San Francisco is not big.
The entire city fits into 49 square miles and is tiny. It's cute in some ways.
But don’t let its size fool you, because inside this city is a real estate market that is undeniably mighty and crazy.
Prices for stand-alone homes in San Francisco are running in the millions in various neighborhoods. Of course, there are some neighborhoods that just don’t conform to the status quo and are off doing their own thing.
Enter: Pacific Heights, aka the most expensive neighborhood in San Francisco.
But just how expensive are we talking?
Curbed San Francisco came out with an article at the beginning of May that ranked Pacific Heights as the priciest neighborhood to buy a house, followed by the neighborhoods of South Beach, Russian Hill, Nob Hill and Presidio Heights.
Partnering with research and analytics group NeighborhoodIX, they generated a list of the most expensive neighborhoods based on the average price per square foot in a given neighborhood, as well as the range of prices per square foot.
Pacific Heights comes in with a range of $595/sq.ft to a whopping $4,207/sq.ft.
And in case you were curious, the average price per square foot in Pacific Heights is $1,259/sq.ft.
Meet the Homes
Whether it be a stand-alone home, condo, penthouse or mansion, the disparity of prices is huge.
Let's take a tour of 5 homes in Pacific Heights that come pretty close to what we imagine our dream house to be if we had a couple million dollars lying around.
1994 Jackson Street
Built in 1941, this single-family home sits close to Lafayette Park in Pacific Heights. This 4-floor, approximately 5,490 square feet mansion is currently asking for a cool $10.75 million. Its interior was designed by one of San Francisco’s best interior designers, Ken Fulk, and has features such as 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, an entertainment venue, a gourmet kitchen and an elevator.
2121 Webster Street, Penthouse 5
The word ‘penthouse’ has always had an air of exclusivity and luxury to it, and this penthouse on Webster Street is no exception. With panoramic views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, the penthouse is 3,078 square feet and is also asking for $12.95 million. This is also the property that pushed the average price per square foot in Pacific Heights to $4,207/sq.ft.
2502 Jackson Street
Back on Jackson Street, this brick-facade home is probably one of the more affordable ones in the area, asking for $7.49 million. In terms of perks, it has a few that aren’t too big of a deal: rooftop terrace, 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room and a hidden bar, all encapsulated within this 4,325 square foot home. You heard it here first, folks.
3001 Pacific Avenue
On the other end of the scale, this brick-facade mansion with 5 levels is currently on the market for a solid $22 million. A house with 13,643 square feet and 5 levels most certainly will require an elevator, and also boasts 15 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a view of downtown, basement level living quarters for any staff, and a wine cellar. Perfect for hosting your next wine tasting event.
2712 Broadway Street
Last but definitely not least, we’d like you to introduce the current contender for most expensive house in San Francisco. This brand new, approximately 11,400 square foot home complete with an outdoor kitchen on the top-floor terrace, elevator, home theatre, a gym, 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half bathrooms and two wine rooms can be all yours for $40 million.
There you have it: five spectacular homes in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights that require spectacular saving skills to pay off a down payment.
Do you have any listings that can topple these listings for being the priciest in San Francisco? Want to explore more listings in this San Francisco neighborhood and others?