Having hit the marked priced at $22 million in the third quarter of 2020, the modern 7,440-square-foot home at 150 Glenbrook Avenue, which was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and built for a solar energy entrepreneur and engineer on a 5,271-square-foot lot atop Clarendon Heights, near the crest of Mount Sutro, ended up selling for $17.5 million or roughly $2,352 per conditioned square foot in February of 2021, as we revealed at the time.

Featuring a modern floor plan, walls of windows and multiple terraces and decks that offer “the most powerful and commanding views of the entire city from bridge to bridge and everything in between,” the rather spectacular 6-bedroom home has just returned to the market as inventory, priced at $19.5 million or roughly $2,681 per square foot.

If you think you know the market for modern mansions and architectural masterpieces in San Francisco, now’s the time to tell.

12 thoughts on “Modern Mansion Atop Mount Sutro Returns”
  1. solar energy entrepreneur and engineer
    I’m assuming with the multiple panels prominently dsplayed, this could be considered a showroom, and thus deducted as a business expense.

  2. Rather spectacular indeed, but a long walk to get to any semblance of city life, and an even longer and challenging one to get back home. Not for me.

    1. Ironic because it is in the center of the densest city west of the Mississippi though has a suburban length of walk to the nearest cafe or bodega. I too am dazzled by the views though excluded this nearly unwalkable* hood

      (* double irony: the only time I’ve been here was on foot. I enjoy spending an afternoon transecting the city via routes never taken.)

      1. The Pac Heights / Russian Hill / Telegraph Hill areas, as well as Dolores Heights, are generally just a few intense blocks from civilization. Not for me either, but I could see the allure. But Twin Peaks / Miraloma is just so far up there, with so little nearby. It’s foggy and cold. Your yard is likely small and not flat. And yes, walking the quirky streets of San Francisco with nothing more than a general direction as my plan is one of my life’s great joys, too.

        1. Your yard is likely small and not flat
          Twin Peaks ???. Who’d have guessed: perhaps there’s some legal recourse for misrepresentation.

    2. Not disagreeing with you, but I think the ultimate buyer of this home probably won’t have “walkability” at the top of their must-haves for a home.

  3. Great house, amazing view, but they desperately need a stager! Yikes, that living room furniture does not fit the house!

    1. Good find, thanks for posting that. I see from that posting that real estate agents can’t agree on if this address is located in Clarendon Heights or “twin peaks / diamond heights”.
      The fact that they are attempting to lease this house might mean that the seller is relatively desperate for income. I don’t think I know the market for modern mansions in Clarendon Heights, but just going by the inflation calculator on the BLS website, $17.5 in Feb 2021 would be worth > $20.5 in Mar 2024 so the current asking price at a million dollars less, combined with the fact that it’s on the rental market might mean the owner may be receptive to what would ordinarily be a low ball offer.

    2. Not sure when the exterior photo in the rental listing was taken but it looks like the plaster is already showing some staining along the roof line.

  4. It’s hard to calculate the “architectural masterpiece” premium on a place. Probably because the variables are “how many people consider this an architectural masterpiece” and “how much are they willing to pay”? And at >$2000/sq ft, as nice as this place is built and as nice as its views are, I think there was a pretty big “architectural masterpiece” premium. We’ll see how much of a premium it is this time around…

    That said, when it was on sale 3 years ago, I remember thinking this is definitely a place I would pay asking price if I won the lottery. Absolutely stunning.

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