The San Francisco Real Estate market continues to stay strong with multiple offers and homes selling well over the asking price. To be a buyer in San Francisco you need to have two key elements to compete in this market, money and motivation. How much money you might wonder. Take a look at the Top 5 Sales in 2014 for October and November.
1). 2610 Scott Street (Pacific Heights)
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 3 car parking, 4,656 square foot home in Pacific Heights. List Price $9,750,000
SOLD $11,750,000 ($2 Million Over Asking, 7 Days on market)
Enter the house through a tall glass door into a lovely foyer with a spacious dining room to the left. A hallway takes you past the elevator (which goes to all three levels), past the majestic staircase to a dramatic living room complete with a large bar, fireplace, and amazing North/East views including Alcatraz. The large kitchen can be accessed from both living room and dining room. Ascending the spiral staircase, one arrives in a wonderful open space with a skylight above into the family room, with a breathtaking view. There is a grand master bedroom suite with tastefully renovated bathroom and tremendous closet space. There is a second bedroom suite with bathroom on this level. Lower Level consists of a large garage plus work area, bedroom and bath, office and wine room. (source MLS)
2). 3560 Baker Street (Marina)
5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 2 car parking, 5,895 square foot home in the Marina. List Price: $6,900,000.
SOLD $7,100,000 ($300,000 Over Asking, 11 Days on Market)
Originally built in 1929, this iconic corner home sits across the street from the Palace of Fine Arts. Records show lot is part of Strawberry Island a gravel and stone sandbar. Current owners have meticulously preserved its original architecture while bringing the home into the 21 century through an extensive remodel including a voluntary seismic upgrade. Comprised of 3 levels, the main level offers a sunken living room w/ viewing balcony, large dining room, and gourmet kitchen w/ adjoining breakfast room. Upper level with master bedroom suite, 2 bedrooms w/ shared bath, and a fourth bedroom/study. Lower level includes a spacious rec room & guest suite. Multiple outdoor venues and viewing balconies including walkout terrace off kitchen and rear garden, attached 2 car garage. (source MLS)
3). 2651 Baker Street (Cow Hollow)
4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 1 car parking, 2,668 square foot home in Cow Hollow. List Price $2,995,000
SOLD $3,800,000 ($805,000 Over Asking, 13 Days on Market)
The family owned the home for 45 years. Quite, sunny block with SF Bay views. Main level: Foyer, living room w/fireplace, formal dining room, powder room, direct access to huge deck with views of Presidio. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms all on the top level. Gorgeous garden. Downstairs bonus room, bath, garage, laundry, storage. Legal 1BR apt w/FP, garden access, separate entry. Near Presidio, Cow Hollow Playground, shops, dining, transportation. (source MLS)
4). 1660 North Point St. (Marina)
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 2 car parking, 2,945 square foot home in the Marina. List price: $3,250,000
SOLD $3,500,000 ($250,000 over asking, 16 Days on Market)
This architecturally significant house is located on an excellent block in the Marina District. San Francisco Architect Paul Ryan, a lead architect for St. Mary’s Cathedral, designed the house in 1933 for his Master’s Degree at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Ryan collaborated with another well-known Landscape Architect, Thomas Church, to create this unique property in a beautiful park-like setting. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entrance foyer, sunken living room, formal dining room, kitchen, breakfast rm, roof deck w/ panoramic Bay views, au pair/office + separate bathroom in basement w/separate entrance, a 2-car garage, courtyard & garden. (source MLS)
5). 2829 Divisadero Street (Cow Hollow)
5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2 car parking, 3,580 square foot home in Cow Hollow. List Price: $4,500,000
SOLD $5,600,000 ($1,100,000 Over Asking, 7 Days on Market)
This grand and glorious Golden Gate Bridge view home has been well-loved for more than 40 years. The home sits on an extra wide lot providing spacious public rooms. There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor PLUS a bridge-view family room. Full attic and basement – all ready for your creative eye. Lower level has Golden Gate Bridge peek-a-boo view bedroom, full bathroom, access to the garden plus jumbo storage and 2 + car garage with interior access. (source MLS)
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