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High-End Condo Reduced to Over 30% Below Its 2018 Price

High-End Condo Reduced to Over 30% Below Its 2018 Price

While not recorded on the MLS, the three-bedroom, three-bath unit #60A at 181 Fremont Street appears to have been purchased for $5,772,672 in May of 2018, based on our review of its deed, as we first outlined a couple of years ago. As we also outlined at the time,... Read More »

Sale of Telegraph Hill Hillside and Bigger Plans Pending, Again

Sale of Telegraph Hill Hillside and Bigger Plans Pending, Again

As we outlined back in 2018: With the list price for the 120-foot-wide chunk of Telegraph Hill’s hillside which fronts Sansome Street, below the homes at the end of Alta Street above, having been reduced to $998,000 earlier this year, the sale of the 1235 Sansome Street site (which... Read More »

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Showcase Mansion Has Quietly Traded Hands

Acquired for $12 million by way of a forced bankruptcy sale in 2016 and then “dazzingly re-imagined for the 21st Century” to serve as the Decorator Showcase in 2019, the 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street, which was modeled after Le Petit Trianon in Versailles France, has... Read More »

Tenant Buyouts Ticked Up In San Francisco Last Year

Tenant Buyouts Ticked Up In San Francisco Last Year

Landlords in San Francisco inked 391 legally recorded tenant buyout agreements last year, as mapped above, up from 333 agreements in 2020 and including a couple of deals which had been in the works since 2016. According to our queries of the City’s database, the highest reported buyout agreement... Read More »

New Cow Hollow Mansion Fetches a Record $32M

New Cow Hollow Mansion Fetches a Record $32M

Built on a quarter-acre, triple-wide-plus view lot that was purchased for $14 million in February of 2016, the newly constructed, 12,200-square-foot Cow Hollow mansion at 2582 Filbert Street, “Residence 2582,” hit the market priced at $46 million this past June. In addition to panoramic views, particularly from its roof... Read More »

Restored Mayor’s Mansion Quietly Sold at a Big Loss

Restored Mayor’s Mansion Quietly Sold at a Big Loss

As we outlined this past June: The storied Liberty Hill home at 3690 21st Street, which sits on a nearly 6,000-square-foot, camouflaged corner lot and was built as a party/guest house for San Francisco Mayor James “Sunny Jim” Rolph in 1930, was purchased by Frederick Roeber, who was a... Read More »

Big Plans for a Little Surplus Lot

Big Plans for a Little Surplus Lot

Purchased from the City and County of San Francisco in a surplus property sale for $232,000 in 2006, plans to build a two-story, two-unit building on the little 880-square-foot lot on the southeast corner of Bosworth and Lyell, on the border of Bernal Heights and Glen Park, were soon... Read More »

Musk’s Massive Silicon Valley Estate Sold for $30 Million

Musk’s Massive Silicon Valley Estate Sold for $30 Million

The resale of the 47.5-acre Silicon Valley estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which Elon Musk purchased for $23.364 million in June of 2017 and returned to the market priced at $35 million last year, has closed escrow with a contract price of $30 million having been... Read More »

Nearly $6,000 per Square Foot in Pac Heights, Six Years Ago

Nearly $6,000 per Square Foot in Pac Heights, Six Years Ago

Despite another misreport that’s now making the rounds, while the recent sale of the full-floor unit #6 in the iconic Alta Plaza Apartments building at 2500 Steiner Street was a record-setting price for a unit in the building at $15.5 million, or roughly $4,428 per square foot, it didn’t... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for an Eye-Popping Apartment in the Sky

Muted Appreciation for an Eye-Popping Apartment in the Sky

Purchased for $11.1 million, or roughly $3,350 per square foot, in April of 2016, the cooperative apartment #1601 at 1750 Taylor Street (a.k.a. The Royal Towers in Russian Hill) returned to the market listed for “$9.5 million” this past September, a price which was quickly upped to $11 million... Read More »