been actively on the market for about 15 months without a reported sale, the asking price for 3159 Baker Street has just been increased to…$6.5 million.

  10. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The list price for 3159 Baker Street has been re-reduced, now asking $5.99 million.

  11. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The list price for 3159 Baker Street has been re-reduced again, now asking $4.99 million.

  12. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The list price for 3159 Baker Street has just been re-reduced again to $4.498 million.

  13. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: The orignial Top Chef pad at 3159 Baker Street has just been listed anew for $4.488 million (and an official “1” day on the market according to all industry stats).

  14. Posted by Anon94123

    As I wrote 3 years ago….this residence is too close to Lombard. If it were just 2 blocks north it would sell.

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